1996 Chevrolet Suburban Consumer Review: Electrical system nightmare

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Electrical system nightmare
By tstorm5 on


1996 Chevrolet Suburban C1500 4dr SUV


We're on our 5th Alternator. We also
went through 3 batteries before those
problems were resolved. Alternator left
me stranded in the California deseret
once and left my wife stranded three
times locally. The current one on the
vehicle is dying as we speak.
Fenderwell and area had to be
sandblasted and repainted shortly after
purchase to repair acid damage.
Other than that we have had a pretty
good experience. We travel to Colorado
from South Texas every year and other
than one breakdown we have had good
luck. A/C seems to only blow on
passenger side vents. Good large
vehicle except for reliability problems

Best Features

Ease of replacing Alternator. Takes about 15 minutes, even if you have only a ratchet and minimal tools.

Worst Features

Be honest, tell people you have a problem with the Batteries and are working to resolve it.
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