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#689 of 1497 Used 2003 Silverado 2500HD LS: Warranty
Sep 27, 2005 (11:00 am)
I have a follow up to my previous posting, # 688, as noted at the end of that posting, but not in the Title, I am looking for advice on what to do for an extended Warranty. One option I didn't outline, but am considering, is to get a shorter term such as 3 years / 36K miles just to get me through the first couple of years but with the option of doing a private party sale and transferring the balance of the warranty at that time. It's important to note that GM "Major Guard" warranties do not run from the In-Service date but rather the date of purchase of the extended warranty and from the miles on the vehicle at the time the extended warranty is purchased.
I also wonder if it is a mistake to put too much emphasis on the Consumer Reports reliability data since it is for the Chevy C/K 1500, Silverado (1999 model change through 2004). How much would the 1500 and 2500 really have in common? It occurs to me that anyone who knows about GMC Sierras C/K 2500 might also have some useful insight.
Finally, regarding the Lemon Law, we have not had an opportunity to have it inspected yet (we didn't have the selling dealer inspect it for us). If we don't see action from the selling Pre-Owned dealership or the servicing Chevy dealership soon would anyone recommend having it towed to another dealership for an inspection before the 7 day period for an inspection lapses? If I am looking at the calendar correctly, that only gives us until Friday, 9/30.
I would appreciate any advice or feedback.
Thanks again, ~CathMac
#690 of 1497 Low Fuel Light goes on when I am not low
Sep 27, 2005 (11:45 am)
I have a 2001 Silverado 1500 with under 50K miles.
When the truck idles, the low fuel light goes on when I am not low on fuel.
It doesn't matter how much gas I have.
It turns off when I step on the gas pedal.
Any suggestions or solutions ?
I don't want to take it to a dealer so they could charge me an outrageous price to fix it.
#691 of 1497 CATHMAC
Sep 27, 2005 (7:17 pm)
The Chevy dealer should have a TSB on the clutch fan replacement.........
I also snowplow commercial...........My 04 2500 hd will also overheat with
the plow on in the summer. You just have to fiddle with the position of the
plow to get max. airflow thru the radiator...........................
Also driving slower would help keep the temp down..................
They even run 210 degrees in the winter when plowing or cruising with the
blade in the winter.
Does that truck have the factory VYU plow prep. pkg? (look at the code
sticker in the glove box for code VYU).
As far as "shoulda, woulda, coulda" I would of RAN from any dealer that
wouldn't let me take any vehicle elsewhere for inspection before the sale.
Esp. a pre owned plow truck....................
A GM extended warranty is a good idea. Remember you have till near the
end of the mfrs.3/36 to purchase. I know there is a price diff. between buying
it now before 24k miles.
Check these guys for the lowest prices I have found for GMPP warranty.
http://www.gmoutlet.com aka Black POC
There is also a $250 upcharge for plow trucks also...............
Good luck and keep us posted
#692 of 1497 Re: Improving Power / Gas Mileage [obyone]
Sep 28, 2005 (12:47 am)
this is not related to gas mileage but have not figured out how to use this forum yet. I'm hoping that someone can give me a hand on how to shut off my silverado. Batter ran down and had to have it jumped. Once started the security light stays on. When I returned home I tried to turn the truck off but it keeps on running. Any ideas on how to shut the truck off?
#693 of 1497 Re: CATHMAC [geo9]
Sep 28, 2005 (4:28 am)
Thanks for the input, given how long my postings were I was afraid no one would read them. Good news, he got the truck back yesterday and everything seems ok. I am trying to maintain a positive attitude and treat this as a reminder of the importance of an extended warranty, which means being careful to do the required maintenance at the correct times so that it is easily enforced.
Of course we still plan on taking it to another Chevy dealership for a thorough inspection to catch any Warranty or recall issues and have them taken care of before the original manufacturer's warranty runs (approximately 9 months or 16,000 miles from now).
I will pass the info about the summertime overheating (with the plow) on to my husband. Should we be concerned about 210 degrees with the plow in the winter? Is that "normal"?
Oddly enough he has no specific plans to plow commercially but we are aware of the $250.00 surcharge on the warranty for damage resulting from plow use and the $250.00 surcharge for commercial use. We obviously will pay the plow upcharge and probably the commercial vehicle upcharge, just in case. (Although you can add the commercial upcharge later) The prices I quoted are from the Black POC dealership you referred me to. They were extremely helpful and informative over the phone.
I would like to make the decision on the warranty by the end of the week/month since I was advised the warranty prices could go up as much as 7.7% at the beginning of next month. Otherwise I would wait until just before 24K miles when the price schedule changes. We are leaning towards the $0.00 deductible / 5 year / 75,000 miles since the price jumps $1,500.00 for the 6 year / 72,000 mile option (notice you get 3,000 miles less). Assuming the Consumer Report data for the Silverado 1500 has some relevance then the five year option would get us through the worst two years they have reliabity data for (looking at the 1999 and 2000). Unfortunately due to the major design change in 1999 there is no reliability data for 1998, which would give me a better idea of what we might be facing in the 6th and 7th year of a warranty.
If you think of anything that might make me reconsider the year 6 or 7 option in the next couple of days (i.e.: frequence, cost of repairs) please post again. In any case, I would like to know a little more about the engine reaching 210 degrees with the plow on in the Winter. I'll be checking back.
#694 of 1497 Re: CATHMAC [cathmac]
Sep 28, 2005 (8:25 am)
CATH.............There should be only 1 $250 upcharge on the GMPP
I have been commercial plowing for a good 15 years and all with a full
size GM. I have had my share of broken driveline parts- trans., trans. case,
drive shaft. Never a motor or rear end problem.
The transmissions I smoked were the 700-R never a L-480e.
The only transfer case I broke was the auto-trac unit. The clutches burned up.
I popped out a drive shaft or 5 because of u-joint wear...........
But most repairs were on the 3 rd year before the warranty expired !
Also note I heavy tow my boat or camper also..................
I only kept 1 truck after warranty expired and had to BUY a new trans.
Never again !
Now i trade them every 3 seasons before the warranty expires.
Because of my GM employee/family connection, Gm card etc.
I just swap them in and change over the plow and drive a new
truck for a LOW payment.
I usually buy a 2500 hd x-cab and in my area of NY a low mileage
unit has a high resale value and sells quick.
No I don't lease. I BUY the truck then lease it to my business.
Then its a complete write off on both ends...............
What kind of plow do you have?
Good luck and keep us posted.....................
Sep 28, 2005 (3:01 pm)
a driveshaft or 5 haha thats a big difference
#696 of 1497 BABS
Sep 28, 2005 (10:10 pm)
Yea, It seems even with the new BIG stout driveshaft the u-joints are
the weak link. As it should be I suppose. I am lucky to get 2 seasons
outta them. I don't hammer the drivetrain either. Always a dead stop before
I change gears. But 3 years and less than 30k miles mostly snowplowing
or towing. Heck...My 04 just turned 13k miles and its almost 2 yrs. old !!!!!!!!!
It makes for a tough life. I LOVE GM warranty service !
That work kills just about ANY brand truck !!!!!
But there are guys out there running plows on small rigs like the taco and
swear by them being bulletproof !
Just holding out for a new 07 GMT-900 next year !
#697 of 1497 Re: FPR [ryanbab]
Sep 29, 2005 (10:50 am)
Okay, there is gas in the line. The photo was awesome. Now, where is the fuel regulator? Thanks
#698 of 1497 2001 chevy silverado HD 6.0 2500
Sep 29, 2005 (1:06 pm)
I purchased a 2001 chevy silverado HD 2500 and have had it for 2 months. 5 times now it wont start. It turns over fine and acts like it may start but it wont. If i wait about 10 minutes and try restarting it it will start then and be fine until the next time.
Anyone know of what the problem could be???
Any help would be appreciated...