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Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra Noise and Vibration



  • I have a 04 chevy silverado and when you turn the steering wheel left or right going forward or backwards at low speed there is a clunking sound in the colum and brake pedal. I have changed the front left wheel berring and it is still there. All the bushings look good up front im lost help. Thanks
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    Have you replaced the intermediate steering shaft with the new one GM replaced on all Silverados?
  • Not yet but I will thanks for the info. I didn't know that was an issue with these trucks you just saved me alot of time, Thanks again.
  • I have an 03 GMC Sierra extended cab 2WD 5.3L that I cannot locate or repair a very annoying grinding noise. I have replaced both front wheel bearings, all brake pads and rotors all the way around including park prake shoes. I even cranked park brake shoes all the way in to make sure they weren't rubbing. Checked back plates on both rear brakes. $1500 bucks and still have the noise? Help?! I love this truck but enough is enough. Very seriously considering trading it off.
  • akjbmwakjbmw Posts: 231
    Could it be an aggressive tire tread or wear pattern noise that transmits through the truck to sound like a grinding vibration?
  • I have a 2004 GMC sierra ext. cab with a 4.8 eng. 102k miles. Recently i have began to hear some sort of a dry rubbing noise coming from the bottom rear of the truck. this only happens when i brake and when I coast under 40 mph. I thinks its the bearing between the two driveshafts but i dont know the name of it and the part store guys around hear don't know either. I wanna fix it before i have to let the dealer take a look at it or before something else fails.
  • sp128sp128 Posts: 2
    The truck is a 2001 GMC Sierra C3 1500 P/U (AWD)

    When I first put the truck into "drive" or "reverse" from park, begin to move and turn the wheel to the left or right, I hear and feel a single "knock" from my drivers side front wheel.

    As I drive, there are no more noises, just the one single knock upon putting the vehicle into motion and turning the wheel.

    I recently replaced the transfer case, any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated!
  • I have a 2001 2500hd with the 6.0 the issue with the engine is it is a net built engine that is not built to exact specs, there are many law suits out on it . My truck has the cold knock, it knocks until it warms up"1-3 min" then quietnes down to where you can not hear it. i just hit 300k today, changed the oil and there are still no shavings or chunks in oil. the knock is annoying but has not affected the engine at all.

    With your engine you should have the preset rockers on the engine, after about 60k they loose their setting and become week or loose, change them out or try to tighten them down "check torque do not over torque" that should fix the tick for a few more thousand miles.
  • 2000 silverado 2500. 187,000 miles. few days ago i noticed a low rumble or growl that causes a vibration only when at a stop. when at 0mph in drive the vibration is constant but as soon as the rpms get past 1000 it goes away. when in neutral or park vibration is loapy. im thinking maybe something with the transmission. the truck itself runs and drives just fine. trans fluid is at the correct level, and red. truck is not abused
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    If it only happens at idle you can replace your Idle Air Controller if you haven't done so in the 187,000 miles.
  • could be the baffles in your muffler might want to check that out.
  • hvychev77hvychev77 Posts: 3
    Hey guys, new to the board here....i read some other posts on the squeaky leaf springs that so many silverado owners have, what is the deal with the update? Anybody know the part numbers and the cost of it? i don't know of a way around taking it to a shop, i'm open for suggestions if someone would share it with me...I'm to the point that i'll try anything!! Thanks, bj
  • I have a Sierra 2009 with 24,000 miles. The engine has been making a tapping sound for the last few thousand miles. I took it in today and was told since I wasn't using a GM oil filter it is the reason for the sound.
    So all they did was change the oil filter (and charge me $17 for it) and the engine still taps.
    First, I would like for them to tell me specifically how the oil filter caused the tap. What's actually happening.
    Second, I was given a printout regarding problems using a non gmc filter and it was dated Jun 2009. I bought my vehicle in Jan 09, so they are not accepting any responsibility at all.
    I have become very disgruntled, especially after I've been purchasing chevy/gmc products for over 15 years.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    What brand of oil filter are they making an issue over?
  • I don't know what brand was on there but to me it seems like they just searched for a convenient excuse to not go inside my engine.
    Here's part of the letter I received verbatim: Engine damage that is the result of an incorrect or improperly installed engine oil filter is not a warrantable claim. The best way to avoid oil filter quality concerns is to purchase ACDelco oil filters directly from GMSPO.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    You have protection under the Magnuson Moss Act.

    Magnuson Moss Act

    "Tie-In Sales" Provisions

    Generally, tie-in sales provisions are not allowed. Such a provision would require a purchaser of the warranted product to buy an item or service from a particular company to use with the warranted product in order to be eligible to receive a remedy under the warranty. The following are examples of prohibited tie-in sales provisions.

    In order to keep your new Plenum Brand Vacuum Cleaner warranty in effect, you must use genuine Plenum Brand Filter Bags. Failure to have scheduled maintenance performed, at your expense, by the Great American Maintenance Company, Inc., voids this warranty.

    While you cannot use a tie-in sales provision, your warranty need not cover use of replacement parts, repairs, or maintenance that is inappropriate for your product. The following is an example of a permissible provision that excludes coverage of such things.

    While necessary maintenance or repairs on your AudioMundo Stereo System can be performed by any company, we recommend that you use only authorized AudioMundo dealers. Improper or incorrectly performed maintenance or repair voids this warranty.

    Although tie-in sales provisions generally are not allowed, you can include such a provision in your warranty if you can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the FTC that your product will not work properly without a specified item or service. If you believe that this is the case, you should contact the warranty staff of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection for information on how to apply for a waiver of the tie-in sales prohibition.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,001
    Hello SpringKing,
    I am from GM Customer Service. Did you ever call the dealership back and tell them the concern is still there? Have you taken the vehicle to a different dealership for a second opinion? Can you please email me more information about your situation so I can look into the situation further? You can get my email by clicking on my name. Thank you,
    Mariah GM Customer Service
  • brettdawgbrettdawg Posts: 1
    edited August 2010
    IN NEED OF SOME HELP.. bought a 06 sierra about a month ago. only has 65k on it, i did not notice this on test drive.. and seemed fine plus came with gm warranty 12k, which i am findin out they dont like to pay for things..

    main issue at 65-75 mph i get a vibration from front left end, sounds alot like a bad tire or out of balance, had dealer balance and rotate... still same, then they said rotors were rusted on back side and can cause vibration-240.00 later, still same sound.. so my guess now is bearing or is something from cv shafts?? the thing is the dealer is stumped now, they told me everything in front end looks good, with normal wear for 65k on it

    add to this is i believe the truck is been in accident after owning it 2 months,even though clean carfax, but i got a spot that has been repainted on fender -[paint starting to peel].. so could accident cause any of this?? or just typical front end issues
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