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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1996 Chevrolet Suburban 2500

1996 Chevrolet Suburban 2500

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1996 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 Problems

Brakes -- Verified

Power brake systems using "hydro-boost" may leak power steering fluid from the hydro-boost unit located behind the brake master cylinder. Replacement of the hydro-boost unit is the common repair to correct this concern.

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.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.

Maintenance -- Verified

Our technicians recommend flushing the brake fluid every 60,000 miles.  Brake fluid that is dirty may cause problems in the brake system.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The windshield wipers may not work intermittently due to a faulty wiper motor control board. Our technicians tell us that lightly taping on the wiper motor when the fault occurs should temporarily get the wipers working again. Some vehicles were recalled for this problem and some were not. You will need to check with your local dealer to find out if a specific vehicle was included.

1996 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 Recalls (Recent)

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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Body, Interior & Misc., December 15, 1998

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, 2 AND 4-WHEEL DRIVE. SOLDER JOINTS NEAR THE WIRING HARNESS CONNECTOR CAN CRACK CAUSING THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS TO WORK INTERMITTENTLY.

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Drive Train, April 11, 1996

Summary: THESE VEHICLES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH THE THROTTLE CABLE CONTACTING THE DASH MAT WHICH COULD BIND THE THROTTLE. THIS DOES NOT MEET WITH THE MAXIMUM RETURN TIMES REQUIRED BY FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 124, "ACCELERATOR CONTROL SYSTEMS."

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1996 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 Questions and Answers

BRINCE, 1996 Chevrolet Suburban 2500, 7.4L V8, Paso Robles, CA

When I am in park I can turn the steering wheel without a problem. While in park and I apply the brakes, they pulses. When I shift into reverse or drive my brakes engage and my steering wheel is ...

roadrunnr_23, 1996 Chevrolet Suburban 2500, 7.4L V8, Rochester, MN

The power door locks are not working, even though I can lock and unlock the doors using the key fab. The drivers seat power switches work just fine, so I don't think it's the fuse.

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jokerone, 1996 Chevrolet Suburban 2500, 6.5L V8 Diesel Turbo, Pompano Beach, FL

i own a 1996 suburban 2500 6.5 turbo deisel the problem i have with it is i will go out and drive 2 to 3 mile stop for gas or something and it wont start i replace the fuel pump and relay and filte...

Doc61, 1996 Chevrolet Suburban 2500, 7.4L V8, Jupiter, FL

My 2500 Suburban 4x4/454 has started to shift hard, especially between 1st and 2nd, but it's in all gears. The problem comes and goes. Can't see a pattern. The fluid is clean and at the r...

justme1, 1996 Chevrolet Suburban 2500, 7.4L V8, Rawlins, WY

fuel pump is continuously running-battery dead by morning-pulled relay pump stills runs-check all fuses, check lines for leaks-only time it will go off is when I disconnect the battery, What is mak...

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