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2006 GMC Sierra 1500

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2006 GMC Sierra 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

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).

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

One or both secondary air injection check valves may become restricted causing poor air flow resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light. It is often recommend to replace both check valves even if a fault code is set for only one bank of cylinders. Replacing only one valve may result in a return trip to the repair shop.

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.

2006 GMC Sierra 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 GMC Sierra 1500 Questions and Answers

a66toy, 2006 GMC Sierra 1500, V8, Essex, MD

Hoe do you flush the brake system with abs.

maspras, 2006 GMC Sierra 1500, Vero Beach, FL

The challenge is: how do I remove the wires from the sparkplugs without ruining the wire? I tried pulling them off the way they were removed years ago, however this seem wrong when I was pulling a...

cheryl1960, 2006 GMC Sierra 1500, 5.3L V8, Allendale, SC

Bought truck used and it had a clunk type noise on driver side, dealership replaced the boot and lubicated it but it still squeaks. What causes this and what is the fix?

pasokie, 2006 GMC Sierra 1500, 5.3L V8, Paso Robles, CA

the dealer told me that the 5.3 engine has makes that noise is this a common problem

cheryl1960, 2006 GMC Sierra 1500, Allendale, SC

Had boot replaced on Sierra 2006 stearing column and now I have a terrible squeak every time you turn the stearing wheel. What causes this? Dealership has lubercated several times.

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2006 GMC Sierra 1500 Reviews

I used to work at Chevrolet Dealership before I bought a truck i did My home work. I bought a 2006 Sierra because in 2007 the Cast Iron blocks went away and more aluminum started being introduced as well as plastic. However, I did have a major problem with the Clutch some truck that were assembled in Mexico utilzed a master cylinder with a shaft approximately 3/16" too short making it very difficult to Clutch. That one was hard to resolve especiallly because GM and the Dealers wouldn't help. Less is more when it comes to vehicles in my book Less electronics less fancy stuff more time for me and my wallet.

My 2006 GMC 1500 2wd only has 35000 on it So far I have had the Oil pan Gasket, itake manifold gasket, Waterpump. Idler pully, 2 fan switches.. Front rotors wore Bad Bad pads and the teperature4 switch I am going to switch to Ford

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