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

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Occasional stumble while idling

I have a Chevrolet 2008 Suburban 1500 with the V8 5.3L engine. It has been stumbling at idle intermittently. Sometimes it starts fine, sometimes you need to step on the gas to get it to start, ...
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Searching for poor burn problem. How to know if valve guides are worn?

I have a Chevrolet 2008 suburban 1500 v8 5.3L, and am looking for a problem that dirties the spark plugs and causes stumbling idle especially when cold. I am suspecting the valve guides are worn, ...
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Where is the PCV valve on my engine, and how can I check/change it?

I have a Chevrolet suburban 2008 1500 with a 5.8L V8 engine. Can you describe with pictures where the PCV valve is, and how to check and replace it? I suspect it to have failed. Some have said it’s on ...
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Suburban stumbles at idle, unknown tube spewing black liquid into air intake is suspected cause. Please advise?

I have a Chevrolet Suburban 2008 1500 with the 5.3L V8 engine. A tube that I believe to be the PCV hose is spewing black liquid into the air intake, and the engine is stumbling at idle. The liquid ...
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Engine won’t start

My 2003 suburban won’t start, I lifted my steaming wheel up and my whole truck turned off and when putting the key in the ignition and trying to start the truck the starter doesn’t even click. My dash ...
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What is this bolt/set of holes?

This skid plate(?) is underneath the transfer case (I think - about halfway back from the transmission, between the transmission and the differential) my 1997 Chevy Suburban K1500 Due to my brake ...
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What could cause spongy brakes on a 1997 Chevy Suburban?

I had brake drums/rotors replaced, along with shoe adjusters in June 2021, and it's now 2023. Not sure how many miles we've put on them, but we've driven from Arkansas to Arizona, Montana, and more ...
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What could cause drivers side brake drum wearing more than passenger side brake drum?

I have a 1997 Chevy Suburban and the brakes suddenly started feeling spongy (which is a different question) - I went through to inspect all my brakes and front brake pads look fine/reasonable wear, ...
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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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