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2001 Silverado VIBRATIONS

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  • tafostertafoster Posts: 13
    Will have to see what speeds are the worse but it seems the faster I go the worse it gets (normally I drive 'alittle' over the speed limit) 70+ is really bad. Seems to go away around 55 on the bad section of the 710 and on this freeway the worse lane is the fast lane. Weight, interestingly, made it worse on the 405 which I drive every morning to work (had about 500 lbs of horse bedding in the back). Will have to check out the 'Velvet Rides'. Thanks.
  • txyank1txyank1 Posts: 1,010
    I've heard of "the bounce" acting quite that way. On both of my trucks if you're 2-3 mph over or under it wasn't there. It was there at other speeds though on different sections of roadway.
  • akjbmwakjbmw Posts: 231
    Perhaps it would be helpful to those who read about the "shake" or "bounce" to have a feel for the frequency of the "feature" (computereese for bug). I'm thinking along the concept of being able to be more descriptive so as to "help" the service writers be less clueless...

    The bounce that I have referenced is not as fast as tire rotation speed. Must be a harmonic of tire speed or pavement undulations though.

    The shake, I'm guessing, is between wheel imbalance and the upper ranges toward driveshaft speeds.
  • tafostertafoster Posts: 13
    Was doing alot of freeway driving this weekend so was playing with different speeds on the 'bouncing' sections,mainly on the 710 and 10 freeways. At less than 65, no vibration; at 65, started feeling some vibration mainly in my legs; at 70 started feeling thru the steering; worst at 75, whole truck bouncing; at 80 started going away; at 85 back to smooth driving. Hum, conclusion - drive the speed limit or under OR risk a ticket and stay at 85. Unintentional built in 'governor'?
  • oly44011oly44011 Posts: 11
    I have a 02 1500 with 9000 miles on it....I have developed a slight knock in the steering wheel at slow to high speeds. This only appears after the truck has been driven for 20 miles or so.
    Best way I can describe it, sounds like the column is binding up or maybe something else down in the drive line someplace...I have checked for loose shocks, front end part etc...nothing....
    Has anyone encountered this problem or better yet eliminated it? Let me know thanks..
  • mgonzalesmgonzales Posts: 8
    You should see the steering wheel shake on a section of cement freeway. Its like riding in a oldcarwith bad rubber bushings in the front end. Anyone else have this problem? Also what is Chevy telling everyone? It sucks for a new truck with 14000 miles on it.
    Thanks
    Mike
    mgonzale@qcpi.com
  • lauriet1lauriet1 Posts: 87
    My truck had the "clunk" felt in the steering wheel, but only at slow speeds while turning. I had the lubrication job done as recommended in the TSB which corrected it. Here's the specifics for you, might solve your issue, worth a shot anyway. Also check out the Technical Service Bulletin thread in the Maintenance & Repair Section on the Edmonds boards. There's alot of info and very helpful folks there.

    TSB #00-02-35-0031 Clunking Noise Under Hood and can be felt in the Steering Wheel
    Condition
    Some customers may comment on a clunk type noise coming from under the hood that also can be felt in the steering wheel. These conditions may be more noticeable when turning at low speeds on rough road surfaces.

    Correction

    Important
    DO NOT REPLACE THE FOLLOWING INTERMEDIATE STEERING SHAFT P/Ns

    26085548
    26049343
    26083324
    26088325

    Remove the intermediate shaft from the vehicle and lubricate the intermediate shaft with a Steering Column Intermediate Shaft Lubrication Kit, P/N 26098419.
  • rayt2rayt2 Posts: 1,208
    was done on my truck 11/12/01 part # 26085548, note that they no longer are changing out the shafts but they "lube them" instead. Mine has a rubbing sound on slow speed turns since they changed it out and will be going back in for the "lube" TSB when I have time to get to dealership.
    Gee, do I dare ask if they have a resolve for the "engine knock" that they said they were aware of and working on a fix on my service ticket??? I need to have a good laugh!

    Ray T.
  • aerocraerocr Posts: 2
    After convincing Chevy to buy-back my 2000 Silverado due to the vibration problems, I purchased a 2001 Silverado. I didn't notice a vibration until about 18,000 miles. After 3 trips to the dealer - I finally get the "so-called" straight answer from the service manager: Beginning in late 1999 GM changed the frame design and/or manufacturing process. This change resulted in the frame developing a harmonic resonance when the "right conditions" existed. Everything is fine until you hit a bump...then it starts and won't go away. He says if the suspension is loaded differently it won't happen. He loaded 500 lbs in the bed and couldn't duplicate the problem. Replacing tires (at owner's expense) with different aspect ratio tires seems to be the only fix. What do you think?
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    Tires included...
  • frey44frey44 Posts: 230
    Go thru owning a 2000 Vibrator Shakerado, then buy ANOTHER ONE???? !! Incredible !! That is called making the same mistake twice. It baffles me why someone who has a major problem, like the well-publicized shakes, would again BUY THE SAME MODEL which is almost certain to have the same design flaws !! GM must be laughing all the way to the bank.
    The solution to the Shakerado is a TUNDRA.
  • dch0300dch0300 Posts: 472
    Are you in anyway related to a former poster by the name of BAMATUNDRA?
    Your post sounds a lot like his old posts, and adds as much value to this topic as most of his did.......zero.

    Not all Silverados shake, unless you know more than millions of us smooth riding Silverado owners know.
    Do you even own a Tundra? Try www.tundrasolutions.com for some late night reading.

    By the way, it's Silverado not Shakerado!!
  • "gm puts out new trucks with so many problems, isn't there any type of quality assurance in the manufacturing of this product."

    Glad you asked, kc....

    The assurance is that when the customer buys said product, GM assures themselves in the boardroom that the consumer, who obviously has done his/her research enjoys the product. Period. That's why you get customer NONservice when you call those numbers in the owner's manual.

    To a GM exec, anyone who has bought a slapping engine obviously is pleased....sales are up, right? That's all that matters.
  • frey44frey44 Posts: 230
    Bamatundra ???? I'm not that cat. I just get tired of hearing guys complain about a Chevy vibrating then go out and BUY ANOTHER ONE !! Give me a break ! At the very least, EXPECT at least a remote possibility that the same model of the same truck by the same manufacturer will have the same flaws !! Incredible !
  • am70043am70043 Posts: 22
    I HAVE A 02 SILVERADO LS 2WD 4.8L AND HAVE THE SAME BOUNCE/VIBRATIONS PROBLEMS AS POSTED. IT STARTED AT AROUND 5OOMI, TOOK IT THE DEALER AND THE SERVICE MANAGER DRIVE IT. OF COURSE HE SAID THIS IS NORMAL. I TOLD HIM HIS ANSWER WAS BS. I WAS TOLD TO TEST DRIVE ANOTHER TRUCK AND I DID. I TEST DROVE A 02 AND A 03 MODEL BOTH WITH LESS THAN 10MI. GUESS WHAT! THE BOUNCE/VIBRATION IS THERE ON THESE BRAND NEW TRUCKS ALSO. I FEEL EVERYONE'S DISGUSE AND PAIN. WAY DOWN YONDER IN NEW ORLEANS-------AL.
  • frey44frey44 Posts: 230
    DON'T BUY A GM TRUCK. Vote with your dollars. There are half ton trucks that don't shake at freeway speeds. Seek one out. Quit COMPLAINING. And, the engind knock board is hysterical !! A widely known problem, well-documented !! And these guys go out and buy one ANYWAYS, then complain about KNOCK !! Only in America !! :-) Peace, all.
  • Hey Guys,

    I have been reading this tread for awhile. Today, I picked up a 2003 Silverado 1500 Ext. Cab truck. Never driven a Chevy in this style. Guess what, I got the shake. It's not really a skake, but a jiggle. Kind of like jello hit with a spoon. I couldn't believe it!! It's not really that bad, though. I only got it on cement roads, not the cheapo asphalt stuff. I don't know what I'll end up purchasing, a Ford or the Chevy, but that wiggle wouldn't stop me from purchasing the truck. The V8 is awesome.
  • rseconrsecon Posts: 1
    Ive got a 2001 2500hd 4x4 8L w/ allison that I purchased new in 2002 Has the same shake and clunk problems as all others and from day 1 it burns a quart of oil every 1000 miles when i change the oil it smells of fuel . To make a long story short it has 18000 miles on it and the motor is being torn down by the dealer ( I filed lemon law) they haven't addressed the front end portion of my prob. they are playing dumb but from reading these posting it sounds more common .
  • of buying the Chevy. I thought the same thing too, but after many problems, I got rid of mine for a Ford.
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