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#609 of 1497 2001 Chevy Silverado 1500 HELP!!
Sep 01, 2005 (7:29 am)
I have a 2001 Chevy 1500 and the other day I was on a road trip and stopped for gas, all was fine until I had been driving for about 30-40 miles after getting gas, and I was going about 70mph and my truck died in the middle of the highway. I eased my way to the side of the road and over to a gas station and when I put the truck in neutral it acted like it was still in gear and died. So then I nursed it back home and the whole time if I had to stop or downshift it would stall and make loud clanking noises. It was also smelling very bad maybe like if it was burning oil. It has just over 100k. If anyone can help it would be great.
#610 of 1497 Silverado Recall ABS System Problem
Sep 01, 2005 (1:06 pm)
1999 thru 2001 just announced on CBS news the other night more info to follow from GM to owners of the 900,000 affected trucks.
#611 of 1497 Re: 05 silverado standard transmissions [tcowgirl08]
Sep 02, 2005 (12:35 pm)
Call GM customer support and log your issue. Then take it to another dealer.
#612 of 1497 Re: abs brakes [4lakes]
Sep 02, 2005 (6:51 pm)
There is a guy (Galvin Curtis) that will fix it for $100 if you take it off and send it to him. That is if you pulled the fuse before the ABS module ran too long. I think his business is Circuit Solutions. If you are interested, I think I can find his email address.
#613 of 1497 8.1L Problems - Service engine/Reduce Engine Power lights
Sep 03, 2005 (1:46 pm)
Okay, this is a long one… My 2001, 8.1L 4X4 started with a problem of cutting off. Sometimes while idling and sometimes while driving down the road! It’s almost like someone reached over and turned the ignition off! Sometimes it would start right back up; others times it would crank for a few minutes until she felt like starting. Then, I’d go on my merry way like nothing ever happened. This has gone on for two years with months in between episodes. However, lately, it has happened much more frequently and this past weekend would only idle for 3-5 minutes before she’d cut off. In addition, the “Service Engine” light and even the “Reduce Engine Power” light in the message center has come on, at the same time. Any thoughts?
#614 of 1497 Re: 8.1L Problems - Service engine/Reduce Engine Power lights [towcray]
Sep 04, 2005 (7:20 am)
Since you have an SES light get a hold of a scanner (free use at AutoZone) and find out what
DTC('s) has registered. Go from there.
FYI - Check out Post # 449 and follow the reply links. And stay tuned here; You might get clues from someone who solves their problem.
#615 of 1497 Re: steering jerks [earlybird1]
Sep 04, 2005 (9:19 am)
Yeah I have this problem, and that is how I got to this site. I do not have a solution just yet
#616 of 1497 Re: 8.1L Problems - Service engine/Reduce Engine Power lights [noobie1]
Sep 04, 2005 (4:56 pm)
Thanks David. I can see that a number of folks have what seems like a similar problem but I can't for the life of me find where anyone's figured it out yet. I'll keep looking and thanks for the advice.
#617 of 1497 05 D/A Ex cab A/C problems
Sep 05, 2005 (3:42 am)
Any one out there have problems when its over 85-90 deg? My 05 with 36k on it will not make air colder than 60-65 deg when stopped. Going down the road its a little bit better 55-60 deg. Dealer says its "within Specs". The airflow seems low as well. With recirc selected there is no apparent change in airflow.
Sweatin in TN
#618 of 1497 Re: 05 D/A Ex cab A/C problems [ssevier]
Sep 05, 2005 (4:40 pm)
Similar problems w/ 2003 SS, <15,000 m. The dealer has told me that the A/C is within GM specs. That's fine, but when the ambient is 85 w/high r.h., the cab of this black truck (and, yes, a GM field engineer gave me the heat transport phenomena dissertation) is too warm. Nevertheless, the dealer has installed a fan to help cool the compressor and, most recently, a new temp. door actuator. Those changes, along w/ tweaking the charge, have helped somewhat. I have owned several GM trucks, and the A/C operation has never been an issue. Also, I have driven other 2003 and 2004 Silverados with duct air temp. 10 degrees colder than mine. Off line, the technician and service mgr. agree that I have what appears to be okay w/GM, but it sucks w/ me. BBB next for me. Good luck w/ yours.