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Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Chevrolet Silverado 3500, GMC Sierra 1500, GMC Sierra 2500, GMC Sierra 3500, Truck
Aug 14, 2003 (3:07 pm)
Have a 2001 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT Z71 5.3L w/AT and towing package GVW 6400lbs. I purchased it used in July w/30000 miles and have experienced a problem with the steering pulling to the left. Not hard but enough to be annoying, the dealer I purchased it from claims they did an alignment on it the day before I was to pick it up but it still does it. I am taking it back to them tomorrow. Iíll keep you posted. I want to keep everyone posted because further back into this discussion, dated two years ago, I noted someone saying that GM has had to replace the power steering pump to solve a pull to the right. May be tough to convince them this may be the problem. I keep the tires [Fstone] inflated properly but still have the pull.
I also have the hard shifting problem [noticed it when test driving it} from 1st to 2nd gear. It is only getting worse. If anyone has found a solution to this problem PLEASE let me know because the BtoB warranty runs out Jan. 1 of 2004.
#3401 of 5688 CD player "err" message
Aug 14, 2003 (10:29 pm)
I get the err mesage and the cd ejects every time I try one.The player is the auxillary one in the console with the bucket seats.It does it hot or cold and have tried brand new cd's.Is this how they die? The truck is a 99 1500 ls ext cab.
#3402 of 5688 Tonneau Cover
Aug 15, 2003 (5:25 am)
Extang the manufacturer of my tonneau cover recommends their own product and cautions against Armor All stating that they believe it will cause shrinkage of the material. All this being said, I have not used it. http://www.extang.com/docs/tonnotonic.html
Aug 15, 2003 (7:21 am)
Did you check the tire pressure ? Or try to swap the wheels around ? Could be the cause.
My 01 2500 pulled to the left when new. Dealer said they realigned it twice before I signed on the dotted line........Still pulled.....
2 weeks later the right front wheel FOLDED IN !
YUP, No nut or cotter pin on upper ball joint !
Lucky me....It happened when I was pulling out of McDs SLOWLY with the kiddies after they won their softball game...
Man..If it happened at speed.............
Aside from that NO problems in 2 1/2 yrs. And I work that puppy towing, hauling, and snowplowing!
Good luck !.............geo
Aug 15, 2003 (7:37 am)
Is your truck cold when you have that hard 1-2 shift? Or does it do it all the time ?
Mine does...But I love that FIRM 1-2 shift !
My Caddy shifts ya can't even feel..Unless it at WOT....But we are comparing apples to oranges on the 2...........
#3405 of 5688 bonrea- pull to the left
Aug 15, 2003 (7:55 am)
My 00 truck pulled to the right. Dealer said the Front tires were cupped and replaced all four tires. Service person stated that it is essential to rotate tires on the new chevys (this was in 00) every 7500 miles.
It happened again after that and when I rotate the tires the problem goes away. Dont know if it will work in your case but it may be worth the 20 minutes to try it.
#3406 of 5688 2001SLT Update...
Aug 15, 2003 (7:57 am)
Thanks for the input. Yes the tire pressure was the first thing I checked but didnít move the tires around yet. Sorry to here about the nut on the ball joint. Man that is serious stuff especially with the kids in the back. Not in the bed I hopeÖ
The update is that the dealer determined that the tire is the problem with the left pull. So they have ordered (under warranty) a new one and will call when it is in. Iíll let you know how that goes. The hard shift for the transmission was solved via a computer update. It DID solve the problem. It did it hot or cold so now I need to test it and see how long the fix lasts. Nice and smooth now.
On another note; I have the Z71 w/towing package. What size trailer in tonnage is to much for this truck. The wife wants me to get us a camper but am a little dumb on just how to figure the GVW and stuff like that. I pull a small U-Haul box trailer once in a while but she is talking about a BIG boy now.
Any feedback would be welcomed.
#3407 of 5688 Wiring Diagrams...
Aug 15, 2003 (8:22 am)
Anyone have an idea of where wiring diagrams can be obtained online and displayed online? I donít need to purchase the an entire book but need to find out how the map lights are connected in my 2001 Sierra Ext. Cab.
#3408 of 5688 Wiring Diagrams Part II
Aug 15, 2003 (1:59 pm)
If any of you have a tech manual that covers the 2001 Silverado/Sierra 1500 ext. cab with the overhead console, and it has the interior lighting wiring diagram in it and if you have a computer document scanner, please scan that diagram and email it to me at diagramcarolina.rr.com
#3409 of 5688 Window regulator replacement
Aug 15, 2003 (2:15 pm)
I have just ordered a driver's side window regulator for my '99. Cheezy cables looks like a Fiat design from years ago...
Anyway, does anybody have experience with this, or a diagram of how to get this back together/adjusted properly?
Just took it apart today, 'cause I am off work due to the electric outage
Is this a normal junk part?