1999 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 1999

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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban repairs by problem area

Engine (33%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (9%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (34%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 120 repairs.
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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (31%)

$100 - $499 (36%)

< $100 (28%)

Chart based on 36 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

1999 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban

Engine not specified

197000 mi

US $1500
Cracked lower intake manifold. Replaced upper and lower intake manifold and all seals 
202000 mi Both heads cracked, overheated. 
131440 mi

C $900
Fuel pump 
164000 mi

US $127
Replaced the radiator. The tank on the left side was cracked, seeping coolant. 
199600 mi

US $30
Replaced the plugs I installed a couple of years ago with OEM plugs. Runs much better now. 
134000 mi

US $8
Serious miss at idle while 4wheeling on Capitan Mountain (9000+ ft elevation) and afterwards. Solved with a dose of fuel injector cleaner in the fuel tank. 
138000 mi

US $46
Heater valve leak. Replaced heater valve and some adjacent hose 
139000 mi

US $1844
replaced leaking water pump replaced dead fuel pump 
139000 mi

US $300
Dealer screwed up. Installed bad replacement fuel pump, then misdiagnosed a crankshaft position sensor. Then claimed fuel injection spider was bad. I sold vehicle to a repair shop, which forced dealer to honor warantee on fuel pump install. 
271900 mi

US $240
Replaced failed Bocsh fuel pump that had been previously replaced in 2006 

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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 4-door

8-cylinder automatic AWD

105000 mi

US $698
Intake manifold gasket 
97000 mi

US $700
fuel pump 

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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

196000 mi

US $100
Right side catalytic converter plugged 
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 
99360 mi

C $600
Fuel pump 
124600 mi

US $300
Broken exhaust manifold bolt. 
156000 mi

US $10
Replaced fuel tank cap. Gave an engine fault code. 
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. 
106000 mi

US $500
Oil cooler lines leaking 
128000 mi

US $19
Cracked water fitting on intake manifold. Removed threads with easy-out and replaced 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. 
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. 
110500 mi

US $350
water pump went out so i replaced it and the radiator, both were leaking, hoses also,,, 
124300 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. 
144200 mi

US $557
Difficult starting. Replaced fuel filter and fuel pump. fuel pressure regulator and leaking coolant fitting 

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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

104700 mi

US $250
Replaced starter to correct no-crank/no-start condition; initially replaced battery with no results. 
105000 mi

US $600
Replaced fuel pump to correct a crank/no-start condition. Fuel pressure was about 5 psi before replacement. 
109405 mi Would start but not idle; I sold the vehicle thinking it had a security system malfunction, but it was ultimately a (very) dirty throttle body. 
148000 mi

US $850
Failure of intake manifold 
157000 mi

US $450
Water Pump Fail, Belt Tensioner Fail 
141000 mi

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

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