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Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Alternator May Fail and Cause Noise and Dead Battery

 
Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999

Engines Affected: 5.7L V8, Gasoline

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The alternator may fail causing the battery to go dead, or an abnormal noise may develop. The dash warning light may or may not illuminate. A failed alternator will require replacement.

  • Visitor, , 5.7L V8, 199,000 mi

    Replaced alternator due to over charging issue. Truck was running fine and in the next moment it sounded like the motor was knocking. Luckily I keep an eye on my gages so no major damage was done. However it was really inconvenient because I had to replace the alternator late at night. I can only figure the voltage regulator went out and caused the issue. After I replaced the alternator there haven't been any other issues like this.

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