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#1802 of 2238 Left lean
Dec 28, 2001 (1:09 am)
If you put "lean" in Board Search, you should get 20 messages including this post...
Chevy leaning to the left by skywalk22 Jul 10, 2001 (05:29 am)
If you look at my truck from the back the whole truck leans to the left. The right side of the truck is at least 1" higher than the left side. Has anyone seen this before?
My 01 1500 RC LB also leans left.
I've looked around for several months and noticed that on flat ground no Silverado or Sierra ever leans right, a few leaned left but most were level!
I have not seen any TSBs.
#1803 of 2238 Muffler, Hydraulic Lifters, and Limited Slip
Dec 28, 2001 (8:57 am)
I have a 2000 5.3 2wd ext.cab 1500. It gets used for towing and is two years and 34,000 miles old. It has been good, but I plan to go to dealer soon about three problems. Any guidance from others would be appreciated. The problems happen when not towing, but the muffler thing happens anytime:
1. The muffler makes "oil can noise." When cooling down and now when getting hot it makes a popping sound as the partitions inside the muffler flex one way or the other. Eventually this breaks loose the spot welds.
2. The hydraulic lifters have been slow to pump up as the weather gets cooler (Wisconsin), and now one or several lifters are noisy for several minutes. It has fresh Mobil 1, and always has Mobil 1 in it.
3. The limited slip clanks when one wheel starts to spin. The clank is so strong it makes you back off the throttle. On a uphill grassy surface the thing just clanks from one wheel to the other, and the limited slip is worse than not having it.
Any experience of others would be appreciated,
Dec 28, 2001 (8:59 am)
let me know what they say about
The limited slip clanks when one wheel starts to spin
i also have that from time to time. Do you have one of those whatchamacallits in your hitch reciever that holds the ball? I thought the clank could have been that so i took it out. Hasnt done it yet
#1806 of 2238 Muffler, Hydraulic Lifters, and Limited Slip
Dec 28, 2001 (6:03 pm)
I remember you from when I bought the truck, anyhow, the differential clunk has nothing to do with a hitch. I tried it today with one wheel on dry pavement and one in snow, and it is a little offensive......a lot worse on slippery grass.
That site was interesting, thanks. It was interesting to read about the difficult to close in cold rear door thing. I've had that problem, just figured there was nothing to be gained from complaining. Too bad there was nothing about the specific problems I have.
#1807 of 2238 1999 Z71 Front End Noise
Dec 29, 2001 (8:32 am)
Just took my truck to the dealer about the noise that sounds like a wheel bearing going bad. He said that it was my tires and they needed rotated and the front end needed reset. Anyone else had this problem? Have other problems but they are taking care of these, to many to list here. Thanks
Dec 29, 2001 (9:52 am)
I have a 2000 2500. In the process of installing a remote start in the vehicle. However, even after configuring the ohm's and such to bypass the key chip- the factory alarm keeps over-riding the system. Does anyone have any ideas how to bypass the factory alarm or disable it? This was a christmas present gone bad- Local chevy dealer says it's impossible- We don't believe it. Please advise! Thanks.
Dec 29, 2001 (2:10 pm)
Most new GM trucks require that module
to make everything work correctly !
not all alarms or remote starts furnish
it with kit......I Been there........
25 bucks for Gm factory alarm by pass
module....(It is not a genuine GM part)....or
Try a stereo store that installs them these
new GMs are tricky !.............Geo
#1810 of 2238 ABS unit stuck on
Dec 31, 2001 (1:43 pm)
My wife drove up yesterday and said there was noise coming from the truck(1999 Silverado Z-71).
Went to it and found the ABS unit under the truck making a loud noise even when the truck is not running and key is not in ignition. My uncle has had this fail on his truck (also a 1999 Silverado Z-71) a couple months ago and they want $1200 to replace the module. My truck has 48,000 miles on it and his has about 75,000. He has looked into it and says these ABS units are failing left and right. Any one else had this experience?
I had to unplug the power to the unit so it will not run down the battery and will plug it back in to go to the dealer after the holidays. Meanwhile it sits.
Dec 31, 2001 (2:09 pm)
only the second time I've heard of this one; ABS failing on.