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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2005 Chevrolet Suburban 2500

2005 Chevrolet Suburban 2500

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2005 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

The 4WD transfer case encoder motor position sensor or the selector switch may fail causing the service 4WD message to be displayed. Fault code(s) stored in the transfer case control module will be of assistance in determining the exact fault causing the message to be displayed.

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.

Engine -- Verified

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The spark plugs should be replaced every 100,000 miles. Our technicians recommend replacing the spark plug wires also at this time.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The daytime running lights are prone to burning out. Our technicians tell us that the light sockets may show signs of heat damage but usually are OK. Always be sure to use the correct replacement bulb for the best life expectancy. The new bulb recommendation for 2000-2003 models is #4114K (trade number).

2005 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., July 21, 2005

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The second row center seat belt routing may make it difficult to position correctly on smaller passengers. If the seat belt rides up to fit around the abdomen, the risk of internal injury is increased in a crash. Dealers will cut the guide loop, remove a portion of the loop, and the remaining sides should be folded over and secured with a retainer. The recall began July 21, 2005. The GM recall number is 05037.

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Brakes, March 23, 2005

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On vehicles equipped with the Bosch hydraulic brake booster, the boost pressure accumulator may crack and break away from the hydro-boost assembly during normal operation. If this were to happen while the hood is open, fragments from the accumulator could injure people standing in the immediate area. The loss of fluid while driving would cause increased steering and braking effort and a crash could occur without warning. Dealers will test the hydro-boost assembly for function of the two-function valve. If the hydro-boost assembly fails the test, it will be replaced free of charge. The recall began March 23, 2005. The GM recall number is 05006.

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Drive Train, February 22, 2005

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Under certain conditions, the shift lever position indicator located in the instrument cluster may not illuminate. If the indicator does not illuminate, the driver may not know which gear the vehicle is in. This could result in the vehicle moving in an unintended direction, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will reprogram the instrument panel cluster to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin on February 14, 2005. The General Motors recall number is 05023.


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Engine, August 31, 2006

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The retainer clip for the fuel rail pulse damper may fracture and allow the damper to come loose from the fuel rail. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire. Dealers will replace the engine fuel rail pulse damper free of charge. The recall began August 31, 2006. The GM recall number is 06080.

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Engine, July 30, 2004

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The engine fuel rail crossover tube retainer screws may not have been manufactured to specifications and can break. If the retainer screws break, fuel could leak from the crossover joint. As a result, the engine may stall. Additionally, any fuel leak increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect the fuel rail crossover tube and if necessary replace the retainer screws. Owners were contacted by telephone beginning July 30, 2004. The General Motors recall number is 04066.

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2005 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 Questions and Answers

cldeal82, 2005 Chevrolet Suburban 2500, 8.1L V8, Midlothian, VA

bought used truck. recent onset. gas gauge reads empty and truck runs out of gas (literally) after 25 gal used. I had it in the shop (Firestone, they sent it to Chevrolet) for three weeks and the...

Visitor, 2005 Chevrolet Suburban 2500, 6.0L V8, Essex, MD

can't find any fuel ratings on this .

Visitor, 2005 Chevrolet Suburban 2500, Monroe City, MO


wcallen, 2005 Chevrolet Suburban 2500, 6.0L V8, Lexington Park, MD

The suburban would not move when the 2WD button was engaged. After cycling through the other button options, I was able to engage the transmission when the Auto button was lit. With the suburban in...

jumper48, 2005 Chevrolet Suburban 2500, 6.0L V8, Suwanee, GA

this happens every time stopping, the steering wheel pulls to the left when the truck finally stops. front brakes were resurfaced, power steering fluid checked, a little low, told by one mechanic i...

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