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1998 Chevrolet Suburban 1500

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1998 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The steering may develop a clunk type noise from the upper intermediate steering shaft.  Our technicians tell us that you should check with you local GM dealer to find out what the latest repair is for this condition.

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.

1998 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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Brakes, March 15, 1998

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS AND MULTI-PURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLES. ONE OR BOTH FRONT BRAKE ROTOR/HUBS WERE BUILT WITH AN OUT-OF-SPECIFICATION GRAY IRON THAT CAN FAIL DURING THE LIFE OF THE VEHICLE.

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1998 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Questions and Answers

sweetkelly, 1998 Chevrolet Suburban 1500, 5.7L V8, Merced, CA

My suburban will not start, the spark plugs keep getting wet with gas...why?

RayB, 1998 Chevrolet Suburban 1500, 5.7L V8, Litchfield, CT

My friend took off from a stop and heard a loud bang at the rear of the Suburban. I had him check for any side to side or front to back play in the driveshaft, but he stated that there was none. He...

davidandmindy, 1998 Chevrolet Suburban 1500, 5.7L V8, West Bend, WI

Replacing fuel pump. Cant get the new pump to slip on past the o ring. If I put the old o ring on I can get the pump to snap back onto the tank but everyone said I should use the new o ring. Is the...

Robert Hawkins, 1998 Chevrolet Suburban 1500, 5.7L V8, Florence, AL

how much to repair?

Visitor, 1998 Chevrolet Suburban 1500, 5.7L V8, Minneapolis, MN

its the vortec v8

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1998 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Reviews

We have had the car for 12 years. It had been my work vehicle for 5 years and then retired to be the family "bus". Having three children always meant that they brought 3 friends, therefore 8 seats was a necessity.
In comparison to the 2500, the brakes are small and we have replaced them every 30,000km. The front shock absorbers are also small and cannot be fitted with anything larger. We did convert the car to LPG to try and save fuel. The chassis was large enough to suspend the LPG tank underneath the body, however, the LPG system was prone to failure and we do not use it. The car is actually frugal on fuel. The rear lights have been a problem, the front differential has been replaced and the drivers external door handle had to be replaced. We do intend to buy a new one soon and pass this one over to our daughter who has adored it.

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