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1998 Chevrolet Suburban engine problems

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1998 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 022001


  • miles


Wires keep getting cut by the car harness, why are the wires located in the harness? this is getting dangerous driving without brake lights is a hazard. The fuel line / pump has never worked correctly, and who ever heard of a transmission going out at 50,000 miles. Please note I have never towed anything with this car and I am a very careful female driver without any accidents or speeding tickets, oil is changed every 3,000 miles, all highway driving. Please help! this car is a disaster and a hazard. The leaking fuel line could have killed me, no brake lights...obvious issue. Thank you! liz zimmer.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #3

Oct 011998


  • miles
I had problems with the brakes once. They just filled up the brake fluid. 2nd time they replaced the master cylinder. I had problems with the electrical. They said it was the wiring harness at the engine.I had problems with the air conditioning. Took it in two or three times for that. They replaced some switches. Then had to take it in again and they replaced the rear airconditioner. We purchased this truck to pull a 20 ft trailer the trailer weighs 4200 lb. The Suburban has a 3.73 differential and the trailering pkg. Plus post traction or whatever thety call it now! we went on a vacation in Nov. Planning on being home the 1st of the year. Our !St differential broke outside of frederick md. It was replaced. Upon trying to return home the 2nd differential broke! it was replaced in louisville ky. Continuning our Venture home. The 3rd differential went out in mobile ala. They gave me a very difficult time. Told me it was my fault. I was either going too fast of the trailer was too heavy. Neither acusations were true! upon finally arriving home (almost) the 4th differential went out and replaced. I have lost all faith & trust in this vechicle. Am scared to death to take it on the road. My husband is 67 years old and has dreamed of his retirement all his life. Now we are stuck with a Suburban we don't dare take on the road for fear of it breaking down again. Chevrolet refused to do anything about it. The garage we purchased it from has been very nice. However, they also have been no help in this issue! any help you can give pertaining to Chevrolet replacing my Suburban wouyld be greatly appreciated.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #2

Sep 121998


  • miles
Car stall in traffic, it would not turn or brake until the engine was turned off and restarted.

- Laurinburg, NC, USA

problem #1

Apr 101998

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine failed.

- Aurora, CO, USA

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