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6.8

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
86,800 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
1999 Chevrolet Suburban steering problems

steering problem

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1999 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 182010

Suburban 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

DEALER PUT ON A REBUILT STEERING BOX NEW HOSES PUMP AND PITMAN ARM. STILL THE SAME PROBLEM. DEALER SAYS THEY HAVE NO IDEA WHATS WRONG. FIRST IT WAS THE BOX THEN A BAD ARM. FIRST BOX WAS BAD AND THE 2ND SEEMS TO WORK BETTER. BUT STILL THE STEERING LOSS. THEY DONT KNOW WHATS WRONG WITH IT. ANY HELP IN FIXING THIS?

- , Balto., MD, USA

problem #4

Feb 012007

Suburban 1500 350

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

the mechanics just keep changing pitman arms idler arms etc and it doesn't help

- , Danbury, CT, USA

problem #3

Dec 012009

Suburban LT 5.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles

1999 Chevrolet Sububan - Intermittent power steering loss, feels like something skips and pulls to the right. It does make you feel like you need to correct. Local technician said it could be the Electronic Variable Orifice (EVO) - said it must go to the GM dealer for repair. Does anyone know what the normal repair and cost are?. Thanks

- , Hartfield, VA, USA

problem #2

Jun 302007

(reported on)

Suburban 5.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles

I have not taken this to the dealer as of yet but i will make an app. And try my luck! It seems as if the variable effort steering control is causing the problem of the steering going from normal to real free then back to normal. It can be a little nerve racking to say the least. Not sure may need a new ves control

- , Barrington, NH, USA

problem #1

Aug 082007

(reported on)

Suburban

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

When driving the '99 Chevy Suburban, it feels as if you lose steering. It feels like something skips, or like you are driving on ice. It pulls to the right and it happens when you hit anything in the road, such as a bump, a construction groove or are making a turn. It makes you feel like you need to correct. About 5 years ago we had some friends that had the same model suburban and complained about this issue, but since it hadn't happened to us, we let it go. They over corrected and had a tragic accident that killed one of their children. They told us afterward that GM knew of the problem, but it wasn't widespread, so it wasn't worth a recall. Does anyone know of a similar problem. I have read about it on the Tahoe, but not the suburban. Thanks.

- , Hurst, TX, USA

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