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Chevy Silverado: Problems & Solutions

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  • nikki4nikki4 Posts: 1
    Mine is doing the same thing. Seems like GM would do a recall on this, as the problem is widespread.
    My dealer quoted me $800+ for the fix. Can you believe that?
    My solution will be to buy a Tundra when I replace trucks later this year.
  • hduserhduser Posts: 1
    I own a 1999 siverado 1500, and am experiencing a hard to steer problem when idling and turning to the right. Have already replaced power steering pump but problem still exists. Truck has 130000 miles. Does anybody have a solution?
  • 1999 LS 2500, ext cab 4x4, 100,000 miles. I have this gurgling noise in my truck also. Recently had cooling system flushed out and found there is no restrictors in the heater hose as had been previously suggested to be the problem. Heater core still puts out hot; could this need to be replaced to remedy the problem? Noise is very annoying. Any suggestions out there?
  • Last week I started my 3500 diesel dually (2003) and all the guages were dead. The info display and dash lights were all on but the needles all stayed full left, not even a bounce on any of them. I shut it off and started it again and everything woke up and worked fine. They were fine until this morning when they died again and didn't come back. Has anyone else seen anything like this? I'm hoping it could just be a loose harness wire somewhere but I don't want to rip the interior apart without some kind of clue.
  • I've been having front end problems in my truck (02 2500HD ext. cab sb 4X4). I'm getting a very loud thump in my front end when driving off road or if I hit a bump at low speed, usually about 5-10mph. I've been to two dealers with no succes fixing it. I've been through the shocks and torsion bar so far. Anybody else had this problem?
  • I had a similar problem but it was with a Ford and a little older. What happendon mine was that leaves had got sucked in the cowl and then the heat resistores in the blower motor caused them to ignite. This is probably not your problem but thought I would post it.
  • I am a diehard gm owner, and have been since I was kid. This problem is beginning to make me wonder. This is a great vehicle except when the air fails and its 90 + outside.

    Has anyone experienced this problem? The AC began having intermittent problems at 4000 miles. While in Auto, with Recirculate on it would switch the fan from your face to the floor and begin putting out heat in both zones (it was as if the unit was possessed, it would move the fan at-will). The local dealer claims they found a connector near the drivers side left foot that was intermittent. However the unit still will not stay in Recirculate.

    After the dealer serviced it the 4th time for the same problems they tell me it is operator error. I have talked with the Chevy rep and he will not even confirm a problem.

    None of my friends that have this truck have this problem. Any ideas?
  • I have an 03 silverado with the digital display control and the recirculate quick working. The air still worked fine but not to the level when recirculating. I took it in and they said it would be 500 dollars to fix because of the difficulty to remove. I decided to keep it like it was. A few weeks later it started working but always popped real loud while trying to open and close the recirculation door under the dash. This drove me nuts so I just unhooked the wire controlling the motor to the door. I now have peace but no recirculation. I do know that with the digital display control that recirculation will not stay on while on the floor vents. It has to be on face vents. If on the floor it will just blink and then turn itself off. Hope this helps.
  • I have a 05, 7000 miles on it, trans slips every once in a while. squealing noise and knocking coming from the mid section of the vehicle. brought it to the dealer they keep blowing smoke up my you know what. not happy at all with this purchase or this dealer. i own a lawn care business and i was towing only 1 mower on a small trailer and it felt like i was dragging a elephant behind me. :( :lemon:
  • I have a 2001 silverado z71, and lately there has been this strange "clicking" noise whenever I press on the gas. It goes away when I let up, and the noise speeds up when I accelerate. I suspect something to do with the fuel pump, but I really have no idea. The clicking seems to be coming from underneath the truck. Help please.
  • This has been going on in my 1500 chev truck for over a year, i got it put on the computer and a faulty fuel level sensor is the cause of it. It doesn't affect the trucks performance but it will get worse where your gage will never work again. Chev's solution to it was a 12 dollar bottle of fuel injector cleaner to fix it, but it did not work for me.
  • Hey,
    If you find anything out about the Service 4WD light, please let me know. I am having the same problem. Thanks
  • I have a 95 silverado 4wd z71. Its a 5 speed, everytime a push the clutch in to shift gears the rpm's go up about a grand. If i shift at 1500 it will ethier stay there when i push the clutch in or go to 2000. It will eventually go down but it takes a couple seconds, I think its the throttle cable. But im not sure.
  • saddaddysaddaddy Posts: 566
    As a prospective buyer, can someone tell me how well the 3.42 gear ratio performs in the newer (05-06) Silverados or Sierras. I was surprised that you could not get a 3.73 axle in the ext cab z71 models anymore. Is this correct? It seems that lower ratio would really be needed for any kind of towing or stepping up to say 285-series tires.?. How does this ratio help gas mileage? Thanks for any input.
  • does anyone know chev's warranty's for cataylic convertors
    say for a 2000 1500
  • I believe that GM only removed the 3.73 for a short period at the beginning of the run of 05 models, but from reading elsewhere it was a popular option, so it was added back on.

    I can't compare the two ratios, since I haven't driven an 05 (or a 3.42). My 2004 has the 3.73 in it and runs very well. Check around the web for other truck forums. In several of these members have posted about larger tires, gear ratios, towing, etc. and will probably have answered your questions before you even have to spend the time typing them in again. ;)
  • Similar. The front end knocks in my '03 1500HD were being caused by the steering shaft. They greased it. This lasted for about 20,000 miles. Also had this prob with my '00 Tahoe, '01 Impala and '03 Vue. May be worth mentioning this to your dealer next time.
  • ssbssb Posts: 3
    I just had the same thing happen to my 03 silverado. I was in Colorado in the rain on muddy roads. Same speedometer problem. Left CO in the rain driving on paved roads. After more than 10 hours in the rain the speedometer is working perfectly. I think that some how the mud on underside of the truck interfeared with the sender or receiver for the speedometer. I'm curious to see if you had muddy conditions.
    By the way you don't have to restart the engine to get the speedo to drop back 5mph, just turn the key off then turn the key on and just bump the starter over.
  • noobie1noobie1 Posts: 326
    Greta; This problem has been discussed either here or at "GMC Sierra: Problems, Solutions" in the recent past; Word search "gurgling" for background. I know of no other cause for gurgling than air trapped in the cooling system, and suspect you may have chosen the wrong mechanic. Although flushing causes no harm, it may not have been necessary. I don't your truck so can't give you any instructions. On mine, 2002, the expansion tank is the highest point in the system. Any trapped air is naturally and automatically released there. If I were you, short of figuring out how to release the air myself, I would let my fingers do the walking (driving), asking this specific question after describing the truck and symptom, "Do you know how to release the trapped air in the cooling system which is causing gurgling through the heater core"? In other words, don't look for analysis. Look for solution. And don't accept anything but a simple "yes". It shouldn't take a genius to figure it out. Good luck and let us know how it turns out.

    -David
  • I have a 05 2500 hd 4X4 with 3.73's and i love it, power is there, MPG is what i expected out of a 3/4 ton truck. Also i have no problems with my 24 foot boat. Weight is around 4500 LBS i think.
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