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Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Chevrolet Silverado 3500, Truck
#103 of 122 2001 2500 hd shake and bake
Oct 12, 2002 (4:11 pm)
Ive got a 2001 2500hd 4x4 8L w/ allison that I purchased new in 2002 Has the same shake and clunk problems as all others and from day 1 it burns a quart of oil every 1000 miles when i change the oil it smells of fuel . To make a long story short it has 18000 miles on it and the motor is being torn down by the dealer ( I filed lemon law) they haven't addressed the front end portion of my prob. they are playing dumb but from reading these posting it sounds more common .
Oct 12, 2002 (5:08 pm)
of buying the Chevy. I thought the same thing too, but after many problems, I got rid of mine for a Ford.
Oct 19, 2002 (1:12 pm)
I have a 2001 Silverado Ext. Cab and it hesitates when starting up. It has done it since 4 months after I bought it. Anyone have that problem??
#106 of 122 Vibration Fixed on My 2000 Ext Cab SB
Oct 21, 2002 (11:58 am)
Hello all! I've been on these boards many times with problems on my Chevy. I've posted this in the past, but wanted to post it again for discussion purposes. I was, after many tries with the local dealer, able to fix by vibration problems.
The solution? Tires. plain and simple.
After a number of "test rides" with everyone from the repair manager at the dealer where I bought the truck, to the regional manager, all I got was the same run around. From "it's not that bad" to "it's normal" to "I can't feel anything" to "Sorry, we can't fix it."
At one point I was able to talk the dealership into exchanging wheels and tires for a test from another truck that was known not to show the problem. Amazingly, this seemed to fix the problem. So, we were on to something. It was after that test, we had to sucumb to the regional manager's death hold. This "kid" (seriously, he was nowhere near being over his mid 20's) said that even though he could feel the problem, he was not going to do anything about it. He agreed to replace one tire, but nothing more. And one tire did not fix the problem.
After a number of visits to the dealer and talking about integrity and obligations, the repair manager seemed to come up with 4 new tires. After putting these tires on, I've not had the vibration problem at all.
It's my guess that there is a problem with the new suspension, the new "harder" frame, and any small defect in new tires. And it's my understanding the these "small defects" are extremely common.
Now, if I could get them to fix the engine knock...
#107 of 122 2002 extended quadrasteer shaker
Oct 24, 2002 (3:48 pm)
I made the mistake of purchasing a new chevy 1500 extended quadrasteer on 10-20-02. the truck also shakes,and vibrates at 45mph-70mph.
I tried to return the truck on 10-22-02 but had no luck with management. then, off I went to the service nightmare. They have already tried the tire balancing bit,no good the truck still vibrated. now they are adjusting the drive shaft angle,but from reading the other posts, Im probably going to sill have the shakes.
I, like alot of you folks, would like to get out of this truck and get my funds back.
can any one give me advice on how to do this in the state of arizona?
#108 of 122 I gotta ask this
Oct 24, 2002 (8:30 pm)
Have you owned a pickup prior to this? They dont exactly drive like sportscars
Oct 25, 2002 (8:22 am)
I'd go back to that dealer and ask him if you could go and drive some other new trucks he has on the lot. When you find one that does not shake or vibrate between 45-70 mph, have him take the tires/wheels off of that one and put on your truck. If your truck then stops its shaking and vibrating between 45-70 mph, you've found and fixed your problem. If not, well then you know for sure that it was not the tires/wheels.
#110 of 122 yes, but not a chevy
Oct 25, 2002 (12:15 pm)
Yes, ryan I have owned trucks before.
owned a Dodge dakota RT, that I had for three years, and didnt have one problem on it.
had a toyota and used it for 250,000 hard miles.
and had a ford f-150 with out problems.
all of the trucks mentioned were alot more affordable than the chevy, and I did not have to service any of them other than regular maintanence.
also, I was a mechanic in the past and still,do regular services on my own vehicls. so.. I have a pretty good idea of what an out of round tire, or an out of balanced tire feels like.
Bottom line is, the truck is new, and it is a piece of ****!
I dont need the hassles of going back and forth to incompitent service manager, and mechanic about a abnormal vibration on a NEW truck.
Oct 25, 2002 (12:41 pm)
Ok thats cool i had to ask cause alot of people think it shuld ride very smooth
Oct 27, 2002 (5:59 pm)
i bought a 2002 silverado 1500 2wd with 4.3 6 cyl. it has a vibration in the engine at 1200 rpm at 45-55 mph. anyone out there with a similar problem?