1998 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Chevrolet Suburban 1500

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1998 Chevrolet Suburban 1500
$
190
to $
289
1998 Chevrolet Suburban 1500
$
131
to $
467
1998 Chevrolet Suburban 1500
$
380
to $
638
1998 Chevrolet Suburban 1500
$
1,062
to $
1,575
1998 Chevrolet Suburban 1500
$
273
to $
781

1998 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Problems

p1870 error code

The transmission may develop a harsh 1-2 shift and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light with code P1870 stored. This can be caused by wear of the bore for the TCC isolator and regulator valves in the valve body. This condition does not commonly occur until the transmission reaches normal operating temperature. If the valve body is worn, replacement will be necessary to correct this concern.

Power Door Lock Actuators May Fail

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

Speedometer or Other Instrument Panel Gauge May Work Erratically

The speedometer or other instrument panel gauge may begin to work erratically at times. Our technicians tell us that the instrument cluster must be sent to a repair facility to correct this fault. The warranty has been extended on some of these units to 7 years or 70,000 miles.

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1998 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Questions

so my husband came to the conclusion that the fuel pump was out so instead of not driving it till we got a newer truck he just started poring fuel into the carb. to start it and now it wont start at all. any ideas of what could now be wrong? (2 answers)

it now makes no sounds or noises what so ever. do you think its something that was caused by the by- passing of the fuel pump to start it or could this be something completly new? hes checked the fuses,plugs..theres no check engine light on so cant use the code reader..think we changed the fuel f...

Why is black smoke coming from my tail pipe and stalling??? (1 answer)

My truck not taking off , keep stalling, and blowing black smoke out the tail pipe

Where is the fuse for the door locks, and what size is it? (1 answer)

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1998 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Recalls

Recall 03V093000
CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, MINI VANS, AND PICKUP TRUCKS MAY DEVELOP A SHORT CIRCUIT IN THE ELECTRIC OUTSIDE REARVIEW MIRROR SWITCH.
Recall 98V033000
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 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...

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