1997 chevy suburban

I just bought a 1997 chevy suburban 4X4 with a 350 vortec and 115,000 miles on it. Just what can I expect to go wroung with body ,frame,electric, you know all those little thing that seem to go wroung
with chevys,
Robert Marshall
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Per Robert Marshall:

Here's my experience with my '98: --------------------------------------- Problems/Maint     00000: Hood spacers & seat install     05000: STRANDED Rear brake froze     07000: Steering noise     13000: Bad tire     20000: Trans shifting problem     27000: Front rotors warped     29000: Burning Oil     30000: Violent shifts 1st-2nd     34690: STRANDED Alternator     35940: Xmission Valve Body...     36240: Serpentine belt replacement     37000 "Clunking" noise when starting from full or near stop     39000: Steering became hard momentarily     39800: Rear clunk starting to return in rear (re/37000)     61060: New sus parts     67120: Trans shift prob (like 30000/35940)     68260: Pads+turn rotors+     75040: STANDED Crank sensor     75350: "Check engine..." lite     75837: Valve Body (trans)     77100: Water pump     77439: Intake manifold gasket     85000: (approx) Wiper board     89000: Wiper board     98000: (approx) Serpentine Belt     98340: Alternator Failed ---------------------------------------
The ones relevant to you are probably the transmission valve body problem (seems tb about every 30k until it's fixed properly), the intake manifold, and the wiper board.
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(PeteCresswell) wrote:

Robert
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Per Robert Marshall:

Remember the character Joe Bjsxylk in the Lil' Abner comic strip?
The one that walked around with the little rain cloud over his head all the time?
I feel sort of a bond with Joe.....
Most people in this NG swear by their 5.7's and Suburbans or pickups. I guess I just got lucky.....
Your's may have had the trannie thing fixed properly. If not, it's about $500.
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"user" wrote:

Because you had these problrm why should everyone else? My non Silverado GM trucks have been mostly trouble free. I have a older one that has not even had a half dozen problems in its life outside of maintance and none of them disabled the vehical and it has 172 K now. Last year when they were clear cutting my fence line for power lines access (about 2000 feet of it) one of the guys had a 97 GM P/U with 240K on it and he said that it will still pretty much stock and had never left him stranded and they beat their trucks too. You must have gotten a monday or friday truck or something.
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Per SnoMan:

I agree except for the intake manifold and transmission.
Those two seem tb widely reported - expecially the trannie.
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Per (PeteCresswell):

... and the wiper control board.
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"user" wrote:

I know the intake gaskets was a really big issue but tranny problem should not be. I have a friend with a 95 1 ton van with a 4L80E that has never been done and he has towed a big work trailer for years (it does have a aux tranny cooler) that can weigh 7 to 9k. I have not had problems with 700R4s either but their have been a few issues with 4L60s especailly in 4x4 with shift kits and/or or dized rubber with improper gearing and improper cooling as well. GM has long made a pretty good tranny otherwise.
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1999 tahoe 4wd with 89000 miles. a/c quit at 45000 miles. it was just a misplaced hose that wore a hole. great vehivle. old john

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