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  1. Yessir. I’ve got a 2016 Z71. That’s my front end pretty much. Right in back of where those fog lights are is the adjuster, which is what is shown in my attached image. You don’t even have to take the tire well apart. I got a socket wrench and an 8mm hex head attachment for it, and crawled under the front fender. That adjuster should be easily visible. It has a white knob underneath it. Not sure what the white knob is for... i think i broke it. That’s why I had to attack the larger portion with the 8mm hex head. Anyway, you can pick up an 8mm hex head from AutoZone or Oreillys or whatever auto store. Really easy to get to because there’s a gap between the corner front bumper and the tire well. I see you took the plastic trim off from the bumper. I’ve been considering that. It’s funny because it’s an off road package, yet if you take the truck off road, I guarantee that trim is the first thing to go lmao. I jacked mine up when I put my truck into a concrete culvert. I thought I screwed up my truck. Turns out the only damage was the bumper. This truck can take a beating. Edit: Actually the reason I had to adjust the fog lights was because of the new bumper I had to get, and the dealership didn’t readjust them lmao.
  2. Update: Got down there again with a 8mm hex head, socket wrench and torqued the circular adjustment that runs parallel with the ground. That did the trick. Btw, counter-clockwise lowers the light, and clockwise raises it. Torque it too much counter-clockwise, and the assembly will want to come out completely. Eezy-Peezy
  3. I’m having to adjust the fog light, and got down there to find what i thought was the adjuster, but when I stick a screwdriver in there to turn it, it just seems to spin freely. It doesn’t do anything. Do I torque the white portion that faces the ground? Or do I find a huge Allen Wrench and torque the portion that points parallel to the ground?
  4. Roger that. I’ll take it into the dealership and see what they say. I got an extended warranty on it. Not sure what it’s good for hahah. Thanks!
  5. So I think I’ve narrowed it down to the Stabilitrak. For some reason, it doesn’t like that turn. I’ve turned out of the neighborhood multiple times now with it off and heard absolutely nothing. This morning, I had it on, and I got that humming noise again. Do I have a problem, or should I not worry about the Stabilitrak making god awful noises when it kicks in?
  6. Yea, I noticed the Stabilitrak turn back on after driving for a bit. It stays off while I’m in my neighborhood, though, so i’ll Try that turning maneuver and see if I hear anything. Lately it’s just been a light hum, like some sort of hydraulic is kicking. My truck is not leveled, but I will keep that in mind lol. Going to test out the Stabilitrak theory and get back. Does the grinding of the Stabilitrak hurt the truck? Sounds like it hahah.
  7. Update: I’m thinking it’s the Stabilitrak kicking in. I floored it going straight and made a similar grinding noise. I just discovered how to turn Stabilitrak completely off so we’ll see. PS: probably has nothing to do with fuel haha
  8. Update: Still no noise. All this points to engine knock, but why do it when turning and only 1/4 throttle? The last vehicle I had that knocked was on an incline and I really had to gas it. This truck I'm turning onto a decline and gassing just a little... Maybe bad/loose sensors that monitor engine internals.
  9. Just an update... I’m still on that same tank of premium gas. Ran the truck from a cold start twice now, (once yesterday, another today) and haven’t heard that grinding noise on that infamous left turn. Will keep trying on premium gas. I’ll keep making updates as I go. Just one of those time tested things....
  10. So I checked the heat shield. Had the truck running and it doesn’t seem to vibrate enough to cause such a loud horrible noise. I haven’t driven it yet... trying to make sure I describe it right lol. It’s during a left turn as i apply gas. If I let go of the gas, it’ll stop. More gas and it gets rougher. The left turn I mentioned earlier is a slight slope downward. Like a 1% grade
  11. Yeah. I’ve done the whole turning while 4wd is engaged, and this is definitely a different experience.
  12. I just cycled through 4Hi, 4Lo, and even neutral, yesterday. I’ll have to check today to see if it still grinds. In the past I have cycled through all those and the noise would still occur. I’ll check that heat shield as well. What should I be looking for though? Just see if it’s loose? Thanks!
  13. Just an update: I put premium gas in my tank, thinking the engine was knocking because it sounds exactly like knocking. Had engine knock on a Mazda and it just sounded like someone was throwing cans under the car. Still had the noise making a left turn in a parking lot. Really felt it in my gas pedal. Sounds like gears are grinding. Always happens when I’m lightly applying gas while turning left.
  14. Hi, I’ve got a Silverado 2016 Z71 4x4 with the 5.3L. When I take my truck to work in the morning (cold start) and make a left out of my neighborhood, my truck makes a grinding noise as I accelerate during the left turn. It sounds like metal cans clanking. I can feel it in the gas pedal too. I’ve tried reproducing in an empty lot by turning and accelerating and I get nothing. It was really bad one time when I made a right turn out of a parking lot onto a Main Street. The street was lower than the asphalt I was coming off from and so my truck bounced a bit while I accelerated right this time. Grinded really bad. Any ideas?
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