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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Repair Histories

Percentage of 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban repairs by problem area

Chart based on 108 repairs.

1999 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban repair cost distribution

Chart based on 34 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 AWD

Chevrolet in Kansas, United States
Mar 2010 - Oct 2011
109000 mi US $48 The suburban did not start. When I turned the key, just a click. Tapped on the starter, sub then started and backed into garage for repairs. Pulled the starter and took to Alternator & Starter Co. Replaced defective solenoid. 
117000   Airbag module replaced. 
117000   Replaced all 5 door lock actuators. Back door did not work at all and other doors intermittent with both fob and switches.  

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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

Chevrolet in Oregon, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2011
128000 mi US $19 Cracked water fitting on intake manifold. Removed threads with easy-out and replaced fitting. 
Chevrolet in Ohio, United States
Sep 2010 - Mar 2012
119000 mi US $120 The rear seal of transfer case failed; all fluid lost. New seal installed, fluid replaced but this is temporary. Need to have new transfer case installed before I take this vehicle any distance. Still running, local use only. 
119500   Replaced transfer case, $2,500 from Jasper. Also replaced a wheel bearing, $500. 
123500   Repaired accumulating rust along bottom of every door including rear cargo doors. Replaced right front door. Plan to keep truck on road another 10 years. 
125300   Broken exhaust manifold bolt. 
Chevrolet in Colorado, United States
Jan 2011 - Jun 2014
132000 mi US $1450 Radiator leaking at seams where the metal meets the plastic. Radiator replaced. Tensioner pulley bearings blown. Replaced tensioner pulley. Gov-lock blew(rear axle carrier) and grooved ring and pinon. It did not damage the axle shafts or axle tubing. Rented vehicle for the time it was in the shop. Shop ordered and installed a open carrier, ring, pinon, seals and hardware. 
134000   Starter solenoid would not release. Banged on solenoid and got it started. Drove to pick up part and then home to repair. Replaced starter solenoid on starter motor. Fixed. Driver side back door window not working at all. Will fix later. 
141000   Driver side back door window repaired. 
155000   Drivers window has quit working. Will not go down or up. When the button is pressed, it makes a clicking noise in the door. Minor diagnostics done. Cause as of yet is unknown. Will update when time to investigate further. 
155500   I got around to repairing the drivers window. The window motor had quit working. Replaced the regulator and window motor. As for the rear drivers side window, it started working again just before the drivers window went out in April 
156700   Torn CV boot on passenger side. Found it was time and cost effective to replace with a new shaft. The (sway) bar bushings and end linkage bushings were worn out. Replace the 2 (sway) bar bushings and installed new end linkage and end linkage bushings. 
159000   Brake lights quit working except for center high mount brake light, rear turn signals quit, wipers sometimes wouldn't stop, headlights cut out here and there and the sound of the blinkers blinking would tick without the turn signals on. 
165000   Installed new multifunction switch (the turn signal multifunction lever on steering column), installed new circuit boards for both rear tail lights and installed a new headlight switch. This fixed the unsuccessful repair January 2013. 
169000   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 
Chevrolet in Ohio, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2011
165000 mi US $1400 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. Actuators for the door locks failed on all doors. Happened over 2 month period. Replaced all actuators about 4 years previously. They seem to last 4 years as we replaced them 4 years after original sale. 
172000   Replace lock actuators 
Chevrolet in Illinois, United States
Jun 2010 - Jan 2015
181000 mi US $20 Front driveshaft rear u-joint failed Leak in rear AC high pressure line 
186000   Trace on climate control circuit board burned up. Cause unknown, repaired unit. Is functioning normally now. Replaced by friend who is adept in repairing PCB's and most electronics to the component. Blower Motor drawing excessive current. Burned up switch. Replaced switch, but need to replace motor or clean carbon tracking inside motor. Currently monitoring the issue. 
196000   Right side catalytic converter plugged 
199000   Rusted rear brake line 
204000   AC leak is in the rear AC system behind the right rear tire and has pin holes. Estimated $750 for the one piece pipe to replace it from the dealer and many hours of labor to put it in. We gave up trying to fix it. 
Chevrolet in Idaho, United States
Jan 2010 - Oct 2013
114000 mi US $280 Passenger front CV axle replaced because boot was cracked and falling apart. 
115000   left front ABS speed sensor replaced rear door and spare tire were squeaking from road vibration. Spare tightened down and rear door latch adjusted. 
119000   Front driveshaft seals leaking at differential and at transfer case. Both seals replaced. Likely cause was failed U-joint mechanic discovered and both were replaced. 
127000   Right Front CV boot sliced and oil flipping in wheel well. Entire half shaft / CV joint and boot replaced. 
128000   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. 
135000   Inspection showed front wheel movement. Replaced pitman and idler arms. Realigned. 
140000   would not start. Replaced a plugged fuel filter and replaced all spark plugs. runs great. 
141500   condenser hose replaced and system recharged 
144300   Difficult starting. Replaced fuel filter and fuel pump. fuel pressure regulator and leaking coolant fitting 
145000   starter clicking but not turning. Replaced starter. Battery was corroded. Cleaned Battery. front passenger interior door handle broke off 
149000   Exterior Door handle broken on passenger front door CD Player not reading disks Wipers not stopping when turned off. Pausing at odd places in delay mode. 
151000   Front control arm noise - replaced shocks 
Chevrolet in California, United States
Jul 2009 - Jan 2011
100000 mi US $26 Steering position sensor, bought on ebay $26, took the steering column apart, fixed in the driveway in under 40minutes. You would turn the wheel 20 degrees off center, it would "snap" to the right, kind of like if you hit a patch of ice, no resistance. 
106000   Oil cooler lines leaking 
111000   Steering position sensor AGAIN. Replaced it several thousand miles ago with a new part. Problem came back a couple of months ago. Replaced with another new part.  
112000   Alternator charging intermittently, had it diagnosed as a bad diode at O'reilly's, replaced it myself, solved problem. 
Chevrolet in Michigan, United States
Jul 2009 - May 2011
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. 
121000   Rear A/C lines leaking. Shop replaced lines and recharged refrigerant. 
125000   Rear A/C lines replaced. They were leaking and the A/C did not work. Power door lock solenoids all went bad due to one being bad for awhile and too much current burning up the others. Replaced 3/5 with new parts. Other doors are manual lock now. 
126000   Original battery finally went bad. Oil changed also. There's a little clunk in the rear end but the mechanic said U-joints are fine, the diff has some play. 

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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

Chevrolet in Virginia, United States
Jul 2009 - Jan 2011
141000 mi US $365 alternator needed to be replaced.  Also leak in engine block-added "stop leak". 

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