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Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Tahoe Limited/Z71, SUV
#87 of 381 Re: Turns over and over and over [sick_em]
Jan 11, 2008 (9:11 am)
I am having the same problem with my 2000 chevy suburban. I replaced my fuel pump thinkn that was it, but my mechanic said it is the aftermarket alarm system that was put in b4 i purchased it(used). I am having the alarm taken out this morning. The truck wouldn't turn over but would start after about 10or 15 min because the alarm would reset itself. If thats not it u will have to take it to the dealer to have the passlock system checked. hope this is helpful and everything goes well!!!!!!!!
#88 of 381 Re: '99 tahoe 5.7L LT problems [garciar]
Jan 11, 2008 (9:20 am)
THAT WHEEZING NOISE WAS A SIGN YOUR PUMP WAS ABOUT TO GO OUT. MY 2000 CHEVY SUB PUMP WHEEZED VERY VERY LOUDLY AND I WOULD GET THE PUTTERING AT TAKE OFF. I REPLACED THE PUMP AND NOW I DONT HEAR A SOUND FROM IT. NO PROLEMS.
#89 of 381 Re: 2002 Tahoe will not start in cold weather [mschriefer]
Jan 11, 2008 (8:09 pm)
I've been having the same problem on and off. This week is at it's worst because my truck has not started at all. Maybe you shouldn't take it to Tahoe.
#90 of 381 Re: '99 tahoe 5.7L LT problems [msmocha]
Jan 12, 2008 (6:16 pm)
Hey thanks for the info. I've had my tahoe for 3 years and since i remember i've always heard that noise, is it possible that it took it this long to crap out? Do you think it is my fuel pump that is not working properly?
#91 of 381 Re: 2004 Tahoe LT 5.3L V8 "Won't Start" (may be security syatem) [msmocha]
Jan 14, 2008 (10:25 am)
Thanks (msmocha). I have only the factory alarm system. I do have the Viper Remote start. Over the last week I have gone out and started the vehicle right off every time. When I start it i will do it several times in a row, and it has started. However on Saturday morning I went out to start it and it turned over very slowly like the battery was going dead. Then Sunday the same thing. Each time I started the vehicle I let it run for at least 10 minutes to replenish the battery. Monday morning the truck would barely crank but not enough to start. There is nothing plugged in so the only system running on the truck is the factory alarm system. I have noticed that some times when the truck is shut off and the key out of the ignition, there sounds like a module or something running in the dash. Hard to explain the sound. Anyone have any different thoughts?
#92 of 381 Suburban randomly not starting
Jan 24, 2008 (10:40 am)
Hope this might help and save time and $ for some people. If your Suburban randomly will not start, try checking the cables that attach to the battery terminals. They can become loose (in which case there is faulty contact w/ the battery and the car won't start or the lights flicker or go out, etc) frequently and for a variety of reasons. For example driving over speed bumps, on rough roads, etc. Corrosion can also build up and cause faulty contact as well. So, if your Suburban won't start and the battery is good, pop the hood and inspect the battery. Loosen the nuts holding the battery cables and if you see corrosion use a battery cleaner spray or wire brush to clean off the nuts and bolts/metal clamps that attach to the terminals. Then reattach terminals and tighten the nuts well. It's great if something as simple as this is the reason your truck won't start, instead of one of the many other potentially unknown and expensive problems. This works for me.
#93 of 381 Re: 1999 Tahoe Intermittent Starting [johnson81624]
Feb 03, 2008 (11:36 am)
In regards to my Tahoe and her intermittent starting problems. I am very happy to say that after many attempts of repair she is finally running!
Replacing the fuel-fouled spark plugs was a start.
Replacing the fuel pump and fuel filter helped.
Cleaning her MAP sensor, MAS sensor, MAT sensor helped.
The winning replacement part was her "Ignition Distributor"
Replacing the distributor was the winning part to make her run even in below zero weather.
I wish every one luck in their automotive repair' s.
#94 of 381 Re: 03 Z71 decided not to start [cniwranski]
Feb 19, 2008 (5:59 am)
I was wondering if you or your mechanic fixed your problem with your Tahoe not starting. My Tahoe, ive had since new, has left me stranded 5 times over a nine year period. Each time the next day, the mechanic says there is nothing wrong. I did add a after market remote starter, and felt that was the problem.
The Tahoe is in the garage after a complete tune up, replacement of sensors under the dash, replace fuel pump, and it still won't run.
Can you or your mechanic help me.
#96 of 381 '04 Tahoe won't start easily when cold - fuel pump?
Jul 10, 2008 (5:44 am)
I have an '04 Tahoe with about 85k on it. Recently it won't start on the first try and generally will on the second or third. This occurs if it has been sitting for a while such as overnight. If it is warm then it starts right up. The dealer said that it is the fuel pump. That on the first "cold" try it doesn't completely pump the fuel to where it is needed. They said I need to replace the pump and should replace the fuel filter at the same time. Does this sound legit? This is a big expense.