2005 Chevrolet Silverado SS Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Chevrolet Silverado SS

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado SS Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

Replace spark plugs every 100,000 miles

The spark plugs should be replaced every 100,000 miles. Our technicians recommend replacing the spark plug wires also at this time.

"No start" Caused By Failed Fuel Pump

The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart.

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado SS Questions

Update 2005 Silverado SS (1 answer)

Said now higher fan speed. Typed wrong no higher fan speed than low.

AC/Heater heat works on 90 not any lower than 90 climate control (1 answer)

It's a 2005 Silverado SS ever since bought heat only works on 90 on climate control. Turn it to 89 cool air.
And now the fan only works on lowest setting. Now higher.
Any thoughts? Thanks.

NO Communication (1 answer)

I have a programmer pluged into the vehicle and it says No communication check key is on.The manufacturer of the programmer gave me a new unit and said to go to the Dealer (chevrolet) and have the computer set back to factory settings. I did. Same problem.

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado SS Recalls

Fuel May Leak from Fuel Rail

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.

Power Steering Hose May Burst

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.

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.

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado SS Reviews

Own a 05 ss after a year had to replace both front wheel bearing out of my own pocket, expense!! Other then that love my truck
I LOVE my 2005 Chevy Silverado SS, black in color, I personally have chosen not to mod it out, and keep it all stock. So far so GOOD.

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