2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
$
590
to $
1,037
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
$
189
to $
419
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
$
278
to $
660
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
$
718
to $
1,055
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
$
297
to $
846

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Problems

Heating and AC Temperature and Air Delivery Mode Door Actuators May Fail

One or more heater & AC (HVAC) air delivery and/or temperature mode door actuator may fail. This can result in incorrect air delivery or temperature. If this occurs, fault code(s) stored in the HVAC control module should be available to assist with diagnoses.

Steering May Develop Clunk Noise From Upper Intermediate Steering Shaft

The steering may develop a clunk type noise from the upper intermediate steering shaft.  Our technicians tell us that you should check with you local GM dealer to find out what the latest repair is for this condition.

CD Player May Fail Due to Internal Fault in Radio

The CD player may fail due to an internal fault with the radio. Our technicians tell us that in most cases, the radio unit will need to be sent to a specialty repair shop to correct this issue.

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Questions

Gas gauge is not working what is my most common reasons. (1 answer)

4.3 motor 179,000 miles. Can you give me several different reasons why my gas gauge is not working. Thanks a million. MT

Engine revs before 40mph and when turning slow engine complete dies out? (1 answer)

When I accelerate the engine revs before I get to 40mph and when I turn slowly the truck just dies out ...pls help ..thnkz

what size amp on alternator? (2 answers)

2003 K1500 4WD
Vortec 5300
5.3 liter V8 Engine
Fuel Injection
Automatic 4 SPD
Electronic Trans Catalyst
Feedback Fuel System

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Recalls

Recall 05V161000
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS AND BUILT WITH EITHER PBR PARKING BRAKE SYSTEMS OR TRW PARKING BRAKE SYSTEMS, THE PARKING BRAKE FRICTION LININGS MAY WEAR TO AN EXTENT WHERE THE PARKING BRAKE CAN BECOME INEFFECTIVE IN IMMOBILIZING A PARKED VEHICLE.
Rear Seat Belt for Smaller Passengers May Not Fit Correctly

The second row center seat belt routing may make it difficult to position correctly on smaller passengers. If the seat belt rides up to fit around the abdomen, the risk of internal injury is increased in a crash. Dealers will cut the guide loop, remove a portion of the loop, and the remaining sides should be folded over and secured with a retainer. The recall began July 21, 2005. The GM recall number is 05037.

Recall 04V129000
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE GALVANIZED STEEL TAILGATE SUPPORT CABLES THAT RETAIN THE TAILGATE IN THE FULL OPEN (HORIZONTAL) POSITION MAY CORRODE, WEAKEN, AND EVENTUALLY FRACTURE. IF BOTH CABLES FRACTURED, THE TAILGATE WOULD SUDDENLY DROP AND STRIKE THE TOP SURFACE OF...

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reviews

Had problems with the gauges stop working received a letter about a recall toke truck in a was told that the mileage was to high and the recall did not apply now the oil filter keeps popping off. What does a person to do now. It seems that nothing is ever GM's problems anymore
This is the best truck I have ever owned, 2003 SS with 191,518 miles and I'm now about to spend 2,000.00 in preventive maintenance just to be sure I can continue for another ten years!!!! I have always changed fluids when recommended and brake pads, thats it. The paint job is loosing its clear coat because I left it in the sun to long, other than that every single component work just fine howev...
My 2003 silverado has been the worst vehicle I have owned. I had a 1993 and it was great, got 250,000 miles before engine went out on it shouaced of dropped a new engine in it instead of buying yhe 2003 model. Replaced brakes recently had to replace all four because of a recall on the brake system. Speedometer stopped working at about 100,000 miles, $600 dollars to fix. Fuel pump replaced $1000...

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