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  1. Wiscoburban

    Wiscoburban TYF Newbie

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    Just joined because I picked up a 99 Chevy Suburban yesterday. I love the OBS trucks I used to have a 2000 K2500 that I sold for a 2005 Silverado but now due to a growing family I wanted a Suburban. I found this one for sale locally it has 147,000 on the Odometer but 9,000 on an engine rebuild. Drove it 50 miles home and from what I can tell the trans shifts really good. The previous owner replaced the tank with new pump and lines recently and has all hoses and the radiator replaced with the rebuild. He threw in a new driver side barn door to replace the rusty one that's on there. So far what I can tell is it needs tires and an alignment (maybe some suspension work but hard to tell with worn tires and alignment off), A/C needs a recharge, theres a leaking coolant by pass cap on the radiator and wipers. There are 2 things that I have to look more into which is the 4wd button isn't always lit up (it was lit up for part of the ride then went out and when I hit a bump it came back on) not sure if that's a new switch needed or what. It seemed like it engaged 4wd and then back to 2wd when it wasn't lit up and I tried it. Also on the way home it rained and some water came in from the driver side behind the trim between the door and windshield so I want to see where that is coming from. Overall I hope to have a strong running Suburban for the family to take on trips. 20190402_120203_1555975393620.jpeg.jpg 20190402_120230_1555975352416.jpeg.jpg
     
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    Hi, welcome.

    FYI The 4x4 switch often has issues/fails and you probably need a new one, but some people have taken it apart and fixed it.
    AC is probably leaking from the joint in the center of the compressor. Another common fault.

    Enjoy your new Burb Hope she treats you well!
     
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    Wiscoburban TYF Newbie

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    Thank you! I figured as much for the switch and thanks for the tip on the leak spot. I am going to see how quick it leaks it out, if it lasts a whole summer I may just let it go and recharge it yearly as up here we only get a couple real hot months the rest are mild or cold.
     
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    Question, if I do not replace the switch will the 4wd work or no? I can live without seeing what it is in but I want the 4x4 to work. Thank you!
     
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    Welcome!
     
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    Welcome. How's the interior look?
     
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    Typical rip in the drivers seat and the front passenger is a little worn but overall pretty clean inside for a 20 yo vehicle.
     
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    Nice ride!
     
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