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had the same issue, found a tip on youtube! used crc mas air flow cleaner and crc throttle cleaner from autozone. truck running like new again. 2003 burban w 120000.
I have a 2003 Chevy Suburban 1500, when I turn on my a/c or heat it sometimes comes on and sometimes not. If it comes on , it sometimes shuts off by itself or it will stay running even after the vehicle it shut off. Sometimes we have to remove the fuse in the fuse box under the hood and leave it out until we get back in the vehicle. When ... Read More
So I bought this 2009 Tahoe brand new, after having leased two new suburbans previously. I figured I was ready to settle down with this size and had loved my two Suburbans, no problems at all. My mileage is about 50K now and in the last six months my engine light came on requiring a $600 fix at the dealership because without it, my power start wouldn't work. When i brought ... Read More
I feel for you. I still have my 2003 suburban. I spent 3800 bucks fixing it up. New water pump, new brakes, fuel filter etc... Now, the weird thing is that I believe now my fuel pump was going out sporadically and what I thought was an electrical problem was really my fuel pump going out. My stereo hums with the transmission now and I have to bang the console to ... Read More
Is the replacement similar to the 1999 Suburban or the 2003 Suburban. 230 K miles and never replaced the fuel pump. Please help
Why Would Your 2003 Chevy suburban Engine Die While Driving can it be the fuelpump going
Don't worry, the needle will eventually stop working completely. Sometimes I was going 20mph, sometimes 120mph... Funny, was never pulled over for it. My joke is taking a pic of my 120mph and having it next to my vette. Now people think not only am I speeding but I'm taking pics of it too. (Some dont know to look close enough to see it is not my Z06 speedometer, lol. Yep, ... Read More
I have a 2003 Suburban 1500 that has me outraged! It will stall while accelerating, it will stall on hot days, it will stall on cold days, it will stall while going up hills, it will stall on flat ground, it will stall while driving with the cruise control on going down the highway. There have been several close calls of getting into an accident because of the stalling, one time ... Read More
I have bought Chevy vehicles for over 25 years. I had a 2003 Tahoe and 2005 Suburban and neither shook. Now I bought a 2011 Tahoe and it shakes at both low and high speeds. Have only had it for 9 months and have had it in the shop numerous times. We test drove 4 other vehicles on the lot and they all shake. When we first bought ours they said ... Read More
If you go on youtube, they show you have to take out the cluster panel - - you can then take it somewhere locally who will put in the new clusters and it is supposed to fix the problem. I have a place locally who do it for $200. I just have not had the time to remove the panel. I use my phone as my speedometer - - yep, there ... Read More
I joined the forum just to chime in about my 2007 Chevy Tahoe. I've replaced all four door lock actuators at Champion Chevrolet in Reno for a cost of over $1000 two years ago, only to have three of them fail again within a year. I am *NOT* paying another $750 to replace them again only to have them fail again so I've been driving around with no automatic door locks ... Read More
At about 38,000 mile my suburban's driver door lock began to fail. I took it in to the dealer and discovered it was a $250 + repair. Shortly after that the drivers side passenger door began to fail and now all 4 doors are failing. So I am looking at about $1000.00 to repair all doors and it only has 42,000 miles on it. I am very disapointed in the craftsmanship ... Read More
**DECEMBER 29th 2011** I had the same problem (2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 - Hit a bump, door chime dings, door locks cycle, ABS and brake light comes on, "Service Brake System" warning, and a few seconds of flashing CEL) and I fixed it. In my case I confirmed the location of the problem by wiggle testing with the car running, in drive, and with someone in the vehicle with their foot ... Read More
The passanger window, door lock and mirror were not working on my 2003 Suburban and I replaced the Door Control Module (it cost $200.00) and it fixed the problem. Also, the two keyless remote controls stopped working because of this door problem and I was able to reprogrammed them by following the instructions at this webpage http://www.ehow.com/how_6337935_program-entry-remote-chevy-suburban.html sub03
I have quite a long story regarding the cluster problems with GM trucks. I took my 2003 Suburban to the dealer for oil changes after purchasing it in '05 with 38K miles. I started having intermittent oil pressure gauge readings, where the pressure would read 40 psi with key off and 80 psi when running. I figured so long as it read about +40 psi when running I was OK and ... Read More
I have a problem with 2008 Suburban. The low pressure oil light went on with no warnings. Took it to my mechanic. He said under warranty go back to dealer. Dealer replaced a ring. again, low pressure light went on. Husband added 3 quarts of oil 5000 miles. dealer said acceptable usage. I sent chevy an email. dealer changed oil which I paid. came back 1200 miles. The morning of the ... Read More
I had the same problem with my dashboard on my 205,000 mile 2003 Suburban. I was able to get my local Dealer to take care of it for $100 plus the part which I think was $350. Bottom line yes they have a business to run too. Its not only about making money its about customer satisfaction can't have one without the other especially today. I was not happy about it ... Read More
I was once a proud owner of my 2003 Chevy Tahoe, but I started having problems with my gauges on my dash not working properly. I never know what speed I am actual traveling, if my oil gauge is correct, etc. I called my dealer to check on a recall and of course they told me that they did not know of any, so my husband bought our truck to Chevyland ... Read More
Well, GM has solved the problem with the vibration issues. 24 days ago I bought a brand new 2011 Chevy Suburban 2500LT 4 X 4 Fully Loaded. After 200 miles I had an oil leak, a front end that could not be aligned and yes the vibration problem. It now has 500 miles on it and I have only driven from the dealer, to another dealer back home and yes back ... Read More
Are you aware of a cluster problem with 04 Tahoe's? I own a 04 Tahoe and the gauges became erratic. Over time all my gauges were effected and I had to have the cluster replaced. That is when I learned of the wide spread problem. I had it replaced about a year ago, and at that time, there was a "discount" for the cluster depending on the miles on the vehicle. ... Read More
I have the exact same problem with my 2003 Suburban. Since the weather began climbing above 95, its been happening almost every day. HELP!!
I had the exact issue as the ORIGINAL poster and it was solved by performing tsb 03-08-052-001B (GM stealership computer required) Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Inoperative (Reprogram Passenger Door Module) #03-08-52-001B - (02/12/2003) Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Inoperative (Reprogram Passenger Door Module) 2003 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe 2003 GMC Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL 2003 HUMMER H2 From Start of Production (SOP) ... Read More
I had some odd problems with my 2003 Suburban. It turned to be that my inner fender was gone and that let roadsroay get into the comuter area and mess up contacts
do all of this of course if battery wiring is good and grounded, and if alternator wiring is good an grounded, as kaiwah mentioned.
start by unhooking both battery terminals for a few hours, then check if problem still persists. check all wiring. check all fuses. check for any open wires. check all bulbs, interior map light bulbs, door bulbs, all interior bulbs. check circuit breaker fuse. check auxilary battery/wiring relay. check intrument panel dimmer switch. check accessory power relay. check all grounds/straps. make sure all these things are in order, all relays plugged in ... Read More
Start with making sure your battery, alternator, are up to snuff....and the main wiring is making a tight connection with no corrosion on the terminals. Battery and alternator can be check for free at auto parts superstores, look for one that does load testing.
I have a 2003 Chevy suburban I bought used about a year ago. I love it, but little things have gone wrong here and there, nothing major. However, recently some of the electrical components have started doing haywire. First, the dome light will not shut off if you have in on the automatic setting (to come on when doors open and shut off when they close). You have to turn them ... Read More
I have a 2003 Chevy Suburban LT with AutoRide that seems to have developed a chronic issue since the 80-90K mile mark with the AutoRide System. I got a "Service Ride Control" message (roughly 81K mile) and had the Level Ride Compressor Assembly replaced per the GM Service folks @ $640. Within 6-8 months, the same message came on and the GM Service folks said the compressor failed (solenoid specifically) and ... Read More
I am being told $1500 on my 2003 Suburban. This is for a replacement unit.
Brad - I have a 2003 Chevy Tahoe w 64k. At the 60k service I had the fall the fluids changed becasue I tow a bunch in the summer. Same thing metal shavings. I had the front diff. rebuilt for $1100.00. Service manager mentioned the factory settings were not very robust. Of course I asked why Chevy didnt recall. Since GM went bankrupt, they really dont have an avenue for a ... Read More
Anyone else suffering from a failing front differentail at less than 95K? It's a 2003 4x4 Suburban That seems to be my issue, according to the Chevy dealership. I had the differential gear oil replaced at the 90K service and was called by the dealership to come back to the service area to "see what came out of your differential." When I arrived, I was greeted by the mechanic and the ... Read More
Spedometer on my 2004 Tahoe Z71 with 85000 miles started sticking and acting eratic today. I did some searching and found a post on another site that listed a "silent recall" from Chev from back in 2007. It should be a crime that Chev was not required by law to publish this info to all owners of these vehicles back in 2007. Anyway, I have copied it below. You might use ... Read More
I have a 2003 Chevy Suburban 1/2ton. I had it in 4 wheel drive, snowy, slushy, wet and rainy. Driving about 50 the front end made a bunch of clanking noise and grinding. There was nowhere to pull off. I switched it into 2 wheel and was able to pull into a parking lot about 2.5 miles. I put it in park, then back into drive, it clanked once really loudly ... Read More
What an Deal! I purchased a GM Certified 2003 Z-71 August 16th 2007 w 50641 miles on it. As many of you stated my Speedometer became stuck at 120 mph. Below are a list of my complaints. 1. Was there a recall notice sent on the instrument cluster? I did not receive one. 2. I took my Chevy Z-71 to my local dealership Don Helm Chevrolet during the week GM was ... Read More
I don't know if this has been listed somewhere previously but I just wanted to pass some info along. I have an 04 Tahoe and I found the "speedometer letter" that a lot of people were talking about. The vehicles in my letter that are covered are, QUOTE from letter; "If this condition occurs on your 2003 or 2004 model year Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV or Escalade EXT: Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado, ... Read More
you may go on eBay and buy parts it is the best way, i had hell with my 03 suburban 81k mile my speedometer begin sticking when i had 70 k miles GM motors didn't what to cover repair , here is the description of the part : 03-06 GM Cluster Chevy Tahoe Silverado Stepper Motor GEN 4 STEPPER MOTOR X 25 168, LIFETIME WARRANTY good luck.
The speedometer on my 2003 Chevy Suburban Z71 says I'm going 120 m.p.h. when stopped. I brought it to the dealer and they said $600.00 to replace the cluster.I did not want to spend another 600.00 on a 50,000.00 truck after making several other costly repairs. Shortly after that I received a recall notice from GM but I was over the mileage. I think it is rediculous that they will not ... Read More
I have an 2003 and my blower is only working on setting 4 and 5. It is blowing at what it would for these two settings. At 0 to 3, the air is just lightly flowing though the vents. What could the problem be?
I had the same issue on my 2003 Suburban at 42K in fall 2005. I was going 45 MPH and the speedo was at 120 MPH, as well the fuel gage bounced between half-full and empty. Cost me $414.38 to replace the cluster because it was out of 36K warranty. Flash forward 2 years to 4 Oct 07, I get a letter from GM on my husband's 2004 Silverado stating the ... Read More
I'm not 100% sure on the exact details, but my parents got a white 2008 4x4 Suburban LS for around $33K out the door including taxes and fees. It had a few options like the convenience package and the upgraded in-dash cd changer stereo.So my guess is around a $42,850MSRP. I think my parents had some rebate from their GM card too. They got it from the Roseville, CA dealership who ... Read More
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Mine failed at 95,000 miles. Auburn Chevrolet (WA) said to bring it in for free repair. Then they said it was not covered due to mileage (more than 70,000 miles). I had told them the mileage over the phone. I called the national customer care number. They offered 2 free oil changes but no repair. They denied knowing about any extension of free repair to 130,000 miles. I told them I ... Read More
Just found this from a Google search: Is anyone else having this issu? I have an '05 Tahoe. I hear a low sounding front end rattle/squeak that is heard when going on any uneven roads or bumps. I've looked at all the TSB for the Tahoes/Suburban/Yukon and I found the following TSB: Suspension - Rattles/Squeaks From Front of Vehicle Bulletin No.: 03-03-08-002B Date: November 30, 2005 TECHNICAL Subject: Rattle/Squeak from Front ... Read More
I own a 2003 Chevy suburban and have the same problem with the 4wd and I found out that in times you need to get it working you can pull the fuse ("TREC" all wheel drive module) from under the hood and wait 15 seconds and install it again. This is the fuse for the all wheel drive module. Do this when the truck is running and it should activate the ... Read More
My wife and I purchased a 2003 Chevy Suburban. At first, we had no problems until we had the vehicle for a few months. We ran the ODB II diagnostics and found several cylinders misfiring, and injector circut malfunctioning. We then took it in to dealer to have it further diagnosed and fixed. They did their thing and replaced one injector wire at first, but that did not fixed the issue. ... Read More
what fuse is the stock DVD player hooked up to.
Does the GM notice apply to 2003 models or just 2004? I have a 2003 Chevy Suburban w/ the same problem. Is the instrument cluster the same in both years?
I own a 2004 Chevy Suburban and the speedometer went haywire at just over 36,100 miles. We bought it in 2003 so the warranty ran out last December. I called the dealership I purchased the vehicle from and asked how they are handling the repair of the defective speedometers. I also e-mailed the customer relations department and spoke to them by phone (Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-222-1020). The service manager ... Read More
We have a 99 Suburban we bought used in 2003. When ever it is humid or very damp outside, the truck will not start. We have replaced the ditributor cap and plug wires and it didn't help.I didn't make it to work today because of this recurring problem. It doesn't seem to matter how much gas is in the tank, just the weather outside.
I just took my 2003 Tahoe (55,000 miles) in for the same thing. The mechanic found a bulletin from Chevrolet that discusses the problem and the solution. He printed it out for me. I am trying to find it online right now...but haven't yet. Basically, the 2002-2004 Tahoes/Suburbans have faulty air conditioning compressors. And they seize up. I thought it was just the A/C belt, and I replaced that, but I ... Read More
I had the same problem after my purchase...of a 2003 chevy suburban.. It was just over 37,000 miles when the speedometer went out .. but it cost me over 600.00 to fix.... you are lucky it was under warranty.... To top that off I had to get a new Transmission at 59,000 miles ... of course that was out of warranty....which this is only 1 of many things that went wrong ... Read More
Suits filed over GM speedometers By David Bowermaster Seattle Times staff reporter Kevin Zwicker knew something was wrong when the speedometer on his 2004 Chevy Suburban indicated he was going 10 mph, even though he was driving at or near the speed limit on Interstate 5. Zwicker's speedometer failed completely in April 2006. But General Motors did not replace it for free because the truck was outside the standard three-year, 36,000-mile ... Read More
Could be a number of driveline things, but a bigger question--why do you think your 4wd can't be turned off? There wasn't a single '00-06 Tahoe equipped like that, as all 4wd models got 2Hi, 4Hi, 4Lo as choices to run in via push button. So it's a bit odd why you said that. Regardless, it could be a bearing, maybe, though I'm not sure why it might come and go ... Read More
Love my 2003 Chevy Suburban Z71 but electrical/computer (?) problems started this past summer. While driving my entire instrument panel went out. Dealer repaired - expensive! And since then, problem after problem. Nothing was wrong before. Horn is out for 2nd time in 3 months, auto locks stop working then start again, control to release back hatch window stopped working, Onstar goes on but no phone calls go through (don't know ... Read More
Remembering the old days a wishing to be back there again. It was sure nice to have a place to go and find information about the GM-900. When I was searching the internet to find information on the 2007 Chevrolet Suburban that I had ordered, I came across a forum. I noticed that it was called “2007 Chevrolet Tahoe/GMC Yukon”. But with the exceptions of the Suburban body is 20” longer, ... Read More
Ok, So I clean out my 2003 Jeep Liberty LTD, which by the way treated me great in the 3 1/2 years I owned her, and pack everything up I want to move over to the new Tahoe. Get the Girlfriend and head over to the Dealer, Jim McKay Chevrolet in Fairfax, VA. Once we arrive I am greeted by my salesman, he sits us down at his desk and gets ... Read More
I just had this fixed in my 2003, it was the modulator door, they switch from defront to vents or hot to cold etc. I had the same clicking but now its gone.
Bought two years ago, new from dealer in mobile, al. have had in shop four separate times. left her in upstate alabama (tuscaloosa,al) had to be towed to dealer three times to get it fixed....still jerks/stalls. Contacted chevy customer service to get relief for a $1,000 bill on a fuel pump...no luck! am I wrong or should a 46k vehicle be unreliable? i have bought three new chevy's....no more. my 95 ... Read More
I have a 2002 Chevy Suburban, one of the best auto's I have ever owned. In fact after 124,000 miles I was finally required to replace the back brake pads FOR THE FIRST TIME since I bought it new in 2002. The front pads did not need it... yet. What a contrast to the 2000 suburban I had owned previously in which I was replaceing brake pads every 20 - 25,000 ... Read More
I just purchased one yesterday I have always been a GM truck fan previously owned Tahoes,Suburbans,Yukons&Denalis.My favorite was always my Tahoe 2002 Z71. Now purchased the new 2007 Tahoe I figured what better way to fully try the truck out than to buy it. Yes it does not have that Rugged Good old Tahoe look but it has its own personality. Alot of nice improvements but a few minor things which ... Read More
We are currently considering purchasing a 2003 Chevy Suburban Z71 and we were surprised that the middle seat in the back third row only had a lap belt (no shoulder harness belt). This was very surprising to us. Has anyone else found this to be a problem and what did you do to remedy the situation? We are in need of being able to have all 5 seats in the back ... Read More
We have 3 chevys, a 2000 3/4 ton suburban, a 2002 3/4 ton 4x4, and a 2003 Tahoe. Believe it or not all 3 have been good. The 2000 has 70k on it and has not been in for repair in 3 years. The 2002 has never been in for repair, it only has 19k miles, but I use it mostly off road, drive a car most of the time. The ... Read More
I have a 2003 Z71 Suburban that has similar issues. In fact it is at the dealer now and they are able to replicate the problem. The first thought was replace the fuel pump. So, we tried that and after the 4th fuel pump they decided that must not be the problem! The dealer has had no luck and has had it for five days now. They will be calling GM ... Read More
I strongly recommend buying now and taking advantage of lower prices and quality. I purchased a new 2003 Yukon XL right after they made some subtle changes and had a few problems with the electrical system. I need a Suburban/Yukon XL (4 kids, hockey players, camping with a travel trailer etc) so I buy the 2500 model. I replaced my 2003 Yukon XL (8.1 Liter) with a discounted 2005 Chevrolet LT ... Read More
I'm having the exact same problem with a 2003 GMC Yukon XL. Fuel pump failed at 24k miiles and was replaced about a year ago under warranty. This problem started about 2 months ago (just as the weather warmed up). Had a real problem with this last week on vacation. Two GMC dealerships have not been able to recreate or diagnose the problem.
Did you ever get this figured out? I have the same issues on a 2004 model. Any innformation you can provide will be appreciated.... Thanks ... JJ
I have this same type of noise coming from the rear I think. It can last for 2-20 seconds roughly. Did you ever get any info on this? I know if I take it to the dealer they won't know what I am talking about. Thanks for any input>>>> JJ
Here's a new one for you!. About two months ago I noticed a "rattelling/squeeking" sound comming from under the front carriage of my 2003 suburban> Sounded like the "chirping" you hear from the brakes when worn but woulddissapear after 1/10th of a mile or so. No specific reason or conditions it would appear under but it was loud and very noticable. Had brakes, new tires, and front end redone- no luck! ... Read More
I had the same problem with my 2000 model. I sprayed the backside of the idler pulley (beside the alternator) and it went away. every once in a while it chirps after idling. I am going to replace the pulley. they are $40 from GM. and are a known problem. hope this helps
I've got the same problem w/my 2004! I realized the "chirping" noise at about 33k miles. Seems to be coming from somewhere up front most of the time. I've heard it come from the rear as well. Recently the noise has been prolonged for about 2-3 seconds and has gotten louder. I thought maybe it was the wheels when in motion, but figured it wasn't when I heard the noise numerous ... Read More
I have a 2003 Tahoe that rattles and feels loose in the steering column. The Tahoe has 28000 miles, I probably had the problem in the last 7-10K miles and finally took it to the dealer. The dealership admitted this being a common problem in Tahoes/Suburbans/Trucks. There's a backorder on Intermediate Shafts, so hopefully when part comes in the problem is solved. The good thing its under warranty, the bad thing ... Read More
Here is a copy of the bulletin. We have the problem on out 2000 Yukon, but the dealer never figured it out before the Yukon went out of warranty. Parking brakes have not worked since it was new. Bulletin No.: 02-05-26-002A Date: February, 2003 TECHNICAL Subject: Scraping Noise From Rear Of Vehicle (Replace Parking Brake Shoe Kit and Clean Drum In Hat Rotor) Models: 2002-2003 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade EXT 1999-2003 Chevrolet ... Read More
A/C - Not Cold Enough/Blows Warm Air File In Section: 01 - HVAC Bulletin No.: 01-01-39-004A Date: December, 2002 TECHNICAL Subject: A/C Not Cold Enough, A/C Blows Warm Air with Vehicle at Extended Idle (Install Auxiliary Electric Coolant Fan) Models: 2002-2003 Cadillac Escalade 2000-2003 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe 2000-2003 GMC Yukon, Yukon XL with 6.0L Engine (VINs U, N - RPOs LQ4, LQ9) This bulletin is being revised to add 2003 model ... Read More
Brakes - Scraping Noises From Rear of Vehicle File In Section: 05 - Brakes Bulletin No.: 02-05-26-002A Date: February, 2003 TECHNICAL Subject: Scraping Noise From Rear Of Vehicle (Replace Parking Brake Shoe Kit and Clean Drum In Hat Rotor) Models: 2002-2003 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade EXT 1999-2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Series Pickups 2000-2003 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe 1500 Series Models 2002-2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 Series Models 1999-2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Series Pickups 2000-2003 ... Read More
Others with more experience will no doubt explain this choice better. I think this is an apples and oranges comparison. Have owned several suburbans - all with locking rear- which I bought to help me with the light Maryland snows. This rear helps us to maintain traction in mud or snow. StabiliTrak on the other hand will help us with keeping the car under control as we tend to force our ... Read More
Well, just got back from the dealer for the third time, different dealer, however I am still getting the same story. I have a growl or moan from the front end or transfer case when in 2wd. In the morning when cold, very pronounced and very noticeable. Took to a new dealer today, they were able to recreate noise, and substantiate, however, they said like the other dealer to drive for ... Read More
The 2004 Yukon/XL/Tahoe/Suburban will all get the new pickup nose. 2003 models remain the same as the 2002. GMC and Chevy have different noses, and what you see on the '03 GMC Sierra is what will be on the '04 Yukon/XL, just like the '04 Tahoe/suburban will have the same nose as the '03 Silverado. Hope that helps.
Forgot to mention that my neighbor asked me: What is the Helm order number for the 2003 Tahoe/Suburban Service Manual Set ? Couldn`t help him since Helm doesn`t list them under Chevrolet Tahoe or Yukon. Advised him that he should not expect any Service Manual availability until about APRIL of 2003. Historically it has taken GM about 7 months - after the first truck ships - for the Service Manual Sets ... Read More
Looks just like Avalanche in the front and will have a mildly restyled interior to go with the mid-model freshening http://thehollywoodextra.com/chevrolet/chevrolet.html should carry over to the silverado as well. enjoy.
Looks just like Avalanche in the front and will have a mildly restyled interior to go with the mid-model freshening http://thehollywoodextra.com/chevrolet/chevrolet.html should carry over to the silverado as well. enjoy.