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    New to me boat towing truck questions ?-gctid371865

    Friday i finally found the truck that i wanted and drove it home.

    2001 Chevy. 1500 Suburban LS, 5.3L, 4 wheel drive, 117,000 miles.

    Drives like it was brand new. Spent 2 day's and 50 bucks, new trailer wire kit. Plug and go. This truck never towed a thing the factory plug had a factory cover. Tighten a few things and generally got it ready and cleaned out.

    Came with one key and one remote. I don't use the remote at all i use the key to unlock the drivers door and start the truck.

    I don't know is there is a chip in the key???

    Anyone know ?

    Anyone have one of these and give me a idea on what to look out for ?
    Be good, be happy, for tomorrow is promised to no man !

    1994 2452, 5.0l, Alpha gen. 2 drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

    '86 / 19' Citation cuddy, Merc. 3.0L / 140 hp 86' , stringer drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

    Manalapan N.J

    #2
    Congratulations on the new truck. Suburbans are great vehicles.

    No chip in the key.

    Why don't you use the remote to unlock the doors? It is a great feature. Unlock the pass. door also or not, your choice.

    Doug
    Started boating 1955
    Number of boats owned 32
    Bayliners
    2655
    2755
    2850
    3870 presently owned
    Favorite boat. Toss up. 46' Chris Craft, 3870 Bayliner

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      #3
      Power window motors may go - cheap to buy and easy to fix (how-to vids on the Internet)

      Headlights fog over - pull 'em (easy to do, no tools required, look in the manual) and spend a bit of time with some cut polish and wax - clean right up

      Interior air filters (for HVAC) clog (there will be two if you have rear air) - new ones make the HVAC work MUCH better

      Keep the front end maintenance up

      Great trucks...we're on our 2nd
      ________________
      1989 Bayliner 3270

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        #4
        Thanks folks.
        Be good, be happy, for tomorrow is promised to no man !

        1994 2452, 5.0l, Alpha gen. 2 drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

        '86 / 19' Citation cuddy, Merc. 3.0L / 140 hp 86' , stringer drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

        Manalapan N.J

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          #5
          Here she is:

          Attached files [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/675670=26579-Suburban.jpg[/img]
          Be good, be happy, for tomorrow is promised to no man !

          1994 2452, 5.0l, Alpha gen. 2 drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

          '86 / 19' Citation cuddy, Merc. 3.0L / 140 hp 86' , stringer drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

          Manalapan N.J

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            #6
            Very nice looking truck. I am sure you will like it.

            My friend has a '90 and tows his 27 foot boat all over with it.

            Doug
            Started boating 1955
            Number of boats owned 32
            Bayliners
            2655
            2755
            2850
            3870 presently owned
            Favorite boat. Toss up. 46' Chris Craft, 3870 Bayliner

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              #7
              Nice looking rig, Chief. :coo-

              I've secretly wanted a Suburban for many years, but my boat's too large for one now.

              I'll have to live out my desires via you other Suburban owners!

              .
              Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
              2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
              Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
              Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
              Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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                #8
                Fuel pump.

                Keep the tank well above E and change that fuel filter if it looks original. The pump is in the tank and there is no access port thru the truck so you need to drop the tank. On the pick ups it is actually easier to remove the bed than drop the tank. I had a '03 Tahoe and the pump went. Talking to a friend with a repair shop it is rather common.

                No chip in the key. For $30 you can get a second remote if you ever need one and very simple to program; no need to go to the dealer for programing.

                The style you have is much more durable the the 2007+.
                Phil, Vicky, Ashleigh & Sydney
                1998 3055 Ciera
                (yes, a 1998)
                Previous boat: 1993 3055
                Dream boat: 70' Azimut or Astondoa 72
                Sea Doo XP
                Sea Doo GTI SE
                Life is short. Boats are cool.
                The family that plays together stays together.
                Vice Commodore: Bellevue Yacht Club

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                  #9
                  Just spent 70 bucks for minor things and the cost total is 3,320 total !
                  Be good, be happy, for tomorrow is promised to no man !

                  1994 2452, 5.0l, Alpha gen. 2 drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

                  '86 / 19' Citation cuddy, Merc. 3.0L / 140 hp 86' , stringer drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

                  Manalapan N.J

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