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Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Chevrolet Silverado 3500, GMC Sierra 1500, GMC Sierra 2500, GMC Sierra 3500, Truck
Oct 03, 2002 (7:02 am)
16,600 miles on my 22 month old 2001 Silverado 1500 LS, Ext Cab Z-71, 5.3L, 3.73's and when I drive 75 mph I normally get 18.3 mpg.
When I drive 70 mph I get 18.8 mpg.
When I drive 65 mph I get 19.2 mpg.
For normal all city driving I get 15.5 mpg.
I had to take my truck into the Chevy dealer for the first time last week. I was having to turn my steering wheel slightly to the left in order to go straight down the road. A front end alignment took care of that. I thought my warranty would cover the cost, but while at the dealer I found out that the warranty for wheel alignment expires after 7,500 miles.
Oct 03, 2002 (7:57 am)
01 2500 LD 13K MILES HERE ! 8 mpg plowin' or
towing...13-15 around town a/c on unloaded,
best 18 mpg hiway a/c on unloaded !410 gears.
Cold start knock gone (only because its summer)
Fuel rail, injector tap makes me crazy ! Rock
solid inside noo squeeks or rattles, paint
shiny as new ! Only problem was the front
wheel fell off when new !....LOL..NO nut
on upper ball joint ! No regrets here !
Got a new Caddy too this year...........geo
Oct 03, 2002 (8:59 am)
where ya been?
im almost to 31K. Truck is better than whatit was a wk ago with my steering wheel whine. Now i just need to fix my pass door rattle and ill be 100% happy again
DCH how much did they charge you for the alignment?
Oct 03, 2002 (12:22 pm)
Front end alignment cost me around $49.95 + tax. Drives straight as an arrow now.
Let us know what was causing the rattle in the pass door when they fix it.
Every so often I have a creaking sound in my ext-cab doors when I brake hard, go around a tight corner, or drive on uneven terrain. And even more rare is a slight rattle in my driver's side ext-cab door. I asked the dealer to check it out when I was in for the alignment, and they could not reproduce the problem. I'll definitely have it looked at more thoroughly before my warranty expires.... unless these kind of fixes are not covered under warranty after 7,500 miles like my alignment.
Oct 03, 2002 (12:54 pm)
Rattle in the drivers side door?
Check out one thing that I had...
I had the most annoying rattle, Just audible enough for me to hear and no one else. Always while driving , not related to bumps. It was the outside door handle. You kow how it pulls out, mins had about one inch of play before any resistance was felt. This cause it to rattle in and out in the wind as I was driving.
I was able to verify this by adjusting my mirror to look at the handle, when i heard the rattle, I looked and say the handle moving in and out.
I too have the 3rd & 4th door rattle over bumps and corners.
Back to the dealer I go.
Oct 03, 2002 (3:33 pm)
"Let us know what was causing the rattle in the pass door when they fix it."
Its coming from right where the door panel connects to the door in the very corner closest to the ext cab. I am going to hopefully fix it myself tomorrow morning
Oct 03, 2002 (5:23 pm)
i got hooked on Digital photography (still am),
and most of this new hobby started when trying to do some nice shots of the Rados (mine and the wife's).
started with a simple Kodak P&S, and have ended up with my spending some 9K on Canon DSLR and Canon glass........and yes, i have been able to make some beautiful prints from my printer of the Rados and everything else that moves.........LOL
wish i'd had the camera when i first saw the EX Cab that some local Yokel had door handles installed on the back doors (and NO, it wasn't a 4dr).............
Oct 03, 2002 (8:12 pm)
Glad your back it was getting boring here.
#2350 of 5688 The Front end
Oct 04, 2002 (3:25 am)
alignment time-frame seems to be pretty much up to the individual Dealer. Around here depending on where you go they might tell you 7,500 mi. or even as high as 12,000 mi. At least that was my experience a few yrs. ago.
Oct 04, 2002 (6:25 am)
25 min to fix my door. Added some 3m tape and foam at the very top corner behind the door panel. Quiet as can be now.
I cant believe how quiet the cab is now
Its like a brand new truck again