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#530 of 611 Re: 2004 Silverado 1500 rusted brake lines [rayt2]
Oct 02, 2012 (11:29 pm)
Ray - Did you get new or used bumpers? Mines getting a little wholy. I didnt know there was a recall on the sensors. Can I just bring it into the dealership?
#531 of 611 ABS Sensor Recall
Oct 03, 2012 (4:59 am)
There is a GM customer service rep. (gmcustsvcsarah) monitoring this site so pose the question to her regarding the ABS wheel sensor recall issue. Give the last eight digits of your Vin# and email contact.
The bumpers I bought new from Carolina Auto Supply (http://www.autosupplyhouse.com/) for around $129 BUT I had to go thru a friends business to buy since they do not sell to general public Try here http://www.discountbodyparts.com/catalog , I did a quick look up and they run around $160 on sale.
#532 of 611 Re: ABS Sensor Recall [rayt2]
Oct 03, 2012 (5:15 am)
The GM rep contacted me thru this site. Set up an appointment for me to take truck to dealer. I called dealer and it was set up, BUT, I still had to pay for it !, just for them to look at truck. No repairs would be paid by GM so why would I go to dealer, pay service charge to tell me truck is crap? I called GM, and they were unaware of the person monitoring this site having any authority. Don't waste your time. It's just PR to make it look like they give a crap, but they don't. IF they did, we would see posts on here that they did help us and get our trucks fixed at GM's cost.
#533 of 611 Re: 2004 Silverado 1500 rusted brake lines [rayt2]
Oct 03, 2012 (1:41 pm)
My 09 has had 6 bumpers, now they have changed the head gasket and deflector gasket (burning oil) and are probably going to have to change the pistons and rings. Tranny is acting up, the power mirror on the one side does not work anymore..what I really liked when I got the crew cab was the GM of Mexico stamped on the drivers door. Apparently that is where they are making all the crew cabs (GM and Chev), Avalanches, Caddies.
#534 of 611 The stories cont....
Oct 04, 2012 (9:18 am)
MrFixit911, "I called GM, and they were unaware of the person monitoring this site having any authority. "
I feel your pain and also wonder if the left hand is talking with the right at GM. Time for GM Sarah to chime in with clarification on how she is helping or maybe your being handed a line of S**t from dealer you went to.
SadCanuck, 6 bumpers on an 2009 head gasket, deflector gasket now the tranny You have a but it's to late for that law or to get GM to take it back. As long as their covering the work that's a plus. Your inconvenience they probably are not compensating you for.
My 2000 was built in Canada. I have the Silverado Ext Cab 2500LD shortbed w/5.3L, 3:73 auto. It has had many problems as well from engine piston slap, rusting brakes lines, rotors, calipers,sensors & tranny crapping the bed....I just keep hearing that commercial "Built Chevy Tough" Lies, Lies, Lies
and our stupid government leaders bailed their asses out of a jam to boot, who's the stupid one now.............
#535 of 611 Re: 2004 Silverado 1500 rusted brake lines [rotondo]
Oct 04, 2012 (9:38 am)
They used crap material for brake lines and knew it , it was all about containing production costs. I had my brake lines replaced as well but didn't go to a dealer rather Firestone Service Ctr.
My next truck will be a Ford or Dodge, my loyalty for past 30 years to GM is done, they have proven time and again how they could care less about customer retention once they have your money and you go out of warranty.
#536 of 611 Re: The stories cont.... [rayt2]
Oct 04, 2012 (1:23 pm)
I haven't seen one thread on here that GM did anything. The dealership was where a good friend is Mgr. Could not do jack. YA, where is GM Sarah now ? Please tell all of us if any issue was resolved and paid by GM. I'd say not, if GM fixed one, they would have to fix them all.
I'm posting on here for the sole reason to inform others what is wrong with GM's trucks and either they need to stop driving it or get it fixed before someone is injured or killed.
#537 of 611 Re: The stories cont.... [mrfixit911]
Oct 04, 2012 (6:29 pm)
Hateful JIM here- I said it once, I'LL say it again, I fixed my sensor ONCE- hit a pole. I AINT gonna fix ANYTHING on my truck. Not the hole in the rocker panel, NOT the bent bumper from the pole, NOT the brake lines, NOR sensors, rotors, NOTHIN !! If the brake lines burst, HOPE YA'LL dont live at the bottom of the ravine, OR by the river, cause thats where i'm aiming this thing before i bail.
DOES anyone know if CHINA makes trucks, I'm looking for a good truck, and I really believe that even CHINA makes a better truck than GM- (Government Motors). I'm not sure that gm trucks arent made out of tin foil.
Ya'll have a great day, being as you all like me got the short end buying a Chevy truck and all, that alone makes me mad enough to drink and smoke cigarettes. HATEFUL JIM said that!!
#538 of 611 Re: 2004 Silverado 1500 rusted brake lines [forresth]
Oct 07, 2012 (7:26 am)
I ended up towing it away from the dealer to a local shop. They gave an estimate of $1500 to replace all the lines so I gave them the go ahead. They ended up calling me and saying they needed to change the front calipers because the bleeder screws were rusted and rounded. Cheaper to replace rather than drill out the bleeders. During the road test the power steering cooler blew out and sprayed fluid out the grill and up on the windshield. So it cost another $300 for that. Then tried road testing again and there was too much rust on the front rotors causing pulsation, so another $175 for turning those on the truck. Final cost was $2009.99. They gave me a 3 year 36k mile warranty. The pedal is a little soft so I may need to take it back again.
#539 of 611 Re: Brake line replacement cost [mrfixit911]
Oct 07, 2012 (7:35 am)
The guy at the local shop thought the truck was parked over a salt pile. It has only been parked in my driveway which is asphalt. The whole underside of the truck is rusting out. It has less than 20k miles and looks like it is 50 years old. I am thinking of putting that POR-15 or whatever it is called to slow the rust. The fuel lines are rusted badly too but I did not get them changed yet. I plan on watching them and change if I see it get worse.