- Dec 8, 2016
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I call Baloney Sandwich on them.odd tried posting the parts list and a reply... did not get through... will try again...91rs...how long i have the vehicule...?...read the first line.. here to complain.....yes because this is not normal... yes the diagnostic is not part of an inspection, but they do have eyes and if they REALLY took the time to look, would have seen things in the 10 years i have been going ....and if you think it is normal and nobody ever complains, be prepared to hear more and more "its normal" from business and companies because they know we are accepting to be "consumers" and no longer "customers"... reminds me of when my saturn vue had a tranny noise and the dealer said it was normal and would not be fixed, and that there was another customer with the same problem.. so I asked him if they would be recalling the million or so that do not have the noise, and play with the tranny so they do make the noise....they kept it and fixed it....... here is the parts they want to change...
Sellers market? Hardly. He may get $5K more for his truck, but he will pay $10-15K more to buy new.....Before surrendering why not get a second opinion? Why not check these things out for yourself? I bet you could make these repairs yourself, if they are even necessary.
These motors have aluminum heads and cast iron manifolds and the head bolts do indeed corrode and break off over time. If you do not have a lighted check engine light, I doubt that there is anything wrong with your AFM system unless it died while at the dealer.
If you're looking for a good excuse for a new car, it's a sellers market right now.
It’s strange you say in 25 years as a GM tech that you only saw a few broken exhaust studs. Probably half of the members here with a 2000- 2014 SUV or pickup have at least one or two. It’s very common. I had 4 broken on my 02 Yukon. Like has been mentioned, there are at least 2 companies that make clamps that attach to surrounding unused threaded holes that hold the exhaust manifold tight when it’s impossible to extract the broken studs. My 08 Silverado only has 60k miles on it so none were broken but I removed the stock bolts and replaced them with ARP bolts because I don’t want to deal with broken studs down the line because I’m sure it will happen. Many people think they have lifter tick when in fact it turns out to be broken studs which results in a small exhaust leak that mimics lifter tick.Good morning, I would like to make some comments regarding the issues on your suburban. First is the broken exhaust studs, I worked as a technician for a GM dealer for 25 years and only saw a few engines with broken studs I live in northern Montana so we experience extreme heat and cold. Second item is the lifter noise, I own a 2005 Chevy Tahoe w/155,00 miles that had noisy lifters on cold starts. After reading some responses, decided to replace the oil pick-up tube o-ring, Wow, what a change, no lifter noise on startup. My daughter has a 2010 Suburban with 160,000 miles, she kept getting a code po520 set and defeating her remote start. After replacing a few oil pressure senders I decided to replace her oil pickup o-ring. She has never had the code set since. You might think about replacing the o-ring in your engine, it may fix your lifter issue and is much cheaper than cam and lifters.