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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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How does cylinder deactivation work?

I am still grinning from picking up a 2007 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT 4x4 with the extended cab. 146,000 miles on the clock and 5.3 liter V8 engine. It has displays for everything the engine is doing in ...
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Before changing a fuel filter is it ok to let the line run dry?

I didn't see this question asked after searching through the tag fuel-filter but I was curious is it ok or would it even work on a Silverado if you remove the fuse for the fuel pump when it is running ...
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Proper way to do maintenance on an air bag system (SRS)?

My air bag system light started coming on a while ago. Sometimes it will come on and stay on, other times it will go off after a while. This usually happens when it starts raining out. I did some ...
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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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1996 Chevy K1500 Silverado ZZ4 5.7L - Rough Idle, Plug Damage, Overheating, EGR

I'm having some serious problems with my truck. It started out as rough idling and then it got worse. I have replaced all 4 O2 sensors, temperature sensor, knock sensor, distributor wires, ...
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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 ...
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Brakes are soft

I had spongy brakes and they replaced the master cylinder. Now I have a soft brake pedal, meaning they worked but the pedal goes down farther than it ever has. What could be causing this, air in ...
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How to verify the safety of a lift for a full sized pickup?

So I am now the proud owner of a 2007 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Extended Cab with 151,000 miles on it. Yesterday I needed to do my first oil change on it, and step one is to lift the front end onto jack ...
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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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2001 Chevrolet Silverado Ignition

I drive a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado and I went out to start it so I could go to work this morning and it sounds like it's not getting any spark. it turns over and the solenoid turns on so its not the ...
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What are the brightest bulbs for projector headlamps? [duplicate]

I bought some projector headlights with Hi 55 watt bulbs in both the high and low beam modes. The low beam, which is the projector lens, isn't that bright. What other bulbs would be recommended for a ...
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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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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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What is needed to put a stereo into a Silverado?

I'm probably going to get a stereo head unit for my truck for my upcoming birthday. I'm wondering what I need to do to get it hooked up. My truck has steering wheel controls and the Bose speaker ...
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Replacing Front Suspension

I have an '06 Chevrolet Silverado 4x4 (Z71 Extended Cab). I just purchased a kit to replace all the suspension pieces in the front end, including upper/lower control arms, and inner/outer tie rod ends....
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Painting Racing Stripes

I have a couple of small (1-2mm in diameter) rust spots on the roof of my truck. I'm thinking of painting flat black racing stripes over the hood (bonnet to you Brits!) and roof of the truck to cover ...
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2000 Chevy Silverado brake issues

Good Evening, My vehicle is a 2000 Chevy Silverado 1500, extended cab shortbed with a 4.8 litre engine. Just read my post and realized how long it is. I know many don't have time to read all my ...
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Can't get gas in my truck

I have a 2004 Chevy Silverado. When I go to put gas in my truck it stops after like 3 dollars worth of fuel. Since I know it's not full, I click it again and gas shoots back out at me. What do you ...
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2006 Chevy 2500hd 6.0 gas. Brakes need help!

Ok so I am really lost on this decided to rebuild my front total rebuild and new wheel bearings and hubs and level my truck and get bigger tires well after all of that my brakes would go to the floor ...
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truck makes a tapping/knocking sound only happen the first start of the day and stops after truck is warm

when i start my truck first thing in the morning it makes a tapping/knocking sound after it runs for a few min the noise stops and you don't hear it again the rest of the day. What can cause this.
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Air conditioner is hot on one side

My 2005 Chevy Silverado with dual zone climate is occasionally blowing hot air on the driver's side and cool on the passenger. It usually works fine for a few minutes before it begins blowing hot air. ...
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2004 chevy silverado 1500 brake pedal is loose after turning the engine on

I replaced the pads rotors and calipers on the rear of my truck along with a new master cylinder and cannot get what seems to be the air out of the lines. The brakes will appear to work until I start ...
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08 Silverado 5.3 cold start exhaust smoke and engine stall

For some time now I've been getting a considerable amount of dark smoke from my tailpipe on cold starts which I believe to be an oil burning issue. I have an oil consumption test in progress, so far ...
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A/C Does Not Continuously Blow Cold

I have an '06 Chevrolet Silverado with a 5.3L L33 engine and 146k miles. I have been having issues with the A/C not continuously blowing cold air. It seems to cycle between cold and luke-warm. I have ...
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How to get a CD out?

I just put a new head unit in my '06 Chevy Silverado pick-up. I did the unthinkable of leaving a CD in the unit before I pulled it (yah, got a little excited to get the new head unit installed!). Is ...
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Truck won't budge in neutral. Could it be due to a cracked transmission bellhousing?

1997 GMC Sierra K1500 4x4 5.7L V8 Automatic Transmission (4l60e I believe) I pushed my truck up my driveway with another truck. My truck was very hard to move, even in neutral and with the parking ...
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Problems turning left in a 2002 Chevy Silverado

In my 2002 Chevy Silverado (Z71, 4WD), turning left seems significantly more difficult than turning right, the latter of which poses no issues. According to the mechanic, I have the following issues (...
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2007 Chevy Silverado How to remove interior rust

I have recently purchased (2 months ago) a 2007 Chevy Silverado LT, extended cab, with 150k miles on it. I love the truck and I'm trying to do whatever I can to make it last about 10 years. One of the ...
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Random Cylinder Misfire in Cylinders 2, 5, 6, and 8; P0300; Chevy Silverado 1500 4WD

Yesterday on the way to work my 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD with the 4.8L V8 Vortec engine started flashing a check engine light. I read it and it was a P0300 Random/Multiple Misfire. I had ...
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What's the difference between the front brake rotors compared to the rear?

My husband has a 2000 Chevy Silverado 4WD 5.3 he has been trying to find rear brake rotors I'm just curious but what's the difference between the front brake rotors compared to the rear? I'm trying to ...
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1994 Silverado not accelerating past 35

I have a 1994 Chevy Silverado. On my way to work today my truck would not accelerate past 35 mph but was revving high rpm's. I stopped and checked my fluids and my ATF wasnt showing anything on the ...
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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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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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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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I have replaced my brake cylinders, but the brake pedal goes to the floor

I have a '07 Silverado. Both rear wheel brake cylinders blew apart. I fitted new ones along with new shoes. I have bled the brakes but my pedal still goes to floor. What else can I do?
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Ambient Air Temperature

Put a plow on my 2014 1500 Silverado after driving for about 20 minutes temperature outside reads over a hundred can i reposition sensor or remove it.
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2007 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT how to repair door molding

The vehicle in question is a 2007 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT extended cab, 150k miles on the clock. A picture is worth 1000 words, so here's 2000 words about the problem: It's a very wet day here in New ...
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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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2005 2500hd 4X4 Chevrolet, won't start

Turned off the truck one day. Got up the next morning and went to start it and when i turned the key everything,all the gages all the lights everything went dead. Like the pcm b fuse was blowen but it ...
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brakes cause electrical power loss in cabin?

In my 06 Silverado, when I press the brake pedal while the truck is parked and turned off, the radio will turn on. If I adjust the dial for the dash lights brightness, the dash cluster will power on ...
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Cooling system blockage in block or heads?

Hot water is entering the passenger side of the radiator, but no hot water is entering the inlet side of the radiator. I've replaced the radiator, water pump, and thermostat. The truck is a 1994 ...
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Looking for engine replacement on a 2002 v6 4.3L Chevrolet Silverado

I am looking for engines to use in my pick up truck. I know that the engine I have is also in other GM/Chevrolet vehicles. What vehicle models and year ranges should I be looking for in terms of a ...
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What could be making my truck skip?

I have a 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500. It's been skipping for several weeks now but not really throwing a code. I've changed the fuel pump and spark plugs but still skipped. Then I came out one day and ...
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high oil consumption and oil pressure, possible PCV system malfunction

I have a 1993 C1500 4.3L manual transmission. My oil pressure has been reading very high (fluctuates, but generally goes beyond the upper range of the gauge). I had the truck in the shop and the ...
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Crossover amp selection question

I have a 2012 Chevy Silverado C1500 with factory (non-bose) sound. I have upgraded my speakers using Kicker DSC65/DSC654, and now am looking to add a amp for the speakers. I am interested in a unit ...
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2006 Chevy Silverado missing dash lights

I have a 2006 Chevy Silverado with several missing lights on buttons. See pictures below. I have seen in a couple places that they are soldered on and you can't replace them. Is this true? If not, how ...
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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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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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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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Steering wheel not centered, has lots of play all of a sudden

I have a 1987 Chevy Silverado and all of a sudden my steering wheel is not centered. Also I notice there is free play in the steering. Any ideas?
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