Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Units with 4 wheel disk brakes may develop at situation where the park brake does not hold as it should. Our technicians tell us this can be caused by worn park brake shoes located inside the drum section of the rear brake disks. The worn shoes should be replaced and properly adjusted to correct this issue.

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).

A dirty throttle body may cause a lower than normal idle and possible stalling condition. Performing a throttle body service will commonly correct this concern.

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Lost pwr shortly after loading trailer (gooseneck type)-reduced max speed to 25.gauges all at normal operating ranges.nothing noticeable wrong. Starrs/runs smooth. Turned off/let sit 30 mins...unhooked trailer-short road test-operated like its "normal". Diesel tanks full. .please help t...

truck was running and daytime running lights were on except for the passenger side which had burned out. When I changed the bulb ( truck still running) the cdaytime running lights stopped working. I have checked the DRL fuse and DRL relay in the fuse panel under the hood. Any other fuse or r...

after engine warms up

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In a crash that deploys the passenger front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator free of charge to correct the concern.

If too much current is drawn from the auxiliary battery, the fusible link can melt, causing risk of fire. Dealers will replace the jumper harness with one that includes a 40 amp inline fuse, and provide vehicle owners with supplemental owners manual information free of charge to resolve the problem.

The heated washer module under the hood could overheat due to excessive current draw. Under certain conditions, this could result in an under hood fire. This previous recall attempt in 2008 to repair this concern did not have the expected success. Dealers will now permanently disable and remove the heated washer module to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin on June 20, 2010.

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i work with this truck but the electrical system sucks Too many problems but great work truck diesel motor and tranny

I run a non-profit and we use this vehicle in conjunction with a summer institute we operate in the Ozark Mountains. We use the vehicle from May - September to pull a trailer with a payload of 10,000 + up and down the mountains of AR and MO all summer long. The vehicle has 174000 miles and the original brakes are still good. The only problem we have had is with the fuel injectors. When we pur...

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