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#39 of 374 99 Silverado - "SERVICE 4WD"
Mar 13, 2003 (6:16 am)
Hi everyone - I usually hang out on the Mazda6 board (as you can prolly tell from my name), but my husband owns a 1999 Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4 pickup (not the Z71 version). And since Edmunds has such good advice from other owners, I thought I'd post here.
Last night he was driving home - about a 40-minute drive - and a "SERVICE 4WD" light was lit the entire time. He did not have 4WD in gear at the time. This is the first time it's happened. In the 4 years he's owned this truck (he got it new in April of '99), he's not had to use 4WD very often - only a few times when we had a lot of snow, etc. (we're in Michigan).
Any ideas, before he takes it in to the dealer?
#40 of 374 mkuettel
May 29, 2003 (7:50 pm)
Have you tried adjusting the torsion (sp) bar? did it to my 01 1500 LT and leveled off the front end quit nicely. very simple to do too. want to get it alinged after you do it thought, but cheaper than that kit.
#41 of 374 Spring bushing noise
Jun 13, 2003 (7:54 am)
I have a 2000 Z71 with 47000 miles. The rear spring bushings have started "groaning". I have tried everything from WD 40 to rubber lubricant that I bought from my dealer. The rubber lube worked the best but for only about a week. I'm getting tired of crawling under my truck every week to stop the noise. Does anyone have any suggestions? Are there any service bulletins that are out there?
#43 of 374 Just curious
Jun 20, 2003 (4:54 pm)
but is there ANYONE else out there with the ZX3 ride control option on their truck. From posting on other boards no one has said anything. Is it THAT rare that very few people have it or what???
Jul 20, 2003 (11:38 am)
glad people read this
#45 of 374 Grieving: lost my dearly loved 1994 K1500 Silverado Blazer
Sep 10, 2003 (4:39 pm)
4x4 2DR to a semi that crumpled body and frame, need advice on how to find another one in similar mechanical, interior and exterior condition (mine was near perfect in all areas), tow package, full skid plates, low miles of course. Have looked at all of the online used vehicle locators, no luck so far, dealers are no help. Anyone out there have any ideas about how to find a replacement? Are there people/companies who specialize in specific make/model older vehicles? Will avoid anything ever registered in California or repainted.
#46 of 374 2003 Silverado "Clunking Noise"
Sep 11, 2003 (7:10 am)
I just today took my brand new 2003 "Clunkrolet" Silverado with 7000 miles on it in to the dealer for the second time for the infamous clunking problem. The first time they used the "magical special grease" which lasted about a week before the clunking returned. The standard response is it's "operating to the manufacturers specs, they all do that and it's normal." Normal my a$$. Fords and Dodges don't go clunking around the roads like my Silverado does. It's an obvious engineering problem. I read where one fix was a nickel plated slip yoke and I mentioned that to the service guy today and he said the 03's already had those on them. Well, then that wasn't a fix was it? I also read where they were replacing the drive shafts. Anyway, one way or another, I want the problem resolved. I'm waiting on the dealers call as I write this to see what they are going to say. I suspect I already know their response. Someone mentioned lemon law. That might be a start. Or maybe a complaint with the Feds. I know for sure I will be calling GM's complaint line.
We have been a GM family for 30 plus years. My wife drives a 2003 Buick. But I swear that after paying $32,000 for a vehicle with such a glaring problem and getting an "it's normal" excuse from GM I will sell the "clunker" and go with the 2004 Ford truck.
GM's Service Bulletin states:
"While some owners may find the clunk noise objectionable, this will not adversely affect durability or performance."
They're damn right, I FIND IT "OBJECTIONABLE".
My advise to someone thinking about a Chevy/GMC truck is to think again.
#47 of 374 Question about the vents/AC in '03 Silverado
Sep 17, 2003 (1:32 pm)
Got a '03 Silverado ..have 2 question about the vents and AC ...
1. I noticed if I got the blower on 'VENTS only' and have the setting on 0 (ie OFF) .. I still get air blowing out of the vents .. is this a problem?
(I would think with setting to 0 the vents would
be closed and no air coming out of the vents)
2. Also if I *do not* have the AC turned on and have the blower on "vents only" and have the "air circulated in car only" ... the air coming out of the vents is AC air even though the AC is not turned on ... is this a problem ?
(I would think with the AC turned OFF .. the air
coming out of the vents would be outside air - Not AC air)
Is this normal ? Do you folks get same results ?
#48 of 374 Stereo upgrade in the 99 Silverado
Sep 17, 2003 (5:43 pm)
I have a 99 Silverado 1500 LS, time to upgrade the stereo. Has anyone done speaker swap outs in these trucks and if so, was it hard? I have experience with stereos, but mainly in imports, trying to save money where i can but not sure if its worth it. Thanks