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#322 of 381 Chevy Tahoe 2006 battery/engine start issues
Oct 31, 2011 (7:55 am)
See message #170 of 173 Recurring battery/engine issues under Chevrolet Tahoe Battery Problems by cachelot for background on our issues. Supplying information recently found that may help some people.
If your engine won't turn over even with a jump and it appears no fuel is getting to the engine, and BEFORE paying your mechanic to replace your fuel pump system (~$900) or anything similar, go to youtube and check out this video that was recently sent to me. Just type in "Stories from the Road, GM Passlock Issue from Hell" I believe this may be the issue with many of these GM vehicles. Hopefully it helps someone.
#323 of 381 Re: cold start problem in 99 Tahoe w/5.7 [swdodson]
Nov 11, 2011 (9:03 am)
Did you ever figure out this problem - I have the identical problem - tried plugs, wires, cap, rotor, fuel filter, no luck! Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated - I start my tahoe every morning now, but if I go away for the weekend, I'm toast
#324 of 381 Re: cold start problem in 99 Tahoe w/5.7 [hortonct]
Nov 11, 2011 (10:56 am)
Well, my dealer updated my Body Control Module (BCM) saying that would fix things, but I'm not sure if it actually did. I would ask the dealer to test the draw on your battery when the engine is not running, or check your BCM (if you have one). Mine is a '07, not sure if '99 has a BCM or not.
#326 of 381 2007 Tahoe with starting issues going on 3 months now!!!
Nov 15, 2011 (3:04 pm)
I have a 2007 Tahoe and 2 1/2 months ago I went start it and NOTHING! I called a tow truck they tried for 15 minutes to get it running by jumping it and messing with the cables. We tow it to the dealership and as soon as we unload it, it starts! I have the dealership look at it and they tell me I need a new battery, $196.00 later I have a new battery and a working car. Ten days later, it won't start again! I call the dealership, they said to bring it in, I call the tow truck again, but try to jump it myself, and what do you know after 20 minutes of messing with it, I get it to turn over. I drive it to the dealership, they keep it all day and call me saying I need to have the brackets that hold the battery in place replaced, that they are killing the battery. The cost, $550.00! I don't have them do it as it didn't make any sense to me. I take to a friends mechanic and he checks out the car and tests the battery and tells me that the battery the dealership sold me was faulty, they replace it for free. I drive for a couple days and again the car won't start again, this happens 6 times in a 3 week period. But I can get it to start and took it to the mechanic a few more time to have them run tests on it. They tell me it's the factory security system and only a dealerships can get into and fix the factory security system. I take it to a different dealership as I don't trust the first one and the bill says the cause is; no ground at strater ralay, and no communication on high speed lamp. Part number; 19210436 at the cost of $346.19 an labor at $404.00 and the tow bill adds up to $913.85! This was done on 10/31/2011. On Sunday, November 13th it won't start again! I take it in to the last dealership, they have it for two days... just got off the phone and now they say I need a new negative battery cable and a new instrument cluster, cost $811.00!!!! I am at my wits end with this car!! I love it but don't have the money to keep throwing at it. I told the dealership not to fit it, that I needed to do some research first. Any help is greatly appreciated!!!
#327 of 381 Re: 2007 Tahoe with starting issues going on 3 months now!!! [suzanne333]
Nov 15, 2011 (3:45 pm)
I would have the dealer update (flash) the Body Control Module (BCM). This seems to be at least part of the problem with battery drain for the 2007 Tahoe. It should be a free update. After doing the update, however, I would still recommend making sure everything in your truck is turned off if the engine is off (e.g., the radio, lights, etc.).
#328 of 381 Re: 2007 Tahoe with starting issues going on 3 months now!!! [suzanne333]
Nov 17, 2011 (6:44 am)
I'm sorry to hear about the start-up concern with your Tahoe, and that the problem is as yet unresolved. If we can investigate further, please email us more information (including your name/username, contact information, the last 8 of your VIN, and your preferred dealership).
GM Customer Service
#329 of 381 2004 Tahoe turns over, won't start
Nov 21, 2011 (8:25 am)
I have an 04 Tahoe LS almost 160,000 miles on it bought used. Have had an intermittent start problem. Always when security light starts flashing. If it's flashing, car will not start. It turns over but seems as if the starter is not engaging. Typically, I will have to wait 15-20 minutes and then it will start. There is no pattern to when it does this either. Recently, it's been happening a lot. Have talked to a couple other people that had similar problems and we have figured out it's definitely a security issue. We know it's not the key or the ignition as a copy of the original key will start it, provided the security light is not flashing. About 2 weeks ago, after 3 hours it still wouldn't start. My husband pulled the stereo as that's where the little red light is indicating when the alarm is set. He disconnected it & what do ya know, it started right up. He put it all back together and it was working fine. Then Saturday, it stranded me at the grocery store. After 20 minutes, it started. Sunday I went to start it....not happening. Also because the lights come on every stinking time you turn the key on, it killed my battery. Here it is 10:15 Monday morning & I had to get a ride to work from my daughter because it still won't start & battery is completely dead. We know it's not a fuel problem, spark problem, battery, ignition, key, tumbler or anything else. Does anyone else have this issue? I was told by a client that his wife's 05 Yukon did the same thing. He had the factory security system removed & replaced with an aftermarket one and hasn't had a bit of trouble since. Is this a common problem? I'm ready to set fire to the stupid thing. (JK) But it is very frustrating.
#330 of 381 Re: 2007 Tahoe with starting issues going on 3 months now!!! [suzanne333]
Nov 23, 2011 (9:40 am)
I have a 2007 Tahoe LT and having the same starting issues, dealers cannot find a problem. Has anyone figured out the problem?
#331 of 381 Re: 2007 Tahoe with starting issues going on 3 months now!!! [sef4]
Nov 23, 2011 (10:17 am)
Ask the dealer to update the Body Control Module (BCM).