1997 Chevrolet Tahoe - Reliability

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Base 2dr SUV (5.7L V8 4-speed Automatic)

Reliability Rating for 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe by Identifix

Ratings Key Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems
  Rating Comments
Engine Common problems on this vehicle are failures of the Fuel Pump, Fuel Injectors, Fuel Pressure Regulator and the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valve Passages. Failure of the Fuel Pump and Fuel Injectors may prevent the vehicle from starting.

The cost to repair the Fuel Pump is estimated at $133.63 for parts and $156.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Fuel Injectors is estimated at $103.50 for parts and $136.50 for labor to replace one Fuel Injector. The cost to replace the Fuel Pressure Regulator is $72.75 for the part and $136.50 for labor. The cost to repair the EGR Passages is estimated at $16.00 for parts and $58.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Transmission & Driveline Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Transmission Valve Body (automatic transmission only), the Front Axle Actuator (4WD models only) and the Transfer Case Encoder Motor Assembly (4WD models only).

The cost to repair the Transmission Valve Body is estimated at $485.00 for parts and $110.50 for labor. The cost to repair the Front Axle Actuator is estimated at $95.00 for parts and $65.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Transfer Case Encoder Motor Assembly is estimated at $552.00 for parts and $39.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Steering & Suspension An occasional problem on this vehicle is the failure of the Steering Wheel Sensor in the lower steering column bearing. This problem can be repaired by replacing the Lower Steering Column Bearing Assembly.

The estimated cost of the bearing assembly is $72.79 for parts and $84.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Brake An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Front Wheel Speed Sensors. Failure of the Wheel Speed Sensors applies to (ABS equipped vehicles) only.

The cost of replacing the Wheel Speed Sensors are estimated at $111.00 each for parts and $84.50 each for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Heating & Air Conditioning
Starting & Charging
Accessories An occasional problem on this vehicle is the Ignition Switch and Lock Cylinder. This condition can cause an electrical circuit to not power up or the vehicle to not start.

The cost to repair the Ignition Switch and Lock Cylinder is $183.75 for parts and $84.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Overall 3 out of 5

Reliability Ratings displayed above reflect style specific standard features and may vary from aggregated values displayed for the same year in the historical model overviewed bellow.

Reliability History for Chevrolet Tahoe by Identifix

  1995 1997 1999
Engine
Transmission & Driveline
Steering & Suspension
Brake
Heating & Air Conditioning
Starting & Charging
Accessories
Overall

Reliability Ratings by Identifix is based from repair shop-reported issues. Though this data may be for years prior to model you are researching, it exposes how reliable this model platform has been historically.

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