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Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra Exterior and Body



  • gmc19gmc19 Posts: 3
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  • Mine did the same thing on my 07 Silverado, luckily its covered under the bumper to bumper warranty! :shades:
  • I need to locate a (plastic) rear passenger side dually fender. Anyone know where I can get one?

    Thanks. :sick:
  • After waiting 2 weeks for parts to come in, I took it up there and it made absolutely NO difference. Needless to say I am not happy at all. The creaking gets worse every day. I'll be at the dealer on Monday morning when they open to see what the next step is.

    I too am quickly joining the group of people on the forum that regret buying this truck every time I get in it. :mad:
  • Any updates? I have an '08 (6350 miles) crew and the cab creaks as well. it does it if it's warm weather. I have had it in the shop twice already for the front brakes squealing. I am turning my truc :lemon: k in to the dealer about the reaking next week.
  • I took it back in Monday. They went around and treated all of the weather stripping with some special "GM Seal Treatment". The Windows, Door Seals, etc. It has stopped the creaking. I'm not sold on it yet for 2 reasons. 1. it is still pretty cold, supposed to hit 60 this weekend though so we'll see. 2. I've read from other posters that the dealership did the same thing and the sound comes back a few days later.

    We'll see what happens over time.

    It is amazing how much more I like my truck when it isn't creaking. Last weekend I was ready to put a big bow on it and drive it through the dealership front window.
  • natesmsnatesms Posts: 20
    I thought I would follow up with people regarding this creaking problem. I have had it into the dealership 5 times for the "wooden boat creaking" sounds and it has yet to be repaired. the last time they did something to the headliner, and it did actually stop for about 3 weeks, however is back now after some heavy rains.

    I'm very frustrated as I absolutly hate driving the truck with the creaking noises. I now have a customer service rep from GM assigned to me. We'll see what happens next.

    Even if they can fix this truck, I really do regret purchasing it. I don't think all silverado's are like this, but this experience has let me know that GM still can't put together a vehicle with an interior that holds together. :lemon:
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    Why do you keep taking it to the same dealership 5 times?

    Sounds to me like an incompetent dealer. I'd have move on to another dealer after the second go around. If you had called GM customer service they would've told you the same thing and given you a list of dealers that you could visit in your area. Also, being that it's a Chevy unless you live in the desert I'm sure they would be a bunch in your area.

    This being a pride thing among dealers what I've found is that the second dealer would take it like a challenge especially if you mentioned that you had taken it in twice to ABC dealer and they couldn'f fix it.
  • Dealership said a new bulletin came out reference creaking. They installed a noise reduction tape, so far it has helped, about 90% of creaking gone. Will have to see if it lasts. :)
  • natesmsnatesms Posts: 20
    I got that message last thursday after a heated discussion with the dealer. On my truck I've isolated the problem to the fat weather stripping that runs across the top of both doors. From the front quarter panel all the way to half-way down the back door. If I take silicone lubricant and wipe it down the creaking is gone completely for a week or so, or a really hard rain. I can actually see the weather strip sort of deteriorating.

    I spoke with the dealership about this and the noise reduction tape. The service manager said that the tape is usually a temporary solution that lasts for a few thousand miles. The good news (hopefully) is that he said it is usually a precursor to a part replacement and rattled of an example with the Malibu and a similar problem.

    I'm going to try and get in there next week for the tape.

    Thanks for the update.
  • textrucktextruck Posts: 3
    My '08 crew cab creaks as well, my drivers door also ratttles. How do I identify "fat" weather striping? Where do they put the tape? Thanks for your help.
  • gordoz71gordoz71 Posts: 1
    Hi, I have an 07 GMC Sierra SLE1 (New Body Style). I too have experienced cab creaking, but only when it rains, or when the weather is generally wet. I did take it back to the dealership and they could not address the issue. Additionally, I have developed a clunking sound in the rear end. It only happens when the body rolls laterally. It sounds like a hollow clunk. I have no idea what it is. I took it to the delearship for that as well, and they said that it was normal body noise. I know better and will be taking it to another dealer shortly. Otherwise, I love my truck. I actually bought it after having traded an 07 Silverado Classic that was nothing but problems. I would be curious to hear about similar rear-end clunking problems. Thanks.
  • Well tape worked well for the first two days and now I can hear the rattles coming back.
    In reference to the clunking noise I can tell I had a issue with the differential.When I would come to a stop it would feel as if someone would hit me from behind.

    My truck has become a topic of many conversations at work also since five of us bought trucks all at the same time but different brands. Now all I hear is the other lots have vehicles that don't rattle..............
  • natesmsnatesms Posts: 20
    It runs along the very top of the cab. It is about 2 inches wide. The key to making the noise stop is to use some silicone lubricant the front AND the back. I believe the creaking is actually coming from between the strip and the roof of the cab and not the strip and the door. I don't even mess with lubricating the seals that run completely around where to door meets the cab, doesn't seem to make any difference.
  • natesmsnatesms Posts: 20
    I have information for you on that clunking sound as well. I had taking it in for the same clunking noise. There is actually a service bulletin on that. They put in some kind of spring spacers in the rear leaf springs. I do think that it helped, maybe...

    What could have been the real cause is the rear seat belts. Those things will hit the sides and make a really deep clunking sound, not the kind of noise you would think they would make. I would have I never of guessed that they were actually making the sound I was hearing until I buckled them and it quit. Make sure you hook them into those little clips so they don't flop around.

    I experienced this clunking only when there was lateral motion as well, so I'm betting it is 1 of the 2 things listed above. I would seriously try buckling the seat belts in the back and driving over a curb a few times first, then go after the service bulletin which is number 03-03-09-002
  • natesmsnatesms Posts: 20
    I was afraid of the creaking coming back with that tape. Lubricating that top strip along the top is getting me by for now. I have a reminder set on my calendar to call the Dealership every Tuesday to see if there is an update.

    If you get any more info on the problem please pass it along. I will do the same.
  • textrucktextruck Posts: 3
    Thanks, I pressed the door, while shut, against the stripping at the top of the door, it made the exact creaking sound. What type of silicone? Like a grease? I had the clunking sound as well when my truck levels off after a stop, doesn't do it all the time. I have buckled all my belts in the rear and it still does it. Thanks again.
  • natesmsnatesms Posts: 20
    It just needs to be some silicone spray. You can pick it up at any auto parts store. The stuff I have specifically states on there "For weather stripping". Actually if you read in the manual GM states to do this every 6 months or a year as routine maintenance, we just have to do it once a week...
  • natesmsnatesms Posts: 20
    Has anyone made any progress on this. I'm still having to clean my weather stripping once a week and the dealers have been no help.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    I've used silicone grease in the past and it lasts way longer than the spray. If I remember correctly it was $25 a tube but on a recent visit to that website I noticed you can get considerably more for the same price.
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