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  1. Hi all, Long time lurker who finally created an account. Y'all have been a wealth of info and I really appreciate it. I have a 2001 Tahoe LT Autoride with the 5.3. My father-in-law bought it new and I bought it from him when he upgraded to a 2019 Tahoe Premier. I've been going through the Tahoe since buying it from him. It was always maintained at the dealer and serviced at every interval. The issue I am having now is a hard start when cold. It takes at least 2 cranks to get it started in the morning or after a long period of not driving. I have searched the f
  2. I have a 2006 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4. A/c has been out for over 2 years had a bad compressor never got around to fixing it. Today I replaced the compressor, condenser, accumulator, orifice tube, and flushed all lines. Took it up to my buddy at the dealership and we charged it up. Put it under vacuum for a bit and no leaks. Drove home about 12 miles no problems blew ice cold. Left to go to the store about 2 hours later started it up the ac button was on but clutch wasn’t engaged and ac blowing warm. Turned the button off then back on clutch engaged and blew ice cold. About 10-15 seconds clutch dis
  3. 2015 chevy 1500.. 3400 miles. A couple of times the heat didn't work. It always did "next time".. the other day I had to take a 3 hour drive.. it didn't work the whole way there...stopped for an hour..headed back still with no heat (it was 42* so it was not pleasant) Took to dealer - they said they cant find anything wrong, of course, and of course the he was working fine. Its only done this a couple of times in the past 2 months now. Anyone experienced anything similar? It blows out air, and it will adjust the fan speed properly (or what I'm guessing WOULD be properly if it was bl
  4. My 2016 Sierra 2500HD has 176,000 miles on it already and recently started eating parts. The latest part to fail was the reductant tank heater (DEF Heater). Upon cold start the check engine light came on with code P21DD. After a little reading I learned that this can result in “Limp Mode”. I was in the middle of nowhere in Northern Wyoming. Not cool! I drove down to Denver and replaced it that week. I shot this video of the repair.....
  5. I am having problems with my air conditioning again. My A/C is blowing warm air and this is the second time I have had this problem since buying my 2015 Sierra less than 6 months ago. A few months ago I had the exact same problem and my dealership diagnosed it as a leaking hose and all of the freon was gone. They had to order a new hose and it took a week for it to come in. They installed the new hose and added more freon and it has been fine for the past 3 months until today. This morning I noticed that the air coming out was warmer than normal even though I have the A/C set at 65 degree
  6. Thinking about doing an intake, exhaust, and tune to my new-to-me 2017 Sierra 1500 5.3L 8 speed. I miss the throttle response my 2013 6.2L had, it would lurch forward at the slightest tap of the gas. I also want to hear the engine, its so quiet! Cold air intakes seem to be disputed for having any performance gains, so are they really worth the $$$ in terms of better air flow? healthier engine? sound? any words of wisdom? Your $0.02 is always appreciated! I'm looking at the Magnaflow 15267 catback as it seems to sound pretty good for what I'm going for. I've read that th
  7. John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 1-30-2019 Record cold temperatures have forced the shutdown of manufacturing plants, including those that produce the Chevrolet Camaro, Chevy Traverse, Sierra, and Silverado models. In all, 17 plants have been closed for multiple shifts. It isn't the cold itself that is the problem, but rather limitations on the supply of natural gas to the Consumers Energy utility that supplies power to these plants. The cold already was placing a high demand on the infrastructure, but a fire at a Detroit-area natural gas compressor facility
  8. I think I might have an injector issue. I'll first give the symptoms and what I've done to diagnose it, but the one thing I cannot find on here or the interwebs is how to replace the fuel injectors on my L86 engine. I understand it's a GDI engine and not as simple as a port fuel injection engine, but I figured there'd be something out there...no go. I'm pretty sure I've read every thread on here about cold start/injector issues, but pardon me if I state something that's already been said. Not looking to rehash any other threads, just get thoughts on my situation and others experience with repl
  9. 2006 Gmc Sierra 1500 SLT In KY this year we had some snow so I got out to play in it last night and went to get on it alittle and when I did all my lights inside including my radio dash and even headlights shut off for maybe two seconds like the key had been turned off (truck is still running) and then came back on after everything came back my battery light was on. It is a new battery from end of 2017. Got home had to run back into town and got on the brakes hard one time and didnt complety shut down on me but the lights surged hard having a hard time finding anything on this any input w
  10. I live in New York and this morning the temp read 16 degrees in the truck. I noticed the steering was noticeably stiffer. Even after a 10 minute remote start and 15 minutes of driving it continued to feel this way. When I left work in the late afternoon is was 26 degrees and the steering felt the same as it did in the morning. I've lived in NY my whole life and never experienced this in any other car I've owned. Being it's my first winter with my truck I have to ask-does anyone else experience this or is my issue completely unrelated to the weather?
  11. I have a 1999 chevy silverado 2500hd with a 6.0 The air was stuck on cold so I looked at the actuator and it is working properly. Both hoses in the engine bay are hot. I took off the actuator and tried moving the blend door and it is stuck. Any way to free the blend door so it will open with the actuator?
  12. I left a secondary car sitting for two years. Today, I returned the battery to the truck and started it. After two cold Michigan winters, it started with little hesitation. I put the truck in drive and started moving down the drive way. Everything seemed normal until seconds later and about 15 feet, the truck jerked to a stop. I shifted into reverse and shifting felt normal. Again it locked up. I tried to go forward but this only resulted in squeling the rear wheels. The rear wheels where moving (for sure on one side). After a while, I decided to play with the emergency brake. If I compres
  13. Hi everyone, Just recently took my 2014 Sierra SLT for a long drive in the cold weather 21F. As I was driving with the heat set on 72F Auto, I noticed that I seemed to feel a chill, so I turned the heat up to 75. Still felt some cold air so I started to see if perhaps the defroster or dash vent were leaking any cold air - nope. Then I put my hand down next to my right leg and noticed an ice cold draft coming from all the seams of my console. Just putting my hand down into the deep well in the front of the console revealed that the thing is freezing! Cold air leaking from every crack,
  14. Hi, this is my first post, and my problem is that my chevy express van 2005 5.3 vortec idles low RPM at cold start, about 600 RPM, it doesn,t stall but shakes a little. I have to step in the gas until it warms. Hope you can help me with some ideas.
  15. Hello everyone, I recently acquired a 2005 GMC Sierra with the L33 5.3, 4L60E automatic, and push button 4x4. Every morning since I got the truck, there has been a strange issue that I can't seem to figure out. When the truck is cold, I can't seem to get the gear shifter out of park and into any gear. It just seems stuck. I can pull it back to 'unlock' it or whatever you call it, but it just doesn't want to move. No matter how hard I press the brakes, nothing happens. Once it is warm enough, I can hear it click in the column, allowing the shifter to move throughout the gears. After a fe
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