Chevy Silverado questions and answers
Q: chevy silverado?
hey, i have a 2003 chevy silverado 1500. Im not a big fan of the front end, i prefer the 1999-2002 front end version, my question is, can i replace my current 2003 end for that of a 1999-2002 end? and if so will it be very complicated or fairly easy?
A: if you get a complete front clip hood ,fenders,grille,and all of the cosmetics it will fit just fine
Q: my 2002 chevy silverado makes a knocking noise when i first start it up after it has been sitting over night?
my 2002 chevy silverado makes a knocking noise when i first start it up after it has been sitting for about 4 hours. The knocking comes from the bottom of the motor and only lasts for about 15 seconds.
A: The first things to check are which oil filter and weight of oil you're using. An oil filter made by someone else, even a good company, may not be quite right for your vehicle. If, for example, it doesn't have an anti-drain-back valve, your oil passages could be empty after sitting a while. Check the 8th character of your VIN # on the front of the drivers side of the dash, by looking through the windshield. The proper AC/Delco filters for your truck are as follows; W=PF47, V, T, or U=PF59, G=PF454. As far as what weight of oil you are using, GM recommends 5W-30 weight for most circumstances. 10W-30 is OK if temp is always above 0 degrees F. If temp drops below -20 degrees F, Synthetic 5W-30 or 0W-30 is OK. Heavier weight (higher numbers) oils are not recommended. Of course, these recommendations are for newer, low mileage vehicles. If you have say 100K miles or more, you may want to go one weight heavier. Many people also advise against switching to synthetic oil for higher mileage engines. Many people have their own preferences as to what brand. I like Castrol best, and BMW actually recommends it in their owners manuals.
Q: What kind of exhaust for a 2000 chevy silverado?
I drive a 2000 1/2 ton chevy silverado. What type of exhaust would give it a deep rumble? I don't really want anything that's overly loud, just a decent deep, clear sound.
A: Flowmaster.com...to see and hear the products they offer. I would recommend the "Flowmaster Super 40 Series", gave my 1988 Chevy Silverado a deep grawl at all rev ranges... total cost out the door was $237.00, in So Cali Orange County. Best wishes, Happy hunting! "/JOe
Q: How to make a stock 1992 Chevy silverado 1500 faster?
Got a stock 92 chevy silverado 1500 for graduation. 5.7L V8, gas, automatic transmission, new engine, new radiator... What all can I do to make this truck faster/ more ballsy. It has a modified exhaust, but pipes are startin to rust so I think i should replace it. Any tips or good products to purchase?
A: 1st off people... It's a 1992 truck.. It don't have a carb. It will be throttle body fuel injected if still stock. Headers, dual exhaust, good flowing mufflers, high flow cats, Performance chip for the ECU K&N cold air system with k&N air filter Throttle body spacer Aftermarket TBI intake Aftermarket lager (600-670 cfm) throttle body Full tune up, new plugs, wires, cap, rotor, etc 3.42, 3.73, or 4.10 rear gear ratio 2200-2600 rpm stall torque converter Trans GO reprogramming kit for transmission After that, all thats left is going inside engine. Better flowing heads, bigger cam, more compression, etc etc
Q: I have a 2000 chevy silverado 1500 with a 4.3 V6 engine, and was wondering what type of plow would work best?
I have a 2000 chevy silverado 1500 with a 4.3 V6 engine, and was wondering what type of snow plow would work best. I know theirs diffrent sizes and makes but does any one know what kind is right for this kind of truck.Thank you
A: You should look into a light weight fiberglass snow plow.These work great are very strong and dont rust.These plows will work better with your 4.3 V6 and last for years of normal service.These plows are also very common here in ohio.You should call around some of your local upfitters for prices.Best of luck.
Q: What is the bolt pattern on a 1987 Chevy Silverado lugs for wheels?
I have a 1987 Chevy Silverado and I'm looking at a set of rims that have a 5x5 bolt pattern will they fit?
A: 5 ON 5 PERIOD.. CADILLAC, OLDS,BUICK , PONTIACS AND IMPALAS, ASTRO VANS AND OTHER LARGER GM'S WERE ALL 5 ON 5 PERIOD.! YOU HAVE ZILLIONS OF OPTIONS FOR WHEELS !!
Q: What is the Difference between a 2004 and a 2005 Chevy silverado with the duramax?
I'm looking at buying a 2500HD chevy silverado with the Duramax diesel. I need to know what improvements on the engine, and anything else they may have changed.
A: No difference from 04 to 05. The big change came in 2006 with a horsepower increase and the Allison 6 speed automatic, called the Duramax Power Pack.
Q: How much would it cost to repair a gas tank for a 1991 chevy silverado?
I have a 1991 Chevy silverado that did not pass its smog check. I was told I'd have to replace it.
A: http://www.car-stuff.com/store/?N=9872+4294967007+1588+11921+9296 To replace your fuel tank parts and labor you should be looking at around less than $400. Best of luck with your silverado.
Q: Can you put a shift knob and a steering wheel from a 1987 Chevy Silverado on a 1994 Chevy Silverado?
I want to Switch the shift knob on my column shifter in my 1994 Chevy Silverado to a shift knob from a 1987 Silverado. Will it work? I also want to know is it possible to switch the steering wheels from the same years?
A: don't know
Q: Will a 96 chevy silverado with the 350 vortec run without the catalytic converter?
Will a 96 chevy silverado with the 350 vortec run without the catalytic converter? will it run at all? will it run right? I am just wondering if it would mess anything up i have been told you can take it off and it will run fine i have been told it wont also would it affect the the o2 sensor making the computer mess up?
A: It will run ok BUT you will have O2 sensor problems (even if you leave them hooked up) and will have CRAPPY fuel economy if you have O2 problems. There are DOZENS of companies that make performance Catalytic converters. If you want to get all you can get out of your exhaust, buy one or two if you have dual exhaust and use those.
Q: can i change the transmission in a chevy silverado?
I was thinking about trying to attempt building the new chevy concept silverado, it has a ls7 engine, and manual transmission, which is great the only problem, the 07 silverado does not come with a manual option, so i was wondering where i could find some info on how to change the transmission of a silverado from automatic to manual.
A: First of all, AWESOME idea, according to one of our associates who does a lot of work on cars. He said the project is certainly do-able. (Our associate has an LT1 in his 1980 Jeep CJ7) The easiest thing to do would be to take the T-56 manual out of a GTO, Trans AM, Camaro, etc and mate it to the LS7, according to our researcher. The LS7 should bolt right into the Silverado frame, as long as it came with a V-8 from the factory. Then it will be a matter of fabricating rear transmission mounts for the T-56, but that won’t be awful and that will at least get everything in the truck (a custom length rear driveshaft will almost certainly be necessary too). For the clutch pedal assembly, start scouring junk yards for a manual Silverado and see if you can snag all of the assembly and linkage out of it for your project. Then all the clutch equipment will bolt right in. You will probably need to modify the linkage a bit, but if you’re taking on a project like this, I’m sure you’re comfortable with fabrication. There’s also the option of a hydraulic clutch. Now, as far as making the electronics work correctly, you’ll need the computer with the LS7 and graft that into the Silverado wiring harness. This is the hardest part of the swap here. There are companies such as Fuel Injection Specialties that will build a custom wiring harness for your application, making the swap a bit easier. Good luck! For more information, articles, reviews, previews, blogs about new vehicles, videos, photos and quality ratings, please visit JDPower.com.
Q: What is a better truck to buy gmc sierra or Chevy Silverado?
What is a better truck to buy gmc sierra or Chevy Silverado?
A: i think silverado is more better because it is more fuel effecient.
Q: What would help me increase my MPG in a 1998 chevy silverado?
I have a 1998 chevy silverado with a flomaster exhaust and stock everything else. I am curious as to any other ways to increase MPG. Any cold air intakes, superchips, mass air flow sensors. I need some advice from some people who have some experience in this. Any help would be appreciated.
A: you'll have a hard time finding anything to give you better mileage, driving habits will give you the best results
Q: Chevy silverado parking lights don't work what do I do?
I have a problem my 1991 chevy silverado 1500 the tail lights don't work as parking lights but if I press the break or turn on the turning signal then they do. What can I do to fix it? I have a problem my 1991 chevy silverado 1500 the passenger side tail lights don't work as parking lights but if I press the break or turn on the turning signal then they do. But the driver's side is just peachy what can I do to fix it? Also I checked the bulbs and they are fine.
A: I know whats wrong.You should have 2 regular taillights on this truck. Each of the tail lights have 1 single bulb with 2 different ends. The reason why your brake lights and turn signals are working is because the bright end of the bulb is functioning. However, the ends that are not bright (parking lights) are out, so you need new bulbs. You need to replace both your tail light bulbs, thats it.
Q: Know how to fix a broken Chevy Silverado speedometer?
I have a 2003 Chevy Silverado and the speedometer is broken. I have no clue how fast I'm going. Does anyone know how I could fix it myself? Please keep in mind that I'm a girl . Please help. My boyfriend doesn't think I can do it. I really want to fix it myself so please any advise will help.
A: I think its best if you check with your local repair shop or dealer. There isn't any mechanical parts, as one comment said about a cable. It's all electronic. Without proper training and equipment to diagnosis this problem, it would be a total guess, and that can get expensive. Save yourself some time and money in the long run, pay a diagnosis fee. Quick note- if the odmeter still works, yet the speedometer doesn't, then odds are its in the cluster. If neither work, it could be the cluster, wiring, PCM, speed sensor,, etc. Either way,, the cluster has to be sent out to a special shop used by GM.