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Is there a problem with my Chevy Suburban?

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Is there a problem with my Chevy Suburban?

I’m trying to diagnose an ongoing ignition problem with a 1996 Chevy Suburban. Sometimes it won’t start, and the previous owner said this happens regularly, and every time the problem occurred, replacing the distributor cap made it work again.

How to diagnose ignition problems with 1996 suburban?

Something which might help you diagnose the issue better is to do an old school trick on your just replaced distributor cap. This would be to generously spray the inside of the cap and the rotor with WD-40. Many people use this as a lubricant to help with stuck nuts and such.

What to do if your car stereo battery dies?

Car stereos with a code feature require you to input a preset code any time the battery dies or is disconnected. The code may be in your owner’s manual, or you might have to contact a dealer. Electrical system components can be damaged during a jump start if precautions aren’t taken.

Why does my car battery keep dying after I Turn Off the engine?

That means if anything is left on after the engine is shut off, the battery will almost certainly die. Leaving the headlights on can kill a weak battery in the amount of time it takes you run a short errand like shopping for groceries, but even a small interior dome light can drain a battery dead overnight.

What does Phantom battery drain on Chevy Suburban mean?

I have had my 1999 Chevy Suburban in to the dealer 4 times for phantom battery drain. We’ll wake up in the morning and intermittently the battery will be dead. No lights left on, no doors left open. the dealer replaced the 4X4 panel once and the battery twice to no avail.

What happens if you replace the battery in your car?

Also, it’s possible that everything about the battery might be fine, but some key systems could have been damaged or disabled, which could lead to some serious “side effects” for the entire vehicle. Learn which battery is right for your vehicle. Did You Replace the Battery Correctly?

Why is my car battery dead in the morning?

We’ll wake up in the morning and intermittently the battery will be dead. No lights left on, no doors left open. the dealer replaced the 4X4 panel once and the battery twice to no avail. They seem stumped. Any ideas? Well, it shouldn’t be difficult to determine or at least isolate.

I’m trying to diagnose an ongoing ignition problem with a 1996 Chevy Suburban. Sometimes it won’t start, and the previous owner said this happens regularly, and every time the problem occurred, replacing the distributor cap made it work again.

Something which might help you diagnose the issue better is to do an old school trick on your just replaced distributor cap. This would be to generously spray the inside of the cap and the rotor with WD-40. Many people use this as a lubricant to help with stuck nuts and such.

Why does my Chevy Suburban stall all the time?

One of the most common issues your Chevy Suburban is likely to develop is a stalling problem. The most challenging part of diagnosing a stalling problem is reproducing the conditions that led to the stall in the first place. Stalls can happen at any time, and it can be incredibly jarring when it does happen.

What kind of engine does a 1996 Suburban LT have?

Ok, we have a 1996 Suburban Lt with a 5.7L engine. We have had a few repairs but nothing this complicated before. We are driving down the interstate and suddenly the truck dies.

What causes a Vortec 5.7 hesitation problem?

Problems with the Throttle position sensor, EGR Valve, Idle Air Control Valve, clogged catalitic converters, bad O2 sonsors causing truck to run with it much fuel, bad distributer cap/rotor, spark plugs and wires and a bad fuel filter are all problems that can cause the truck to bog down under heavy acceleration. Loading…

What’s the problem with my 1997 Chevy Silverado?

I have a 1997 chevy 1500 siverado with a 5.7 vortec that has been having a problem for about 6 months now. The truck starts, idles, and revs normally and when accellarating slowly everything works just fine, but once you get past half throttle it falls on its face and acts like it has a clogged fuel filter or bad fuel pump.

What’s the problem with my Chevy Vortec engine?

On older Chevy engines, specifically the 5.7 Vortec, for which this code is most common, the problem generally stems from the Distributor positioning. On newer vehicles, the engines adjust the timing themselves.

Problems with the Throttle position sensor, EGR Valve, Idle Air Control Valve, clogged catalitic converters, bad O2 sonsors causing truck to run with it much fuel, bad distributer cap/rotor, spark plugs and wires and a bad fuel filter are all problems that can cause the truck to bog down under heavy acceleration. Loading…

What to do if your Vortec won’t start?

96 Chevy C1500 5.7L Vortec Truck won’t start, Replaced Fuel Pump, Filter & Has Spark. Hey everyone, I have a 1996 Chevy C1500 with a 5.7L Vortec, I got the truck recently and was told it just needed a Fuel pump, I replaced the Fuel pump, and the Filter, also the pump turns on and there is fuel up at the rail, I pushed the pin and it shot right out.

Why does my 96 Chevy Express van not start?

Also had a similar issue spin and no start with a 96 Chevy Express Van with the 5.7L. This vehicles issue turned out to be a shorted pink wire in the wiring harness that runs up the passenger side of the block. The vehicle had died while driving several times and wouldn’t start. Then, finally after blowing a couple fuses, would start at all.

Ok, we have a 1996 Suburban Lt with a 5.7L engine. We have had a few repairs but nothing this complicated before. We are driving down the interstate and suddenly the truck dies.

What kind of infotainment system does a Chevy Suburban have?

Chevrolet Infotainment System functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices. Functionality is subject to limitations and varies by vehicle, infotainment system, and location. Select service plan required. Certain Alexa Skills require account linking to use.

Where are the spark plugs on a suburban?

Both are next to each other and are attached to a small metal bracket bolted to the top of the motor just to the passengers side of the air intake/ throttle body. P.S. From the ECM comes a signal to ignite the spark plugs etc. This signal first goes through the coil and ICM.

Where can I get a replacement Chevy Suburban key?

1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Chevrolet Suburban Non-Transponder Key Replacement (P1113/B102) Call Us 24/7: 800-223-1453 Q: I lost my Chevrolet Suburban car keys, have no spare, and need a replacement. How and where can I get a replacement key?

Can you change the VIN on a Chevy Suburban?

The VIN allows the dealer or automotive locksmith to access the key code on file, i.e., to cut you a replacement key by code, which is a very fast and easy process. There are, however, two things to consider: For Chevrolet Suburban vehicles that are older than ten years, there are no codes available.

When did Chevy Suburban stop using transponder keys?

Non-transponder Keys: 1970 to 2006. Please keep in mind that while some keys or key fobs may look the same, they have different capabilities/frequencies/keyways. Therefore, having the right key or key fob is essential. Already have your key?

How did I fix the fuse on my Suburban?

We then cut enough of the wires in both directions even though only the pink wire was burned to a dark brown color. This fixed the fuse from blowing. The cable wires holder had come open and the wires had fallen out and were able to fall onto the exhaust manifold.

What kind of engine does a 1999 Silverado have?

Problem vehicle, 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L V8 2WD with 351,000mi. I’ve read numerous threads on the rough idle cold start and the engine having some sort of intake leak and I don’t believe I have this problem, but I could be wrong.

Is the Chevy Vortec V8 5.7 a distributor?

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Is there a problem with my Silverado V8?

The problem started this summer (2016), I headed out for the morning and started my truck up only to find that is was idling rough and sputtering at low rpms when I would give it throttle to ease out of the driveway. Once I got going and got the rpms up a bit it ran fine.

Why is my Chevy Silverado 1500 not starting?

However, today, when the truck will crank and start, the antitheft icon goes off after a few seconds with the key on and stays off while the truck is running. It never flashed either today or yesterday though. And I don’t know if the antitheft system disables cranking or starting or both.

What kind of truck is a 96 Chevy?

– CarGurus 96 Chevy C1500 5.7L Vortec Truck won’t start, Replaced Fuel Pump, Filter & Has Spark.

How is the Chevy k1500 Suburban engine rated?

Rated 4 out of 5 by joe shadetree from 99 Chevy K1500 Suburban “Motor not ready to run” Had a couple of minor issues as to why 4 stars, Jegs and ATK customer service are excellent and helped every way they could. I recommend checking compression on all cylinders, verifying top dead center on #1 cylinder and lash on valves prior to install.

Is the Chevy Suburban a pickup or a station wagon?

For most of its recent history, the Suburban has been a station wagon −bodied version of the Chevrolet pickup truck, including the Chevrolet C/K and Silverado series of truck-based vehicles. Cadillac offers a version called the Escalade ESV.

What kind of transmission did the Chevy Suburban have?

This model generation was based on the Chevrolet Advance Design series of pickups. Beginning in 1953, the Hydra-Matic 4-speed automatic transmission was available in GMC models and in the 1954 model year Chevrolet Suburbans.

When does the Chevy Suburban go out of production?

It would return as an exclusive to rental, fleet, and government services with the eleventh generation starting with the 2016 model year with a 4WD LS and LT trim option, but soft sales would result in Chevrolet discontinuing production on this feature in 2020.

What to do with stuck nuts on 1996 suburban?

This would be to generously spray the inside of the cap and the rotor with WD-40. Many people use this as a lubricant to help with stuck nuts and such. The WD in the name actually means Water Displacement. By spraying this inside, it will keep water out of the cap and off of the parts.

What are the timing marks on a 1997 Chevy C / K 1500?

– Almost two years to figure out that a 1997 5.7 Distributor does NOT have a little wire to unplug ! Mechanically the engine must be set to Top Dead Center. The electronic timing (advance or retard) must be less than + or – ‘2’ or the Check Engine Light in turned on.

What are the symptoms of a bad distributor cap?

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Distributor Rotor and Cap. Common signs include engine misfires, car not starting, the Check Engine Light coming on, and excessive or unusual engine noises.

What causes the cap to oxidize on a GMC 5.7?

My suspicion is that condensation from inside the engine from the cooling of the engine after shut down is being pushed up through the distributor shaft as steam. I feel this is what is causing the cap to oxidize and cause this problem.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Distributor Rotor and Cap. Common signs include engine misfires, car not starting, the Check Engine Light coming on, and excessive or unusual engine noises.

My suspicion is that condensation from inside the engine from the cooling of the engine after shut down is being pushed up through the distributor shaft as steam. I feel this is what is causing the cap to oxidize and cause this problem.

What causes corrosion on a GM car cap?

GM has a technical bulletin included in the new cap that speaks of a lack of ventilation which can cause pre-mature corrosion of the cap. It recommends taking out the wire screens located somewhere on the base of the distributor.

This would be to generously spray the inside of the cap and the rotor with WD-40. Many people use this as a lubricant to help with stuck nuts and such. The WD in the name actually means Water Displacement. By spraying this inside, it will keep water out of the cap and off of the parts.

What kind of truck cranks but won’t start?

Truck cranks but won’t start – 1997 Chevy C1500 chevrolet… I have a 1997 Silverado with the 4.3 vortec motor. About 2 weeks ago my son was driving it and the way he explained it was the engine completely died on him, causing his guages to malfunction and his steering wheel to lock up.

Also had a similar issue spin and no start with a 96 Chevy Express Van with the 5.7L. This vehicles issue turned out to be a shorted pink wire in the wiring harness that runs up the passenger side of the block. The vehicle had died while driving several times and wouldn’t start. Then, finally after blowing a couple fuses, would start at all.

Why does my 97 Chevy truck not start?

97 Chevy truck won’t start when it gets cold?? When ever it gets cold my truck will not start. Seems to be fuel pressure but can’t smell any gas like it was flooding. It does’nt even fire like it wants to start.

Why does my Chevy C / K 1500 not start?

FYI – If the pass lock isn’t working properly, the computer will not keep the fuel pump on when the key is turned to start and released. 72 people found this helpful. Note: If the battery dies or is disconnected, or the computer is disconnected, this procedure may have to be repeated.

Can a Chevy C / K 1500 run without fuel?

Also I haven’t fully checked the Spark, but the Truck run’s fine when you spray Starting fluid into the Throttle body. Any suggestions on why the truck isn’t accepting the fuel, it cranks fine, just wont run without starting fluid. these trucks have to have between 55-65psi of fuel to run.

What does it mean when a truck won’t start?

It might be the computer, but it might be a sensor or a $10 relay. You won’t get diagnostics through the internet. I have a 1998 Chevy 2500 w/ a 5.7 that wouldn’t start even though the truck had good spark, fuel in the tank, and I could hear the pump spin up and pressurize when I turned the key.

Can a GM Truck shift out of Park?

Anyways, the truck runs well and starts with no problems, but if you start the car in Park, it will not shift out of park no matter what you do. The only way to fix it is if you put the key in, move it slightly forward. Once you do this, it releases the shifter and you can shift it into neutral.

Can a Silverado 1500 be interchanged with a suburban?

1999-2002 Silverado 1500’s are all the same and the parts will interchange. 2000-2006 Tahoes and Suburbans are all the same except for the grille, if you use a grille off of one of these you’ll have to buy the tahoe or suburban bowtie too.

1999-2002 Silverado 1500’s are all the same and the parts will interchange. 2000-2006 Tahoes and Suburbans are all the same except for the grille, if you use a grille off of one of these you’ll have to buy the tahoe or suburban bowtie too.

Anyways, the truck runs well and starts with no problems, but if you start the car in Park, it will not shift out of park no matter what you do. The only way to fix it is if you put the key in, move it slightly forward. Once you do this, it releases the shifter and you can shift it into neutral.

What to do when your shifter won’t shift out of Park?

The only way to fix it is if you put the key in, move it slightly forward. Once you do this, it releases the shifter and you can shift it into neutral. Once you do that, you can start the car and shift freely. It’s just Park that it get’s stuck.

Where is the shifter on a GM Truck?

The switch is under the steering column cover. There is a silver plunger (if you will) that when in the up position releases the shifter. He either needs to replace the switch or if he’s cheap ( like me) take a zip stip and shove it up into that plunger causing it to stick in the up position. Check the fuse to the brake lights.

Why does my Chevy Suburban die while driving?

This “behavior” has happened just after it is started, it happens after it’s been running for 20 + minutes without any prior problem, there is no rhyme or reason to it. I can start it and it will run in the driveway for 30 minutes with no problems or I can start it on another day and it wont stay running! It isn’t the fuel pump, or the battery.

What are the symptoms of a bad distributor rotor and cap?

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Distributor Rotor and Cap Common signs include engine misfires, car not starting, the Check Engine Light coming on, and excessive or unusual engine noises. by Valerie Johnston on January 07, 2016 Vehicle Engine Mechanical Inspection Cost

What are the symptoms of a bad distributor?

1. Engine misfires 2. Car doesn’t start 3. Check Engine Light comes on 4. Excessive or unusual engine noises A running engine sends a large amount of electricity through the ignition coils to the rotor, which turns inside the distributor.

What causes a Chevy Suburban engine to stall?

Stumbling and poor idle can be caused by air or fuel starvation so make sure that those filters are OK. I think that my own problem is caused by dirt in the fuel tank plugging up the fuel intake screen. I think the dirt falls off when the engine is shut off.

How to troubleshoot a no start GM 4.3L pick up?

Testing a Cranks but Does Not Start condition on your GM 4.3L, 5.0L, 5.7L pick up, van or SUV is not that hard to do, if you have a solid diagnostic strategy. In this article I’ll show you the basics of testing such a problem.

What to do if your Chevy Silverado won’t start?

Cold Hard CHEVY Start Problem Solved! Chevrolet Silverado Express Suburban Tahoe GMC If playback doesn’t begin shortly, try restarting your device. Videos you watch may be added to the TV’s watch history and influence TV recommendations. To avoid this, cancel and sign in to YouTube on your computer.

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