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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban electrical repair cost distribution

Chart based on 15 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

140000 mi

US $425
Replaced alternator 
159000 mi

US $165
Passenger front window was inoperative after a period of intermittent operation 
164000 mi

US $9000
Replaced AC compressor. Unit locked up, broke serpentine belt, 
226700 mi

US $225
I personally Replaced alternator 
72000 mi

US $385
when it is over 90 degrees out and i start the car the ac would not somethimes blow cold for up to 4 minutes, had dealer install ac inline filter and new diagram and recharge and it fixed it after the dealer twice just tried to swap out com. 
98000 mi

US $90
Ac not blowing cold. Brought the car to autoshop and turned out it was the rear ac unit is leaking $1200 to fix, no ac for a while. 
99000 mi Rear AC leak not fixed. 
172000 mi

US $620
New regulator in both front windows Rear defroster not working 

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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban

Engine not specified

150000 mi Needed a new starter....was a bitch to replace 

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2002 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

126000 mi

US $600
Car was making rattling noise caused by AC belt tensioner banging against stops. Broke 2 belts and 1 tensioner. Finally replaced AC compressor twice. The first one leaked from the parts store. New Comp, new belt, new tensioner.  
226000 mi

US $2000
Replaced compressor, evaporator core (dash removal), freon and oil 
162000 mi

US $20
Dash lights went out while driving on a dark highway at night. Research indicated likely the dimmer switch. Found one like new at a salvage yard for $20 and replace it myself. Problem solved! 

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2002 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

138000 mi

US $120
Driver's side power window switch 
84000 mi

US $200
Driver window motor died. Motor replaced. 
89000 mi

US $200
Needed new starter motor 
97000 mi

US $59
Driver window motor stopped working. Parts still under warranty. Installed new replacement part. 
106000 mi

US $100
Driver window not working. Power window regulator needed to be replaced 
118000 mi

US $100
Driver window froze shut, then fell down - regulator broke, window cracked. 
102580 mi

C $294
air conditioning not blowing very cold. Found air condensor is leaking, plugged small leak with "stop leak" and system recharged. working for now, but replacement of condensor approx.700.00. Not fully repaired,only partial fix. 
113460 mi

C $265
A/C needed a recharge again due to a small leak, which was found and previously sealed in Aug2012. Dollar value is only for that repair, not regular maintenance. 

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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Electrical Problems

69 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban. 11 of these members (15.9%) have reported electrical repairs for their car. A total of 22 electrical repairs to 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

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