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#91 of 130 Re: New Silverado - Cab Creaking [obyone]
Apr 24, 2008 (8:21 pm)
Dealership said a new bulletin came out reference creaking. They installed a noise reduction tape, so far it has helped, about 90% of creaking gone. Will have to see if it lasts.
#92 of 130 Re: New Silverado - Cab Creaking [cajuncountry]
Apr 25, 2008 (6:17 am)
I got that message last thursday after a heated discussion with the dealer. On my truck I've isolated the problem to the fat weather stripping that runs across the top of both doors. From the front quarter panel all the way to half-way down the back door. If I take silicone lubricant and wipe it down the creaking is gone completely for a week or so, or a really hard rain. I can actually see the weather strip sort of deteriorating.
I spoke with the dealership about this and the noise reduction tape. The service manager said that the tape is usually a temporary solution that lasts for a few thousand miles. The good news (hopefully) is that he said it is usually a precursor to a part replacement and rattled of an example with the Malibu and a similar problem.
I'm going to try and get in there next week for the tape.
Thanks for the update.
#93 of 130 Re: New Silverado - Cab Creaking [natesms]
Apr 25, 2008 (10:10 am)
My '08 crew cab creaks as well, my drivers door also ratttles. How do I identify "fat" weather striping? Where do they put the tape? Thanks for your help.
#94 of 130 Re: New Silverado - Cab Creaking [textruck]
Apr 26, 2008 (8:20 am)
Hi, I have an 07 GMC Sierra SLE1 (New Body Style). I too have experienced cab creaking, but only when it rains, or when the weather is generally wet. I did take it back to the dealership and they could not address the issue. Additionally, I have developed a clunking sound in the rear end. It only happens when the body rolls laterally. It sounds like a hollow clunk. I have no idea what it is. I took it to the delearship for that as well, and they said that it was normal body noise. I know better and will be taking it to another dealer shortly. Otherwise, I love my truck. I actually bought it after having traded an 07 Silverado Classic that was nothing but problems. I would be curious to hear about similar rear-end clunking problems. Thanks.
#95 of 130 Re: New Silverado - Cab Creaking [gordoz71]
Apr 26, 2008 (7:07 pm)
Well tape worked well for the first two days and now I can hear the rattles coming back.
In reference to the clunking noise I can tell I had a issue with the differential.When I would come to a stop it would feel as if someone would hit me from behind.
My truck has become a topic of many conversations at work also since five of us bought trucks all at the same time but different brands. Now all I hear is the other lots have vehicles that don't rattle..............
#96 of 130 Re: New Silverado - Cab Creaking [textruck]
Apr 27, 2008 (10:06 am)
It runs along the very top of the cab. It is about 2 inches wide. The key to making the noise stop is to use some silicone lubricant the front AND the back. I believe the creaking is actually coming from between the strip and the roof of the cab and not the strip and the door. I don't even mess with lubricating the seals that run completely around where to door meets the cab, doesn't seem to make any difference.
#97 of 130 Re: New Silverado - Cab Creaking [gordoz71]
Apr 27, 2008 (10:20 am)
I have information for you on that clunking sound as well. I had taking it in for the same clunking noise. There is actually a service bulletin on that. They put in some kind of spring spacers in the rear leaf springs. I do think that it helped, maybe...
What could have been the real cause is the rear seat belts. Those things will hit the sides and make a really deep clunking sound, not the kind of noise you would think they would make. I would have I never of guessed that they were actually making the sound I was hearing until I buckled them and it quit. Make sure you hook them into those little clips so they don't flop around.
I experienced this clunking only when there was lateral motion as well, so I'm betting it is 1 of the 2 things listed above. I would seriously try buckling the seat belts in the back and driving over a curb a few times first, then go after the service bulletin which is number 03-03-09-002
#98 of 130 Re: New Silverado - Cab Creaking [cajuncountry]
Apr 27, 2008 (10:23 am)
I was afraid of the creaking coming back with that tape. Lubricating that top strip along the top is getting me by for now. I have a reminder set on my calendar to call the Dealership every Tuesday to see if there is an update.
If you get any more info on the problem please pass it along. I will do the same.
Apr 28, 2008 (6:31 am)
Thanks, I pressed the door, while shut, against the stripping at the top of the door, it made the exact creaking sound. What type of silicone? Like a grease? I had the clunking sound as well when my truck levels off after a stop, doesn't do it all the time. I have buckled all my belts in the rear and it still does it. Thanks again.
#100 of 130 Re: creaking [textruck]
Apr 28, 2008 (8:26 am)
It just needs to be some silicone spray. You can pick it up at any auto parts store. The stuff I have specifically states on there "For weather stripping". Actually if you read in the manual GM states to do this every 6 months or a year as routine maintenance, we just have to do it once a week...