I own a 1998 k1500 diesel 6.5L Suburban. Very suddenly I am not able to start it. It ran great on a 50 mile trip. I turned off the engine then returned 10 min later and no turn-over. I can hear a clink when I turn the key... solenoid ?? Is there a way that I can check if it is the starter solenoid or the starter itself without removing the starter? The battery is fine.
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As dependable as all the old suburbans must be, they can't defy GM's planned obsolescence schemes forever. I was trying to help a friend keep his '78 suburban's lighting going. It ran great, but looked like half the stuff under the dash had been broken at one time, and patched back together. The wiring was a real colorful mess. All you can do with the automatics is check the level and condition of the fluid. Never let it run low for long, or it will burn out. If the fluid looks burnt or dark brown, it's probably bad. You would want to have a shop or transmission shop verify or diagnose it to be sure, because rebuilding yours is a huge expense, just as a rebuilt one you could find would be expensive. A used one? You are always taking chances with a used transmission- it's real iffy. Lots cheaper, if you want to roll the dice, lol. Its your call. How fond are you of your suburban? .
Its called the fuel pump cylinoide which is attached to the fuel pump. Unless the fuel pump is bad, you got an expensive part to buy around $2500 or the cylinoide is $900 whichever is broken. This is a know issue for GMC deisel suburbans 6.5.
I doubt it's your 4x4. Most transfer case will start turning the front driveshaft, meaning that BOTH front wheels would try to turn.
Could be a brake pad/caliper locking up on your left wheel. That'll make that wheel turn slower resulting in the veering left.
Could also be a wheel bearing. However usually you'll hear a grinding noise to go along with that. And it'll pull rather consistently in that direction rather than suddenly.
Or, what first comes to mind is that your steering box is loose, or the gear inside the steering box is stripped in one spot. Or your front tie rods could be shifting or possibly ball joints. These would cause a sudden shifting/veering.
All of these things are front end related. And also very dangerous. Take it down to any alignment shop, have them put it on a lift, and diagnose immediately.
Worse case scenerio is that a front end part breaks and sends you out of control and into someone else. Please get it checked. A diesel Suburban could do a lot of damage.