Just went to start the '97 Tahoe. Started easily, but ran very rough and
"Check Engine Soon" light came on. At only 82K miles, this vehicle has been
treated and maintained very well.
I was at a complete loss until I popped the hood and noticed the light show
the spark plug wires were performing--only on the driver's side. Stopped
the engine and saw that there were breaks in several of the wires on the
driver's side, two of the wires cut thru completely--not uniformly cut mind
you, jaggedly cut.
No other damage visible anywhere. Do not suspect sabotage as tires,
windows, paint would be far easier and more likely targets--nor have I
pissed off any neighbors in this quiet and reserved neighborhood.
I have never loaned the vehicle out and I was the last to use just the night
Car is also always locked in the well lit carport next to the house.
Anyone out there ever heard of spark plug wires just breaking all the way
thru on their own?
Forgot to mention that I had a new head gasket put on by the local dealer
two months ago, but 2K plus miles of smooth sailing since that time lead me
to believe it is nothing related to that repair--unless they damaged the
wires on that side and . . . . but obviously I'm reaching here.
Interested in whatever the group might have to share.
thanks in advance,