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Chevrolet Suburban 2500 Models:

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chevrolet Suburban 2500 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., March 31, 2006

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The tire and loading information label on the driver's side door frame may be inaccurate. A misprinted label could lead to overloading of the vehicle, which could possibly lead to tire failure and a crash. Owners will be provided with corrected labels and installation instructions. At customers' request, a dealer can install the label for them. The recall began March 31, 2006. The GM recall number is 05109.

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Body, Interior & Misc., December 29, 2000


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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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Body, Interior & Misc., February 17, 2003

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On 107 vehicles, one or two welds on the rear door upper hinge may not be to specification. This may cause the door strength to be reduced in a side impact crash. Dealers will inspect the welds and install a bolt to secure the hinge if any are found to be out of specification.

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Brakes, June 18, 2004

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The hydro-boost housing relief valve bore may be out of specification. The seal may fracture as a result, which may reduce braking assist and slightly increase the steering effort while braking. Under certain conditions, more braking effort will be required to stop the vehicle. Dealers will replace the hydro-boost relief valve. The recall began June 18, 2004. The GM recall number is 04004.

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Chevrolet Suburban 2500 Questions and Answers

Tractornuts, 1990 Chevrolet Suburban 2500, 5.7L V8, Superior, AZ

The engine clatters upon startup, and quite's down upon idle, then knocks slowly after warm up, but runs smooth and strong no engin missing at any speed. Any Idea's?

CoreyCompwhiz128, 1990 Chevrolet Suburban 2500, Gasoline, Seattle, WA

My friend owns a Suburban, and she has to manually turn the turn-signal on and off, it doesn't do it by itself. However if it rains and car gets wet, the turn signal will work. As it starts ...

hhusty, 1990 Chevrolet Suburban 2500, Fallbrook, CA

Smog results were...

@15mph - RPM 1753 -
%CO2 Meas 11.8 - %o2 Meas 0.0 -
HC (PPM) Meas 87, Max 134, Average 67 -
CO(%) Meas 5.07, Max 1.34, Average 0.24 -
NO (PPM) Meas 2, Max 1549, Aver...

Visitor, 1990 Chevrolet Suburban 2500, Antioch, CA

can i use a steering gear box from a 86 elcameno

tess.a, 1990 Chevrolet Suburban 2500, 5.7L V8, Phoenix, AZ

the control switch for the heat will not go all the way to the right. i have the assembly out and it feels like the cable is too short to go all the way. I can't figure out what needs to be ta...

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Chevrolet Suburban 2500 Reviews

my suburban is beasted to a 5 foot lift kit 22in metal mulisha rims a 454 big bloch its maroon red with the roof cut out and replaces with a leather top that can be removed when needed i have a 1inch thick steel bumped on the front and back equiped with wenches i love my 1991 4wd 2500 k-5 series suburban

Have owned my 91 for 14 years and have just replaced the engine with a new long block for another 14 years

we have three burbs. 94,99, 2010 all 2500's. the 99 has a 7.4 and it now has 107000. the 94 has a 5.7 and 197000. great rigs and no ( dumb ) problems. basic maintenance and we take care of all of our things. some had problems but all car and trucks have their problem childs. take care of them and they will take care of you. father-in-law has over 200000 on one and 150000 on another. best gm trucks ever built. the 2010 is just plain heavy duty and will last the rest of my life. good job gm...............

My wife and I just bought our 2001 Suburban 2500 with only 89,000 miles on it. For one we got a great deal, and two this vehicle is by far the nicest and most comfortable vehicle we've ever owned. The second row bucket seats make it so much easier for our kids to get in and the leather is great. I've always been a fan of the 6.0 Liter engine and ours came with a polished K&N Intake kit too! The engine is MORE than capable of making the beast move. I can barely tell my trailer's back there when I hook it up. Bottom line, we love this car, its big and strong, yet extremely comfortable and definitely gets a lot of attention.

Hard to criticize this vehicle. I bought it new in 2000 and put 20K miles on it every year. I replaced a radiator and the transmission was repaired under warranty at about 100K mile. It has never been garaged and the paint hasn't even oxidized.