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1996 Chevrolet Suburban electrical problems

electrical problem

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1996 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 072000


  • miles


Pinion seal on rear diff. Leaked at 36K miles, fuel injectors clogged at 40K and inoperable oxygen sensor. Battery leaked at side terminal (38K miles), corroded battery cables and shelf. Winsheild wipers do not go all the way down to the starting position when turned off. Currently having problems with starting the vehicle. Starter was checked and is O.K. probably electrical, due to leaking battery or a computer problem.

- Los Angneles, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 101999


  • miles
While driving at various speeds on the highway, vehicle would shut off or stall out without warning. When trying to pass trucks or vehicles, vehicle stalled. Was nearly run over by 18-wheeler. When it happened, vehicle has been towed to dealership numerous times. Mechanic replaced the driver (5), injector pump(4), lifter pump(2), main brain(5) & the receiver sensors(5). The computer system would sometimes allow vehicle to restart. Problem is not getting better. Vehicle was bought new. Owner very upset. Dealership working with owner. Warren roosevelt dealership in canajoharie NY.

- Sprakers, NY, USA

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