Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'frame'.



More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • The Lounge
    • Off-Topic
    • Automotive Industry & Market Discussion
    • New Member Introductions
  • News, Reviews, Announcements & Comments
    • The Newsroom
    • The Garage
    • Site News and Announcements
    • GM-Trucks.com Comment Box
  • Hobbies & Lifestyle
    • Photography
    • Sports & Recreation
    • Four wheelers, Dirt bikes, ATV, UTV, & Snowmobile riding
    • Racing, Strip, & Track
    • Trailers, Hitches, & Towing
    • Guns, Firearms, & Hunting
    • Garage & Home
    • Snow Plowing, Landscaping, & Lawn Care
    • Technology, Devices, & Gaming
    • Vehicle Buying, Financing, Incentives, & GM Card
    • Vehicle Builds
    • Meetups, Events, & Gatherings
  • Classic Chevrolet / GMC Pickup Truck & SUV
    • 1960-1966 Chevrolet C/K/Apache & GMC 1000-3000 Pickups
    • 1967-1972 Chevrolet & GMC Glamour / Action Line Pickups
    • 1973-1987 Chevrolet & GMC Square Body / Rounded Line Pickups
    • 1988-1999 Chevrolet & GMC C/K GMT400 Platform
    • 1969-1994 Chevrolet K5 Blazer & GMC Fullsize Jimmy
    • 1982-2005 Chevrolet S-10/Blazer & GMC S15/Sonoma/Jimmy
    • 2001-2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy & Buick Rainier
  • Chevrolet Colorado & GMC Canyon
    • 2005-2012 Chevrolet Colorado & GMC Canyon
    • 2015/2016/2017 Chevrolet Colorado & GMC Canyon
    • Colorado ZR2
  • Fullsize Truck & SUV - 1999-2013 GMT800 & GMT900 Platforms
    • 1999-2006 & 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500
    • 2000-2006 & 2007-2014 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 2500HD/3500HD
  • Fullsize Truck & SUV - 2014-2018 K2XX Platform
    • K2 Platform Future Vehicles & Rumors
    • 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500
    • 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 Chevrolet Suburban/Tahoe, GMC Yukon, & Cadillac Escalade
    • 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 2500/3500 HD
  • Fullsize Truck & SUV - 2019+ T1XX Platform
    • T1 Platform Future Vehicle Information & Rumors
  • Chevrolet, GMC, Buick & Cadillac Crossovers
    • 2013-2017 Buick Encore & Chevrolet Trax
    • 2009-2017 Chevrolet Equinox & GMC Terrain
    • 2018 Chevrolet Equinox & GMC Terrain
    • 2007-2016 Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave, & Saturn Outlook
    • 2017 / 2018 Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave & Cadillac XT5
  • Commercial Vehicles
    • 1980-2009 Chevrolet Kodiak and GMC Topkick
    • 1996-2016 Chevrolet Express & GMC Savana
    • 2015/2017/2017 Chevrolet City Express
    • 2016 Chevrolet Low Cab Forward Trucks
    • 2018 General Motors / Navistar Medium Duty Chassis
  • Technical & Advanced
    • Vehicle Appearance, Care, & Maintenance
    • Ask the GM Technician
    • Performance Engine Tuning
    • Transmission, Suspension, Transfer Case, & Axles
    • Wheels, Tires, & TPMS
    • Audio, Electronics, OnStar, MyLink, Intellilink & SiriusXM
    • How-To
  • Marketplace
    • For Sale/Wanted
    • Member & Vendor Rating Forum
    • Member Product Reviews
  • GM-Trucks.com is supported by
    • Air Lift
    • GMPartsDirect.com
    • Black Bear Performance
    • Retrax
    • Arnott Air Suspension
    • 1AAuto.com
    • Adam's Premium Car Care
    • UPR Products
    • MRT Motorsports
    • Atomic LED
  • Black Truck Club's Topics
  • South Carolina Silverado Owners's Topics

Calendars

  • Events
  • Birthdays

Categories

  • Articles
  • News
  • Reviews
    • Project Sierra
  • Resources

Categories

  • RPO Codes

Found 10 results

  1. So... bought a new 2017 high country about a month ago. 6.2L, long bed, love the truck. My 3rd new Silverado since 2009 and definitely my favorite. Get it home and the neighbor and I are standing behind it and notice the bed is leaning sharply to the right when using the rear window as a reference line. Get out the tape measure and measure from the top of the bed at the corners of the rear windows and sure enough, a full half inch lower on the right side. Since I bought the truck on a Saturday, I ran over to the dealership Sunday afternoon when they were closed and looked at the other trucks, all parallel. Contacted the dealer on Monday that the bed was crooked and ran it by in the evening. The salesman told me- "Don't worry, sometimes you have to drive them for about 500 miles and they'll straighten right out". ....huh? I don't think so. The next day they run it out to the body shop and call about a day later and say it's ready. Before i picked it up i asked the salesman what was wrong and he said he didn't know. Called the body shop manager and spoke with him. He said they had to shim the bed and it's not uncommon. I asked if it was common to see one this bad and he stumbled and said "it's been a long long time since we've had to do a full bed shim". 1/2" of shim I asked? he said"... well, that's a lot" . My next question was what kind of shim are you using? I asked if they were just shoving washers in there or if they were using a full face captured shim. His response was that GM makes a shim kit that is full face and that's what they use. Ok, not at all happy about having to shim the bed on a brand new 60K dollar pickup but it's a good temp solution. At least the body lines would line up. Washers are the worst option I told him as it would reduce the contact area and at full load the compressive force could damage the bed with the reduced area. He assured me that they wouldn't use washers. So I picked it up, it was better, but the right was still 3/16" lower than the left. Grrr....... back she goes. This time they have it for 5 days as now the tailgate won't open- definitely in a bind as it feels like the handle will snap off if you don't push in on the tailgate as you're pulling the handle. Get it back last week and the reference to the rear window was much improved, now appear to be slightly higher than the left. During the cleanup they sprayed wax all over tailgate handle and stained the handle white. GRRR Had to make a road trip last week so I took the truck and the dealership agreed to take care of the handle at a later date. Make arrangements to have it picked up tomorrow and decided I had better look at the shim job before they wrench on it again as I told them i wouldn't accept shims under the bed of this truck- fix the problem. When I crawled under the truck this evening the first thing I noticed was the GM shim kit was nothing more than stacks of washers, -seriously. Next thing I noticed was a loose bed mount bolt in the rear, and when I crawled out from under the rear bumper I sat up and noticed the bumper to tailgate gap. Every bed to frame mount on the right side was washer-shimmed. The half inch drop at the rear window has now relocated to a half inch rise in the bed over the rear bumper as shown in the picture. Right side gate to bumper is 2", left side is 1.5" stopped by the dealership and they all measure 1.5" on both sides. Can this be anything but a bent frame on a new pickup? I can't see how it could be anything else. This was originally reported to the dealership when the truck had less than 100 miles on it. Logic tells me the entire right frame rail from the cab back has to be lower than the left. I did start a claim with GM on or about the 2nd business day after buying the truck as i was concerned something like a bent frame may be involved. They have been very interested in updates but keep telling me the fix will have to be determined by the dealership as they are the "qualified repair technicians".
  2. I know there are a ton of posts about frame rust and Fluid Film but I wanted to post my experience and to warn everyone. I like many others want to keep this truck a while. When I asked the sales rep at my dealer about the frame wax, he said to use Fluid Film... I also read both good and bad things on this forum. As the winter was fast approaching, I had to do something so went the FF route. Mostly just around where there were welds and holes in the frame. My friend has a 2014 with plenty of rust so I targeted specific areas that I saw on his truck. Well after one winter, here is the result. EDIT: Yes it was after using a regular garden hose nozzle for washing. It just peels off like black latex. I know I took a chance, (and did see the warning on the can about possible effects on different undercoats) but was hoping it would just soften and then stay "fluidy"- not actually fall off. Don't get me wrong, FF is a great product and its GM's fault that they cheaped out on the frame wax. I have since ordered and applied the Amsoil HD Metal Protectant so we'll see how that goes. I just wanted to get some solid evidence out there for others. Again, I am not bashing Fluid Film, just warning people not to use it on the frame.
  3. This bracket that holds a 4 plug plate for the rear taillight wiring. it is mounted on the rear of the frame at the last cross member. I cant find it in my drunken stumbles, a part # or where I can buy one would be a huge help
  4. Tale of woe with my Chevy Silverado, If you don’t want to read this entire tale of woe then let me sum it up here. Your Chevy truck may rust out to the point of being pulled off the road because of rust in as little as 84,000 miles making it a loss for resale or trade in. I’ve had a Chevrolet Silverado since 2003. I purchased it new. It is an automatic V8 Z71. The off road sport model. This story isn’t about the multitude of issues that it has had regarding brakes, brake lines, rotors, wheel hubs, and bearings. No, that’s another story. Back in 2003 I worked out a price, with trade in of about $23,000. Since then, and as of this writing 2014, I’ve put in about $7000 of non maintenance work and parts into it. Yes, it’s going on 11 years old now but it’s only got 84,000 miles on it and it pretty much looks near new from about ten feet away. The other day I took it to my service station for an oil change and inspection. It seems that the frame is rusted out so much that an inspection sticker is impossible. The recommendation is to get rid of it as repair of the frame would be expensive as the rust is widespread and affects cross members that are pivot points. So, I’m stuck with a truck that looks great on the outside but has a rusted frame that makes it ‘junk’ status in a trade-in and unsellable privately as it’s not inspected.The vehicle has what I figure as half of it’s mileage. I’d expect to get at least 160,000 miles instead of the 84,000 it currently has. Why? Because even though I do live in the snow belt in Maine where road salt is used. I have a Tahoe that is 14 years old, has 164,000 miles on it (double the mileage), has been driven in the same area and housed in the same garage and has a frame that has a few years left in it. I called GM. All I’ll say is that I got a case number and promise of being called back. That never happened. I called and got another case number as there was no record of the first with the promise of a call back. That didn’t happen. I took it to a chevy dealer, on my own, who lifted it and documented the issue. They called GM and I was promised a call from them. That didn’t happen. I called again. My case number was classified as ‘issue resolved’. My last tussle with GM was a flat “you’re over warranty so there’s nothing we can do”. Two weeks to get that final answer. So what was I hoping for? A deal on a new vehicle? Some repair funding? An apology? Anything would have been okay. In looking for a new truck last week I did find out that Toyota had a horrendous frame rusting issue in some trucks from 2001-2004. What did they do about it? Up until 2012 they volunteered owners of these vehicles a new frame installed at Toyota’s expense or 150% blue book value of the vehicle. Thousands of truck owners were contacted and restitution was made. What about after 2012? They will still come to some restitution on a case by case basis as long as you own the vehicle. So, a warning. If you’ve got a GM vehicle and have been happy with it like I have with my older tahoe, well that’s wonderful. But, the next GM vehicle you purchase could be great or it could be a disaster that will drain your bank account and cause you to have to purchase a new vehicle before you’re ready. With GM, It’s a crap shoot. Other notes: Notice driving/headlights out on cars as they pass. Most are GM. (my truck loses them all the time. Look for used trucks on Craigslist. You’ll see a bunch. 2/3 of them a Chevys. When I see someone in a parking lot with a Silverado truck that is about the same year as mine I ask about it. I hear the same tale of woe.
  5. 2015 2500 HD with 137k miles already. I am the second owner and plan on keeping this truck for a very long time. What can I do now to help slow down or prevent rust. Iowa winters (salt, sand, and the liquid salt) are rough on frames. Fluid film? Take truck to a shop and let them undercoat the bottom? Other options? I try to wash the truck when the temperature is reasonable here.
  6. Sorry the following is long. I purchased my 2012 Chevrolet Silverado, four door, crew cab, LT, Z71 package from Mirak Chevrolet (Mirak) in Arlington, Massachusetts in July, 2012. This is the third Silverado that I have personally owned and one of numerous vehicles that my family has purchased from Mirak Chevrolet over the years. My Silverado is one of three General Motors Vehicles that I currently own or use for work, which includes a 1975 Buick Lesabre Custom and a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox that is my work vehicle. I take excellent care of my vehicles. My 2012 Silverado looks brand new, and it has approximately 15,000 miles on it. Early this year I began to notice rust developing on the frame and that the coating on the frame was peeling off. Upon researching what was going on with my vehicle, I was able to determine that this seems to be a common issue among not only the 2012 Silverado, but also subsequent year Chevrolet Silverado’s and GMC’s. I called Mirak Chevrolet and Mirak agreed that this was an issue, and agreed to look at the issue that I was having with my vehicle. Mirak looked at the car on March 17, 2016 and subsequently advised me he placed the vehicle on a lift and observed that the frame was in fact rusted and that it was more extensive than he originally thought. Mirak MADE AN AGREEMENT to fix the frame under the warranty and according to the technical service bulletin. Mirak advised me, by email, that he wanted to set a tentative to “have the frame finish repaired as necessary. “ I made numerous calls to the dealership and the response each time was that the dealership did not have the materials to complete the repair. Mirak called me on June 29, 2016, 3 months later, and advised me that the materials had arrived and that he could take my vehicle for the repairs. I made an appointment with Mirak and the vehicle was dropped off the week of July 4, 2016. I was advised that the repairs would take a week to a week and a half and was provided with a loaner vehicle. I received the first of two telephone calls on Friday August 12, 2016 from Mirak. Mirak advised that the repairs could not be done because “there were too many rusted parts,”the rust on the frame was extensive, and that Chevrolet would not authorize the repairs. Mirak asked if I parked my car on grass and I advised him no and that it was parked in a driveway. Mirak suggested that parking on grass could accelerate the rusting issue. Mirak also stated that the vehicle could have been driven in salt water. Mirak then suggested that because the vehicle had low miles it could accelerate the rust because it was not receiving enough air flow. Mirak advised me that they had spoken to Chevrolet and that they would be willing to offer me $3000.00 towards the price of a new vehicle. I placed a complaint with GM customer service and they eventually replied that the rust was caused by excessive moisture and would therefore not be fixed according to the Technical Service Bulletin. GM customer service also advised me that it was not their issue because the dealership is an independent contractor . I received an estimate of repairs from Mirak Chevrolet. The estimate to complete the repairs was stated as $2,886.75. I am a lifelong GM customer and current owner of two GM vehicles. I purchased my Silverado believing that GM would stand by their products like they have in the past for me. Right now, I have a 2012 Silverado that is seriously deteriorating due to the coating coming off the frame. GM offered me a $3000.00 customer rebate towards a new vehicle, which I find completely unacceptable. The cost to repair is less than what was offered towards the purchase a new vehicle. My advice is to check those frames. I am now in the habit of looking at every silverado/ gmc frame, and I dont know of one that is not exhibiting some sort of issue with the wax coating coming off. Dont worry though, GM or the dealership will blame you for driving your car in the ocean or parking it under a waterfall. I purchased my 2012 Chevrolet Silverado, four door, crew cab, LT, Z71 package from Mirak Chevrolet (Mirak) in Arlington, Massachusetts in July, 2012. This is the third Silverado that I have personally owned and one of numerous vehicles that my family has purchased from Mirak Chevrolet over the years. My Silverado is one of three General Motors Vehicles that I currently own or use for work, which includes a 1975 Buick Lesabre Custom and a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox that is my work vehicle. I take excellent care of my vehicles. My 2012 Silverado looks brand new, and it has approximately 15,000 miles on it. Early this year I began to notice rust developing on the frame and that the coating on the frame was peeling off. Upon researching what was going on with my vehicle, I was able to determine that this seems to be a common issue among not only the 2012 Silverado, but also subsequent year Chevrolet Silverado’s and GMC’s. I called Mirak Chevrolet and Mirak agreed that this was an issue, and agreed to look at the issue that I was having with my vehicle. Mirak looked at the car on March 17, 2016 and subsequently advised me he placed the vehicle on a lift and observed that the frame was in fact rusted and that it was more extensive than he originally thought. Mirak MADE AN AGREEMENT to fix the frame under the warranty and according to the technical service bulletin. Mirak advised me, by email, that he wanted to set a tentative to “have the frame finish repaired as necessary. “ I made numerous calls to the dealership and the response each time was that the dealership did not have the materials to complete the repair. Mirak called me on June 29, 2016, 3 months later, and advised me that the materials had arrived and that he could take my vehicle for the repairs. I made an appointment with Mirak and the vehicle was dropped off the week of July 4, 2016. I was advised that the repairs would take a week to a week and a half and was provided with a loaner vehicle. I received the first of two telephone calls on Friday August 12, 2016 from Mirak. Mirak advised that the repairs could not be done because “there were too many rusted parts,”the rust on the frame was extensive, and that Chevrolet would not authorize the repairs. Mirak asked if I parked my car on grass and I advised him no and that it was parked in a driveway. Mirak suggested that parking on grass could accelerate the rusting issue. Mirak also stated that the vehicle could have been driven in salt water. Mirak then suggested that because the vehicle had low miles it could accelerate the rust because it was not receiving enough air flow. Mirak advised me that they had spoken to Chevrolet and that they would be willing to offer me $3000.00 towards the price of a new vehicle. I placed a complaint with GM customer service and they eventually replied that the rust was caused by excessive moisture and would therefore not be fixed according to the Technical Service Bulletin. GM customer service also advised me that it was not their issue because the dealership is an independent contractor . I received an estimate of repairs from Mirak Chevrolet. The estimate to complete the repairs was stated as $2,886.75. I am a lifelong GM customer and current owner of two GM vehicles. I purchased my Silverado believing that GM would stand by their products like they have in the past for me. Right now, I have a 2012 Silverado that is seriously deteriorating due to the coating coming off the frame. GM offered me a $3000.00 customer rebate towards a new vehicle, which I find completely unacceptable. The cost to repair is less than what was offered towards the purchase a new vehicle. My advice is to check those frames. I am now in the habit of looking at every silverado/ gmc frame, and I dont know of one that is not exhibiting some sort of issue with the wax coating coming off. Dont worry though, GM or the dealership will blame you for driving your car in the ocean or parking it under a waterfall.
  7. hello thank you for letting me join this forum. I am looking for insight or anyone with experience in converting a 2500 to 2500hd. I have a 2000 2500 ext cab 4x4 with 6.0l 4l80 trans. The frame is rotting and I need to replace it. I found 2 candidates one is 2500 frame the same as mine and the other is a 2003 2500 hd frame. I was told I will have to change front bumper brackets for the hd frame. does anyone know if my cab bed and drivetrain will swap right over onto 2500 hd frame or will there be problems. I have the 5 leaf leaf springs and not sure which rearend. any help is appreciated thanks.
  8. So I was floating around the forums and I saw that someone had these covers that go over the 2 openings on the frame that are in the wheel well. But I forgot where that post was and now I can't find it. Does anyone have these covers or caps? or even know the name so I can buy some? If you have pics feel free to post them! Thanks
  9. I purchased a 2002 SLE Sierra, 27K miles, stepside from the original owner just outside of Boston, Ma.....I live just north of Dallas, Tx......so I was expecting some rust on the vehicle. And sure enough when it arrived, so did the rust. The rust appears to be only on the frame, differential, suspension, etc. and my preference would be to purchase a rust free frame locally, and have the frames switched out. I need opinions/recommendations on: 1) how big a deal is it to swap out the frames, and 2) does anyone know of an individual or shop that you could recommend in a 500 mile radius of Dallas to do the swap? Thanks in advance for any and all help!!!
×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.