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

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

Engines Affected: 5.7L V8, Gasoline


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

  • Visitor, , 5.7L V8, 156,000 mi

    Alternator went bad and was replaced. Second alternator went bad within 1 month. Erratic charging on the system. Possible short. Problem still not resolved.

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