Last post on Feb 18, 2012 at 4:27 AM
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Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, Fuel System, Truck
#9 of 12 Re: 2009 Sierra 5.3 liter engine knock [gmcustsvcsarah]
Jan 19, 2012 (10:06 am)
Based upon the feedback from the dealer, "this is basically all we can do" I have not reached back out to them.
I guess my feeling of being moved along didn't actually provide me with the sense they knew what to do, if anything.
I have changed the oil approximately every 2,000 miles since owning the truck and it has never been subjected to any harse environments and I have never towed anything with the vehicle.
I have basically been very satisified with the truck with the exception of the loud knock on start up (which I fear everyday will result in something major happening).
#10 of 12 Re: 2009 Sierra 5.3 liter engine knock [turbo122]
Jan 19, 2012 (11:41 am)
Understandable. If you decide to go back, or ever need help, we're here! I hope you have many more happy miles with your truck,
GM Customer Service
#11 of 12 Re: 2009 Sierra 5.3 liter engine knock [turbo122]
Jan 19, 2012 (2:16 pm)
My 2011 knocks/taps in the morning. It doesn't matter what the weather is. It's knocked since brand new.
Not sure, but mine is probably a hydraulic lifter noise.
I've got so many other issues with the truck, GM doesn't want to hear about the " engine knock " so many are complaining about.
#12 of 12 Re: 2009 Sierra 5.3 liter engine knock [turbo122]
Feb 18, 2012 (4:27 am)
My father has a 2010 with the 5.3, got a knock in engine. The dealership changed a small belt, then a idler wheel and belt then put engine treatment in and noise still there. They now found out there is "pitting" on the crankshaft journals, replaced under warranty and all good now. The dealership informed him that this is a issue effecting some trucks in Canada and the USA.