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Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500 Owners

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  • Does anyone know of the possible entry points for mice into the cab of a 2006 Silverado 2500 HD Duramax? I've caught six already but don't know where they might be coming in.
  • geo9geo9 Posts: 739
    Well guys..........My 04 Chevy 2500 4x4 x-cab has served me well snowplowing and heavy towing. Its payment book is done
    and the warranty was to expire in 2 weeks. So its time!

    Shopped around for a new GMT-900 2500 x-cab 4x4........
    But GMC pickins' are pretty slim here in central NY !!!
    Found 2 Chevys equipped in black with the work goodies
    I need ie: snowplow prep., trailer tow, G-80.

    Shopped my 04 at the 2 dealers and got offered $18,500
    and $21,500 trade. Both new trucks were identical and had
    $35,450 MSRPs. It was a no brainer at which dealer I
    was gonna buy from...............

    Monday was the last day for the rebates that totaled $4000!
    Due to special GM employee deals and bonus cash not to
    mention GM owner loyalty $$$ !
    Good thing because NO rebates or bonus cash on the GMT-900
    2500s for May......1500s only or GMT-800s !

    New rig is nice...........Z-71 pkg., built in trailer
    brake controller, PYO wheels all the power goodies
    and it has the 6.0 and that newfangled 6 speed auto.
    It has tap shift!

    Lots more balls than my 04 that could barely squeel
    the tires. This monster smokes them so hard the
    motor winds right up and bounces the motor off the rev limiter in 1st and 2nd !!! :P :P
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    The black should keep you busy keeping it clean....
  • geo9geo9 Posts: 739
    I'm a sucker for a black truck !!!!!!!!!
    My 87,90,97,01,and 04 were all black too............

    Except for my 94 Yukon which was Carmine (aka burgandy)
    and as the guys here used to call it "the old fart color!"
    LOL.......... :P
  • Hello everybody ....
    I have a 2005 Silverado, Crew Cab, 2500 HD, 4WD. Due to the need to haul heavy weights, I intend to transform it into a Dually. Does anyone know of any readily available kit or of a way to do this modification? Thanks ahead ....
  • I have a 1994 GMC sierra K2500. The transmission went out and i need to replace it or rebuild it but I am not sure what one it is. It is an automatic with overdrive. The case has M30 stamped on it and there are 16 pan bolts. The only electrical connection on the transmission is on the passenger side and it is just 2 prongs that go in a big round connector. I belive it is a 4l60 but please tell me if I am right or not. Thank you for your time and I love this site.
  • jwilba2jwilba2 Posts: 2
    When I back up I notice a thump towrds the rear of the truck and then it takes more throtle to move.It is almost like the brake is on or the rear end is locking.Anyone run into this before?
  • 0patience0patience Posts: 1,542
    16 bolts square pan is a THM-700-R4 (4L60-4L60E)
    The M30 indicates that the vehicle is equipped with a 4L60-E automatic transmission.
    17 bolts with a square end on the front and rounded on the rear is 4L80E
  • My automatic four speed transmission downshifts from fourth to third gear at highway speeds and will not return to fourth for some reason.The problems may be related but when kicked down at lower speeds the trans will not gear down unless manually done.I suspect a kickdown selenoid or other electrical problems but I'm not sure.Autoparts sellers list my vehicle has a 4--- type tranny but I was under the impression it was the 700.Any info on how to determine my transmission type or advice on possible solutions would be greatly apprieciated.My truck is a 2000 c/k 2500HD old body style.
  • gxsincgxsinc Posts: 2
    I was parked on a slight hill on paved road. Truck was in park with e-brake on,engine off,no keys in ignition. I had a 16' flatbed trailer(maybe 1000lb of weight) hooked to ball of truck with ramps.I off loaded a small kubota tractor, When the back and front tires of the small tractor were on the road surface my truck and trailer started rolling down hill on its own.It started down slow for a couple of feet then gained speed,with all 4 wheels rolling. A friend of mine was standing behind the tractor saw the truck moving and ran after it , he barely caught up to it and opened the door ,jumped in,grabbed the steering wheel and slammed foot on brake.The truck did not stop.it started slightly veering to left(started to jackknife) and within 10 seconds or so was completely sideways with the trailer smashing into rear panel.The trailer actually when jackknifing pushed the whole rear of the truck sideways until the entire truck was crossing both lanes of road. the truck only came to a stop when finally nosing into a wall of dirt on other side of road.If the truck didnt jackknife and turn the trailer to stop on opposite side of road, the truck would have continued straight down hill and cross over a dual lane cross street and proceed over and straight down a 100' cliff with my friend in it.

    HERES THE PROBLEM;
    WHEN THE TRUCK WAS ROLLING ON ITS OWN AND MY FRIEND JUMPED IN TO SAVE IT,THE ENGINE WAS OFF(NO BRAKES AVAILABLE FOR STOPPING)THE STEERING WAS LOCKED(NO CHANCE OF STEERING THE WHEELS)THE E-BRAKE WAS ON(DIDNT SEEM TO MATTER)AND NO KEYS IN IGNITION(WHICH IS NORMAL WHEN PARKING).

    QUESTION:

    HAS ANYONE EVER HEARD OF THIS HAPPENING ?

    DOES ANYONE KNOW WHY IT WOULD ROLL ON ITS OWN ?

    WHERE CAN I GET PROFESSIONAL HELP TO TROUBLESHOOT THIS PROBLEM ?

    "GM REFUSES TO TAKE RESPOSIBILITY AND SAYS THERES NOTHING WRONG WITH TRUCK(AFTER ONLY HAVING IT ON A AUTO RACK FOR 1 HOUR HOOKED TO A COMPUTER.)"

    DOES ANYONE KNOW IF ITS ELECTRONIC,LINKAGE,TRANSMISSION OR TRANSFERCASE?

    I JUST PAID 56K FOR THIS TRUCK 2 MONTHS AGO .THIS PROBLEM NEEDS TO BE CORRECTED.

    IT IS UNSAFE TO TRUST IN PARK ON A HILL!

    WHAT WOULD HAVE CAUSED THIS TO HAPPEN WITH A BRAND NEW TRUCK?
  • gagricegagrice San DiegoPosts: 28,900
    I would not trust Park or the Parking brake to hold a truck & trailer on a hill. With just a vehicle alone I was trained to point my wheels to the curb to prevent just such a happening. We were always expected to chock the wheels on a hill with a company truck. With all new vehicles and this drive by wire crap you are dead as far as steering and braking. I hope your insurance company is generous.
  • I have a 2001 Chevy 2500HD 4x4 6.0 liter 410 rear. Stock rims are 16 x 6.5 with 245 75 16 load E tires. Can I go to a 265 without any problems on same rim.
  • more info please
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    from 245 to 265 as long as the replacement tire has the same or exceeds your current tire speed and load rating. There will be a small deviation in the speedometer and odometer but nothing major. If you would like you could purchase an aftermarket programmer to adjust for the size difference or you could have the dealer do it for a small fee.

    Don't know why other than cost that GM went with those puny 245s. Made the truck look kind of dinky.
  • Thanks for your help
  • the transmission has a manual likage. its a little hard to "buy" your story. you are telling me that you had your truck in PARK with the E-BRAKE on?? they both failed???? i rebuild transmissions for years and NEVER seen a parking pall break on anything. IF YOU HAD YOUR KEYS THE TRUCK MUST HAVE BEEN IN PARK, ITS ALL TOO HARD TO BUY IM SORRY YOU JUST SCREWED UP THATS ALL. HEY IT HAPPENS TO ALL OF US NO POINT IN BLAMING IT ON GM
  • If you ever buy a diesel PU you will never go back to gas. the fuel mileage difference is really awesome. Diesel fuel is expensive but the mileage differential compensates for it.
  • I won't be as hard on you as McFly, but I'm not a transmission specialist neither> Possibly your transfer case was in neutral. You may have pushed the button accidentally. With transfer case in neutral, it bypasses the locked trans. Are you sure the E-beake pedal was floored? If so, you definitely have an E-brake problem. Without a running engine, no vacuum to power booster, so you would need legs like Fred Flintstone to push down on that pedal, but it still should've stopped. Under those harrowing circumstances, are you sure your buddy was pressing down hard enough? Scary stuff!
  • I have a 2004 Silverado 2500 Crew Cab in the silver color. My door moldings have bumps in them. There is a bump in each moulding. The front bumps are closer to the back end of the door and then back doors, the bumps are closer to the front end of the door. These bumps are in the same spot on each peice. Has anyone ever heard of this before and if so what did you do? Buy new? Thanks!
  • mule4mule4 Posts: 36
    That Is normal with that truck. Dealer should replace under warranty.They did mine
  • If the truck is not under warranty anymore, is it worth the money to fix them? Did the ones that your warrantys covered do the same thing?
  • mule4mule4 Posts: 36
    No the new ones didn't do it as long as i had the truck. I got rid of the truck at 30000 miles because of so many other major problems Most that GM. said was normal. & wouldn't fix.I now know they weren't normal because so many other owners having to fix them at their expense.If thats all the problems you've got & like the truck I would have it fixed at another body shop.Not GM Good Luck
  • otto8otto8 Posts: 116
    What the deal is that somebody messed up and didn't pull the bar code
    stickers off before they put the adhesive OVER them then put them
    on the truck. Then the sticker pulls away from the moulding and
    adhesive then the "warts" appear !

    You could try to call the GM 800 number and maybe there is now a
    recall or a goodwill adjustment for a free fix!
    My 04 had this issue and I never bothered to have them replaced but
    the person who bought it after me did while it was still under the new car
    warranty.
    That and a heated mirror failure were the only problems I had with that
    truck. I will note I heavy towed and snowplowed with that rig also!

    I now have a 07 GMT-900 2500 x-cab 4x4 which has been flawless and I
    work the tar outta it also! :shades:
  • I just got off the phone with the 800 GM people. They told me that since it is out of warranty that I would need to set up an appt. with my chevy dealer and they will take a look at it and see if they can assist me at all with this. The appt with the chevy dealer cost money, but the guy didnt know how much. Has anyone done this before and came out ahead? Will they help out or just feeding me a line? Thanks!!
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    Goodwill adjustment is whether GM and the dealership agree that you are a good enough customer to go the extra mile for. Like buying multiple vehicles or even your current vehicle thru their dealership. Do you have maintenance done there? And of course if you're a likeable person according to the service manager and if he isn't having a bad day. Basically it's a toss up unless it is a recall which I doubt since there is no safety issue.
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