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Chevrolet Suburban, Fuel System, SUV
Sep 24, 2007 (2:40 pm)
Make sure that it's actually the fuel filter. No Joke. I have a 2004 Chevy Tahoe and it does not have an external in-line fuel filter. How ever there is a silver container with a black protective metal cover around it under the frame rail by the drivers door. When I was doing maintenance I thought at 1st with out looking to carefully at the part on my 04 Thaoe that this was my fuel filter. Apparently it was not a fuel filter at all. I bought a manual and it said that the fuel filter was either there under the drivers door or in the back on the right side of the fuel tank. I couldn't find one. The auto parts store even had a replacement part for it. So I went and asked the dealer ship mechanics and was told that the 04 Tahoe's fuel filter is in the tank. Thanks Chevy, anything to make things harder to replace.
#7 of 17 Re: Fuel Filter [johnny4016]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Sep 24, 2007 (3:21 pm)
a silver container with a black protective metal cover around it
Did you ever figure out what that gizmo is?
#8 of 17 2001 Suburban. Slow to start
Oct 22, 2007 (4:05 am)
I have a 2001 suburban with the 326. Just in the past few weeks I have been seeing that it takes two and sometimes three attempt before it will start up. Once it does start it runs great. No hesitation and great power. It just takes a little to get her started. I spoke with the shop mechanic where I work and he suggested new fuel filter, and plugs. This weekend I changed the fuel, air and oil filter. I also replaced the pcv valve and all of the plugs. The old plugs had some carbon build up but not alot. The fuel gauge was on empty so I put in some new fuel and some Lucas injector cleaner. It fired right up. I thought I had her beat. I drove down the freeway for 20 miles. I pulled into a lot and let her sit for 30 min. I tried to start it up and it did the same thing. Any help out there? It spins over just fine. No lag in the starter and the batteries check out just fine.
#9 of 17 Re: 2001 Suburban. Slow to start [cbroy]
Oct 29, 2007 (11:05 pm)
Hello Cbroy and all of CARSPACE
I am having this same issue with my 2001 suburban and just like Cbroy I gave it a tune up and it started right up but I noticed that when the engine is hot it starts up immediatly unfortunatly after 10min of sitting it starts up slow again. I changed the fuel filter air filter oil filter spark plugs and nothing! any help
#10 of 17 Re: 2001 Suburban. Slow to start [marroquin]
Feb 05, 2008 (6:59 pm)
We had the same issue(s) with our '01 Suburban...slow starting, especially when cold...started well when hot...occasionally smelled gasoline. We also tried changing the fuel filter...didn't help. Eventually we had the FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR replaced...did the trick. It has started like a charm ever since...
#12 of 17 Fuel pump noise
May 12, 2008 (11:30 am)
I have a '99 burb (5.7L with 71K miles) and replaced the in-tank fuel pump and filter about 5 months and a 1,000 miles ago as I was told a noisie fuel pump is a sign of a bad bearing, plugged filter, or both . New fuel pump makes more noise now than the one I replaced at 70K. Are these fuel pumps normally loud ?? Truck runs fine, but other burbs don'y make the noise mine does. Any clues?? Thanks in advance
Jun 27, 2009 (9:44 am)
I have a 99 Suburban (200,000 mi) and lately when I fill the tank you can smell gas fumes inside the truck until the gas gauges get to about 3/4 full then no fumes. My mechanaic did the smoke test on all of the lines including the charcoll filter and did not discover any leaks. We are stumped. I really love my Burb
#14 of 17 Re: Gasoline Fumes [bricker635]
Jun 27, 2009 (10:38 am)
Check for a leak on the tank itself.