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    2014 Chevrolet Silverado LT

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  1. Being a 2014 like mine, i'd put money on a crack in the radiator near the top. Look around and check the top of your radiator where the plastic sides meet the body of the radiator. Mine cracked on both sides at the top and was a little low on coolant. I took it in for service since it happened to smell just after I bought it used from the dealer and they had replaced the rad and thermostat as a part of the recall below. I drove away with it replaced and then the dealer called and said mine wasn't affected. I argued with them over the phone and they dropped the matter and I didn't pay a dime.
  2. I'm not sure which line is the inlet (pretty sure it's the line at the bottom of the rad on the drivers side) but when I did a flush of my transmission on my old 04 Envoy I did a pan drop first, changed the filter. then I pulled the line off of the radiator where the fluid comes into the rad and hooked up a rubber hose to the line and put the other end in my vacuum canister so it would not make a giant mess. I had my girlfriend start the truck and let it sit in park and continue to run the truck until the oil coming out of the hose would start to burp. Then I had her shut the truck off and I filled up the transmission and had her turn the truck on again. I had her keep doing this until the fluid coming out is the same color as the fresh fluid I was putting in. Then I had filled up the transmission again and had her shift the truck through each gear several times to pump out the fluid in the different servos and galleys in the transmission. Then I reinstalled the line on the radiator, filled up the transmission and went out for a ride. The only issue with what I mentioned is that i'm not sure this will apply for our new transmission since we have a thermostat on it from the factory. I don't know if that thermostat blocks the return or supply line or maybe even both when it's not warm enough. My envoy did not have a thermostat on the transmission.
  3. Like previously mentioned it's a 5 year free basic service from the date of manufacture of the vehicle. It doesn't matter how long you've owned the vehicle. I have the basic and only use the app on my phone to start my truck in my building at work other than that I never use the damn thing. I attempted to install an aftermarket remote start I had in my previous truck in my silverado and failed since it would only turn on the accessories and not try to crank the engine. I am going to attempt that again in the spring/summer to see if with another brand bypass module I can get the truck to actually start up. I'm hoping I do because it's a security and remote start combo and I can get up to a mile range so I can still start the truck in my building at work, plus I wouldn't have to worry about the whole 10 minute remote start nonsense from the factory where it runs for no more than 20 minutes and you have to hit the button for remote start twice, it's super annoying.
  4. Like mentioned you would need to turn the temp knob to your desired temperature and then set the mode selector how you wish. When I had my old GMC Envoy that had manual heater controls, I had set the fan speed to high, temperature all the way to heat and the mode was set to defrost and floor. That way it would defrost my windshield and front windows as well as heat up the cabin for me. If when I went out to my truck it was really frozen then I turn the knob to full defrost. In the summer months, I would set the fan speed to high, temperature all the way to cold and then put the mode to blow out of the dash vents and the floor. I never use the recirculate button on remote start operations.
  5. I can't speak from the headlights that are HID projectors from the factory but in my old GMC Envoy I put aftermarket HID projectors in and the headlight had a small bit of hazing like that from the intense heat output of the light. Projectors will take the light and focus it on one spot and not spread it out like standard reflector lights will do so they can haze the plastic.
  6. For non-canadian trucks you can just turn the headlight knob to the left of where it is on automatic and it will disable DRL. It will read a message on the DIC of automatic headlamps disable or something like that. For Canadian trucks, try to turn the knob to the right just once to turn on the running lights. Your headlights should stay off in this mode (at least they do on mine and I have a 14 silverado with the halogen bulbs, not sure about the newer HID/LED lights) and then when you get out turn the knob back off. I know in my old GMC Envoy there was a way to wire up the DRL to a relay so it would keep the DRL's disabled every time you turned the truck on. This probably won't work since the DRL is controlling the led portion of your headlight and then when it gets dark enough you are turning on the headlamps and parking lights as well.
  7. i'd recommend something like this https://www.jbtoolsales.com/cta-tools-2481-oil-filter-cap-wrench-76mm/?gclid=CjwKCAiAksvTBRBFEiwADSBZfAnf9Dm4PJkpqeg_N9wn7tbnNglsehUgA3rzD7_BrrgIXuHyXDR_gBoCBB8QAvD_BwE The cheap ones they sell at advance auto barely have a square head for the extension on your ratchet to fit on the socket and take the filter off. You can also get the plier style ones to work but I like the socket ones better.
  8. I would definitely recommend you get a filter like this
  9. Need floor jack recommendations

    How is your jack for lifting up the truck? I have the same weight rating jack but it's the low profile one and it claims to have the same height as the one you linked but I can just barely get the wheels off the ground if I jack it up by the frame and not the axle or control arm.
  10. Not liking the look of it at all. I'll stick with my 14. The current edition of the silverado looks a lot better IMO. The front end looks horrible and the back end looks just like a tundra. I guess GM wants to have the truck crossbred between a silverado, tundra, ridgeline.
  11. I haven't tried to take the ones out of my silverado at all since they work good enough for me and upgrading isn't worth the time. When I had my GMC Envoy, the dash was the same for the tweeters in the front of the dashboard except they were not at an angle like the silverado. I just used a small stubby wrench with a socket on it to remove the screws and then pull the speaker up and out. It is a tight fit but you can get it out. I was lucky enough to have one of the thru-sockets that you can use for long bolts and it is a little more shallow than a traditional socket and wrench so it was a tight fit but it still worked and I was able to get the tweeters up and out.
  12. They are matching your TPMS to the frequency range your truck came with. There are a few frequency ranges out there so they need to pair it up with the frequency your vehicle can communicate with, otherwise the TPMS will never pair to your truck. I bought this pairing tool from amazon on prime day: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072BK693N/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It's the same tool as linked above on ebay for cheaper. Mine came with a 9v battery but it was dead as hell. If you find that when you hold down the pairing button for 5 seconds or longer that the low bat light flashes you need a new battery on the pairing tool. When I rotated my tires and had to remap the sensors I started at the drivers front tire and went around the truck clockwise (left front>right front>right rear>left rear). It's super easy to pair them up and your horn honks to confirm the tire is paired and the pairing process is completed so you know you did it. My only suggestion is to get a tool that can pair different frequencies if you run multiple vehicles. Confirm by the RPO code what frequency your vehicles work on so you can use one tool for all your vehicles if possible. I am lucky that my Silverado works on the 315mHz frequency the same as my girlfriends Hyundai Accent so we can pair one anothers tires up to the car.
  13. My immobilizer was showing to wire the yellow/red & orange/black are wired to the vehicle side of the immobilizer wire while the orange/red is connected to the connector end of the immobilizer wire. The programming guide does not show anything for it continually flashing red when it's first plugged in after having the firmware freshly flashed from my computer.
  14. Yes sorry, I have the programmer for the dball and it had the firmware flashed for the truck from my computer. The odd part I noticed but maybe it takes even longer I don't know but on the instructions when trying to get the module to learn the truck it says to wait until the dball shows as solid green then turn the key to acc and then to on then turn it off. Mine never went to solid green before I turned the key. It was flashing red the whole time without a key in and when I turned the key to acc it flashed green and same for on. Then when I removed the key it continued to flash green for a second and the truck made the chime like you hear when first starting the truck and the dball turned off and the chime went away. Maybe that is where my problem is? My envoy has the same starting as this truck has. The pcm controls it all and only when you lose battery power does that feature of continuing to crank the engine stop working temporarily for one start cycle.
  15. I did program the dball to my silverado. I know the dball works for the bypass because it allows me to start the truck with the key fine. I would take it in but every damn shop around here is pathetic and I can't stand any of their work so I do it myself.

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