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Chevy Silverado: Problems & Solutions



  • dnehlendnehlen Posts: 2
    i just bought 2000 z71 ext cab and i am having the same issue,its only a week old for me it sat at the dealer for about 5 months. which yoke did they replace slip yoke or yoke at the rear end.i only have a 3mth 3000mile warr. need to get it fixed asap.had it 3 garages they all found nothing imagine that. your help would be greatly app.
  • dnehlendnehlen Posts: 2
    can someoen help i now that i replyed to an old post,sorry i replyed to z71bill dch300. dnehlen
  • bonz06bonz06 Posts: 2
    I have '03 Sierra with a 5.3L V8. I just started having this same issue yesterday. I thought it was the battery at first, since it was close to dead. I put in a new battery but it didn't help. I think it may have something to do with the fan or AC. When i have the fan on it seems to want to stall when I stop. It is even worse when i have the AC on. I have noticed my voltage gauge drops when I stop but then slow returns to normal. When driving my gauge reads over 14v. When I stop, it drops to around 10v.
  • geo9geo9 Posts: 739
    So you say your truck stalls only when using the AC and
    or when the AC compressor kicks in?

    Sounds like your AC compressor is seizing up or the ac
    compressor clutch is going bad..............

    It is normal to have a slight voltage drop when using any power accessory.............
  • jnealjneal Posts: 247
    Check or have someone check the alternator. Sounds to me like you have a bad alternator.
  • mpikchikmpikchik Posts: 1
    I have a 1996 chevy silverado 5.7. My problem is I just replaced the fuel pump 3 days ago. now it won't start again. If I put gas in the throttle body it will run till that gas is gone..and if I take off the hose the pump will shoot gas out. so could it be a bad fuel pump again or the throttle body or what?..please help!!
  • bonz06bonz06 Posts: 2
    I changed out the alternator this weekend and it didn't help. the voltage is still not stable. I am afraid i may have to take it to the dealership.
  • pstonepstone Posts: 2
    I have 98 z-71, the engine seems to be skipping or missing every once and a while while at idle. then if you are driving at around 35 mph or so (when the engine is not in much of a strain) it skipps and misses but if you ease down on the throttle it stops and does what it is supposed to. I have replaced the distributor cap, rotor, and fuel filter, and not long ago I replaced the fuel pump (10,000 miles ago). I'm out of ideas, anyone ever heard of this?
  • wgreenwgreen Posts: 17
    Have a 2006 Silverado 1500 work truck that came with the AM-FM stereo with no CD player. How difficult is it to change this unit to something else?
    Would I be better off buying an AM FM unit with CD player from GM parts or going with an aftermarket unit?
    I read in the owner's manual that warning chimes for headlights,seat belts etc. come through the audio unit.
    Anyone know it the chimes would still work if I used an aftermarket unit?

  • bgunnz15bgunnz15 Posts: 6
    Hey how is it going.. I have a 2001 Chevy 4.3 Silverado.. My check engine light came on the other day and i had hooked it up to the machine.. The code P1416 came up... How can i fix this problem... How major is this problem.. If anybody can be any help.. Very appreciative.. Thank You
  • curtfloydcurtfloyd Posts: 3
    still waiting for some help .........please!!!!!!!!!! anyone
  • ddf1ddf1 Posts: 18
    It sounds like u covered just about everything about the cooling system. The only things I could think of would be to check for blockage in the heater core. U can feel the hoses and if the discharge is cold then u have found the culprit. Also check all coolant hoses the same way. If that doesn't fix it Red Line has a coolant additive that claims to drop 20 degrees in the coolant. I think it is called water wetter.
  • gmctruckgmctruck Posts: 186
    I agree..... check the heater core. You might need to have the system pressure tested in order to find the problem.
  • bgunnz15bgunnz15 Posts: 6
    I really need opinions please... thank you
  • curtfloydcurtfloyd Posts: 3
    thanks for responding to my message.i did check all the hoses and they were all hot.i did add some water wetter to the coolant but havent tried it yet because the weather change and we have only been in the 80's for the past several days.mid to high 90's are forecasted for next week and i will try it then.i saw where gmtruck said have the system pressure checked .how do they run a pressure test? thanks
  • nvs36nvs36 Posts: 1
    When I use my AC, Heater, or defrost my 99 Silverado makes this loud hissing noise. It does not make the noise while you are idling only when you reach 30 mph or above. Any ideas as to what is causing and how to fix?
  • I just bought a 2004 chevy silverado 2 wheel drive long bed with 24,170 miles. How do I find out if the factory warranty is on this truck? Also I need a owners book how do i get one
    thank you
  • gmctruckgmctruck Posts: 186
    I think they use a machine to do the pressure test. The test isn't that expensive and any automotive repair shop can do it. You do know that there are different temp ratings for T-stats .... right? Make sure the new one you put in was the right temp rating for your engine.
  • gmctruckgmctruck Posts: 186
    I think the warranty is still 3yrs/36K on your truck. Any GM dealer can run your VIN number and provide you with that information as well as check to make sure any applicable recalls have been performed on your vehicle.

    You can order an owners manual, but the best place to find one really cheap is on auction sites.

    Enjoy your new truck!
  • gmctruckgmctruck Posts: 186
    Have you checked your cabin filters? Leaves and junk gets down in there and needs to be cleaned out. Does the noise happen with just the fan running without AC or Heat? Do you have a bug deflector on your truck? If so, the noise might be the rubber strips on the sides of the windshield flapping caused by air coming off the deflector.

    If the noise is more of a gurgle sound inside the dash than a hiss, you have air trapped in the cooling system and it needs to be "burped".
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