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#4594 of 5688 Chevy Silverado 2000 w/ a constant service engine soon light
Jan 02, 2005 (8:33 pm)
Well. I have a 2000 Chevy Silverado 1500 truck w/ the tow package.. extended cab, and long bed.. it's got around 83000 miles on it. For about the past 3 months the Service Engine Soon light has been on. It stayed on for a while, and then all of a sudden it went off for a few days then came back on... stayed on for a while went off.. then came back on.. it went off one more time, stayed off for a week... and then came back on and has been on for about a month now. I'm not sure what the problem is. The truck seems to run fine.. No problems w/ oil.. not burning any.. transmission fluid is fine.. (my boyfriend checked this last week).. but the light is still on..
I read in the owners manual that if the gas cap isn't on tight enough it could trigger it to be on.. also, my boyfriend said I should try the gasket??? I think that what he said...
Is there any ideas that you guys have that could be causing the problem?
I dont have the money to take it in and of course the warranty has ran out. Help Please, Thank You.
#4595 of 5688 Re: Chevy Silverado 2000 w/ a constant service engine soon light [chevynissangal]
Jan 03, 2005 (10:36 am)
Check the air filter. If it has been on and off and still running probably nothing serious.
#4596 of 5688 Re: Chevy Silverado 2000 w/ a constant service engine soon light [chevynissangal]
Jan 03, 2005 (11:08 pm)
Oh yeah thats what he said, not the gasket, i will take it over to him and let him check it out tomorrow. Yes, it runs fine, so its probably nothing major. Thanks for your help.
#4597 of 5688 Re: Chevy Silverado 2000 w/ a constant service engine soon light [chevynissangal]
Jan 04, 2005 (6:44 am)
You have obviously stored a fault code. If you have an AutoZone nearby have them check what code is showing up, they will scan it for free. Or any other Auto parts store may also have this free service in your area, otherwise go to dealers and have system checked. It may be running fine now but the light is on for a reason and should be checked out. May be as simple as changing the O2 sensor(s).
#4598 of 5688 Re: help with trouble code 1416 [stef7]
Jan 04, 2005 (8:41 am)
thank you busy with holidays so I just saw it does your book (helm) I think you said say anyting about o2 sensor (right front) the dealer said this is a common cause just wondering thanks again.
#4599 of 5688 re constant ses light 2000 silv.
Jan 04, 2005 (8:45 am)
Most auto parts stors will scan it for you and tell you what code is set and which computer set it; then clear the code for you. You can find info on the individual code on the net pretty easily. At least that will tell you if it is urgent or not. The hard part is figuring out what to do about it. I also have a code set on mine (2000 silv. 1500). good luck.
#4600 of 5688 Silverado K1500 towing capacities
Jan 04, 2005 (11:51 am)
I have been looking at purchasing a K1500, but am not able to fing the towing capacities for the various engine sizes. Which engine or type of 1500 would have a better towing capacity of 7200lbs or better?
#4601 of 5688 Re: Chevy Silverado 2000 w/ a constant service engine soon light [chevynissangal]
Jan 05, 2005 (6:38 am)
My sister-in-law had a similar problem with her
Blazer. After she had the transmission fluid changed the problem went away.
If the transmission fluid has not been changed in
83000 miles it probably needs changing, even if
it does not fix the light problem.
Jan 05, 2005 (7:09 am)
This body style has been with us for about 5 years now. WHEN will GM introduce the NEW design of the Sierra 1500 truck? I thought the newly designed Sierra will preview next year?
#4603 of 5688 Re: SIERRA GMT-800 PLATFORM [jerrymcshane1]
Jan 05, 2005 (9:52 am)
2007 or 2008. And despite what all the magazines might want us to think five years isn't old at all. Look how long the previous generations were around.