1998 Chevrolet Suburban

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1998 Chevrolet Suburban Reliability Rating

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

Category

Rating

Comments

Engine

Moderate Problems Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Fuel Injectors, 5.7L vin R engines only, and the Crankshaft Position Sensor, 5.7L vin R, and 7.4L vin J engines only. Failure of the Crankshaft Position Sensor may prevent the vehicle from starting. The cost to clean the Fuel Injectors is $39.95 for parts and $97.50 for labor. The cost to replace the Crankshaft Position Sensor is $89.03 for parts and $32.50 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 and the Transmission Fluid Pressure (TFP) Switch and a periodic problem is failure of the Reaction Sun Shell. Failures of the Transmission Valve Body, TFP Switch and Reaction Sun Shell apply to 5.7L VIN R engines with Light Duty Automatic Transmissions only. The cost to replace the Transmission Valve Body is estimated at $485.00 for parts and $110.50 for labor. The cost to replace the TFP Switch is estimated at $70.54 for parts and $84.50 for labor. The cost to replace the Reaction Sun Shell is estimated at $43.00 for parts and $877.50 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.

Steering & Suspension

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

Brakes

Moderate Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is rusting of the Wheel Speed Sensor. The cost to clean the Wheel Speed Sensor is estimated at $84.50 for labor per wheel. 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

Moderate Problems Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Ignition Switch and Lock Cylinder. This failure may prevent the vehicle from starting. The cost to replace the Ignition Switch and Lock Cylinder is estimated at $183.75 for parts and $84.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Accessories

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

Overall

4 out of 5 4 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.

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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