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How Long does engine take to relearn lean condition is resolved?

If the codes were truly cleared, you still have an issue. The fact that they took 100 miles to reappear is a good indication that the codes were cleared correctly, and you still have some sort of ...
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Will a 4x8 sheet of plywood fit inside a Suburban/Yukon XL (2007-2014)?

As a matter of fact, yes, it can! I just bit the bullet and tried it out, and as you can see there's some room to spare. You can see the back 2 rows fold flat, and my front seats are back pretty far (...
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Brake pedal bottoms out

If you've changed the calipers and the pedal now goes all the way to the floor, chances are that you've introduced air into the system whilst you had the calipers off. To fix this, you need to "bleed"...
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What did I break and what do I need to replace?

You broke the knuckle. It's hard to say what else is damaged, but the knuckle, wheel bearing(s), hub (may be a single assembly) and lower ball joint need to be replaced. It may need the lower control ...
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Why are my brakes spongy but nothing is leaking and the level is fine?

Another possibility is that you broke a seal in your master cylinder. The symptom you're describing of being able to build up pressure but then lose it after a few seconds very much sounds like that. ...
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What did I break and what do I need to replace?

See Ben's answer for parts you likely damaged. In order to conduct this repair, the tools you will need are: large size (bigger than 15 mm, 1/2 inch drive) deep sockets 1/2 inch drive breaker bar (24 ...
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How to Adjust Camber on a 1999 Chevy Suburban

On the upper control arms are two eccentric bolts for adjusting caster and camber. In this image the knockouts for camber/caster adjustment haven't been removed. And would need to be either cut out ...
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How much can I tow with a 1997 Chevy Suburban?

According to Trailers.com, the max towing capacity for the 1997 Suburban is: 1500 4WD: 6,000lbs 1500 2WD: 6,500lbs 2500 4WD: 10,000lbs The way you can tell what equipment came on your vehicle is by ...
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Suburban won't start

Spray some starting fluid into the engine with the throttle held open and see if it will start. If it starts it's a lack of fuel, if it doesn't it's something else. If you don't have a fuel pressure ...
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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?

What you've got there is what we call a plus zero tire size. The tire is wider than stock but fits on the original wheel without changing the outer circumference very much. Is there a huge ...
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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?

There is not a significant difference in circumference and that's what you need to worry about with your spare. I believe the size you have is for the original, full-sized spare. If you look at the ...
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Why doesn't my A/C blower motor have speeds anymore?

Check the blower motor resistor. When it goes bad it defaults to high speed. The resistor is usually near the blower motor.
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What other maintenance items are good to do if a transmission is dropped?

I would replace the front seal on the transmission, and if your engine has a one piece rear main seal, I would replace it as well.
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What could cause drivers side brake drum wearing more than passenger side brake drum?

No, it is not normal. Possible causes - The less worn side shoes have been replaced more recently than the other The hand/emergency brake cable is badly adjusted The hand/emergency brake cable is ...
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What other maintenance items are good to do if a transmission is dropped?

You had not mentioned if it was a manual or auto, but if manual and the transmission has to come out, only makes sense to be sure to check the clutch components. It is arguable at 130K an OEM clutch ...
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Why are my brakes spongy but nothing is leaking and the level is fine?

I actually found the problem myself, surprisingly my first Google search turned up the answer. Basically what happens is that you were probably pressing the brakes when you hit that pothole, and with ...
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What is this part on a 1997 Chevy Suburban (4WD) [picture inside]?

This is a sway bar link. The usual symptoms related to this wear are a medium pitch clunk when going over small bumps and lessened body roll control on cornering.
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Oil leak drivers side near cylinder head

It would not be the head or the head gasket for two reasons. First, the head gasket sits below the head and the exhaust. There's no way for it to be getting onto the exhaust manifolds. Secondly, there'...
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Engine block (?) break, please confirm and suggest causes - 2003 Suburban

From the pictures, that does appear to be the block. As for what would cause this damage, I'm not sure, but it doesn't look good. Usually damage in this area means a new engine is in order. If you ...
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1999 Chevy Suburban Sluggish Start

Goodness, this could be just about anything. What setting is the heater, ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) set at? I'd expect this as normal if the A/C compressor is engaged (which it is in ...
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Brake pedal bottoms out

I have a 97 suburban. I am not sure how similar things are. I have replaced lines/hoses/calipers/wheel cylinders on this truck and spent hours of time and over a gallon of fluid trying to get it bled ...
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Is it legal to charge for work in the same replacment area?

Different shops have different policies. Some go by "book hours" (kinda referenced in the comments to this question) which state how many hours of labour a task is. Some charged actual hours spent. ...
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Where does a distributor gets it's power from?

I guess it depends on which power you're talking about. Here is an image of a distributor which would go into your truck: The plug which is pointing right at you provides power for the electronics ...
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Why doesn't my A/C blower motor have speeds anymore?

The resistor is a big (often 20mm square and 75mm long) ceramic core with various sized nichrome wires wrapped around it. All of the speeds (apart from off and high) are derived from combinations of ...
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2004 Suburban brake pedal goes to the floor

Sounds like a air in fluid or a brake master cylinder seal inner issue. Was the correct booster installed also could effect the outcome. Oh I’m sorry I just remembered on some of those older Chevys ...
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08 chevy suburban 1500 passenger airbag light is on and said it is disabled

The only way to tell what is going on with the airbag system is to get a reader which will talk to the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) through the OBDII port. Then you'll know for sure what's ...
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Newly built Chevy 350 won't start

It doesn't sound like it's getting fuel, first off. Things to check: You don't state the year, so I don't know if this has a mechanical pump or an electric one. Ensure the carb is getting fuel. As ...
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Why is it hard to turn the wheel left on my 2004 Chevy Suburban?

From your description, I'd think your steering box (or gear, if you like) may be going out. Within the steering gear, there are check balls which, when you turn the wheel to the right or left, move ...
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How long does it take to wear out cv joint boot?

The axle can, and usually does, outlast the rubber boot. Many cv joints have the boot replaced and with fresh grease go on for years. The time to replace an axle / cv joint is usually only when it ...
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2005 Suburban rear passenger window drops about 6 inches.

The problem most likely resides in the motor worm gear, but you won't know for sure until you get it apart. The regulator in the truck is a cable driven one. It looks like this: The motor attaches to ...
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