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Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 Owners



  • mmuddmmudd Posts: 1
    I have a 1995 Chevy Silverado 4x4. I have had at to 3 different mechanics. When on the highway and I try to excelerate to pass the truck falls on it's face (cuts out but don't die) then when it gets up to speed it regains power. This also happens at stop signs, idols real rough, but not all the time and it is usually warmed up before it does it. The last 2 mechanics changed the egr valve and thermostat and ran machines on it.
  • Topsail33, if you do any work on your truck yourself, I would buy the mechanic book on your truck. You can
    pick this up at your locall autozone. It is worth the $15. I would think that you could buy a small kit with all those sockets there as well. I don't believe they would not be exspensive. David. :)
  • Mudd, what were the results of the tests? When was the last time the fuel filter or filters ( if there are two) been changed?David :confuse:
  • Good Morning

    Yea, I agree with the fuel filters. I just went thru this with my 02 Silverado. The fuel pump finally gave out because I was too stupid to change the fuel filter. It will clog and you`re ok when you are calling for normal fuel flow. When you accelerate it requires increased volume and cannot push that much thru the filter. If I would have used my head I could have saved myself about $900 bucks (tow, etc.) Fuel filters are cheap and easy.

  • Well, it ended up being a T-55 sized Torx socket. I'm not a fan of Chiltons; I've had a few of them over the last 3 decades, and they can be fairly generic. Besides, brakes on Chevys are easy to do, I just don't have that much experience with Torx bolts. Wonder what was wrong with Hex ?

    It's all back together and works great now.
  • hecaroshecaros Posts: 2
    I put new 20" wheels to my SIlverado, but it is shaking when braking, We resuface the rotors and the pads are in very good condition, can any body give me an idea what is going on, I out brand new wheels also.
  • danno4danno4 Posts: 10
    I have a 1995 Silverado ext cab, 5.7 liter 4x4. I was told that the oil filter adapter was leaking and needed to be replaced. I guess this adapter makes it easier to get the filter on and off. How hard is it to replace? The service station wanted about $150 to do it. I think that's a bit of a rip off.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    That all depends whether it is the type that is connected to the oil pan or the type screwed onto the old oil filter location.
  • danno4danno4 Posts: 10
    Okay, now you have forced me to crawl under the truck. I'll get back to on that one.
  • I have a 2004 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 Crew Cab SLT with about 39K miles (rarely touches a surface other than pavement). Ever since the warranty ran out after 36 months, I've started having issues. I replaced a water pump and a part in the steering column under the dash (known issue that should have been recalled) at 30K miles (a total of about $700) and today an EBCM for the ABS for $1,100 at 39K miles (this seems to be common problem for GM full size SUVs, trucks, as well as other vehicles). I really enjoy driving it and it feels as sturdy as a rock. However, I just don't believe a modern day vehicle that costs as much as it did should have these issues with so few miles. My last truck was a 1989 Toyota that I drove for 11 years and the only non-routine maintenance issue was a radiator after 9 years and 100K miles.

    I really would love to trade it for a Toyota Tacoma, but at 14 mpg and $4/gallon gas, it's not worth very much. Though at this rate, I can't keep throwing good money after bad. Definitely the last GM that I will buy.
  • otto8otto8 Posts: 116
    Anybody still around here with any comments about their GM trucks?

    Anybody bought a new GM full sizer lately?

    Sure is pretty dead since they split these forums up and closed all
    the good threads........................
  • I have an 06 1500 4x4 with 17 in rims . Can I put 285's on this truck without any rubbing? :confuse:
  • aggie76aggie76 Posts: 266
    1010tires has a tire size calculator that you can input the make of your vehicle and it will help determine fit.
  • i have a crack in my passenger side mirror. i bought a new mirror glass with backer. can i just pull/pop the old broken one out of the side mirror assembly or is there a special way to remove it and install the new one?

  • Hi everyone,

    I just bought my very first "new" truck yesterday. A lovely 2009 Silverado with a 5.3 litre engine.

    Seeing that this is my first new vehicle, I have a question in rergards to break-in periods and gasoline consumption.

    I've only driven 100km (60 miles) and the tank is down 1/4 from a full tank. Now I might sound a bit paranoid but is this normal or will this consumption get better as the engine slowly breaks-in?

    Can anyone help?
  • otto8otto8 Posts: 116
    Cass........Check out this link to replace that mirror glass.
    Pics and instructions:
  • 93z7193z71 Posts: 1
    I had a similar problem with my truck and it turned out to be a damaged spark plug wire
  • Hello everyone,

    So i decided to make my first truck a little older and bought a 1995 chevy pickup its engine is in good condition but has very high mileage almost 191 thousand. i was planning on rebuilding an engine to put in it when i get the money. i was wondering what for engine is suggested in this year. it has a 4.3L V6 in it now.

  • Deffinatly put a 350 in it, most full size truck from the 60's up through the 90's had 350 engines in them, depending on how you build it, your can go for gas mileage, pulling power and torque, or speed, a 350 is a great all around engine and they're tough and durable, and if you ever need parts, there are so many of them out there that parts are allways right at hand. Hope this helps but then again this is just my opion.
    Thanks Chris :D
  • bobb59bobb59 Posts: 1
    My 2006 Silverado used to have a chime sound if the key was left in the ignition and the door was opened. It quit making that sound and also the large speaker in the driver side door has no sound coming out of it at times. Could these two issues be related in some way?
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    yes. if i remember correctly the chime came out of the speaker which i thought was neat at the time.
  • shadypop5shadypop5 Posts: 9
    Yes the trucks in those years, until present i think, have the door chime, seat belt alarms ect. all tied into the sound system, do you by any chance have a LT truck with bose sound system in it, i have an 06 with a bose system in it and when you pull the key during the chime you can hear the static in the speakers until the amp shuts off, but if you have sound not comming from one speaker at times i'd say you have a bad channel on your amp, or maybe the whole amp is going out, i'm assuming the truck is out of warrenty by now unless it has extreamly low miles, otherwise that is gonna be a spendy amp to replace from GM or you can probably find a used one, if you don't have bose then you can probably find a head unit on ebay for a resonable price. Hope this helps your problem. Thanks Chris
  • I have a 94 1500 with a 4L60E and this is the second trans that has gone bad as far as I know (maybe more. lol). I want to put a 700R trans in it (The 700R is allot tougher trans that's why I wanna put it in. The 4L60E is electronically shifted and they are pretty much junk to me) and I know it will bolt up and have to have a passing gear cable for it. My question is the wiring harness on the 4L60E has 12 and the 700R has a 4 plug adapter but only 3 wires are live 1 is just plastic plug. (I cant find no adapter) Does anyone know what wire I need to tap into to get the 700R to shift? :confuse: Thank you!!!
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    Rather than a 700R, have you considered a 4L80E?
  • yep, I have a 2006, 1500 crewcab z71, with 285's BFG's pefect fit, no lift, looks good,
  • i happend to open my door too hard on my 1500 silverado 2006 and it seemed to have bent the hinge and will not close. it looks like it came "unglued" because there is silicone type stuff where the hinge has seperated from the truck . i dont see a bolt where it has seperated. there is one farther back on the hinge but far away from where the damage is. i was wondering if anyone had the same problem or knew a way to fix it? it is damaging the body of my truck where the door meets the body and is bent. has anyone had this problem? plz help
  • I was wondering if the 1500 Extended LS silverados,with RWD came with a 4.8L engine
  • yeah i have a 4.8
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