Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Repair and Maintenance
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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Problems4WD 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.
Will turn key and it is like no power from battery to starter, but have lights, radio, etc. Turn key again or sometimes multiple times, to no avail. Then, turn it one more time and it starts. Then the next 15 starts, no problem. Sometimes hot engine, sometimes cold.
UPDATE: 2-6-14; I sold the truck to my father. He changed the starter. No problems since March 2013.
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.
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 QuestionsWhy does my air conditioner switch back and forth from warm to cold? (1 answer)
A/C will blow cold for a while. Then cold goes away. Does not blow hot air. Just draws warm air in from outside.
Interior and exterior lighting pulsate. No rhyme or reason. Comes and goes. Happens at all speeds. Even while idling.
Vehicle stalled and after sitting it cranked and ran good enough to get it back home. Later replaced distributor cap, rotor button and cam sensor and it started and seemed to run fine. Two days later had same issue. Ran bad - then quit - let it sit and ran good enough to get home. Now it wil...
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 RecallsFront Suspension Control Arm Welds Fail
The front suspension upper control arms may have welds that are not sufficient, resulting in separation of the arm from the bushing. Dealers will replace both the left and right upper control arms and realign the vehicle suspension free of charge to resolve the concern.
The tensioner cable for the driver's seat belt may be positioned such that the driver slides over it, resulting in fatigue of this cable. This could cause it to separate from the seat belt. The driver may not be properly protected in a crash if this happens. Dealers will modify vehicles to prevent the tensioner from being damaged, and will repair any tensioner that has already been damaged free of charge to resolve the concern.
The audio warning that sounds to alert the driver that the safety belt is not fastened or the door is open with the key still in the ignition may not operate. Dealers will update the radio software free of charge to resolve the concern.