Last post on Oct 12, 2006 at 5:32 AM
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GMC Sierra 1500, GMC Sierra 2500, GMC Sierra 3500, Truck
#1483 of 1492 Re: Intermittent no start problem 96 Sierra [brp1]
Sep 24, 2006 (6:38 pm)
My 98 3500 Sierra has he same problem. Initally, it was a bad positive battery terminal, but I think after some time that also affected the positive cable.
I replaced the battery, but the problem has persisted. I usually just have to adjust the cable a little and tighten it, then the truck starts ok for awhile. I will be replacing the cable when I have a little more time.
#1484 of 1492 I know this has been addressed already, but...
Sep 25, 2006 (6:41 am)
I have a 2003 GMC sierra that I love. I has 47000 miles on it and just recently started with the steering rattle. I took it in to get it aligned and that seemed to have made it worse. I had a 2000 silverado that developed the same problem and I took it to the shop many times. "It is just the way the truck drives... they all do that."
I have read all the strings on this board about replacing the intermediate steering shaft and would like to know if this still applies to 2003's. The only TSB that I have seen posted on this site is one from 2000. If I don't get this fixed, I may go crazy. Any info would be appreciated.
#1485 of 1492 Re: Intermittent no start problem 96 Sierra [wolfsroad68]
Sep 25, 2006 (7:38 am)
had the problem with my cable, I just cleaned it real good and put a copper between the two cables with some good lub so it would stop getting corroded no problem in two years.
now I have a new problem with my 96 Sierra, any ideas before I have it towed.
the starter turns over fine, no run
the fuel pump runs. getting fuel on the rail.
pulled #1 done comp test 150lbs. put the plug on the #1 wire
put some gas in the intake still no run
pulled the cap and rotor button looks good
tell me something good thanks
#1486 of 1492 Re: I know this has been addressed already, but... [kiernan_2001]
Sep 25, 2006 (9:54 pm)
The 2003's were to get an updated shaft. This never happened and the fix is listed as grease it and good to go for another 10k or so. I guess GM has other more pressing problems as this intermediate shaft issue started in '99 and continues today in '06. How's that for product consistency?
I have a '02 Denali which had the problem. The fix? I lowered the front end 1" and no more slack in the steering shaft.
#1487 of 1492 Re: I know this has been addressed already, but... [obyone]
Sep 27, 2006 (5:51 am)
Thanks for the info. I saw a link on a website, maybe this one, to GMDIESELTECH.COM. He sells a grease kit for the shaft for $15. I think that I will give that a try before I go a lower my front end. Too much snow where I am from to do that. I will let you know how it works... Thanks again
#1488 of 1492 2006 sierra crew cab bounce or shake 40mph+
Oct 02, 2006 (6:28 pm)
I just purchased a 2006 gmc sierra crew cab 2wd, and it has a terrible shake or bounce at 40mph and beyond. Smooths out slightly at higher speeds. Bought truck brand new and have already replaced tires with michelins as I always do. Has any else ran into this problem?
#1489 of 1492 Re: 2006 sierra crew cab bounce or shake 40mph+ [vickery8]
Oct 03, 2006 (4:12 am)
I have a 2006 crew as well that has had a long history of vibration. Mine started at 70 to 75 mph. My dealer has replaced tires, rear shocks, all brake drums, rotors, pads, and shoes. Nothing worked. Finally, I discovered that if I used the parking brake periodically, the vibration went away. Mine was in the rear brakes. There is a technical bulletin dated June 06 that has a replacement for the rear brake adjusters that fixes a problem with the rear brakes over tightening themselves. This causes them to rub ever so slightly and in my case caused the vibration. By using the parking brake, I was re adjusting them to the proper clearance.
#1490 of 1492 Interior Lighting
Oct 09, 2006 (8:41 am)
I have a 2004 GMC Sierra *2WD, 5.3Liter V8. I want to change out all interior lighting from OEM to LED Lighting.
The Map Lights are #578 Bulbs and I am haing problems finding a cross reference for this OEM Bulb Number as well as how to remove these bulbs from their housing. I can easily remove the Light's Clear Plastic Cover and from there I am stuck physically removing the bulb?
Can anyone help me out???
#1491 of 1492 intermittant "no charge" displayed
Oct 11, 2006 (5:15 am)
I have a 2003 2500hd sierra with 6.0L. Recently the battery light is dimmly lit with the key out or with the key on. Also, while driving the light will go brite and "battery not charging" will come into the display and will only last 5 to 10 seconds at the most. The battery died a few weeks ago and it was replaced. Ihave replaced the alternator (twice). Once at the advice of GMC, he said one of the diodes were bad. The alternator is charging 14 volts all the time even when problem shows up. It seems to show up during accelerations and large gas pedal travel but I am still trying to confirm that.
Anyone have any ideas?
#1492 of 1492 Re: intermittant "no charge" displayed [chuck252]
Oct 12, 2006 (5:32 am)
Where did you get the replacement alternator from? Was it a genuine GM alternator, or one of those Auto Zone of Advance Auto parts specials? If latter, that could be your problem. The alternator needs to put out correct number of amps at the correct voltage to function properly. Proper voltage alone does not guarantee a properly functioning alternator.