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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Engine Problems

59 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban. 15 of these members (25.4%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 33 engine repairs to 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans--an average of 0.6 per vehicle--have been reported.

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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 24 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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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

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

149000 mi US $640 Squeaking serpentine belt led to discovery of failing water pump bearing. 
128000 US $750 Fuel pump failed - original pump 
142000   Replaced truck radiator due to very small leak, replacement with OEM radiator of original 10year old radiator. 
143000   Replaced oil pressure sending unit - false low oil pressure reading 
155000   Replaced intake manifold 
159000   Coolant leak into oil system. Repaired by owner with Barr's Leak product. Leak stopped and oil was changed by owner. No further loss of coolant in 2000 miles and oil pressure has returned to normal range. 
166000 US $160 oil leak. dipstick gasket leak 

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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

156300 mi US $1400 Replaced gaskets at the rear of engine block, rear main seal, right valve cover gasket. to repair oil leaks. This is the only problem I've had with this vehicle - oil leaks. It appears to be fixed - Ive spent $2,800.00 repairing leaks 
161000   Heat shield on the exhaust system 
170700   Radiator Replacement 
185000   Serpentine Belt replacement 
120700 US $380 Leaking water pump, replaced pump, antifreeze and belt. 

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2001 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

147000 mi US $950 Fuel pump wore out and needed to be replaced.  
189700   Water pump was leaking. Replaced with new water pump. 

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2001 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

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

103000 mi US $900 Replaced Fuel Pump for the 2nd time in 100K 
106000   Emission sensor bad causing check engine light 
122300   replaced leaking intake manifold gaskets for check engine light 
78000 US $250 Hard to start & prolonged cranking. Replaced fuel filter & fuel pump. I did the work and it starts fine now. 
92000   Service engine soon light comes on after filling up w/ gas & there is an odor of fuel outside the vehicle, but no leaks. Fuel vent overflow canister replaced. 

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2000.5 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

108000 mi US $1238 fuel pump died...replaced pump, gas filter 

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2000.5 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

120000 mi US $850 Continuing overheating after repeated repairs 
132000   Replacement of cracked radiator 
145000   Persistent coolant leak within the engine 
207300   Replaced cam timing sensor and crank sensor 

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