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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

The 4WD transfer case encoder motor position sensor or the selector switch may fail causing the service 4WD message to be displayed. Fault code(s) stored in the transfer case control module will be of assistance in determining the exact fault causing the message to be displayed.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

It is common for the fuel level sensor in the fuel tank read the fuel level incorrectly. The sensor must be replaced to correct the condition. Our technicians recommend having the complete fuel pump module replaced on high mileage vehicles.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The daytime running lights are prone to burning out. Our technicians tell us that the light sockets may show signs of heat damage but usually are OK. Always be sure to use the correct replacement bulb for the best life expectancy. The new bulb recommendation for 1999-2003 models is #4114K (trade number).

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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.

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., March 31, 2006

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The tire and loading information label on the driver's side door frame may be inaccurate. A misprinted label could lead to overloading of the vehicle, which could possibly lead to tire failure and a crash. Owners will be provided with corrected labels and installation instructions. At customers' request, a dealer can install the label for them. The recall began March 31, 2006. The GM recall number is 05109.

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Engine, August 31, 2006

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The retainer clip for the fuel rail pulse damper may fracture and allow the damper to come loose from the fuel rail. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire. Dealers will replace the engine fuel rail pulse damper free of charge. The recall began August 31, 2006. The GM recall number is 06080.

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Suspension & Steering, October 14, 2005

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Some vehicles have a power steering hose that was not made to specification and may rupture under extreme steering conditions. If this were to happen, power steering assist would be lost and steering effort would increase. On vehicles equipped with hydro-boost brakes, braking effort would also increase. If power steering fluid were to spray on hot engine parts, an engine compartment fire could also occur. Dealers will inspect the power steering hose(s) for the two suspect date codes and replace them if needed. The recall began October 14, 2005. The GM recall number is 05086.

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Questions and Answers

Silverado, 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, V8, Leland, NC

About 35000 miles, check engine light came on. Dealership repaired. Stated a sensor on top of gas tank went bad. I have about 52000 miles now and the engine light has come on again. Engine runs fin...

seaveyor, 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Wildwood, NJ

The fan quit, I replaced the fuse. I was told that the switch probably went bad. I can fix most things, is this a big deal?

MarcG, 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 4.8L V8, Greene, ME

My gas mileage went from 18 to 13 for no apparent reason. No indicator lights or engine problem messages. Computer has no record of issues. I had the plugs changed and still no gain. I'm a...

gebell, 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 4.8L V8, Westville, FL

ABS light on, scanner shows C0040 (rear wheel speed sensor) and C0055 (steering wheel position sensor signal B. What preliminary troubleshooting is recommended? Are these pretty common to this model?

DIY Silverado, 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 4.8L V8, Kempton, PA

as most today, i have taken to doing basic maintenance myself. i just want to get info on what and where to check what needs lubed.

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reviews

2006 Crew Cab Silverado- Bought used in 2010 with 32K original miles. At my 1st inspection (Pa. has annual inspection requirements)needed new brake lining. Didn't get the inspection from the dealer, rather my trustworthy local mechanic.Original lining was rusted & pitted terribly. I inquired & researched to find Chevy was/is aware they used inferior materials & I actually recouped some of the replacement cost. Now I'm experiencing similar situation with brake fluid tubing rusting out. Replaced one last month & just dropped the truck off for another.My mechanic is recommending replacing the remaining tubes.Anyone know of any trends where the tubes are rusting out on others? Anyone know of a good web site that collects autombile defect trends, not advertized as recalls, but if challenged, Mfg ackowledges the defect & provides some type of relief?

i have an 2004 chevy silverado 1500 2wd 4.3 the truck has 182,000 and i have never had a problem until now. i was driving and i was at a red light and i punched on the gas and 10 secondes later the trucks shuts of and i pull over try startin it and it wont start so i waited 5 mins it started but the light came on what could that be? i went to advance auto zone and car quest they put it on the computer and it read code p0016 crankshaft position senior and cam sensor so i replaced them and the light still not staying off what can that be?

my 06 silverado has 100,000 miles and it always seems like i have 2 step on it and kick it down constantly. The check engine lite is not on and i have plenty of fuel pressure and converters are not plugged. the garage said there is nothing wrong,but i think there is. It is a 4.8L 4 door. has any1 had this happen,i cant stand to drive it

have an06 silverado. change fuel pump and my fuel gauge is not working

Problem with suspension vibration/frame beaming and loose steering, and audio speakers are bad. Otherwise, this is a solid truck.

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