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Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Tahoe Limited/Z71, SUV
#150 of 381 Re: suburban 1999 stalls bad gas gauge [blackpacific1]
Jul 13, 2009 (7:07 am)
My fuel pump module on the 1999 Suburban finally died last week. I replaced it with an aftermarket Bosch unit, which at $250 was less than half what the dealer OEM pump cost. I replaced the fuel filter at the same time. Now our gas gauge is working again, a side effect of replacing a bad pump. Compared to the 1993 Chevy Astro we used to own, the quality of the fuel system components has gotten cheaper and more prone to fail.
#151 of 381 93 Chevy Suburban won't start after it gets warmed up
Jul 15, 2009 (7:10 am)
I mean we have changed everything that deals with the ignition that we can think of. The suburban still won't start if it gets warmed up and we shut it off. What are we forgetting? Anyone have a clue?
#152 of 381 97 Chevy Suburban starting issue
Jul 29, 2009 (5:04 am)
I have a 97 Chevy Suburban that has developed an intermittent starting issue. The past few days when I go to leave work, I'll put the key in, turn it and nothing, although the dash lights and the radio will come on. After a few minutes of turning the key off and on, it will turn over and start right up. It has been starting fine in the morning, but I'm sure at some point I won't be able to get it started. Any ideas short of replacing the starter?
#153 of 381 Re: 97 Chevy Suburban starting issue [rslawsky]
Jul 29, 2009 (5:17 am)
Hang a fused test lead off of the +wire going to the starter solenoid. Put a voltmeter on that wire, so that you can watch what the voltage is when you are trying to start. If you have voltage there when you turn the key to the start position, then the problem is either solenoid or starter. If you don't have voltage, then your problem is between your ignition switch itself and that wire.
#154 of 381 Re: 97 Chevy Suburban starting issue [kiawah]
Jul 31, 2009 (11:54 am)
I'm beginning to suspect this may be related to the key. I switched to my spare set of keys and haven't had a problem since. Just a guess, though.
#155 of 381 Re: 97 Chevy Suburban starting issue [rslawsky]
Jul 31, 2009 (12:07 pm)
#156 of 381 Tahoe starting issue.
Aug 02, 2009 (11:30 am)
Hey, so I've had my 99 Tahoe for about two years now. I have replaced the battery and the cables, and new spark plugs. About four months ago my SES light started coming on intermittently and about every other start it'd either shut off or turn on. Now it stays lit up all the time. I never had it looked at. Well, a few days ago, I went out to go to work and it won't start. It cranked over just fine but wouldn't start up, as soon as I took the key out of the start position. I'm not exactly sure whats going on. I let it sit for a couple days and just took it out and it fired right up and i drove it a couple miles. When I got home, I turned it off and started it about four times because I no longer trust it as the reliable car I thought it was. Any thoughts? I thought it might be the fuel pump. Gosh I hope not. Anyways, thanks.
#157 of 381 Loud "POOF", then dead... when starting.
Aug 03, 2009 (9:40 am)
I've been having problems when starting my 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe (147000 miles). This doesn't happen all of the time, but when it does upon turning the ignition there is a loud POOF that comes from the engine, with rough idling, and then turns off (then white smoke). I would wait a couple of seconds and turn the ignition again and it turn over fine. It happens with cold/hot starts, and morning or night. I've taken it to the shop to get a diagnostic test, but nothing was found wrong. The only thing I could think of is that some gasoline is sitting somewhere in the throttle body. Then again I'm no mechanic. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
#158 of 381 vacation troubel
Aug 09, 2009 (11:11 am)
Left my 03 suburban parked in driveway for 14 days. Came back and it will crank but not start. Never failed me before. What can I check for? What are some issues I need to look at?
#159 of 381 Re: 2003 Z71 tahoe ignition does not start at times. [tdarr]
Aug 19, 2009 (4:23 pm)
I have the same problem on a 2004 Tahoe LT I have installed two new batteries, two new starters, and a new negative ground lead. The car will start if I shake the negative ground lead. Everyone I have contacted with this problem has unloaded the car but I only have 54000 miles on it and it has a great ride and is roomy. GM dealers don't seem to have a clue. Thanks.