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Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Tahoe Limited/Z71, SUV
#18 of 26 1995 Tahoe stalling issues.
Jan 22, 2012 (10:10 pm)
I have a 1995 Tahoe. Most of the time when I turn the lights on, hit the brake pedal, shift into reverse the engine stalls. The engine starts right back up and idles fine the truck runs great but stalls when the brake pedal is pushed or the lights are turn on. Any suggestions?
#19 of 26 Re: Tahoe shutters like it wants to stall [dmntd]
Jan 27, 2012 (11:08 am)
Ok so my check engine light finally came on and the shop told me it was a throttle body issue and they could not fix it since they do not have the proper scam tool. I took my car to our local Chevy dealer and couched up $135 just for a diagnostic and was told it was an error code P1810. Since I just had the transmission rebuilt in Dec of 2011 I had to drive it back to the transmission shop for them to fix it. Got my car back the next day and they said they replaced the transmission pressure switch and cleared the code and engine light. On the way home the car bogged down again and I took it right back to the Chevy dealer. Well the dealer had to call the transmission shop and told them in complete detail that the bogging is not the throttle and since they replaced the pressure switch they need to also replace the wire harness as well to make sure the wires are not getting pinched. So I am now sitting here at home waiting for the transmission shop to call and say my car is ready and we will see how it runs then.
#20 of 26 Re: 2003 tahoe shuts down [mjb43]
May 19, 2012 (7:54 pm)
Hi I am having the same exact issues and I haven taken the same staps to correct the issue . Any help would be greatly appreciated
#21 of 26 2004 Chevy Tahoe cuts off when turning
May 19, 2012 (7:57 pm)
When turning through an intersection or parking the engine will shut off. We put in neutral to restart and continue on. It idles really rough as well but does not turn off.
#22 of 26 Re: 2004 Chevy Tahoe cuts off when turning [irv77]
May 21, 2012 (2:52 pm)
I highly reccomend that you purchase the chiltens(i think thats what its called) car manual for your make and yr. You can get it at a auto parts store. In there it will tell you how to clean the throtle body on your car. It cost us $5 and an hour of our time to fix. It hasn't stalled since. Good luck.
#23 of 26 Shut off and restarts while driving
Dec 17, 2012 (8:43 am)
I have a 2004 Tahoe and within the past week it has started to act up! In recent years, we have had problems with the battery as well as the electrical system. This week while driving my kids to and from school, it has been shutting off and restarting all within a matter of seconds. This happens while I am driving, I am actually pushing down on the gas pedal. All the gauage needles react, the clock resets, anything electrical reacts to this stopping and restarting. I took it in to get the oil change and asked them to check and see if they could find anything wrong. Of course, NOTHING!! He did however mention the PCM, saying it could be that. Has anyone else had this problem? What can I do to fix it?
#24 of 26 Re: Shut off and restarts while driving [bmsl14369]
Dec 18, 2012 (11:31 pm)
I've heard people describe similar events & then find that one of the cables to the battery was damaged .let us know what you find . Good luck .
#25 of 26 Re: Shut off and restarts while driving [bmsl14369]
Feb 20, 2013 (4:48 pm)
did you find any answers for your problem? my 2004 suburban had a fuel leak in november, dealer replaced fuel pump, picked up dec 14th and ever since then, it has shut off going down the road, everything dies, sometimes just for a few seconds and sometimes completely shuts down where i have to turn key off and crank back up.. ive had it at dealer 6+ times since and they are telling me it's just out of gas! please help, if you have any advice at all. i am scared to go pick it up, knowing it is not fixed..
#26 of 26 Re: Shut off and restarts while driving [jclane1104]
May 24, 2013 (9:44 pm)
I have a 2003 Chevy Tahoe that's been shutting off for a second or two when I hit a bump. The door locks cycle, the ABS lights come on and the display says "service brake system", sometimes the check engine light comes on. The display reads that I have about 30 miles I can travel on a full tank. Occassionally the display pops up with "reduced engine power" and then I have to shut it off and wait a few minutes before restarting, but then it runs fine...until the next bump. We checked fuses, battery connections and cables, replaced the PCM, the crankshaft position sensor and ignition switch. I finally found a thread that fixed my problem and I've copied it below. Hopefully this will help.
There is a thin ground wire located on the back side of the engine block. It is on the passenger side and you have to remove the plastic engine cover to find it. The connection at the block is a bolted ring lug. This connection was loose on the Tahoe of the guy giving me this information. He moved the connection to terminate with the braided ground strap that connects at the firewall on the drivers side of the engine. He claimed this solved all his problems.
I checked the ground wire on my truck and it was tight. I removed the bolt, cleaned the surfaces and re-installed the ground wire. I was recharging the battery during this time. I also checked all the other wires I could to ensure none were loose. The wire bundles I did come across in the engine compartment, under the dash and in the steering column I moved around as best I could on the chance there may be a chaffed wire somewhere causing a short.
After completing the battery hook-up I tried to start the truck and found it started right up. This was done on 2/21 and the intermittent electrical gremlins have not returned. After starting the truck I drove it over some of the roughest roads in the area trying to make it hiccup again but it did not repeat itself.
The truck has started up each time since then.
I know it seems questionable whether one small ground wire/connection could be the source of the problems but the results cannot be argued. If you are having similar issues with your truck you can't lose looking at this solution before tossing hundreds of dollars to your mechanic or more to the dealer.