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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,000 miles

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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 132006


  • 37,000 miles


Air conditioner, compressor, clutch and belt tensionor on Chevrolet Tahoe. Belt tensionor breaks locking up causing compressor clutch to sieze then causing compressor to disentergrate internally shooting internal components thru accumalator and inside vehicle climate control system. Serpentine belt tenstsionor could cause belt to break which drives the entire system to include power steering. This is a common problem for Chevrolet models, however it may only begin having the problem at 3-4 years of ownership therefore appearing to be a normal breakdown of components. The problem is common enough the dealers and experienced mechanics maintain the parts as basic stocked items.

- Hot Springs, AR, USA

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