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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
118,167 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace them (4 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
  3. trade the vehicle in or sell outright. cut your losses now! (1 reports)
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe engine problems

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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 062013


  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles


Omg, I cant believe it. The car died right in the intersection. So embarrassing. First I thought I had run out of gas. But it was just at the red line. So I should of still had gas. Called and had gas brought to me. Next thing you know the car is dying again coming back from the store. It kept cutting out. I barely made it home.

Update from Jun 23, 2013: We were driving down the road and the engine spitted and sputtered. The rings went out of the engine. Now it is sitting in the driveway. Cant afford to replace engine. And cant drive it.

- , Ontario, OR, USA

problem #5

May 122010

Tahoe LT 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 168,000 miles

Well I Had this truck for 5 years and had to do this job 3 times! all at the dealer. also my oil pan gasket with was told to me never leak well this will be my 3rd time. they don't even offer coupons that help only cheesy coupons. i paid 3,500 on one fix and i had my car washed before i turned it in and got it back with bird poop and dirt from the rain! nice a free car wash would have been nice!i spent 5,000 + at the dealer in 1 year and they cant even value me as a customer or something!

i also have a Mitsubishi gallant and fixes are cheap and they was my car every time even foe small thing like oil change or fill my fluids. they always was my car and treat me good. they send me good coupon's like 20% off or will match the price or 17 dollars for an oil change! I'm sadden to see that Chevy does not treat anyone right and there are plenty of four-oms out there that have repeat problems with he same thing that should be recalled. P.S why did they not put a cut out in the fuel area to change the fuel pump our selves instead of charging 1,000 +

- , San Diego, CA, USA

problem #4

Jan 012009

Tahoe LT 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,000 miles

Crap. Now that I'm on this site to complain about the ABS brake problem on my 1999 Tahoe I have discovered why the antifreeze keeps disappearing. Same as others I would assume. I think I'm going to take my own advise and cut my losses with this piece of junk. Nice going GM. Your going down the tubes but your not taking me with you. The only thing your getting from me from here on out is maybe some of my tax dollars, against my will of course! And you lie to the American public and say it's because the credit has dried up! You can't make JUNK and expect repeat buyers.

- , Tiffin, OH, USA

problem #3

Sep 252005

Tahoe LS 5.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles


Our engine started overheating while we were evacuating from Hurricane Rita. The mechanic said he had seen this on the 99 Tahoe quite often. I've looked and looked but can't find where there is a recall on this piece of garbage gasket. This was just the first time!

- , Orangefield, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 102008

Tahoe LS 5.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

This is the SECOND TIME!!! We started noticing coolant loss. It turned out to be the stinking intake gasket AGAIN!!! COME ON CHEVROLET, WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO DO WHATS RIGHT AND ISSUE A RECALL ON THIS DEFECTIVE PART???

- , Orangefield, TX, USA

problem #1

May 142005

Tahoe LS 5.7L Vortec

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles

I've owned a LOT of vehicles, and I've never had one that needed intake manifold gaskets replaced.

Not true with my 99 Tahoe - seems that just the idea of running makes the gaskets leak.

$750 to repair. Fel-Pro gaskets seem to have fixed the problem. If you are finding that your coolant tank keeps mysteriously going empty, and there are no external coolant leaks, you have an intake manifold gasket problem......

Even my hi-perf engines with aftermarket aluminum intakes don't have a gasket problem.

What ever happened to the reliable-as-a-rock Chevy 350 engine with the $20 starters and $25 water pumps? And no intake manifold gasket issues?

I really hate this truck.

- , Golden, CO, USA

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