2001 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 2001

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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Engine Problems and Repair Histories

2001 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban repairs by problem area

Engine (33%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (2%)

Chart based on 125 repairs.

2001 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (19%)

$500 - $999 (31%)

$100 - $499 (50%)

< $100 (0%)

Chart based on 26 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

173000 mi

US $1200
Replaced upper and lower radiator hoses and flush cooling system. 

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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

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

85300 mi

US $600
New fuel pump, inside gas tank 
168000 mi

US $1800
Loud upper end on startup. Pulled engine apart, rebuilt. Rods, lifters, rockers, oil pump, oil pickup, valve seals, timing chain and gear. Rods and rockers were worn, 1" of sludge in sump, i use synthetic.....Sounds like brand new now! 
186500 mi

US $420
Also needed to replace the original muffler and related pipes and hangers.... 
211000 mi

US $140
Water pump leaking 
190300 mi Check engine light Piston knock getting worse. 
128000 mi

US $750
Fuel pump failed - original pump 
142000 mi

US $460
Replaced truck radiator due to very small leak, replacement with OEM radiator of original 10year old radiator. 
143000 mi

US $400
Replaced oil pressure sending unit - false low oil pressure reading 
155000 mi

US $1200
Replaced intake manifold 
159000 mi

US $30
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. 
195700 mi

US $120
Fuel pump stopped working 
180000 mi

US $9
the return line from the heating core broke at the fire wall. this is a push on connector had to clear the broken part from the hose remove the push on connector push the hose on the pipe use the existing hose clamp. 
149000 mi

US $640
Squeaking serpentine belt led to discovery of failing water pump bearing. 
166000 mi

US $160
oil leak. dipstick gasket leak 

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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban

Engine not specified

303700 mi

US $400
Fan belt pulleys were worn out. 

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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 4-door

8-cylinder automatic AWD

137000 mi

US $300
Replaced cam position sensor 
140700 mi

US $1000
Replaced leaking oil lines.  

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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 mi

US $150
Heat shield on the exhaust system 
170700 mi

US $700
Radiator Replacement 
185000 mi Serpentine Belt replacement 
120700 mi

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 mi

US $140
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 mi

US $200
Emission sensor bad causing check engine light 
122300 mi

US $500
replaced leaking intake manifold gaskets for check engine light 
78000 mi

US $250
Hard to start & prolonged cranking. Replaced fuel filter & fuel pump. I did the work and it starts fine now. 
92000 mi

US $300
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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2001 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

275-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

233000 mi

US $200
The AC belt tension went out and was replaced along with the belt. 

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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 mi

US $350
Replacement of cracked radiator 
145000 mi

US $350
Persistent coolant leak within the engine 
207300 mi

US $200
Replaced cam timing sensor and crank sensor 
226300 mi

US $150
Replaced corroded leaking engine coolant return 
248000 mi Fuel feed problems 
248000 mi

US $800
Replaced fuel spider, fuel pump/sender unit 

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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Engine Problems

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