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  • First- check to make sure the rear door is latched firm. With the door closed, pull back and forth and see it it moves. If the door is not latched firmly with no movement you will get the wind noise even with the front door closed. The ext cab rear doors can be difficult to get completely latched, especially if it is cold. GM knows about the hard latch issue and has a repair procedure. A GM dealer should be able to tell you all about it if the problem continues. If this is not the problem check on the weather seals. make sure that they are in place and not out of position. GM is also famous for having weather seals that fall out, especially the one at the top of the drivers door.

    Went out to my truck and opened the glove box. My cargo light did not come on. Do not have advise on that one. GO to the silverado/gmc hangout and post there. obyone may have an answer.
  • lrymallrymal Posts: 105
    My 2003 Silverado has no wind or road noise coming through any of the doors. I agree with bowtieman that the extended cab door on that truck's driver side is not completely closed, thus allowing noise entry.

    I also checked for the cargo indicator lamp coming on when the glove box door was opened. Nope, didn't come on.
  • I have a 2001 Chevy Silverado with the 5.3 Liter V8 engine. It has 21,000 miles and is still under warranty,

    I have recently noticed a valve knock / lifter noise that lasts about 5 to 10 seconds when I start it up cold.

    I have mentioned this to my chevy dealer and was told that this is normal during cold starts and not to be concerned as it takes a few seconds
    for the oil to distribute.

    I understand this, but to me this "metal on metal " noise sounds bad and I am concerned that it could lead to future problems after my warranty runs out.

    Am I being too fussy and paranoid or do I have a legitimate concern ?
    Is there something that can be done ?
    Should I also document when I discussed this with my dealer ?
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    Am I being too fussy and paranoid or do I have a legitimate concern ? You have a legitimate concern.

    Is there something that can be done ? Have the dealer document in writing that the cold start knock condition exists on your truck in case you do have future problems or GM comes out with a fix outside of your warranty period.

    Should I also document when I discussed this with my dealer ? Absolutely, more details the better.
  • texsuntexsun Posts: 23
    Like #7, not a Silverado owner, but have been and would again if they change the front end....

    I've been reading posts on the site since mid '98 while considering buying a 99 model.

    Traded in a '97 'Rado, 2WD, EC, 4.6L, auto. Had the rear end seepage, dealer replaced rear end; tranny catastrophic failure at 48,000 - new tranny, traded in at 54,000 for a '99 GMC Sierra SLT 3 dr Ext Cab, C1500, loaded, 5.3L, 4sp auto, 3.42. Daughter now owns it and it's running great at 68,000 miles with no problems. And it has had the engine chatter since the first oil change.

    Waited a year after the crew cabs came out to read the reviews, then went looking for a crew cab. Would have bought 'Rado or Sierra, but found the Sierra with the specs I wanted, an '02 GMC SLT 1500HD 2WD, loaded, 6.0, auto, 3.73 with rear locker - in white with neutral leather interior.

    Pretty much stock except for installing the K&N Generation II FIPK. I've noticed 1-2 mpg improvement, but the HP gain was phenomenal. I average 13-15 city/14-16 hwy. When towing a 4400 lb Trail-lite, drops to 12-14 hwy. Next project later this month is to install Flowmaster 70 series duals, then I'll work on dressing it up.

    Have had the engine chatter since first oil change. Hasn't affected performance, so I just keep reporting it at each service. And the front-end knock during hard right/left turns when parking. Lube normally fixes it. Currently at 25,000 and rolling strong.

    See you on the boards. Bud
  • Looking at a 2000 1500 LT Ext Cab Short Bed,5.3 V8, Z71 suspension, 4.10 Rear axle, K&N Air filter, Jet Black, Leather Heated Seats.

    The thing drives great but what kind of gas mileage should I expect? Should I be aware of any possible problems??

    Thanks in Advance.

  • dustyonedustyone Posts: 262
    That is my truck except in white and has 3.73 rear. My mileage over 36k miles has ranged from 10 mpg to 18 mpg. Love the power.. No trouble except a bad plug fixed under warranty at 3k miles. Others have reported various problems with 2WD versions.
  • bigfurbigfur Posts: 649
    I have the same set up as that truck including the K&N air filter, but my truck has the 3.73 locker in the rear. So far with probably about 75% hiway driving i average somewhere between about 15-17.
  • Hello everybody. I have followed the discussion for a while and found everyone really helpful when "issues" with my truck occur.

    2000 Silverado ex. cab Z71 5.3(what an engine!) Black/Grey....getting larger tires in a couple of weeks.
  • due39due39 Posts: 8
    Hi, I am Duey from Montana. Just got a 1999 Silverado. Charcoal Grey, X Cab, Short Box 4x4 and 5.3 engine. I just love the truck. Drives great, great power. great looking. I had a 1991 Nissan Pickup, Nissan was OK around town, but stinks on the highway. Only one thing I have, When driving on a rough road I can hear a rattle, sounds like it's coming from the front wheel, if I step on the brake a little, it seems to go away. Could something be loose in the front Brake caliper?? Thanks if anyone can help.Thanks Duey
  • My name is Pete. I live in the woods of northern Vermont with my wife, five golden retrievers, a small flock of sheep and several chickens. My 02 Silverado 1500 5.3L 4x4 sees hard work hauling firewood, hay, animals, compost...and plowing snow in the winter months. Aside from installing the plow and a better set of shocks with timbrens, my Chevy is stock. Great ride, great handling on our bumpy dirt roads, and so far I haven't found a chore it couldn't handle.
  • chevy4mechevy4me Posts: 203
    I have '99 x cab 5.3 been around since late '98.
    Truck has been good other than a few recall items(antilock brakes,fuel pump,window operator. After 5 years the 5.3l has been good for me 16mpg avg. Glad I got one with two power buckets.
  • I've been on Edmunds for a while now, but just bought my first Silverado in October. I've been through all the topics I can find on it since then, and thought I'd better say "Hi".

    2004 5.3l Silverado Z-71 extended cab,Arrival Blue, black flares / body moldings, auto climate control, onstar, XM, tow kit, 3.73 / locker, Rhinoliner bedliner, Wade bedrail covers, bugflector II bug shield.

    I plan to add stainless tube steps, GM hard folding tonneau, and in-channel window visors sometime next spring, but otherwise gonna keep 'er stock.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    Congrats on the new truck!!
  • mickomicko Posts: 5
    Anyone have any comments about a 94 chevy 1500 Diesel?
  • mickomicko Posts: 5
    anyone ever owned one of these?
  • mickomicko Posts: 5
    Just looking for some feedback, good or bad, as I am considering the purchase from my pop.

    Mick O.
  • mickomicko Posts: 5
    Does anyone have any comments? It's a 94.
  • mickomicko Posts: 5
    Does anyone have any experience with these? What's your feedback Please?
  • Sorry micko, no experience with the early-mid 90's diesels. All of my family has tended to own 1/2 ton gassers. (including a '72 K1500 standard cab longbox, a '77 Cheyenne standard cab longbox, an '89 1500 standard cab longbox, a '92 1500 standard cab longbox, '97 extended cab shortbox Z-71, a '98 regular cab shortbox Z-71, and now two '04 extended cab shortbox Z-71's. Ask about some of those models, and I'll have some input... yup. My family loves them Chevy's! :D)
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