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Will a gas tank from a 1998 silverado fit my 2000 chevy silverado?
The main issue to consider in this case would be the length of the bed on each truck. The 78" (short bed) is the same on model years 1998 to 2000. The same goes for the 96" (long bed). As...
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Multiple vibrations when driving truck
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. Since your vehicle is still fairly new, most faults on the car should be covered by warranty. You would have to continue to work with GM on this...
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Dim high beams; low beams only shine 60-70 feet
With this being a new 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500, if the mileage is still low enough to be under the manufacturer's warranty you may want to have the dealership look at it to make sure there is not an issue...
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Key and ignition switch fall out of steering column
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your Chevrolet Silverado 2500. GM has had major ignition switch issues over the last several years, many of which ended up being recalled. You should probably call GM customer service and open a...
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Severe damage to rim impacting brake system
Wow, a rim failure like that can be a scary issue. It is recommended that you call GM customer service and file a report with them since your car is still most likely under warranty. They may send a rep...
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No spark, no fuel pump until I jump the starter switch.
The PCM is actually what commands the starter to turn over on this truck, so it is possible that this could be a computer issue. Do you have a check engine light on? If so, have you downloaded any codes?...
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Won't shift out of park 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
Some vehicles have hidden shift lock solenoids. These are particularly on the vehicles that have a column shifter. It is possible that the steering column trim will have to be removed in order to access it. I would recommend having...
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Check engine
Hi there. What was the stored code? The freeze frame data? Current data? What were the diagnostic steps taken to determine that the intake manifold gasket has failed? Questions like this is what I ask myself when a diagnosis is...
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ABS, Rough shifting
Hello. The only speed sensor located in the rear of the vehicle will be located in the differential housing. This may be the sensor that requires attention. If our transmission is experiencing shifting problems in first gear, and your speedometer...
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Transmission swap - 1999 Chevrolet Silverado
My research indicates that only the Allison 1000 transmission had 5 speeds offered in that model year truck. If the Allison 1000 for your 4L60E is what you're considering, the benefit is likely small (more intermediate speeds, yes), for the...
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Intermittent starting issues (takes a couple of cranks to start) & throttle surge
Hi there. From the description you have provided of your vehicle's starting trouble and throttle surge, it looks like you have already tried replacing many parts on the car.Replacing parts without a diagnosis can be expensive and time consuming without...
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Replacing fuel pressure regulator
Hi there. Removing the fuel rail is not that difficult. You will have to remove the vortec cover to the engine first. Then remove the bolts that secure the injector fuel rail to the intake manifold. Then pop off the...
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Fuel pressure regulator needs replaced.
Hi there. To remove the fuel rail, simply remove the bolts that secure the rail onto the intake manifold and all of the brackets off the rail. Take a pry bar and gently pry up on the fuel rail to...
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Truck will not go forward. I have replaced the water pump and radiator. It had been like slipping gears for about week and is leaking oil.
Hi there. Check all of the fluids in the vehicle and see what is low. If the transmission fluid is low, top off the fluid and see if the transmission stops slipping. If the transmission continues to slip, then there...
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I need a alternator my Vin is 1GCGK23U44F245647 could you tell me if I need a 105 or 145 amp
Assuming the alternator is original, and thus has never been replaced or substituted with a part that is non-original, you can quickly tell which one you have by reading the tag on the alternator. You will see a tag that...
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Coolant blows out of return jug overflow when driving 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
Hi there - I would be concerned about a failing water pump. If it's boiling coolant out of the reservoir, that is pretty high pressure (and high temperature) coolant. Perhaps your temp gauge is not registering properly? Or the reservoir...
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Luke warm heat from heater
This may be a thermostat issue where the thermostat is not closing at the right temperatures resulting in the coolant running continuously throughout the motor which does not allow the engine to reach normal operating temperature. As you may know,...
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I have a "hop"
I would evaluate the springs, and shock absorbers. A weak shock in particular can set up a bouncing (hopping) cycle. If no problem is found there, I would recommend you use wireless, remote chassis ears to pin the noise (or...
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How long does it take to replace valve stems? 1999 Chevrolet Silverado
Hi there - unfortunately, this is a task that needs to be done by your local tire service center. To replace the valve stems requires dismounting, then re-mounting each tire, replacing the valve stem while the tire is removed. Thanks...
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Reduced engine power.
Check the wiring to the throttle pedal position sensor on the gas pedal and see if there is a loose or broken wire in the pig tail. Fix any wires that are coming apart and wrap up the wiring with...

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