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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-05-2004, 02:44 PM
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Hiya,
I just found y'all since i recently acquired my 1995 Suburban LT 1500 and am looking to improve it.
Great site!

My folks just bought a new Yukon XL so I bought thier suburban. It's in fine shape except:
- Drivers door is just starting to sag
- Tranny "slides" into gears, worse when cold
- gas mileage is 10.5mpg?
- Rad fan clutch has constant heavy drag?
- Radio (stock) lights burning out
- Limited slip diff does'nt wanna grab

I'm going thru a divorce at the moment (that's a good thing) so this is gonna have to be a daily ride. No money for "fun mods" at the moment, and would prolly just be a waste on this beast anyway. Mostly I'd like to try and improve mileage at the moment, and try to take care of the tranny (4L60E?). I'm a damn good shade tree mechanic, but mostly have worked on bikes.
What are the recommended service/parts manuals?
I look forward to future Q&A with y'all.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-05-2004, 03:35 PM
 
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Welcome to the... uh ... club?

Just a part of what you posted. The fan clutch thingy. If it's constantly on it's time to replace it.

It should also help with some of that gas mileage, although you're not going to see a huge increase here. But it will stop the beast from dragging unnecessarily.

It would be nice to get all the factory manuals but they can get pricey. Chiltons and Haynes are pretty good manuals, and cheap enough to get one of each.

As for the driver's door there is a thread here from a few weeks ago just about that...
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If you have any questions just do a search. More than likly almost everything has been asked and solved on this board. There is alot of smart people on here that know alot about trucks, so if you got a qeustion someone can answer it.
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welcome aboard soldier. this is without a doubt one of the ebst places on-line for information regarding these vehicles. it has gotten a bit "chatty" over the past couple of years, but there is still a weath of information here.
as it was stated prior, try using the search funsction fora few minutes before you post a new thread to ask a question. most of the general info on these vehicles has been posted (i.e. what the biggest tire size you can run is, or hwat the best 6" lift is...etc) another thing is pelase dont psot with caps lock on. it sucks to read and instantly gets people fired up...me especially.

shorts is a girl.....she knows her $hit and has guys all over the country to back her up. if you want a knife fight or brawl of some nature...shes the one to pick on [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]

with that said, welcome aboard, and i hope you can learn a lot from this site. the information is certainly here. so for this introduction and showing of the ropes please [img]images/graemlins/givemebeer.gif[/img]
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Welcome!

Radio - ask around, someone may sell you/give you a stock one that they have replaced with an aftermarket.

Tranny - Either live with it til it dies, or get it rebuilt. I think the average for a decent performance rebuild is like $1200, but don't remember exactly. Mine is slipping too, but my feeling is right now while money is tight im just going to live with it. It doesn't really hurt anything but the tranny to just run it til you can't live with it, so thats what i am doing. Just rebuild it when it gets really bad, before it leaves u on the side of the road.

Hope this helps, welcome aboard!
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I see you are from Northern Illinois. Where abouts? If you have any pics, post them!
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I am in Elburn, IL. It is near Aurora & Elgin.
I'll get some pictures soon and post them.
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shorts is a girl.....she knows her $hit and has guys all over the country to back her up. if you want a knife fight or brawl of some nature...shes the one to pick on


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haha that's me [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] ...and i just got done posting on the beer pong table

anyway, welcome to the jungle.

Drivers door is just starting to sag - replace the bushing and pin thingy in the door.


- Tranny "slides" into gears, worse when cold - not a clue why, but maybe you can change the fluid and filter and see what happens after that. in any case, it wouldn't hurt

- gas mileage is 10.5mpg? - that sux [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

- Rad fan clutch has constant heavy drag? - as mentioned above, it should disengage. if it doesn't, its broke

- Radio (stock) lights burning out - ummmmmm, not clue

- Limited slip diff does'nt wanna grab - did you apply the brake to engage it?
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Welcome, new guy. As for the gas mileage, you may want to check your O2 sensors... the mileage will go to hell in a hand basket when they get bad.
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