1998 Chevrolet Suburban Consumer Review: Nice Hauler, but troublesome.
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Nice Hauler, but troublesome.
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1998 Chevrolet Suburban K1500 4dr SUV 4WD

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Purchased used with 53000 miles. My neighbor is a GM mechanic and told me I'd be putting a water pump on it soon. At 63,000 sure enough, it needed a water pump. Within months started seeing coolant leak again. This time intake manifold gaskets. Researched the internet, seems this is a problem with 5.7 engines. GM's solution...redesign the motor. No service bulletin, no corporate support, fix it yourself. It's unfortunate GM refuses to be honorable and stand behind what is obviously a defect, not normal wear and tear. It ran better after new gaskets but wallet $600 lighter. All in all my family loves it but my instincts tell me to get rid of it soon.

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Room, comfort, safety. Its a tank and we feel safe driving it.

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Improve quality.
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