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1997 Chevrolet Suburban 1500

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1997 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

The power door lock actuators may become slow to operate or stop working completely and require replacement.

Engine -- Verified

The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

The inside and outside door handles are prone to breaking.

Engine -- Verified

The intake manifold gasket may develop an external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Running the engine with a coolant/oil mix may result in engine damage. Replacing the intake manifold gasket should correct this issue.

Drive Train -- Verified

The front or rear differential may develop an abnormal noise due to worn bearings or another internal fault. Our technicians tell us that a complete overhaul of the affected differential is commonly necessary to correct this condition.

1997 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., April 24, 2003

Summary: CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, MINI VANS, AND PICKUP TRUCKS MAY DEVELOP A SHORT CIRCUIT IN THE ELECTRIC OUTSIDE REARVIEW MIRROR SWITCH.

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Body, Interior & Misc., June 19, 2003

Summary: ON CERTAIN MINIVANS, PICKUP TRUCKS, AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES WITH CERTAIN MODEL-ENGINE COMBINATIONS, THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR MAY FAIL DUE TO CRACKED SOLDER JOINTS ON THE CONTROLLER CIRCUIT BOARD. THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS COULD WORK INTERMITTENTLY OR NOT AT ALL.

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1997 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Questions and Answers

jackus, 1997 Chevrolet Suburban 1500, Fort Worth, TX

code scanner number P0167:O2 sensor heater circuit (bank 2 sensor 3). Where is this sensor and what does it mean when it says heater circuit? Is this like a glow plug?

KBoice, 1997 Chevrolet Suburban 1500, 6.5L V8 Diesel Turbo, Beverly Hills, CA

i have a 97 suburban 6.5d i have no issues wi th the forward gears but wi the the vehicle running theres no reverse or neutral gear the truck wants to go forward in all settings including neutral i...

jodirudolf, 1997 Chevrolet Suburban 1500, 5.7L V8, Helena, MT

i had a piece fall off on my foot and now my dash vent does not work, took it in and they said something about a box or arm or something. couldn't pinpoint which of the 4 boxes it could be.

Rudedog, 1997 Chevrolet Suburban 1500, 5.7L V8, Calexico, CA

I cant find problem my burban is making popping noises from exhaust and stalls as if im running out of fuel. so far replaced fuel pump, fuel injectors, oxygen sensors, crank sensor, camshaft senso...

Rudedog, 1997 Chevrolet Suburban 1500, 5.7L V8, Los Angeles, CA

My burban runs great thanks Chevy-pro for your help. Unfortunately I have another problem. It runs great and smooth on drive however when I place it on reverse it gives a loud bang and does not m...

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1997 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Reviews

97 with 370000 miles, no problem
did transmission at 260000

My father had this truck in dark blue. Our family had taken this truck on road trips, scout trips, and anything else you can think of. It is as old as me: 13 years. All my memories had that truck somewhere in it. The mileage was 260,000. The Truck had just survived a hurricane when another pummeling downpour of rain came. The truck was in the repair shop at the time the Delaware river crested. There was nothing anyone could do to save it, because the river crested 14 hours early. All I can say is that the road couldn't kill it, it took an active God to.

Anyway, the engine will NEVER let you down. The handling is select AWD and 2WD, and has better turning than many cars. The average mpg was about 20.

Buy this truck, I'm planning on another being my first, and hopefully only car. These can make it to one-million miles, and my goal is to get one there

I have a 1997 suburban and I love it. Compare the gas mileage to a smaller suv with no room and it meets or beats it. We have 300,000 miles on it and are heading to Alaska this summer. Rear air has been a problem, but we will cope.

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