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Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Chevrolet Silverado 3500, Truck
#64 of 119 Take-off Shudder
Mar 23, 2002 (12:06 pm)
I have a new 2002 2500HD Chevy Silverado w/ 3500 miles. I'm experiencing a brief shudder when going from 0-10mph. It seems to happen more often when I'm making a turn. The shudder seems to coming from the front end. During a test drive with one of the dealer's mechanics, the dealer thought it might be a transmission problem. After checking the transmission, they said the transmission appeared fine. The dealer replaced the fluid claiming that the original fluid was of low quality. They suggested that I bring it back after 1000 miles for a second fluid replacement. The second time I drove it today after picking it up from the dealer, the shudder is back. Anyone else having this problem?
Mar 23, 2002 (9:22 pm)
2003 crewcab with an I6?
you would never see that. Why because they put the larger engines in the crewcabs
#66 of 119 The I6 is rated at 270hp. Prettysure it IS a larger engine than the current base.
Mar 24, 2002 (8:23 am)
#67 of 119 Take-off Shudder
Mar 24, 2002 (8:28 am)
Is your 2500HD 4wd or 2wd?
#68 of 119 Questions about the 6.0L
Mar 24, 2002 (5:52 pm)
My dad originally planned to buy a new 1/2 ton 4wd, but then saw that a certain HD was only $1500 more MSRP. He asked me if I knew much about the 6.0L engine in it and I didn't know much. I told him that it was not anemic by any means. He also wanted to know mileage values. Thanx ahead of time.
Mar 24, 2002 (6:18 pm)
thats not a large engine.
#70 of 119 saddaddy...
Mar 24, 2002 (6:43 pm)
I have the 6.0L w/3.73 rear in my 2500LD (8600 lb.) 2001 EXT cab, short bed, 4WD, Auto, GMC. It is a great engine, although I do have the "knock" or "tick" on start-up. I have not been concerned about this and have not even asked for the extended warranty that GM is offering. I get about 12-13 MPG locally, and 16-17 on the highway at 70MPH in flat land. It and the 4L80E auto are a great combination....very smooth power. 300 ponies in mine, and plenty left at 60MPH+ to set you back in your seat. If you are at all familiar with the old GM 5.7(stock), the 6.0L seems much more powerful and responsive to me. I would recommend the 4.10 rear in a HD.
#71 of 119 Thanx a whole bunch
Mar 24, 2002 (7:01 pm)
That is some very helpful information. His current truck is a '90 GMC with the 5.7, so he'll like to hear that about the power. His current truck has about 120k and burns oil very bad, and has very bad valve chatter. He said that they are offering $2000 rebate on the 1/2 tons now and will probably get the HD if that rebate is also on that truck - not sure about that, though. He does lots of towing but nothing that would require the HD, but he will surely find something heavy to yank around. Any more pointer would be great. Thanx again!
#72 of 119 Sad....
Mar 25, 2002 (8:17 am)
BTW, saw you asked about the GM engine knock in another topic. Here is my take on that for what it is worth:
I don't know how wide spread the "knocking" problem is. I believe it is pretty common in the 6.0L, 5.3L, and less so in the 8.1L. Don't know that I have heard of it at all in the 4.8L, but I could be wrong. There are all kinds of opinions about whether this is something to be concerned about or not. My 6.0L "ticks" for about 45 seconds when you first start it after sitting overnight. I use Mobil 1 and have since 500 miles new. I would never have known the sound everyone is upset about was a problem, if I hadn't read it on this board. You do not hear the noise unless you are out of the truck, or have you window rolled down and are listening for it, at least in my case. There are people who already have 50,000+ miles on "knocking" engines with no serious problems developing. I have not seen ANY reported failures from this problem, even though it has been around since the new engines where introduced in (I think) 1999. Guys that know a lot more about engines than me are very upset, but I figure GM will stand behind their product if this does cause any serious damage. Haven't heard one single example of an engine being torn down and exhibiting damage from this. Wouldn't you think that would have been done by now if this was causing damage? Just my $.02 worth.
Mar 25, 2002 (10:39 am)
What are you trying to prove?
The I6 would be a desirable engine to a lot of Silverado buyers. I would be interested in such a configuration.
There is really no point in arguing this. You're comment about it never being an option is not valid.
Why not leave it alone?
And, has anyone heard about this being considered?