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Chevy Silverado Problems

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  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    shipping point or destination?

    haha

    accounting class coming in handy i can see
  • dustyonedustyone Posts: 262
    Education are wonderful.
  • The weathertech visors, let me know how they are. They are supposed to snap in the window channel. Also, what kind of bug deflector do you have? I don't want one with the small bumpers you have to put on your hood.
  • xbbusterxbbuster Posts: 145
    It may not matter what engine you have. I have a V-8 and it also has the vibration that comes and goes with the MPH. This vibration does have one thing in common, two wheel drive with rack and pinion steering. When I first took mine back to the dealer he also told me to drive it a thousand miles or so, maybe it would go away. Looking back, what he told was just to get me to rack up the miles. He said the vibration was caused by the truck being tied down too tight on the carrier trailer. A BS artist.
  • erikheikererikheiker Posts: 230
    Where did the tips go? I'd hate to think they're in the cylinder chamber causing damage.
  • dustyonedustyone Posts: 262
    I don't need a bug deflector since we don't have bugs in GA. LOL Really, I have not figured out what they are for. If the paint get damaged, I'll have the vehicle repainted.

    erikheiker : Good question about the tips. They probably have melted and coated the piston heads. Will I get more mileage out of the engine this way? How about coating the rest of the pistons. Hey, I have platinum plated nerf bars.... :)
  • drgene78drgene78 Posts: 3
    Hello,

    Second post here. My wife and I test drove a 2001 Silverodo 1500HD AS 4WD with a crew cab this weekend. I don't really want a 4WD car like all these guppies here in Massachusetts who think that they need a 4 ID to get to the grocery store. After driving it at the dealer, we came home and I called around to see if there were any other Chevy dealer that had a 2 D. One dealer told me that there was no such thing as a 1500HD. I called back the dealer where I test drove and asked him if it was a 2002 and he said "nope, 2001". He then said that I would have a hard time finding another one around here. bosh! how am I going to get a good deal on this one. Anyone know what is up with these 1500HDs? Are they a mid year model?

    Thanks

    on
  • drgene78drgene78 Posts: 3
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    428 messages,Last post on Apr 02, 2001 at 05:53 PM

    Here are some of our archived Silverado problem discussions that you may find helpful:
    Chevy Silverado Vibration III, 1999 Silverado 5.3 knock, and
    Vibrating Chevy Silverado Buyback discussion.

    Please post your Chevy Silverado problems/messages below. Thanks for your participation.


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    #427 of 428 of 426 #421 by themailman1 by dustyone Apr 02, 2001 (11:50 am)
    I don't need a bug deflector since we don't have bugs in GA. LOL Really, I have not figured out what they are for. If the paint get damaged, I'll have the vehicle repainted.

    erikheiker : Good question about the tips. They probably have melted and coated the piston heads. Will I get more mileage out of the engine this way? How about coating the rest of the pistons. Hey, I have platinum plated nerf bars.... :)

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    #428 of 428 Silverodo 1500HD by drgene78 Apr 02, 2001 (05:53 pm)\
    That spell checker is nasty, didn't know it would automatically correct the words it thought was wrong. Here it is again, sorry


    Hello,

    Second post here. My wife and I test drove a 2001 Silverodo 1500HD LS 4WD with a crew cab this weekend. I don't really want a 4WD car like all these guppies here in Massachusetts who think that they need a 4 WD to get to the grocery store. After driving it at the dealer, we came home and I called around to see if there were any other Chevy dealer that had a 2 WD. One dealer told me that there was no such thing as a 1500HD. I called back the dealer where I test drove and asked him if it was a 2002 and he said "nope, 2001". He then said that I would have a hard time finding another one around here. gosh! how am I going to get a good deal on this one. Anyone know what is up with these 1500HDs? Are they a mid year model?

    Thanks

    Ron
  • vobrovobro Posts: 2
    I as a union member have been told since the start to support your fellow union brothers by buying there product. I have for the most part bought union made first American made second then when forced I have bought the finest 3rd world country product I have could find. After reading all 428 posts I have to say that I am in total shock for what seems to be a total lack of support from Chevy. I have a Ram and have had so many problems and have been fed the same line of B.S. that you all claim to have been so much so that I am wondering is their a school or some type of gathering place that these service managers and area rep's go to because it all sounds the same if not word for word. In this day and age where most people are somewhat educated it is suprising to me that these people still play us for fools. Maybe with the internet where the "word" spreads around so fast these people would realize sooner or later to be honest and straightforward, in my case I finally got my service manager to admit " I do not know or do I have an answer for you truck needing 7 sets of rotors in 14,000 miles" and believe it or not I appreciated that. I was very much considering buying a Sierra 1500 Z-71 but after reading all the posts I will be returning back to Ford not so much because of the problems but the general response from GM. I urge all of you with continuing problems to call the BBB in my case calm and constant pressure fixed my problems. I hope Chevy will wake up and realize whom their customers are because the question I have "24-7-365 We Will Be There" is that the punchline.
  • I to thought my 2000 Silverado 1500 ext Z71 LT 4x4 was great, until I had about 15,000 miles on it. Then the rear-end clunk began, along with the clanking when you shift from neutral to reverse. The dealer says this is "normal", all the Silverados get it once they have the same mileage that I do. Nothing they can do at this point, the one TSB for the blue fluid was done to no avail...didn't make any difference. Also had the clunk in my steering column at about 12k, they couldn't duplicate the sound. But when I showed them the TSB on the correction to the shaft they did it and that took care of the thumping coming from the steering column. Then my doors starting being difficult and wouldn't close, I had to hand the service manager the TSB I got off-line from someone here at edmunds.com. They fixed the closing, now the problem is wind noise. Plus, now I'm starting to get some shimmy in the front end, with the steering wheel shake (22,000 miles). Also, have a loud squeak in the right front dash that sounds like its coming from the heater fan. Had it in three times, each time they told me it was fixed...wrong. They don't live on a gravel road, it's very irratating. I really wouldn't suggest a Silverado until they clean up their act. I'll be filing with the BBB soon, if the dealer doesn't correct these flaw on the next trip in. If anything, I'll be looking for the old body style Suburban in a 2500 4x4 diesel. My last truck ran perfectly. No problems, no squeaks, no headaches.
  • minikinminikin Posts: 389
    Answer to -- ""Is there a web site that has a cross reference chart for oil filters? The one at walmart for the farm filter showed ph3675 for my truck, but I thought I saw that one matched the ac pf58. What is the deference from pf58 and pf59?""

    The PH3675 is Fram's disfunctional version of the the AC-Delco PF58. Do not use it! Nor, sadly, should you be using anything else Fram makes these days unless you have an overwhelming desire to be one of the folks posting here about oil consumption or blown engines. The PF58 itself is a short, cheap version of the PF59. I would strongly suggest not using anything but the PF59, its Ulta-Guard version, or one of the premium filters built by Champion under several names including MOBIL-1
    -- Don
  • chevy4mechevy4me Posts: 203
    I'll have to remove the Fram and keep the Mobil 1 oil ,I just couldn't find the pf59 anywhere. I had the same trouble last change and used the Purolator . I had to buy the first four filters (pf59)at the dealer.
  • jbean220jbean220 Posts: 2
    Does any one know of who makes a set of frame tie downs to hold my new camper on a 2500HD 4x4.
  • xyz71xyz71 Posts: 179
    You need to remove the plastic cover - it is right under the dash - right above your feet if you sit on the pasanger side. Two of the bolts are easy (4MM I think) the third is right above the tranny hump - what a pain - You can not even see the bolt head - the only way I could get a wrench on it was to take a 3/8 inch ratchet - put a 3/8 to 1/4 reducer on it - then put the 4 mm socket on it. Some people say you don't need to remove the third bolt - that you can just bend the cover over and get to the filter after removing the two easy bolts.

    One more thing - once you get the cover removed and get to the filter - there are two of them. One is easy to see- remove the first one and then reach up and you will feel the second filter.

    Good luck - the first time it is hard -second time you will feel like a pro!!
  • minikinminikin Posts: 389
    Agree with you, PF59s seem to be hard to come by. Would be nice if AC-Delco let you order direct off their web site, but as far as I know they won't. K-Mart, Pep Boys, and AutoZone are retailers but I haven't been able to find one in the local K-Mart for awhile; they aren't even carrying the number on the shelf at the moment. I found exactly one in four trips to Pep Boys over about two month's time. I had to use a UPF-59 the last time I changed oil, the AC Ultraguard Gold version; significantly more @ $8.99, but a good filter.
    The Mobil-1 filter has a good rep, and the one place I know of that's opened one up was impressed with what they found inside. M1-206 is the part number for the 4.8/5.3/6.0 V-8s. It's pricy @ about $10 retail, but you can order from Mobil-1's website if you need to; and, hey, what's an extra 5 or 6 bucks every few thousand miles anyway. At least you'll know the anti-drain back valve works and you're not taking the chance of having unfiltered oil, glue, cardboard, and torn up filter material, floating around in your engine like with the Fram.
    I realize I sound seriously anti-Fram but there's a reason; bad faith if nothing else. I used their stuff for years back when they made a great filter, probably the best on the market. I missed the point when Allied-Signal turned them into well disguised junk and didn't realize until I cut a couple open after hearing too many negative comments just what I'd been using. I also suspect they may have been at least partly responsible for the sudden, significantly increased oil consumption in one of my engines a couple of years back.
    I know pulling a filter off an engine when it's not time for an oil change is a pain. But if you have an extra $3, a hacksaw, and a spare 30 minutes, I'd suggest cutting one of those PH3675's open for a look at what's inside.
    -- Don
  • Anyone know who makes the oil filter for the 1500 silverado 5300 that the chevy service department uses.
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    Blue PF59 AC Delco or at least thats what they better be using
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    Yep if you can find them blue ones on sale a KMart, they usually go for 2/$5....those expensive filters for them expensive trucks....
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    oil filter could be a problem as its under the Silverado problems topic....

    Yo' Pf_flyer. You out there?

    Maybe you could do a topic name change/consolidation....to Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra Problems. Basically the same trucks with the same TSB's only the GMC being the uglier of the two.....just an idea. Also that GMC owners topic....sure looks a desert there, not much to archive on that one.

    Good luck on this one now!!
  • tomh12tomh12 Posts: 240
    Don't be messin' with them GMC ones, now. Tryin'to "cross breed" 'em with them lesser Chevy ones now. Them GMC owners want their "professional grade" ones to stay pure as fox squirrels on a field edge now. Why, even GM brings in that special crew of "Professional" people to build them "Professional Grade" ones. Them GMC owners ain't talkin' much cause they ain't havin' no problems now. What else could it be now?

    LOL

    Tom
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    That grill oh man. Poor truck was beat with an ugly stick.

    hahahaha

    (that was a joke everyone)

    Not talking cause they arent having problems? Maybe everyone owns a chevy???
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    And all this time, I thought there were no GMC owners posting cause they didn't learn how to type.... ;-)
  • silverbsilverb Posts: 6
    No one explain TSB for me. Please let me know about TSB and what is the purpose.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    TSB is a Technical Service Bulletin that is issued by the auto manufacturer to the servicing dealer to aid them in servicing the vehicle. Could be anything from new transmission settings to new recommended tire pressure and not necessarily be related to problems.
  • cabhoppcabhopp Posts: 2
    Can air conditioning be added to a stripped 2000 Extended cab 4.8L 4x4 for a reasonable cost; or is it cheaper to just trade it in on a new one with A/C.
  • hunter98hunter98 Posts: 273
    I too have one of the first 4 dr trucks. Mine is a Feb 2000 GMC EXT CAB 1500 SLT 4x4. Pretty well loaded. The rear doors are fine. No wind noise, have to shut firmly when cold. The gas milage on my early 99 was about 2 mpg better. I guess that 15 hp improvement for 2000 cost some gas. At 5000 miles the accumulator piston blew out the side of the transmission on the 2000. New tranny needless to say. Since then been flawless, except for the 12-14 mpg. Got 13.5 on a 500 mile trip empty at 70. Have michelin ltx at 265x75R16 and love those tires. With 20k on the truck, still like new for tread. The $340 GM Firestones on my 99 at 20K when I traded were wore out and had maybee 6/32 of tread left. Not near enough for my tastes. And actually less than that in the middle, I ran 35 psi as reccomended on them. Run about 45 with the michelins.

    Best of Luck

    Hunter, I guess our trucks are stablemates, mine was made in Indiana

    Hunter
  • lst515lst515 Posts: 2
    Can my 99 silverado xc 4wd 1500 4.8 engine be upgraded to the 270 hp specs found on the 2000 model. Or, put another way, what changes were made in 2000 to increase the hp from 255 to 270.
  • lst515lst515 Posts: 2
    I'm sure this is old news but if anyone with a factory installed sliding back window in the 99-00 silverado's has any leaks near the back window, look for a crack in the plastic outer frame along the top and around the upper corners. The recall allows for a whole new replacement under warranty. Seems they are using aftermarket replacements as the OE breaks again soon after.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    Change in cam specs.
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