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#74 of 381 Re: 2001 Tahoe cranks but won't start [ucfknight]
Dec 09, 2007 (5:01 pm)
Did you ever solve your problem? I have a 2001 Suburban as well that won't start on the first try. Usually starts on second or third. Runs fine after that. I read that it might be related to the MAP sensor. Have you tried replacing that part?
#75 of 381 Re: 1999 Tahoe Intermittent Starting [michael_h]
Dec 11, 2007 (9:28 am)
My 99 Tahoe is also having a starting problem. It will try to start but acts like it is not getting fuel. I was told that it was the security system locking me out. A mechanic said to turn the switch on and wait until the security light went out to try to start it. This worked for a while but now the light will not go out sometimes and the vehicle usually starts after 30 or 40 min. with the switch off. It is frustrating because it doesn't do it all the time. Did you find what was causing the problem with your Tahoe? The mechanic said a new module for the security system would be 8 or 900.
#76 of 381 Re: 1999 Tahoe Intermittent Starting [gardenia2]
Dec 16, 2007 (1:17 pm)
Michael, so far my 99 Tahoe has had her gas tank dropped, cleaned out, the fuel pump filter cleaned, and new gas put in the tank. One shop replaces all the spark plugs, due to rich fuel fouling. The next shop replaced her MASS sensor and a broken vacume line. I am told she works fine.
I do not know as yet for I have a bill to get my Tahoe back. Although I hope this fix's the problem, I am unsure. My brother said if the problem continues to start my cleaning the MAP sensor then continue to replace the sensors until the problem is resolved.
I wish every one luck in a well running vehicle. Myself included.
#77 of 381 Re: Hard starting Tahoe [mdixon1]
Jan 06, 2008 (8:19 am)
i have a 2003 Tahoe and it has done this 3 times. I heard that it has something to do with the fuel pickup in the bottom of the tank and that if you will tap on the bottom of the tank hard it will start. It did it to me yesterday and I hit the tank with my hand several times over the length of it and it started right up.
#78 of 381 Re: Hard starting Tahoe [wlangford]
Jan 06, 2008 (8:32 am)
Especially in the winter when the cold starting take a ton of amperage... If you have this problem consistently, try new spark plugs. Sometimes 2 point plugs work really good in the winter... you might also find that the fuel mileage is better with the 2 points. Don't use them in the summer though... the engine heat will be very high due to the better burn. I have a 2001 with a 5.3 and it works for me. I still have a hard start sometimes in the winter. Good luck.
#80 of 381 2004 Tahoe LT 5.3L V8 "Won't Start" (may be security syatem)
Jan 07, 2008 (11:53 am)
I have a 2004 Tahoe LT with the 5.3 V8. I have had a few times when the vehicle will not start either with the remote start or either original keys. The battery is fully charged, I've jumped the starter at the solenoid. The starter spins but does not engage.
Recently I had a problem with the speedometer showing false readings. I received the recall for the cluster replacement. While I got the card a few months ago, I am out of the 70k mile warranty. However the little security light on the dash started to come at the same time. The factory alarm will arm as normal and will activate as designed, that little light never goes out while the car is in motion and the key in the ignition. Has anyone experienced this problem?
When I turn the key there is nothing, while using the remote the lights come on as normal and the car attempts to start but during the time the starter would normally be engaged the is nothing. It will attempt 3 times then stop. Could this be an intrusion alarm locking out the starter and fuel pump, be cause it doesn't sound like it comes on either.
#81 of 381 '99 tahoe 5.7L LT problems
Jan 09, 2008 (9:54 am)
A few days ago I was driving home from work when i noticed the my tahoe was acting up. I was at a stop light and when the light turned green i stepped on the gas pedal and my tahoe kind of stuttered as if wasn't getting fuel. so then finally it started to go and i kept driving when i went to pass someone i stepped the on the pedal a little harder and it did the same thing. The next day the same the thing was happening, when i would step on the gas pedal not much seemed to happen. my tahoe wouldn't really go when i stepped on the gas pedal. so then when i was going to go home from work i tried to start my tahoe and nothing would happen, it sounded like it was going to start but it just wouldn't kick over. the tow truck driver put more gas into my tahoe and nothing would happen. so then i realized that when i turned the ignition over i could no longer hear the whizzing sound that is said to be from the fuel pump. So is it my fuel pump? i was told to replace the fuel relay and i did and nothing happens. PLEASE HELP!!! THANKYOU!!
#83 of 381 2002 Tahoe will not start in cold weather
Jan 10, 2008 (1:03 pm)
I have the same problem every winter. When the temperature drops into the low 30s or lower my Tahoe will not start. I have to wait till the temp rises to about 50 and it will start just fine.
When I try and start it, all lights come on as expected, makes all the same noises as usual, turns over just fine, but will not fire. Whenever I take it into the dealer it hasn't been cold enough to not start. They say there are no fault codes. One technition has heard of the problem and thinks it is the engine control module. But they cannot reproduce the problem to test it. The truck as a new battery (3-4 months old).
I guess my question is has anyone else had the issue? I am headed to Tahoe next week and thats the last place I want to be with a truck that won't start in cold weather.