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#401 of 787 2003 Chevy Silverado Electrical problem??
Mar 19, 2010 (10:59 pm)
Hi, I have a 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4 with a 5.3 and 135,000 miles. I was driving home today and had the cruise control set out on the highway. The "ABS" and "Check Braking system" lights came on, and at the same time my speedometer dropped to zero and kept jumping up to random speeds then falling back down to zero in the same manor as a blinking dome light due to a door ajar. Like it wanted to work but couldn't maintain connection. I pulled in to a rest stop and was able to slow down and stop without a problem. Brakes felt normal and at that point I thought that my problems could be solely electrical. It wasn't until I tried getting back on the road that I realized my transmission wasn't working right either. I could hear the engine rpm's going up with a bit of a whine but the darn thing wouldn't shift. Then it decided to work, Then it stopped shifting again. Didn't hear any grinding or clunks or anything and I was able to manually select gears but it's as if my tranny just didnt know when to shift but at times everything worked like normal. For the last 20 miles it was hit and miss. SO everything combined I'm scratching my head thinking maybe its electrical?? My knowledge, and funds are very limited. I'm a disabled vet on a very fixed income and I'm starting school in ten days.. I don't have the time or the money to get jerked around by a mechanic. If it was a 1963 model my dad would know how to fix it, but he's just as lost as I am and he's my go to guy when it comes to stuff like this. Does anyone have any advice? I poked around under the hood. Checked fuses, checked my tranny fluid. Everything seems fine. Fuses were all good and the tranny fluid was good and red and didn't smell burnt or anything. My tranny and braking system has been working great up till today. Havent had any problems with either and I had everything checked at 100,000 and again at around 120,000 before my extended warranty expired. Any advice anyone could offer wold be greatly appreciated and I'm sorry for adding any unnecessary details. Just hoping something mite ring a bell to someone and hopefully someone can help me. Thanks for reading.
#402 of 787 01 silverado 1500 5.3 multiple cylinders misfiring while idling in drive
Mar 21, 2010 (4:06 am)
My 2001 Chevy Silverado 1500, 5.3 vortec, is misfiring on multiple cylinders while idling in drive. When I stop at a red light, some times, the misfiring is so bad that it noticeably shakes the whole truck like I'm in the middle of an earthquake. The hotter the engine temp, the worse it is. I bought a Diablo Sport Predator programmer/tuner/diagnostic tool to help find out what the problem is. The Predator has the capability of live data feed,a.k.a.- real time data. I plugged the Predator in and it says that everything runs good while driving, but when I come to a stop, idling in drive, like at a red light or stop sign, the Predator says my engine is misfiring on multiple cylinders, but as soon as I get rolling again, its fine. Also, when I give it gas to get rolling from a stop, it does the weird jumping/ hesitating/ stalling thing( I honestly don't know what to call it), but just for a second. The Check Engine light doesn't come on and the Predator shows NO trouble codes. I've replaced spark plugs and wires, throttle position sensor(TPS), BOTH knock sensors, cam sensor,and today I am going to put in a new fuel filter. Assuming the fuel filter isn't going to help, what is the problem? Please, someone help!!!
#403 of 787 Re: 01 silverado 1500 5.3 multiple cylinders misfiring while idling in drive [jlp09]
Mar 21, 2010 (11:37 am)
When was the last time you cleaned/replaced your IAC (idle air controller)? Manufacturers recommend replacing as the chemical (throttle body cleaner) may damge the IAC.
#404 of 787 2006 Sierra Seat Wiring Diagram
Mar 23, 2010 (5:06 pm)
New to this forum, and I'm looking for a wiring diagram for 2006 Sierra seats.
I'm not sure what options are in these electric seats... I picked the seats up out of a wreck... put them in my Willys Jeepster, now would like to make them work.
Any help and assistance would be greatly appreciated. (Printed pdf file would be superb!!
Joe in Jersey
#405 of 787 2003 silverado 1500
Mar 27, 2010 (4:23 pm)
hey im having some issues with my truck, my starter is acting up. it has been replaced and still have trouble starting. some days it works no problem, then another day ill go to start it and it wont. i turn the key and it almost starts the stalls, then i turn it off and try again it starts rite up. people have been sayin its my ignition swtich is bad, also today my heat is control is acting up it will on turn on if i put the switch a 5 and then it comes on. any suggestions what is goin on with my truck?
#406 of 787 Re: brake lights, hazard lights acting up [bonoman26]
Apr 05, 2010 (8:20 am)
I was wondering if you found what the problem was on your truck. My 2006 model is doing exactly the same thing, started a few days ago. Any help would be much appreciated.
#407 of 787 Re: brake lights, hazard lights acting up [yosh1995]
Apr 05, 2010 (10:52 am)
I am from GM Customer Service. I would recommend taking your vehicle to a dealership, and at least having them diagnose the problem. That way you know what you are dealing with, and figure out how to proceed from there. Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
#408 of 787 Computer Knows Too Much
Apr 06, 2010 (12:37 am)
With a 2009 Silverado 2500 4X4 HD everything from my mileage to tire pressure and percentage of engine oil still OK is monitored and sent to my email address. I can imagine that the location can be monitored and length of trip recorded. Too much big brother. Can this be shut down or bypassed. Does it take a replacement of the original computer with something that allow me to retain my privacy? The mileage odometer is electronic. Can't imagine that a simple battery change will wipe out that stored info--maybe there is another power source on the motherboard.
I don't want or need the big brother approach. This replaced a 1973 Chev 2500 that had two engines replaced and I knew every nook and cranny. Now I have to let the computer run certain operations but want to keep the rest private. Ideas? Thor
#409 of 787 Re: Computer Knows Too Much [thorodinson]
Apr 06, 2010 (3:07 am)
You need to disable Onstar. Not sure how you go about it. Perhaps a search on the web might turn something up.
#410 of 787 Re: How to reset a fault code [canayjun64]
Apr 07, 2010 (10:06 am)
I came across your article on Edmunds and am curious about your fuel regulator. When running my AC in my 98 Silverado, NOT ALWAYS, the engine will begin to surge and act like it is running out of fuel. The engine then dies, and will not restart until the engine cools completely down, then it is ok, until the next time, Was this what your vehicle was doing? Would appreciate any help.