2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
$
422
to $
1,762
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
$
317
to $
680
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
$
381
to $
798
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
$
288
to $
464
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
$
435
to $
1,051

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 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.

4WD Transfer Case Position Sensor/Selector Switch May Fail

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.

Daytime Running Lights are Prone to Burning Out

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).

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Questions

What step to take next? (1 answer)

My dealership mechanic replaced the throttle body and switch.
Currently the engine reduces power to about 40 mph lasts about a day then engine light and problem goes away, but then comes back every 2 or 3 days. How do i fix this problem for good. Throttlebody not dirty, no floor mat issues. Thx

fuel in oil (1 answer)

working on 2003 with 220000 miles on it and it is getting fuel in the oil it has a 6.6 Duramax. Could it be the injectors and the sleaves?

03 with a 6.0 in it I am getting fuel in the oil. (1 answer)

Could this be a bad injector,sleave,or both?

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 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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