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General Motors pickup truck manufactured by Chevrolet. Introduced in 1998 (as a 1999 model) to replace the Chevy C/K line of pickup trucks.

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Rod knock disappears on engine warmup

I have something that sounds like rod knock on my '04 Chevy Silverado with a 4.8L V-8. The reason I think it's not really rod knock is cause it's worst when it's really cold outside (think sub-zero ...
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Connect backrack work lights to cigarette lighter extension cord

2010 Silverado 1500 I have two LED Flood lights mounted to the headache rack of my truck: Alpena TREKTEC MR12 LED Flood/Light Pods, 1,100 Lumens, 2-pk (1 amp & 12 watts per light). I plan to use ...
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Vent-like object between truck cab and box

2010 Silverado 1500 What is this black plastic part between the truck cab and the truck box? Inside the cab, beneath the bottom corners of the rear window; one on each side: Is it a vent to let ...
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Rough grinding noise when braking at low speed

I have a 2005 chevy silverado 2500hd. When I apply the brakes at a low speed a rough grinding noise comes from the front driver side tire. The harder I push the worse the sound becomes. I put on new ...
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2014 silverado 1500 power window wiring diagram

I am working on adding tow mirrors to my 2014 silverado 1500 work truck. It cam from the factory with no power mirrors I am looking for the door jam, bcm and door switch. The truck came from the ...
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Wiring broke off under hood — What did it do?

2010 Silverado 1500 This wire was hanging by a thread from the bolt circled in red (under the hood, below the windsheild, driver's side). The wire broke off when I touched it. What did the other end ...
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Electrical problems after jumping 2008 chevy silverado

After jumping truck, my stabilitrack light stays on, service brakes light stays on, and my radio does not power off when key is turned off (or when I open door). Not sure where to start to locate the ...
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What happens when an automatic transmission completely fails?

My 2010 Silverado 1500 (500,000 km) has a problem with the transmission. It maks s clunking noise when shifting from second to third gear. I've been driving around it by letting off the gas when it ...
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Mechanism used to automatically turn on headlights?

2010 Silverado 1500 When the headlights are in AUTO mode, the headlights automatically turn on when it’s dark at night. What mechanism is used to sense the light level to turn on the headlights? Where ...
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No chime when headlights accidently left on

2010 Silverado 1500 Normally, I drive with the headlights in AUTO mode. But when it's rainy or foggy during the day, the lights don't automatically come on, even though they're needed, so I enable ...
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Why would the same ignition coil fail 4 times in my 2012, 5.3 Silverado?

The first one failed at around 90K miles, the second around 130000K, the third around 165000 and again this week at 167000K. I've changed spark plugs and plug wires. Always the same cylinder and the ...
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Rotted, leaking front struts

I dropped my Silverado off for brake work and the mechanic told me that my front struts are rotted and leaking very badly, and need to be replaced. How serious of a condition is this and what happens ...
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2003 Chevy Silverado

Why does my 2003 Chevy Silverado 2 door pickup LQ4 Vin U engine Why does my 2003 Chevy Silverado LQ4 engine have no compression in one cylinder
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2005 Silverado AC Diagnosis

I just bought a 2005 Silverado with 160k miles and I am trying to diagnose the AC system. Most of the time the compressor never kicks on and so it blows warm air. Occasionally the compressor does kick ...
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2011 Chevy Silverado Engine Temp Fluctuates when cabin temp set high

I have a 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500 with a 6.0 L. I never noticed this before because I was living in the south and never really had to increase my cab temp too much. Well I just moved to northern MI. ...
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What transmissions are interchangeable with a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado extended cab automatic 6lug truck?

What transmissions interchange with a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado extended cab automatic 6lug truck
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Tall driver, rearview mirror blocks windshield view

2010 Silverado 1500 extended cab. I'm big & tall. This is what I see out of the windshield of my truck: The rearview mirror blocks the center-right portion of the window. I've had a couple close ...
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Starting Issue Question

2009 Silverado with new ignition switch. Put in new switch because I thought that was the problem.When I turn the key the headlights, the radio and entire dash lights up but not a sound from the ...
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2001 Chevy 1500 Silverado 4x4

I got a 2001 had the 4.8 in it swapped to the 5.3 and programmed it run good for two days changed the idle air sensor and now when you crank it it sputter and rev up to 4000 rpm out the old one back ...
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Battery voltage 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500

Hello everyone I recently got a new battery and had alternator checked and was good. When driving in the early morning voltage stays at 14 which it should but when parked for a while and u go to work ...
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I have a 1994 Chevrolet Silverado K15. I replaced the entire cooling system but I had a blown head gasket. It's overheating while driving

My question is. I replaced the cooling system completely. Had blown head gasket. Used blue devil didn't work. Flushed system used bars leak worked but its only overheating while driving. Loosing most ...
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Wont even click when switched to start Silverado 1500

Silverado 1500 good battery , lights all good, wont turn over or even click in park or neutral . nothing with key turned to start. Any ideas
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barely runs, it seems like no fuel or some electrical problem, but it has no oil pressure, what could this be?

My 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3/4 ton with a 6.0L V8 (LQ9). Has no oil. But it seems like it's not getting gas. Or it's an electrical problem. Truck barely runs, what can this be?
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O-ring on oil pickup tube

I have an 06 Silverado 5.3. The o-ring on the oil pickup tube has been going bad . I've been driving it with some ticking from the lifters which goes away after warmed up and pressure comes up. Until ...
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Shuddering & delayed stopping when pulling in to parking place turning right

When turning sharply to the right when pulling in to a parking place, there is a shuddering and delayed stop. ABS light has come on intermittently. FIXD shows nothing.
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2011 Silverado gasoline V8 low oil pressure after 30 minutes

2011 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ with 5.3L V8 and about 150,000 miles. After driving about 30 minutes, oil pressure falls and an alarm goes off and a message shows saying to stop the engine. This truck is ...
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1983 Silverado Thermostat Housing Device?

I am working on installing a Holley Sniper EFI system and Classic Instruments gauge cluster at the same time on my 1983 Chevrolet Silverado K20 (with the 350/5.7L V8), and as such I am working out ...
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Transmission want shifted into 3rd or overdrive . It's in a 99 chevy z71 5.3 engine was low on fluid i filled it up still only has 1st and 2nd

Transmission was low on fluid so I think it got hot . I put some Lucas in it and it did change any is there a way to fix it with rebuild it
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When should engine fans turn on to cool transmission?

2010 Silverado 1500; automatic transmission; 500,000 km. I suspect the engine fans are not turning on when they should. Reason: When stuck in traffic recently, the truck became sluggish and slammed ...
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Wiring extra truck battery to power winch

2010 Silverado 1500 My Silverado has an empty spot under the hood for a second battery. I’m wondering if I could install a second battery and use it to power a winch that is mounted to the headache ...
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Using factory remote on Astrostart

I currently have an AstroStart remote start system on my '04 Chevy Silverado. The remote for the AstroStart is a bit bulky. So my question is; Is there a way to start my vehicle using the factory ...
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Wiper arm nut loosens

2010 Silverado 1500: The nut on the left wiper arm loosens on occasion. The nut doesn't come off, but the wiper doesn't move when the nut is loose. I can easily tighten the nut with a ratchet when it ...
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Can I get a keyless entry fob for my 2015 Silverado?

I just bought a used 2015 Silverado. Previous owner didn't have a fob. I did some research and determined I could buy a fob and have a locksmith program it for me. I wanted to know if I could get a ...
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2009 Chevy Silverado speaker system has only one speaker working

The left rear pillar speak works, but the right rear pillar speaker and both door speakers are silent. The factory radio seems to work fine. When I change balance settings, moving to the right side ...
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2015 Chevrolet Silverado AC blowing hot air?

My 2015 Chevrolet Silverado is blowing only hot air when having the AC on. Looking for possible answers what might be the problem. The compressor is working, because when I add R134a to the system it ...
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Broken grommet on transfer case

I have a 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD. It has 222,000 miles on it. I was wondering what this was an how do I replace it?
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2000 Chevy Silverado abs engaging 5mph

My 4.3L 4x4 base pickup has the abs engage everytime Im braking at 5-6 mph replaced abs module front wheel sensors and speed sensor on tail of transfer case bleed the abs module with diagnostic tool ...
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My 2014 Silverado is heating up

I have replaced radiator and condenser and I have replaced hoses and thermostat and water pump and it's heating up and it's boiling over flowing resavor but my radiator feels cool enough to touch no ...
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Switch with red LED to lower left of steering wheel

What is the purpose of this button with a red LED light (to lower left of the steering wheel) on my 2010 Silverado 1500?
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Tailgate needed for Ontario safety certificate?

I have a 2010 Silverado that I want to get certified in Ontario. The truck doesn't have a tailgate. Does the truck need to have a tailgate installed in order for it to pass the safety?
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Nasty sound on truck

My truck is making this horrendous sound whenever my wheels are turning. It’s like a low pitched grinding sound. I’m going to link a video of it so you can hear for yourself. I don’t know anything ...
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2004 chevy silverado battery goes dead. Might be instrument cluster. Pulling IPC/DIC fuse stops drain

I have a 2004 Chevy Silverado 1500. It won't start after sitting for a few days. I connected a amp meter in series with the battery and tested the parasitic current draw when everything is off and the ...
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I grabbed and used wrong oil on my 2014 Chevy Silverado

I put 0W30 in my 2014 Chevy Silverado instead of 0W20. Do I need to change the oil right away or will that be fine ... I live in Massachusetts if that matters.
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Low coolant sensor light doesn't turn on

My '04 Chevy Silverado recently had a coolant leak, and I never received a warning light or dashboard message. I tried unplugging the sensor and still nothing showed up. I tried plugging into a new ...
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Rough idle just at start

The engine on my '04 Chevy Silverado 1500 recently overheated. It now has a rough idle when I start it, which disappears almost completely once I drive it a bit and it gets warmed up. What could be ...
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08 Silverado 5.3 rough idle and dark cold start exhaust

I recently bought a 2008 Silverado 5.3 with 77k on it. After a couple weeks I noticed that at idle the engine would stumble and my rpms would drop slightly. It eventually set off the check engine ...
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What all do I need to buy when installing new transmission and torque converter

I'm installing a rebuilt automatic transmission in my 1992 Chevy Silverado 1500 extended cab two wheel drive. What all should I buy at the parts store besides transmission fluid , pan gasket and new ...
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Chevy Silverado muffler and/or exhaust is rattling

2018 Silverado here. Over the winter I noticed a prominent rattling coming from somewhere underneath the vehicle that was made worse whenever I am stopped but in drive. For example, its the absolute ...
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Replacing oil cooler lines on 2017 Chevy Silverado 5.3L

The oil cooler lines are leaking on my son's 2017 Chevy Silverado 5.3L, so I need to replace them. The space the lines run through on the driver side of the engine is very tight. Has anyone done this ...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado brakes dragging, 4 new rotors, 4 sets of pads, new e-brake shoes, new front calipers

I recently replaced myself or had replaced all pads, all rotors, front calipers, rear guide pins and brackets, rear brake shoes, and rear e-brake hardware, as well as the e-brake cable on my 2000 ...