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Greg - I contacted my salesman and he is going to talk to the service manager. A few wks back when i told him about it doing it at stop signs he talked to a guy from gm. What i described he said he heard nothing about. But he did hear about clunking which i could just be describing wrong. Something about transfer case fluid and stuff. Hopefully he will get back to me asap. Thanks guys
you talked to the salesman about a mechanical problem on the truck? Gee whiz, third party info doesn't go over well with an already confused service department. Let me explain...you describe the problem to your salesman (maybe slightly incorrect), he interprets and passes on to service department (more incorrect). By the time the service dept. gets a hold of it (and interprets it), the symptoms may be all distorted. There is nothing like second hand info. Now if the salesman adds his opinion in there, by the time you take the truck in, the service dept. may remove your flares in a fit of confusion after listening to the salesman describe your problem.
*()&#^&*#^#$ im so mad nothing is ever wrong. Just like when i broke my ankle and they told me it was a mild sprain or when my finger was broke in 2 places and the doc told me it was just jammed. Im talking to a wall again. And the thing is if i take it in they wont be able to reproduce it im sure because it happens at random and has only happened a few times. Ill look like a liar and an idiot if i take it in. I already know what they will say "There is nothing wrong with your truck" and they will have had it for like a wk.
OOOOOO im so mad. haha
What frosts me with so many of these big ticket purchases, is the work we, the consumer, have to put forth to (hopefully) obtain the trouble-free/quality product we have been led to believe our money would buy. I've read many of these posts and have become angry myself at the laziness, arrogance or downright mistruth(s) some of the manufacturer/dealership/service department representatives are willing to offer. My sympathies go out to those people who have bought brand new vehicles only to be monumentally inconvenienced by their purchase and subsequent attempts to have them repaired to the state the vehicle was assumed to be in before the ink on the sales contract was dry. We didn't buy these vehicles to be frustrated by them.
Phewww, I'll step off the soapbox now...
isn't there another dealer closer to home that you can work with? Seems like three hours traveling is a lousy way to waste a day. Especially when the service dept. will end up saying that "they couldn't duplicate the problem"
good luck buddy!!
I think I have the answer to the tranny problem...
you need a 2500 with a heavier trans!
tranny update might work, but as you can read it is a common problem...and everyone's pissed...so you are not alone...
You guys are a big help im gonna check the VIN update when i get home
The new green I saw may be a little hard to describe. It is a darker, deep metallic (emeraldy?) green that is similar if not the same as what is on the pontiac bonneville. I was sitting next to a bonneville in the showroom that was the color METALLIC BRONZEMIST while I looked at the ordering guide. I could have sworn that the GMC color name/sample Metallic Sage Green was what I was sitting next to. Go to the following link to see an example:
On my computer the pontiac sample shows up a little lighter than what it looks like up close and personal.
Hope that helps.
TEX6: I suspect that build seq # is the same as the old "build sheet" factory workers use to construct a vehicle. All vehicles are built to specific orders (color, options, engine, etc) this number probably generates a computer printout instructing the type of vehicle to be built. You could test my theory with your dealer..he might be able to input that number to see if it will give a printout matching your vehicle.
JIMTNC: There's been lots of posts on polishes and scratch removers here, but let me tell you a story (the purists will scream!), anyways a neighbor asked me Saturday if I would help him remove some pretty serious scratches on the hood of his S-10, caused by a tree branch. I had no luck with some of my swirl and minor scratch removers so I explained to him that we would need to go to a more agressive machine compound and in the process, as is the case with all rubbing compounds and a buffer, we would be removing paint. He got real nervous so I told him we could try one more thing. Earlier I had picked up a bottle of "color magic" a wax and polish, at our local auto parts store. It intrigued me as it comes in a variety of colors and claimed to "fill in" scratches not remove paint. His S-10 is a dark gray color as is my Silverado, so we tried it and I'm telling it worked very well. We "filled" all of the scratches. It goes on and buffs out as does any wax...and looked very nice when done. But wear latex gloves as it WILL stain your hands!
Sorry for the long post.
One more thing and that's a dozen (8 of which are repeats) reasons for me to turn it back over to the service dept. Still rather drive it than those F*rd or D*dge rental trucks they always stick me in.
99 ext. with a 4.8
I was reading a Truck Trend or something the other day and they were talking about a GMC Sierra Sport truck(std cab, stepside, 2wd, w/4.3 or 4.8 and auto). They mentioned a metallic green, yellow(looks like canary yellow to me), and I believe an orange. However, the article led me to believe they would only be available on the sport trucks. Never really know until they are out though! They are supposed to have a color coordinated leather wrapped steering wheel too. Yellow one is the only one they pictured and it looked ok to me.
I just saw the article about a week and a half ago so it should still be on the shelf. Just not sure on the name of the magazine though.
Anyone else notice this?
I've also lost some low end torque with the installation of the JBA headers and the Power vault package is supposed to help me regain some of the torque loss. We will see...hopefully I'll get the package soon...
Boy, you sure wouldn't think going with a single in, single out would give you cab resonance. I always thought it was the "dual" out giving the resonance. What do I know. Yeah, there are a couple of guys who post here that have the Magnaflow and they seem to like it pretty well.
RYAN: Betcha' can't even tell us who sang "brown eyed girl".
If you are going to order a new Silverado "full load", get the Z71 package. The Z71 gives you the following: 46mm Tenneco shocks, off-road jounce bumpers, stabilizer bars, High capacity air cleaner, skid plates (engine, transmission, front differential & transfer case) & the Z71 decal. If you opt for the Z71, you can order the FW1 Ride & Handling Control package. You manually adjust the amount of shock absorber damping by positioning a switch (beside the air bag switch) in one of two positions, smooth road or increased control/ trailering. The price drops for the Z71 if the FW1 package is ordered.
Not everybody needs a 3/4 ton pickup!
Has anyone done any suspension mods as to lower their '99-'00 trucks? I will be doing a 2-4 drop on my x-cab soon, just wanted to know if anyone has done one, and if any unforseen problems were encountered. I just put in a Stull polished billet grille insert and bowtie emblem-sure cleans up the look of the front end!
It comes with smaller shocks (36 vs 46)..but does ride stiffer than a 1500 stil
The 2500 ride empty is Better for me...not worse..This ride empty was how I found out it was for me.
As for weight making the ABS not kick in...I have felt it a few times. Any spot where you are braking and there is bumps...you will feel it..no matter how much weight you have...
Come on Ryan....quit searching the net and tell us who sang "Brown eyed Girl"....
(he's looking in the booklet right now)
I was refering to the Outside Diameter (OD) which is larger on the 2500 shocks. That means more room for oil inside the shock, and that means less shock fade under heavy use.
I found the 2500 ride much better on the highway or loaded, and the 1500 better on poor city streets (which we have). Anyway I bought both and I am keeping the 2500, it is more like a truck and less like a car.
I'm only 34 but here is a clue.....
The artists first name is Van.
I like the everclear version (a little more rock and louder) but the original cant be matched.
I thought shock mm was outside...not Shaft...I know I have not seen a shock with a 1.81 inch center shaft..that's for sure...
yeah the 2500 can be harsh on bumps...but I drive enough highway for it all to be a wash..
Will never go back to 1500 here....
HMMM I DIDNT ANSWER IT go back to post #349 then
You looked at the book.....