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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe

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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

The inside and outside door handles are prone to breaking.

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

Brakes -- Verified

The anti-lock brake system (ABS) front wheel speed sensors are prone to failure. When a sensor fails, the ABS warning light may illuminate and/or the ABS system may activate erratically.

Engine -- Verified

The intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Our technicians tell us that operating the engine  with a coolant/oil mix can result in internal engine damage. Replacing the intake manifold gasket should correct these leaks.

1996 Chevrolet Tahoe 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 Tahoe Questions and Answers

cooltech, 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe, 5.7L V8, Hollister, CA

My defrost has stopped working due to the vents redirecting towards the windshield. What could be wrong?

cooltech, 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe, 5.7L V8, Hollister, CA

Fan blows but the vents remain shut to windshield. Help.

jroc1914, 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe, 5.7L V8, Little Rock, AR

my air conditioning and heating in my truck will not work. the only thing that comes on is the fan and it only blows threw the defrost. it will not switch to the other settings on the controls. ...

sam2006, 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe, Gasoline, San Marcos, TX

What causes Tahoe to stall sometimes after it has been running awhile. Let it set for a few minutes, then it starts right up.?

lopakakaluna, 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe, 5.7L V8, Pearl City, HI

The fan is on high and very little air flowing through air vents. A/C or heater air not coming through air vents very little if any. Looks like something is clogged or restricting the air from flow...

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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe Reviews

Two things to consider when purchasing a 1996 Chevy Tahoe is; 1) make sure you only purchase one with rear A/C. An issue I learned the hard way! 2) Mine is a late 1995, putting it in the 96 model year but it still uses the OBD1 data connector which you can't buy an inexpensive code reader to pull the DTC's from the computer. It also still has the early 5.7L V8, the later V8's have much more power and get better gas mileage. The only other thing I don't like are the small brake rotors in the front leaving it lacking in stopping power somewhat. Other than that I have no problems with my Tahoe. I would recommend it to anyone and purchase another myself, just making sure to get one with rear A/C and the later V8.

We bought a 1996 Tahoe from "Ferguson" in Colorado Springs. The vehicle was supposedly checked with their quality checks. 2 weeks later the Transmission went out. Took it back a to the dealer but since it was used and no warranty, they wanted 1500 to fix it. The trans fluid was totally burned. They charge 200 fee to check and clean but that's just pure profit. The check engine light has been on 100 times. Oxygen sensors keep going out. Front brake rotors keep warping the daytime running lights quit now I have a leak on the engine. {antifreeze} Bought it at 30000 and now got 130000 and crap still just keeps braking. 4000 pounds of junk and a gas sucker to boot. They has been more wrong than right. I have a 1988 Honda Accord with virtually no problems. Oh yea and the Tahoe had to have the hood and half the top painted as it faded from a crap paint job. Never again a Chevrolet.

We bought this Tahoe brand new in 1996, we now have 299,000 miles on it. It still has the original motor, transmission and differential. No major mechanical problems. We do a lot of camping, so it has been towing a lot, only real complaint is the fuel pump, I'm on the 5th one. That 5.7l is a great motor, that's probably why they took it off the market. I now have a GMC Sierra with a 6.0l for towing the camper, but I still drive the Tahoe all over the place.

Great vehicle. Just have a problem with a rattle in the DS front power seat.

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