Go Back   Chevrolet Forum - Chevy Enthusiasts Forums > Current Chevy Trucks, SUV's, Crossovers & Vans > Tahoe & Suburban
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

Tahoe & Suburban The power, space, and brutal towing ability make the Tahoe and its longer sibling, the Suburban, arguably the best full size SUV's on the market today.

2013 Chevrolet Suburban
Platform: GMT 400, 800, 900

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 04-09-2009, 01:20 PM
K9SAR's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Woodstock, Ga
Posts: 18
Default 1997 2 Door Tahoe Problem

I just bought my ideal truck a 1997 2 Door Tahoe 4wd with 145000 miles. I bought it from a good ole country boy and lets just say it is not in ideal shape but hey the 2 door Tahoes are hard to find and i only paid $3800. It has 2 issues i need help with the rest i know what the are.

#1. None of the interior lights work, the owner said he removed the pass. side sunvisor light because the pressure sensor was bad and it had a slow drain on the battery. He just pulled the wire from the pressure switch and now none of the interior dome lights work. i dont think it is related to the sunvisor vanity mirror but what do you think?

#2. It has a horrible brake vibration that i can feel in the seat and in the pedal. I dont think it is the rear brakes becasue it had rear shoes and wheel cylinders about 4000 miles ago. But i have also heard that The front wheel bearing can go bad on this truck and make the same problem. So any input will be nice.

Thanks
Andrew
K9 SAR
Register today for free or log-in if already registered to remove this ad!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-09-2009, 02:48 PM
in2pro's Avatar
Administrator
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 6,434
Default

Welcome to the forum, nice find on the 2Dr...
__________________
Looking to advertise in the forum? click here > Internet Brands
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-09-2009, 03:13 PM
K9SAR's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Woodstock, Ga
Posts: 18
Default

Thank this seems like a good forum so hopefully i can get some help.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-09-2009, 05:12 PM
73shark's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: KC, MO area
Posts: 8,267
Default

Welcome to the Tahoe forum. By pressure switch, are you referring to the vanity mirror lite switch?

The brake vibration (or is it more of a pulsation?) might be warped rotor(s).
__________________
2010 Sheer Silver Tahoe LTZ (all options but sunroof, power boards), GM (body color flaps, rear console, 3rd row mat, 2-Way Remote, chrome gas door, Esky rack), Eagle Eye LED tails, SLP dual tip exhaust, Silver bow-ties/rear wiper, Catch-All mats, AlphaTherm washer fluid heater, Putco chrome mirror covers, silver calipers, board chrome trim, tint, GMPP Major Guard

2007 Black Tahoe LTZ (Sold),
(GM flaps-$15, Lund Step Tubes-$80-For Sale)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-09-2009, 05:49 PM
K9SAR's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Woodstock, Ga
Posts: 18
Default

yea it is the pressure switch for the vanity mirror. I am getting two vanity mirrors and a headlight selector switch that has the dome light override in it i am not sure if it is the problem with the dome lights but it couldn't hurt. has anybody else had problems with dome lights not working?

It is also getting new rotors and pads tomorrow. Should i go with cross drilled and slotted rotors? Because i am reading a lot of problems with stock rotors warping on these tahoes.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-09-2009, 08:18 PM
MDTAHOE's Avatar
Super Moderator
Professional Mechanic
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Bowie, MD
Posts: 2,955
Default

If you hold the parking brake release lever and slowly push down the p-brake while driving you can tell if it is the rear. If it does it with only the p-brake it is the rear. You have to hold the release handle while and press slowly or the rear will lock up and slide out
__________________
ASE Master Tech, L1 Advance Engine Performance certified
__________________________________________________ ___________________________
I will not answer repair questions by PM, if you would like my input you can PM me and ask me to reply to your public thread.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-09-2009, 08:39 PM
K9SAR's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Woodstock, Ga
Posts: 18
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MDTAHOE View Post
If you hold the parking brake release lever and slowly push down the p-brake while driving you can tell if it is the rear. If it does it with only the p-brake it is the rear. You have to hold the release handle while and press slowly or the rear will lock up and slide out

Thank you very much! I i had a brain fart and forgot about that i guess that shows i haven't worked on a rear drum set up in awhile.

Also for the front brakes somebody told me to go with Power Slot rotors and Hawk Pads does anybody have another opinion or what kind of pads to get cerimac or like super duty pads on

http://store.summitracing.com/egnsea...840140+115+215
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-09-2009, 09:17 PM
CF Active Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Winterville, NC
Posts: 294
Default

is the Dome override button mashed. If yours is the same is mine it has it right beside the headlight switch. that could be why the lights dont work or they could be just burnt out
__________________

99 2 door tahoe/ 17x9 KMC XD Spy's/ 285-70-17/ Flowmaster 50 series exhaust
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-09-2009, 10:08 PM
K9SAR's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Woodstock, Ga
Posts: 18
Default

The dome override button clicks in and out it feels normal. I think it is just internally bad. I dont the bulbs are burn out because there are 8 plus bulbs and none works. the only lights that work are the instrument panel lights and the driver side vanity mirror.

Last edited by K9SAR; 04-09-2009 at 10:18 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-09-2009, 10:32 PM
CF Active Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Winterville, NC
Posts: 294
Default

What lights are not working
__________________

99 2 door tahoe/ 17x9 KMC XD Spy's/ 285-70-17/ Flowmaster 50 series exhaust
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2009, 10:32 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
1997, chevrolet, chevrolete, dome, door, express, forum, jamb, light, location, problem, reviews, sale, switch, tahoe, texas, van


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Join Chevroletforum
Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Our Sponsors
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:19 AM.

Internet Brands, Inc.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Emails Backup