My 2017 Denali rides rough when pulling my bumper pull camper and since it has Magna Ride shocks I can’t use most options. Torklift brand inserts between the leaf springs and the overload spring has been recommended as the solution but is expensive. Do any of you have experience with this method? It looks like a simple solution but I would hate to spend over $300 for something that won’t fix my problem.
I recently had a problem with my 2017 Denali not starting after it sat for a couple of days and received some suggestions from several of you. To recap, the starter would do nothing when the ignition was turned to the start position but it would start by using the remote start for about a month and that quit working too. The dealership didn’t even want to try to find the problem since it only had the problem from time to time and wouldn’t give me a vehicle to drive so they could keep it for a couple days and see if it would do it for them, so I carried it to the local Chevy dealership and they first replaced the battery under warranty and the truck failed to start the next morning. I had learned that I could hook the battery charger to the battery and turn it to 250 amps and the truck would start every time I had the problem. I carried it back to the Chevy dealership and they gave me a loaner and when my truck failed to start they tracked the problem to a corroded start relay in the fuse box on the drivers side under the hood. They replaced the entire fuse box and relay. Thankfully I have had no problem since!
I have been searching for best method to make my 2017 1500 Denali ride better when pulling my camper but most options won’t work with the Denali because of the electronic controlled shocks. E-trailer says their Torklift is the answer. It consists of spacers between the leaf springs and the overload spring. The Torklift is $360 and I want to be sure it works before spending that amount of money.
I think you may be right. It did it again this morning and started with remote start. It’s getting to do it more often and maybe the dealer can see it happen then locate the problem. Like you said, probably the ignition switch. Thanks
Sometimes I can get in my 2017 Denali pickup with 28,000 miles and put the ignition switch in the start position and nothing happens. The dash lights go out but the headlights don’t even dim. The headlights are on because the truck is inside the garage. This usually only happens after the truck has sat for a day and night or longer. The battery voltage remains above 12 volts. The local parts house checked the battery and it shows to be good. After I get it started by connecting a battery charger at 50 amps it does fine the rest of the day. I have cleaned the battery cables twice, moved the battery cables around while the ignition is in the start position with no luck. Since this seldom happens, the dealer can’t find the problem. It happened again this morning and I tried the remote start and the engine started right up. Later, I noticed the volt meter was reading lower than usual but returned to 14 volts after restarting the engine. Any one want to make an educated guess of what might fix it? Thanks
I think everyone of us with the 8 speed transmission have the clunking and jerk. Does the 10 speed have any of these problems? I don’t plan to ever own another 8 speed. The last 2 did the same even though the newer one was supposedly to be free of that problem. It’s embarrassing when a passenger thinks he won’t get home!
Thanks for the reply. Maybe mine will work if needed. I assume the brakes worked too? I’ve approached some cars at red lights pretty close and pretty fast but nothing happens. Maybe the brakes will apply before I hit someone. I hope I never need it!
SS502 - let me know what the dealership says about why the brake assist is not working. I really want to know if mine are working. Like you, I’ve tested by nearly rear ending a car on purpose and nothing happened. I do get the orange car on the dash when I get close and only got the red warning when a car came across in front of me one time but I don’t think the brakes came on. But not sure; I was distracted by the beeping! Smile. Ftwhite - maybe I can make something that looks more like the rear end of a car but would think the brakes should come on when a motorcycle or maybe even a deer is about to make contact with the front of my pickup? Maybe my dealer has a way to test it. I will ask at my next visit in February. Thanks guys
Thanks for the reply. I guess I’m too lazy to work at it. Smile. I usually set the cruise at 62 and found that to be my best speed vs gas mileage. But on a different note, I had to really work at it when I had the 2014 with a 5.3. That engine really struggled to pull through the mountains!
That Air Stream must have good air dynamics! I pull a 7,500 Cougar 31’ bumper pull and can only get about 10.5 mpg at 62 mph and about 7.5 mpg at 70 mph. The wind direction makes a big difference though.
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