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Chevy Silverado Problems

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  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    get a gallon of silicone and go to work on all the weatherstripping. Oil pressure seems high. Could be the sensor or the gauge. Did the dealer even bother to check the oil pressure?
  • jed1894jed1894 Posts: 337
    Yep, that's the way it is. I didn't like it either, but I asked the same question and had the same complaint. As far as I know, there's nothing you can do about that issue. That's why I pushed for the 6/100 warranty....it gave a little more time.....

    John
  • ckulusckulus Posts: 24
    Hello:

       I went to a website recommended here: http://calid.gm.com/vci/html and entered my trucks VIN and got back various calibration histories for things ranging from Operation System Software to Transmission Calibration to Speedometer Calibration. In all there were 8 of these. Four of them had 2 listings and the rest only one. Can someone explain this to me? Do I need to have all 8 done, or only the ones with multiple listings, or only the ones that I notice are wrong?


    Thanks,


    Chet Kulus

  • ckulusckulus Posts: 24
    Hello:

       I went to a website recommended here: http://calid.gm.com/vci/html and entered my trucks VIN and got back various calibration histories for things ranging from Operation System Software to Transmission Calibration to Speedometer Calibration. In all there were 8 of these. Four of them had 2 listings and the rest only one. Can someone explain this to me? Do I need to have all 8 done, or only the ones with multiple listings, or only the ones that I notice are wrong?


    Thanks,


    Chet Kulus

  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    Some of the listings are the original when first programming at factory. Your dealer will not reprogram unless trying to solve for a specific program.
  • titus1titus1 Posts: 45
    gauge is for reference. as long as it doesn't go to 0 all of a sudden you will be fine. just because it maxes out doesn't mean that it's too high. where did that come from anyway?
    Rick
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    I was trying to figure out if Majorguard is accepted by all GM dealers? If so, could we go to a GMC dealer for work to be done? Since it runs concurrently with the factory warranty, would coverage under Majorguard be better than the 3/36 from the factory in terms of selecting a dealer to work on your vehicle?
  • jed1894jed1894 Posts: 337
    Those are very good questions....and I don't have an answer. I do know that all dealers accept Majorguard...according to GM when I got mine......

    John
  • jed1894jed1894 Posts: 337
    What about the GMPP? Is that the same as Major Guard? I think (not sure) that the GMPP is for power train warranties.....?????

    John
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    Sorry, never heard of GMPP. Still trying to figure out the Major Guard. LOL!!

    Reason I asked was that I was thinking of taking my truck to my GMC dealer who services my Denali, but when I thought about it. Doesn't make much difference as both are marginal at best. Heard they are tops in the state which really has me worried now....
  • onepatonepat Posts: 10
    help anyone, I have a serious wind and road noise on the drivers side. I noted the noise to the dealer on deli. he told me to bring it in they would fix it. They had it for two days, all they did was tighten the door, not much better, another dealership with wind noise expert no help. I tried duct tape around the door and rear window, no help. I had the service person put fiberglass insulation in the trim at the rear of the door, no help. The plastic trim from the door to the rear window is like a large sound chamber and I think I will have it filled with foam sealer, maybe at a different dealer. The third I will have tried. Great truck however the road and wind noise is driving me nuts and I don't hear well.
  • rsssrsss Posts: 6
    I agree with 209. I thought I was getting the 5 yr/60 in addition to the regular 3/36. I guess it is their wording and a play on words. They are trained on how to do these things.
  • rsssrsss Posts: 6
    #207, I have the same problem, mine starts at much slower speeds. 1st time I heard it thought door wasn't closed, stopped to check. It is very load, hate to be on a long distance trip with it.

    Anyone with an answer to fix?
  • I was told about the warrenty like this..an example: If you spill a drink on the door electric controls and they quit working or stick,etc..It isn`t a manufacturing defect so your regular warrenty wont pay for it..But with Major Guard you are covered..No questions asked...that was what I was told...
  • ken0ken0 Posts: 29
    Ran a search and did not find problem so here it is;
    Took delivery of 1997 Chev. Silverado in Jan 1997. (Ext.cab w/tow package and positraction rear end) in March 1997 (700 miles) the dealer replaced the rear end - (excessive growling)
    Last week - Feb 2001 , 4 years and 61,000 miles due to excessive growling , the pinion bearing was replaced ((No warrentee natcherally) running fine now . Today had tires rotated on regular rotation basis and found very excessive wear on inside of right rear tire. (If it had been front tire pinion bearing I would have sworn it was toe in)
    Question is : Could a worn pinion bearing have caused this?
  • ken0ken0 Posts: 29
    too late to edit but line just before my question should not have "pinion bearing" in it . It should read "(if had been front tire,I would have sworn it was toe in)" - sorry 'bout that.
  • Need to know what kind of reliability and mechanical problems that I can expect from a 1998 4x4 that will be used off road HARD and heavy pulling. Do the clutches hold up? Will I be better off with an auto.
  • Need to know what kind of reliability and mechanical problems that I can expect from a 1998 4x4 that will be used off road HARD and heavy pulling. Do the clutches hold up? Will I be better off with an auto.
    Pfilips@hotmail.com
  • purchased new 2001 chevy LT silverado 2500 hd 6000 vortec dec.28,2000, truck ran great till after first oil change 3500 miles febuary 15 2001, next day had a bottom end banging since , so the dealer puts it up on the rack and listens manualy shut down pistons and said its # 7 is bad, so they have to call GM tech for advice ,HAHA, so get a call today Gm tech advises service to drop oil pan and look at the pistons they have a mark on them if the marks do not line up on #7 then it was put in backwards then service would have to take piston out rotate 180 degrees and put piston back in this should cure the problem, But If they do line up sounds like new engine. I am very un happy with GM this truck has on 3500 miles and we have to play this game. I wonder who put my truck together the day it was made, any one else had this problem, Very Unhappy
  • I have been getting conflicting stories from the same service guys every time, they say I dont want someone tearing apart my new engine and then they want to tear it apart, then I get GM doesn't want us to break down new engines, then I get a call GM tech wants us to drop oil pan and check pistons, I have 3 file numbers on this truck, have spoke with GM and I am really ticked off, this truck is brand new, then they say new engine, well then my mileage will never be right for the rest of the trucks life, will numbers match and god knows what I will have to go through with new engine no guarantee of leaks any were, should I have to go through all this with a new truck with 3500 miles, then they put on the rack and found # 7 piston is bad, they have to call GM tech for help, GM tech tells them the 23rd that to drop oil pan look at pistons they have marks on them if the mark doesnt line up on #7 then it was put in backwards, to take out that piston out rotate it 180 degrees and replace it that should clear the problem, but if the pistons do line up the service man said who knows what the problem could be,thats when he said new engine, I have only the BBB or states attorney to speak with next, And from the 15th till the 22 they kept saying the noise was normal, I guess they think we are stupid, I think I have the right to either get a new truck or they can have theres back... any advice or suggestions would be helpful.. well i take truck in on febuary 26,2001 to see if the pistons line up or not, THank you for letting me vent
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    new engine or new truck. If they say new engine, make sure you mark the block in an inconspicuous place... seems it going to be hard to trust this dealer... even GM for that matter....
  • onepatonepat Posts: 10
    has anyone had success with the wind and road noise as in 222 if so please advise
  • ken0ken0 Posts: 29
    posted about rear tire wear on a 97 Silverado last night , signed off and came back later and looked at it ,. Today I cannot find my posting.What happened? Sure would like to find out if bad pinion bearing in positrac rear end would cause right rear tire to wear on the inside(just like a bad toe in on front)
  • ken0ken0 Posts: 29
    found original , don't know why couldn't see it before (#226) Still need to know about wear on tire
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    I couldn't understand this statement, "The plastic trim from the door to the rear window is like a large sound chamber....." What plastic trim? Which door? Kind of hard to provide a solution when you don't understand the question. GM is very generous with the plastic trim or otherwise with these trucks.

    ken0

    Anything is possible, when speaking of a positrac, I'm assuming you're describing a locker and not a limited slip. With a locker, both rear wheels should turn at the same speed. If it is not working correctly, it could cause abnormal wear on the rear tire as the tire would bind on a turn. I would think that it would be noticeable if this happened with enough frequency to cause the wear you describe as you would have a scuffing effect.
  • onepatonepat Posts: 10
    this is a re cab sb, the trim I'm talking about is at the B column from the floor to the roof about 10 inches wide from the door to the rear of the cab. It has the rear speaker in it. Cross wind noise is very bad and rear tire road noise is also loud. Drivers side is much louder then right side. I looked way back in Silverado problems and found that it a cure might be to have the door re hung? Do you think a GM body shop would do this under warranty
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    There are several TSB's concerning ill fitting doors. However, I believe they all pertain to the extended cabs. What you may need to know is that I had my passenger front and rear door adjusted by a body shop which was subcontracted by my dealer to adjust the latches so that they close with less effort...and seal better at the same time. They cannot rehang the door because the hinges are welded. The TSB for breaking the welds and installing bolts only pertain to the C/K series which also had lousy fitting welded hinged doors. When you duct taped the doors to test for the wind noise, did you tape from the outside or inside? If you taped the outside, you may want to tape the inside to double check if the wind noise does go away. Another area to check is the vents at the rear of the cab which are supposed to relieve the air pressure when closing the doors. If the flaps are placed incorrectly, they also could leak air. Hope this helps.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    If you noticed ken0 eventually found his original post as he mentioned in post #235. Hmmm...slipping are we? lol!!
  • ken0ken0 Posts: 29
    Poca - I torry , I better at building doll houses than doing chats
  • It is very suspicious that you started having problems right after your first oil change. Who did the oil change? Was it the dealer? I think it is very possible someone fired the engine with no oil in it. If that happened, whoever did it owes you a new engine.
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