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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Problems

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The muffler heat shield may become loose on the muffler causing a rattle or popping noise. Our technicians tell us there is a kit available from GM to correct this problem.

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 2001-2003 models is #4114K (trade number).

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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.

Brakes -- Verified

A poor electrical ground under the battery tray may cause the ABS warning light to illuminate. Our technicians tell us that cleaning and properly securing this ground and also the main ABS ground on the frame rail below the drivers door may be necessary.

2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., September 18, 2004

Summary: 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 THE REAR BUMPER.

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Brakes, July 29, 2005

Summary: 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.

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Brakes, September 22, 2005

Summary: CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE UNWANTED ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) ACTIVATION. THIS CONDITION IS MORE LIKELY TO OCCUR IN ENVIRONMENTALLY CORROSIVE AREAS. THIS RECALL WILL BE LAUNCHED IN THE "SALT BELT" STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MAINE, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ONLY.

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Engine, December 3, 2003

Summary: SOME 2WD AND 4WD PICKUP TRUCKS, CONVERTED TO EITHER DEDICATED OR BI-FUEL COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS (CNG) FUEL USAGE, WERE ASSEMBLED WITH A THROTTLE CABLE THAT CAN CONTACT AND RUB THROUGH THE FLEXIBLE PRESSURIZED FUEL LINE CREATING A PINHOLE LEAK OF NATURAL GAS TO THE ATMOSPHERE.

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Questions and Answers

Fincher, 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 6.6L V8 Diesel Turbo, Medford, OR

How many quarts of transmission oil does an Allison transmission take

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How many quarts of engine oil does a 6.6L duramax diesel take?

morrholm, 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 6.0L V8, Glendale, AZ

When accelerating my engine I have a knocking sound, I had the top end cleaned at the dealer and they say I need to have this done every year at the cost of 500.00 per cleaning. They also say this...

morrholm, 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 6.0L V8, Glendale, AZ

2002 chevy ac tensioner makes noise even after installed new one, it hitting the bolt when you give it gas,it sounds like a knocking sounds

morrholm, 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 6.0L V8, Glendale, AZ

put new ac on my truck air wasn't cold like the old ac,pulled in ti lowes hierd a noise looked like fluid was blowing out the side of new ac unit

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Reviews

320,000 miles and still running strong...have have had the normal run of the mill problems but otherwise no complaints

Purchased this 02' Chevy 2500 HD crew cab LS used at 46,000 miles in 2007'. Lets start with the fact that the dual cylinder calipers are problematic. In my region (Western, NY) one or both break pistons have froze or near froze on 3 wheels of the truck. Replacement was relatively pricey but easy. The bleeders do strip rather easy and do cease (it's highly recommended to paint them to protect them). Break wear becomes uneven with the dual caliper with time. For a couple years (2008-2010) - economy pads had to be modified to fit the slide - primarily on recommend after-markets through Napa Auto Parts. At 70,000 miles the transfer case for 4-wheel drive started to go, making a grinding noise when placed in 4-wheel drive. After having this inspected without being provide with any logic explanation, but a $2500 repair cost, at 101,000 mile the transfer case is now making noise in 2 wheel drive. (yeah I know) It should have been fix when it became apparent there was a problem. The excuse? The economy crunch, (bare with me). Changing the breaks on a yearly basis without even towing anything would have paid for at least half of the transfer case. I drive this truck like a car, which is rarely subjected to what it was built for. I hope they worked out the bugs in the drive-train and braking system by now. Other than that, rust has occurred per-maturely at the lower-back of each window (a bitch to maintain) and paint pealing has occurred at the bottom of the driver's side door and front passenger's side door. All the windows freeze shut in the winter very easily which tends to break the automatic window cable and window drive system (replaced twice now at $70+tax a pop). Only one re-call that I'm aware of for the ABS sensor). Changed the break-line was semi-reasonable with a difficult to bleed ABS system. At 110,000 miles the suspension seems to be sagging about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch. Other than that, I love the truck. Basic maintenance is a breeze. Nuts and bolts exposed to the element take a little TLC and some leverage, unlike dodge which workspace and workability blow Chevy out of the water for the self-doer.

02 2500 hd 6.0 gas 402,569 miles and still running strong. I use mobile one synthetic and no work on the engine or trans. Awesome truck !

I love this truck. Most problems have been electrical. Over all it has been a very good truck. My wife liked it so much she bought herself one.

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