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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban repairs by problem area

Chart based on 108 repairs.

1999 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban engine 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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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

132000 mi

US $250
Radiator leaking at seams where the metal meets the plastic. Radiator replaced. Tensioner pulley bearings blown. Replaced tensioner pulley. 
169000 mi

US $58
Antifreeze leak @the plastic T & Y connectors(after 10years plastic is brittle)& while replacing connectors,Heater Water Shutoff Valve fell apart. Went to replace it & the new 1 also broke(poor design)Overrode valve,new hoses & connectors 
111000 mi

US $350
water pump went out so i replaced it and the radiator, both were leaking, hoses also,,, 
124700 mi

US $500
fuel pump 
128000 mi

US $500
Transmission not shifting out of 1st. Engine light on. Usually occurs in the morning, but in the afternoon the light goes off and it works fine. Shop could not duplicate problem, but read the code. I replaced the throttle position sensor. oxygen sensor code. Not sure which of the 4. check engine light on, transmission would not shift out of first gear until 3500 rpm and then would not shift out of second. replaced throttle position sensor twice and two oxygen sensors that were coding bad. 
140000 mi would not start. Replaced a plugged fuel filter and replaced all spark plugs. runs great. 
144300 mi

US $857
Difficult starting. Replaced fuel filter and fuel pump. fuel pressure regulator and leaking coolant fitting 
165000 mi

US $600
very tiny radiator leak near the top of the driver's side. Living with it as the leak is near the top of radiator and fluid does not continue to leak out past current level. 
128000 mi

US $19
Cracked water fitting on intake manifold. Removed threads with easy-out and replaced fitting. 
116000 mi

US $330
Check engine light on, determined to be EGR valve. Mechanic cleaned it and it now works fine, no light. Also had the front end aligned and tires rotated and balanced. 
106000 mi

US $500
Oil cooler lines leaking 
123000 mi

US $200
Radiator leak - seal between oil cooler and radiator itself. No parts available to replace this seal. Had tried my own o-ring, then sealant to no avail. 

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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

141000 mi

US $365
Also leak in engine block-added "stop leak". 
148000 mi

US $850
Failure of intake manifold 
157000 mi

US $450
Water Pump Fail, Belt Tensioner Fail 

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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Engine Problems

69 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban. 21 of these members (30.4%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 36 engine repairs to 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans--an average of 0.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

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