The inside and outside door handles are prone to breaking.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1997 GMC Suburban 1500
1997 GMC Suburban 1500
1997 GMC Suburban 1500 Problems
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.
The power door lock actuators may become slow to operate or stop working completely and require replacement.
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. Running the engine with a coolant/oil mix may result in engine damage. Replacing the intake manifold gasket should correct this issue.
The quick-connect fittings for the heater hoses tend to leak engine coolant. This problem commonly occurs because the metal housing has become brittle, which can break and cause leaks.
1997 GMC Suburban 1500 Recalls (Recent)
Summary: CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, MINI VANS, AND PICKUP TRUCKS MAY DEVELOP A SHORT CIRCUIT IN THE ELECTRIC OUTSIDE REARVIEW MIRROR SWITCH.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
1997 GMC Suburban 1500 Questions and Answers
Cannot get all the air out of the system, suspect a faulty ABS unit. Have a permanently soft pedal. After running about 15-20 miles rear brakes start to bind.
i replaced the battery altenator and starter but every day i need to get a boost to start my car what can it be
My haynes manual doesn't show enough detail or description to help me determine where the sensor is located.
where is the speed sencor location