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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Engine Problems and Repair Histories

Don't infer 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban repairs by problem area

32% of the 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban repairs were to the engine, 10% to the transmission, 4% to the brakes, 7% to the suspension, 37% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 4% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 99 repairs.

1999 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban engine repair cost distribution

Of the 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 31% cost between $100 and $499, 62% between $500 and $999, and 8% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 13 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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Repair costs are in local units.

1999 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

Chevrolet in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2011 129000    
132000 250 Radiator leaking at seams where the metal meets the plastic. Radiator replaced. Tensioner pulley bearings blown. Replaced tensioner pulley. 
169000 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 
171000  
Chevrolet in South Dakota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 100000    
111000 350 water pump went out so i replaced it and the radiator, both were leaking, hoses also,,, 
124700 500 fuel pump 
130000  
Chevrolet in Idaho, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2010 113000    
128000 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 0 would not start. Replaced a plugged fuel filter and replaced all spark plugs. runs great. 
144300 857 Difficult starting. Replaced fuel filter and fuel pump. fuel pressure regulator and leaking coolant fitting 
 
Chevrolet in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 158000    
165000 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. 
 
Chevrolet in Oregon, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 127000    
128000 19 Cracked water fitting on intake manifold. Removed threads with easy-out and replaced fitting. 
 
Chevrolet in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 115000    
116000 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. 
 
Chevrolet in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 99000    
106000 500 Oil cooler lines leaking 
 
Chevrolet in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2009 110000    
123000 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

Chevrolet in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 128000    
141000 365 Also leak in engine block-added "stop leak". 
 
Chevrolet in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 119000    
148000 850 Failure of intake manifold 
157000 450 Water Pump Fail, Belt Tensioner Fail 
 

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