Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Repair and Maintenance

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

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Common Problems

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Chevrolet Silverado 3500
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295
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1,259
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144
to $
378
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470
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1,632
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942
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1,781
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468
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737

Chevrolet Silverado 3500 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.

Shift lever and indicator

The shift position indicator does not always show the physical position of the shift lever. If you shift from Park to Reverse, there is no indication of where the shift lever is on the indicator. If I place it in drive, the indicator shows 3, and the transmission will shift 3 gears as you accelerate, but no more. Sometimes you have to shift to 1 to get the transmission to engage and the indicator will show 1. The problem seems to be somewha...

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Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Recalls

Front Passenger Air Bag Defective

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.

Auxiliary Battery Fuse Link Melts

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.

Possible Under Hood Electrical Fire

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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Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Reviews

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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