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Large SUV manufactured by Chevrolet. The Suburban name has been in use by Chevrolet since 1935.

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My fuel gauge is not reading my fuel level accurately

1998 suburban c1500 replaced fuel gauge with a known working gauge, installed a new fuel pump assembly. when you turn the key on the gauge jumps like normal and truck runs great what can i check next?
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1990 Suburban exhaust system replacement

I recently purchased a 1990 Suburban - and it has a Chevy 350. The exhaust merges and exits on the left side. I am unable to locate a replacement which is a direct fit. Also, almost all y-pipes online ...
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1991 suburban 350 TBI no start

If in fact I do get a spark though it orange in color does that prove that the ignition control module is good? A little background here, she was running in park idling strong and stop running cold ...
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How do I diagnose heater problems on a 1997 Chevy Suburban?

I've got a 1997 Suburban and would love a complete list of items to troubleshoot a heater that doesn't work. What I've checked/done so far: blower motor is OK can switch from defrost/feet/face there'...
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Blower Motor Resistor Smells Like Toaster When on Low speeds

I recently replaced the front blower motor resistor board on my 1995 Suburban. All speeds work fine, but on the two lowest speeds, I smell a toaster smell that is almost certainly coming from hot ...
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How do you disable Hill Start Assist in Chevrolet Suburban?

I have a 2016 Chevrolet Suburban (Z71). How do I disable HSA? After $6,000 in transmission and brake repairs due to HSA, I would really like to turn it off. Here is the problem: I stop on a hill. ...
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Diagnosing Short on Starter Circuit in 1995 Chevy Suburban

My 1995 Suburban K1500 has a shorting issue that drains the battery when left for long enough. I have isolated the problem to the fuseless starter circuit and I am 95% sure that the short is not ...
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94 Suburban 4x4 4l60e no reverse/ overdrive

94 Suburban 1500. Has no reverse or any other gear with the TCC plugged in. Unplugged the TCC and I can manually shift through the 4 gears and do 90 plus mph. So it's an electronic issue. Any guess??? ...
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Oil leak drivers side near cylinder head

I have a 2004 Suburban 5.3 which has an oil leak that drips on the exhaust header, but cannot see where it is coming from. Changed valve cover gasket, then had to helicoil all four threaded openings ...
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Turn signal on causes whining in the sound system?

The turn signals on my 2007 Suburban LTZ cause a whining sound (apparently in the speakers) when the signal switch is on. The signals operate appropriately and blink at the correct rate and on either ...
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Why are the instrument panel lights too dim when lights are off?

My 2007 Suburban LTZ has instrument panel lights that are too dim when the lights are off. I cannot even see the speedometer when the sun is out unless I turn the lights on. When the lights are set to ...
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Can I vacuum a/c system from low side only

I have a 90 suburban the Schrader valve in the high side is non removable and the line is discontinued. Napa can make a new hose with out valve. Can I vacuum from just low side?
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2005 Chevy Suburban loud tap on hard acceleration

I have a 2005 Chevrolet Suburban 4WD 5.3 (208k miles) that has several loud taps when I accelerate moderately to hard. It only happens from slow or stop. I haven't been able to get the sound when ...
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2010 Suburban ac blew very hot

Unhooked the negative battery cable to reset the check engine light. When it was started after, the ac blew extreme hot. What's up?
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2004 Suburban brake pedal goes to the floor [closed]

Replaced power booster and the brake pedal goes to the floor after turning on vehicle
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2005 Chevrolet 5.3 using a lot of oil

My 2005 Suburban is using about a quart every 500 miles. I don't see any smoke or leaks. It has a 5.3. Any thoughts?
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CMP/CKP correlation vs Ignition timing Vortec 5.7L

I own a 1996 Chevy Tahoe. It is a 5.7L Vortec with 4 door. The engine is knocking and pinging and the power is sluggish after there were some servicing done and I can see that the CMP/CKP correlation ...
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91 Chevy Suburban won't start

My Suburban will not start. I have tried replacing plugs ignition control module (ICM), all the controls on the carb. I can hear the fuel pump and installed new injectors. Will this obd2 scanner tool ...
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08 chevy suburban 1500 passenger airbag light is on and said it is disabled

I hav e a 2008 chevy suburban 1500 . The passenger airbag light is on and said is disabled, i have notice a wire like a usb connector cable that is hanging out of the glove compartment but i can not ...
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Why does my 1997 Chevy Suburban drop out/not shift after 2nd gear?

On a trip today we were driving down the Interstate when all of the sudden the RPMs went way up and we lost all power. We managed to get off the road, and some experiments, at 25MPH it would ...
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Newly built Chevy 350 won't start

I've just completed rebuilding my Suburban's 350 into a 383, and feels/sounds so, so close, and I'm not 100% sure what I'm missing yet. I think it might be just not getting fuel, but then I did some ...
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1995 4L80E retrofit into 1994 vehicle

I put a 1995 4L80E into a 1994 Suburban. I solved all the retrofit challenges and got everything hooked up. When I went to start it up and drive it, I was shocked to discover that my gears were ...
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Why is it hard to turn the wheel left on my 2004 Chevy Suburban?

I know that the power steering makes turning a lot easier. And I know that when it goes out it's a lot more difficult to turn. My power steering works fine when I'm turning right - you can hear the ...
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Engine misfire and poor mileage

My 2015 Chevy Suburban has 180k miles and now it gave me a check engine light code with a misfire. It shakes a little bit and does not give good fuel mileage. Also, the reader on the speedometer use ...
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How long does it take to wear out cv joint boot?

What is the recommended time to replace CV Axle on Chevrolet Suburban?
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2002 Suburban overheating

2002 Suburban 5.3 random over heating new thermostat and housing,sensor,cap,clutch fan,no water in oil. all started with loss of heat and air heater blew ice cold had to recharge air to get cold air ...
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Why does my 1997 Suburban sometimes not get up and go?

I've got at 1997 Chevy Suburban. Recently we had the fuel pump changed, because we hit a bump and it gave up the ghost. In the last month there have been at least three times when we we've stopped, ...
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Brake Bleed Sequence for Chevrolet Suburban 2015

I'm trying to locate the correct sequence for brake bleeding my 2015 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LTZ 4wd with stabilitrak. I did farthest to closest from master calendar. The front seem to bleed fast (...
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Why doesn't my A/C blower motor have speeds anymore?

We have a 1997 Chevy Suburban. During the winter we were in Utah and our front blower motor started shrieking like a banshee, so we replaced it (it was very, very cold outside so not blowing hot was a ...
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Misfire in cyl 7 on 2007 Suburban 1500 4x4 with 5.3 L flex fuel LTZ

2007 Suburban 1500 4x4 with 5.3 L flex fuel LTZ 267,000+ miles. Having trouble with running rough and misfire. The ODB II indicates P0307. Checked wires - replaced though nothing is wrong, no ...
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What did I break and what do I need to replace?

My car slid and went over a center divider. I am very new to auto repair, but am wanting to learn and do it myself. Sadly, I am not very familiar with the parts so I can't really say what broke other ...
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Why are my brakes spongy but nothing is leaking and the level is fine?

I was driving my 1997 Chevy Suburban the other day and when I pulled up to a stop sign all of the sudden my brakes felt super spongy, like the system totally lost pressure. Before that they had worked ...
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2005 Suburban rear passenger window drops about 6 inches.

I have tried duct-tape, messy and ongoing, Paint sticks as shims with and added a slice of rubber between glass and wood. This held up for weeks. Now I need to buy the part and replace via YouTube. ...
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What other maintenance items are good to do if a transmission is dropped?

My car (2005 Suburban with 130,000 miles) has transmission issues (clanging noise coming from around the flexplate). Likely the transmission is going to need to be dropped, and unfortunately I'll ...
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How Long does engine take to relearn lean condition is resolved?

My recently bought 2004 Chevy Suburban 1500 is throwing P0171 and P0174 codes. Which indicates lean conditions on both banks. I found the MAF had a busted housing, which let in more air than it ...
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Fuel Pressure Regulator, or something else wrong in my 1997 Chevy Suburban?

I have a 1997 Chevy Suburban and I'm pretty sure that the fuel pressure regulator valve is going/gone. Or maybe it's just the elevation. We recently had the water pump and the front intake manifold ...
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97 Suburban overheating

Lower radiator hose is hot upper radiator hose is cold and thermostat has been removed but it still overheats, water boils out when the radiator cap is removed. It overheats while not moving, as well ...
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Suburban air bag light

I have a 2005 Suburban and the air bag light for passenger side says on. Does anyone know if that was on recall list?
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Is it legal to charge for work in the same replacment area? [closed]

I have a Suburban and needed the water pump and oil pan seal replaced. I did most of the work myself, I just needed someone to lift the engine and replace the oil pan seal. I brought the Suburban to ...
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Where does a distributor gets it's power from?

I have a 1996 GMC K2500 Suburban with a 7.4 liter engine not getting power. Where does the distributor get it's power from?
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How much can I tow with a 1997 Chevy Suburban?

In searching around I've found suggestions that the towing capacity is 5-6,000lbs, with an engine oil cooler, transmission oil cooler, and weight-distributing hitch. How can I tell if I have these ...
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What else should be changed if I already have the oil pan off for cleaning?

I have a 2005 Chevy Suburban 1500 4WD 5.3L with 187000+ miles. It has a really bad tapping/knocking sound. I think this is the infamous lifter knock, and was caused by infrequent oil changes and ...
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Suburban won't start

I have 96 suburban that won't start. We replaced the fuel pump 7 months ago. The fuel filter last week. Every few days it won't start, but now not at all. It tries to, but it won't engage, it acts ...
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What is the difference between 245/75R16 and 265/70R16, and will it damage my car to drive with one smaller tire?

We bought a 1997 Chevy Suburban and recently put new tires on at Walmart. The associate there told us that we had the wrong size tires. Rather than worrying about different rim sizes or something I ...
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Will a 4x8 sheet of plywood fit inside a Suburban/Yukon XL (2007-2014)?

Question is pretty straightforward: I have a cheap project and a large SUV, and I'd rather not drive the price of the project up by paying $20 to rent a pickup from the local home improvement store to ...
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Engine block (?) break, please confirm and suggest causes - 2003 Suburban

There was no indication of a problem last time the vehicle was driven. This morning when starting there was immediate clang/grind sound and rocking of the vehicle. Motor oil began leaking below the ...
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What is this part on a 1997 Chevy Suburban (4WD) [picture inside]?

We have a 1997 Chevy Suburban, 4WD. Occasionally, when turning right (usually from a dead stop) there is a distinct "clunk" sound that comes from below the drivers side floorboard (with an equally ...
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1999 Chevy Suburban Sluggish Start

My Suburban started doing something odd on starting before, but I'm not completely sure how to describe its behavior. It get's past the battery part fine when it's starting, and the starter motor is ...
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Brake pedal bottoms out [closed]

I have a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban. I changed the brake calipers because they were leaking. I think the brake system is working in the front but not in the back. Does anybody have a way to troubleshoot ...
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How to Adjust Camber on a 1999 Chevy Suburban

I have a C1500 (2wd, 1/2 ton frame) 1999 Suburban with 4 in spindles installed, but now the camber is much to negative and it's going to cause wear on my tires, and I can't seem to adjust the camber ...
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