1997 Chevrolet Suburban

1997 Chevrolet Suburban Prices
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1997 Chevrolet Suburban Fuel Economy
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1997 Chevrolet Suburban Reliability Rating

KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems

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Rating

Comments

Engine

Significant Problems 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 $117.00 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 parts 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

Significant Problems 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

Moderate Problems 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.

Brakes

Moderate Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Front Wheel Speed Sensor(s). The cost to repair the Front Wheel Speed Sensor(s) is 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

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Starting & Charging

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Accessories

Moderate Problems 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 3 out of 5

*Repair costs are based on a flat rate of $65.00 per hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

When considering this vehicle for purchase, be sure to check the following:

  • Fuel Pump
Reliability History
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KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems  Moderate Problems Moderate Problems  Significant Problems Significant Problems
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Engine Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems
Transmission & Driveline Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems
Steering & Suspension Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Brakes Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems
Heating & Air Conditioning Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Starting & Charging Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems
Accessories Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Overall 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 5 out of 5 4 out of 5 3 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5
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