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1996 Chevrolet Suburban electrical problems

electrical problem

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1996 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 242000

(reported on)


  • miles


First time at 30,000 miles, symptoms appeared to be defective starter or started solenoid- found that the battery was leaking at the positive terminal and corroded/ruined cable connecting to battery. Dealer in North Carolina [parks Chevrolet, charlotte replace battery and cables, free]. second time, at 50,000 miles, I checked battery and found leaking again - soaked cable connections in baking soda water solution and re-installed with new bolt. Since that time, I have cleaned the cable connection at battery positive post with soda/water solution at approximnately 10,000 mile intervals. From talking to other owners, it appears that the batteries are the problem - leaking at the positive bolt/terminal connection. As a former mechanic and factory service rep, I have been able to avoid a serious threat to safety by frequent inspection and maintenance, but this is really a dangerous situation and may have frightening results unless some action is taken to correct

- Conover, NC, USA

problem #1

May 152000

(reported on)


  • miles
The starter failed.

- Antioch, CA, USA

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