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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Suburban engine problems

engine problem

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1996 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 112006

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


Engine stops running with no warning. This can occur while idling, accelerating, cruise speed, any time of year, any weather condition. Sometimes it will restart by shifting to N and re-cycling ignition switch without having to stop or leave road. Sometimes, as is the present case, it will not restart. I have owned this vehicle since new. This has been an ongoing problem beginning at 80,000 mi. Manufacturer extended warranty to 120,000 miles, has continued beyond warranty period and is a source of safety concern. This has occurred on interstate highways, in the middle of busy (high speed intersections). Dealer performed numerous attempts to fix problem, but they continued. I have had this vehicle to the dealer more times than I can count. I have had assistance from other professional sources (after the warranty period was over and was convinced that dealer/mfg. Could not or would not fix the problem. I have replaced fuel injection pump 2 times minimum, have replaced pmd/fsd at least 5 times, replaced auxiliary/lift pump two times, have drained and cleaned fuel tank 2 times. Most recent injection pump replacement was in Aug/September 05 (7000 miles ago). I have spent at least $5000 trying to fix this problem. Engine stopped last Monday and will not restart. Am surprised no complaint has been filed before now.

- Marshall, VA, USA

problem #1

Aug 201998

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer states that while driving at any rate of speed the vehicle will intermittently cut out or stall surge forward and then returns to normal speed. Dealer states that this occurs due the diesel injector pump.

- Duvall, WA, USA

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