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Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra Exterior and Body



  • junojuno Posts: 2
    I have a wet spot by the top of the passenger visor. The water is either coming in via the top of the windshield (unliklely I think because it would have to go up to come out by the visor) or a leak around one of the two black antena's on top of the cab.

    One is directly over the leak.

    Any experience with this problem would be helpfull
  • Did someone add aftermarket satellite radio? Maybe that antenna base needs to be sealed with silicone rubber or something.

    My 08 GMC has single antenna for OnStar/XM (or if it does have 2, they are both in one black device).
  • I recently purchased 7 months ago off the lot. My trucks been running great since I purchased it. I just had the oil changed 5 days ago at 8400 miles at a reynolds tire shop, low and behold the next night my check engine light comes on the DIC screen.
    I called the ONSTAR and they said it has something to do with the emissions, DUH!
    Well I mad an appointment with a dealer and when Im about to take it, the ligh goes off, so I cancel my app. The next day it goes back on again, this time the auto tracking light flashes about ten times also. Ive never touched that button before so I have no idea what the hell is going on. Somone told check my gas cap, I did and it was secured. Anybody having simillar problems out there or now what the deal is? I'd appreciate it.
  • I drive an 04 Z71 and recently my tailgate's handle has failed to release the tailgate. It is stuck in the up position and won't budge. I'm pretty sure it's simply a plastic retaining clip or something similar that has broken, but am not sure. Has anybody else had this issue? The dealership wants to charge $88 an hour to just look at it. Hopefully it's something simple that i can fix. Also am thinking of purchasing a Flashpaq or Cortex programmer, does anyone have any experience with either of these two products? Thanks.
  • I have a 2000 Sierra Z71 that has a tailgate latch that is stuck shut also.
    In the past, it had been stuck "open" (where as the latch hook was in the way and had to be "pushed in" in order to close)...
    I should have lubricated it before this happened, when I had the chance but I wasn't quick enough... :sick: Let me know if you find a simple fix to this problem...
  • I just bought a 1998 GMC Sierra, and I was wondering if anyone knows where I could buy the silver trim kit that goes over each wheel well and the body of the truck.

    Thanks, Shawn
  • I just purchased an '08 Silverado 1500 Max. It has about 700 miles on it now and has developed a creaking noise when going over bumps, and curbs. I first noticied it when the temperature got over 50 degrees the other day, if the truck is warm the noise happens, when it cools down (it has been below freezing here since I got the thing) it doesn't make the sound. It sounds like it is coming from every door in the truck. You would think this thing has 270,000 miles on it, not 700.

    I researched the forum and found several posts pertaining to stepbars/running boards being improperly tightened. I do not have stepbars on my truck. One poster said they took it in and had to have the body mounts tightened up, and a grounding strap.

    I am going to take it to the dealer next week, but was hoping for a little feedback on anyone else's experiences. Anyone else ran across this problem?
  • I have the same problem with my 08 Sierra. I had a passenger riding with me and he described it best, sounds like the roof is settling and all doors rattle. Brought it to the dealership an they stated that they have about fifteen Sierra's with the same problem. GM knows about it and has no fix. This really aggravates me due to GM claiming there trucks are the quietest in class. Traded 05 F250 for this truck and it was much quieter, no rattles. Everyday I wish I would have bought a different vehicle.
  • CajunCountry,

    I took my truck in for the squeaks and rattles and this is what they told me. Now I haven't had the repairs done yet, so I do not know if they solve the problem (ordering parts). But the dealership did have two items addressed by "GM Service

    I took the truck in complaining of: Squeaking of doors when going over over curbs, rattle in driver's door, and noise from rear of truck when going over bumps with latteral motion.

    Items they are fixing.

    1. Squeaky Cab - Missing shims in body mounts. Ordered mounts and shims to replace front 2.
    2. Rattle in drivers door. Weather stripping to be replaced per service note from GM
    3. Noise from rear of truck. New spring spacers, per service note from GM.

    I hope this takes care of my problems. I'll let you know when I get it done next week. If it does, I'll be happy to send you the repair order so you can show it to your dealer.
  • thanks, keep me updated....
  • I have a 2004 Silverado 2500 Crew Cab in the silver color. My door moldings have bumps in them. There is a bump in each moulding. The front bumps are closer to the back end of the door and then back doors, the bumps are closer to the front end of the door. These bumps are in the same spot on each peice. Has anyone ever heard of this before and if so what did you do? Buy new? Thanks!
  • When I went to fold in my passenger mirror it snapped and now swivels loosely. Tried to pry open and noticed the retainer on the spring is off. Any suggestions removing the plastic mirror housing and resetting the spring?
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    I did the same thing and when it went "snap", the plastic pieces inside the mirror all fell out in little pieces. Never saw a spring. I could be wrong though. Ended up replacing the whole mirror assembly. Took about 15 minutes.
  • Yea, went to fold in and snap! Tried to remove plastic cover and while pulling apart can see a spring with a retainer clip loose. I guess the retainer slips over the spring and shaft to hold mirror down. Anyway, how much it cost for a new unit?

  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    (non-oem) for around $60. I bought one several years ago for the rado for just about the same. I also lucked out cause both trucks were black and so was the mirror. Any other color will need to be painted. Same if you order oem. Just did a quick search and turned 468 items matching silverado mirrors. Just make sure it has the plug for the power mirror and isn't a manual one.
  • Well I guess no one else has had this problem (I have the other post about the stuck tailgate)... Just wondering, have you had your fixed yet?... Gene
  • mule4mule4 Posts: 36
    I had a 2004 1/2 ton that did the same thing & saw serveal on parking lots that had the same problem. that was a flaw with those trucks. My friend & me had ours trucks fixed under warranty.They replace the trim on the side in body shop.
  • If the truck is not under warranty anymore, is it worth the money to fix them? Did the ones that your warrantys covered do the same thing?
  • mule4mule4 Posts: 36
    No They didn't do it as long as i had the truck.I got rid of the truck at 30000 miles because of major problems some that they said was normal & wouldn't fix.I now know the problems wasn't normal because i read were other owners are having to fix their trucks at their expense after their warranty goes out.
  • Found A new Non OEM mirror on Ebay for $28.00 plus shipping! Bought it. Thats got to be a whole lot better than going to Chevy for it. Thanks for your comments.

  • gmc19gmc19 Posts: 3
    One place that I found is ebaymotors. If you keep watching you can find them cheaper than this sometimes, but this is a link to what you are looking for. I don't know how much these would cost from the dealer. -Truck_W0QQitemZ200197585796QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item200197585796
  • 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: 8,054
    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.
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