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Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 3500, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, GMC Sierra 1500, GMC Sierra 2500, GMC Sierra 3500, Truck
#37 of 86 New Owner
Jun 26, 2002 (1:48 pm)
Purchased new '02 LS Silverado, 2wd, short box yesterday. Summit white, grey interior, 342 rear end, heavy duty suspension(X85), 255\70r16 tires, deep tinted glass, 4800 v8, automatic, and Aluminum wheels. Got terrific rebate. Listed for $24,489. Paid $18,300 out the door. Truck was only 9 days old. Had a '00 Buick Park Avenue on lease, GM PULL AHEAD program done it for me. I also have a '02 LT Trailblazer loaded (now belongs to the wife), she is much happier with the Trailblazer. All is HAPPY at my house now!!!!
#38 of 86 silverado nightmare
Oct 13, 2002 (9:40 pm)
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Dec 02, 2002 (12:04 pm)
Hello, my name is DannyJ and I'm new to edumds.com. I posted a message this morning, #2483. I hope to get a response soon. I signed on two weeks ago and have been reading everything I could about the Silverado. I've learned a lot. I'm looking forward to seeing more!
Jan 08, 2003 (12:22 pm)
Back to edmunds. Used to be here, left for a while, now Im back. Good to read info on silverados. Work in Automotive parts supply base. Also from NE Ohio. Waiting to see info on 4 dr on the true half ton platform.
cwillisj- what part of NE Ohio??
#41 of 86 New 2003 Silverado Ext cab - Road noise
Jan 08, 2003 (3:49 pm)
I just purchased a new 1500 ext cab, and I am already having issues with terrible wind and road noise on the driver side only. If you sit on the passenger side, it rides like a quiet baby, if you are on the driver's side, you can hear cars coming up from behind you two car legths back! Very frustrating and aggravating...does anyone have any ideas????
Also, does anyone notice that when you open the glove box the first time after starting the engine, your cargo light indicator goes on!!! What is up with that??? Distracting to say the least! I tried this in two different ones with the same results...ideas???? flaw???
#42 of 86 Chevytexas-windnoise
Jan 09, 2003 (6:57 am)
First- check to make sure the rear door is latched firm. With the door closed, pull back and forth and see it it moves. If the door is not latched firmly with no movement you will get the wind noise even with the front door closed. The ext cab rear doors can be difficult to get completely latched, especially if it is cold. GM knows about the hard latch issue and has a repair procedure. A GM dealer should be able to tell you all about it if the problem continues. If this is not the problem check on the weather seals. make sure that they are in place and not out of position. GM is also famous for having weather seals that fall out, especially the one at the top of the drivers door.
Went out to my truck and opened the glove box. My cargo light did not come on. Do not have advise on that one. GO to the silverado/gmc hangout and post there. obyone may have an answer.
#43 of 86 Re: New 2003 Silverado Ext cab - Road noise
Jan 12, 2003 (7:55 pm)
My 2003 Silverado has no wind or road noise coming through any of the doors. I agree with bowtieman that the extended cab door on that truck's driver side is not completely closed, thus allowing noise entry.
I also checked for the cargo indicator lamp coming on when the glove box door was opened. Nope, didn't come on.
#44 of 86 Love the truck but.....need advise
Jan 16, 2003 (8:30 am)
I have a 2001 Chevy Silverado with the 5.3 Liter V8 engine. It has 21,000 miles and is still under warranty,
I have recently noticed a valve knock / lifter noise that lasts about 5 to 10 seconds when I start it up cold.
I have mentioned this to my chevy dealer and was told that this is normal during cold starts and not to be concerned as it takes a few seconds
for the oil to distribute.
I understand this, but to me this "metal on metal " noise sounds bad and I am concerned that it could lead to future problems after my warranty runs out.
Am I being too fussy and paranoid or do I have a legitimate concern ?
Is there something that can be done ?
Should I also document when I discussed this with my dealer ?
Jan 16, 2003 (11:48 am)
Am I being too fussy and paranoid or do I have a legitimate concern ? You have a legitimate concern.
Is there something that can be done ? Have the dealer document in writing that the cold start knock condition exists on your truck in case you do have future problems or GM comes out with a fix outside of your warranty period.
Should I also document when I discussed this with my dealer ? Absolutely, more details the better.
#46 of 86 Sierra Owner
Feb 19, 2003 (8:56 am)
Like #7, not a Silverado owner, but have been and would again if they change the front end....
I've been reading posts on the site since mid '98 while considering buying a 99 model.
Traded in a '97 'Rado, 2WD, EC, 4.6L, auto. Had the rear end seepage, dealer replaced rear end; tranny catastrophic failure at 48,000 - new tranny, traded in at 54,000 for a '99 GMC Sierra SLT 3 dr Ext Cab, C1500, loaded, 5.3L, 4sp auto, 3.42. Daughter now owns it and it's running great at 68,000 miles with no problems. And it has had the engine chatter since the first oil change.
Waited a year after the crew cabs came out to read the reviews, then went looking for a crew cab. Would have bought 'Rado or Sierra, but found the Sierra with the specs I wanted, an '02 GMC SLT 1500HD 2WD, loaded, 6.0, auto, 3.73 with rear locker - in white with neutral leather interior.
Pretty much stock except for installing the K&N Generation II FIPK. I've noticed 1-2 mpg improvement, but the HP gain was phenomenal. I average 13-15 city/14-16 hwy. When towing a 4400 lb Trail-lite, drops to 12-14 hwy. Next project later this month is to install Flowmaster 70 series duals, then I'll work on dressing it up.
Have had the engine chatter since first oil change. Hasn't affected performance, so I just keep reporting it at each service. And the front-end knock during hard right/left turns when parking. Lube normally fixes it. Currently at 25,000 and rolling strong.
See you on the boards. Bud