Sign up for FREE! Become a GM-Trucks.com Member Today!
In 20 seconds you can become part of the worlds largest and oldest community discussing General Motors, Chevrolet and GMC branded pickups, crossovers, and SUVs. From buying research to owner support, join 1.5 MILLION GM Truck Enthusiasts every month who use GM-Trucks.com as a daily part of their ownership experience.
I have a 1997 1500, with a 8 5/8 diff and I am looking for part numbers / vendors to purchase the rear Pinon Seal and Oil Fill Plug. Yes, I have searched but I am coming up with all kinds of Seals and not sure what size the oil fill plug is.
Since I am replacing the real pinon seal, is there anything else I should inspect / replace.
Any and all information will be greatly appreciated. (if you need the VIN to find the correct parts, here it is 2GTEK19R4V1537117)
Ever since I got my transmission rebuilt I started hearing a metallic sparking sound whenever I started my truck cold.
Also my truck seemed to be having a slight stutter when I started it, almost as if it wanted to shut off, but its only for a half second.
I thought it had something to do with the battery going bad (had it for 3-4 years), so I took it to get tested and failed the test. So I got a new battery but the problem persisted.
I then took out the starter to get it tested and it passed its test. After installing it back the sound actually got worse and not only made the sound during the turning of the motor but also while driving. The sound goes away as the vehicle heats up and it will not make the noise again until the truck has time to cool down.
One thing I have noticed that may be a problem is I am missing the flywheel/starter plastic cover. It sits between the flywheel and starter so I am not sure if it also acts as a shim and is causing the issue.
Any ideas what I’m dealing with here?
2006 GMC Sierra 1500 WT 4.8L 2WD
Clip of sound here, not the best capture of it but it’s there. https://embed.api.video/vod/vi6aE7zkG3ZoZyQe1NNXrslh
Bought this vehicle brand new. I love it, and perfect for myself, my family, and the fact it's Diesel puts the cherry on top for me. But... now things have started. We have currently 1,137 miles on the vehicle and had the first message populated:
- Service steering column lock. (see photo)
Everything else worked, remote start, standard start, and the vehicle had zero issues. The following day from our road trip, we had to go to the DMV with our out-of-state paperwork to submit for plates. My wife now received a new message.
- Service emissions system. See owners manual. (see photo)
She drove to the DMV and left to get the smog paperwork. Then a new issue:
- Vehicle remote start isn't working. (see photo)
She is in the car and tries to start... Nothing. She tries again. It starts, and she drives it to a local dealer. They come to look and scheduled us for an appointment. She drives the vehicle now, and Onstar now shows the emission issue. ( see photo ) We now can't register the vehicle in California, because, the check engine light is on, emissions warning, and they won't smog it until it's corrected.
I noticed that none of these issues happened until it updated the software in the vehicle. I'm hoping this is something that can be fixed. I've been looking around for answers and only finding more issues that are all pretty shitty. Sorry, no better way to say it. I've also seen a post of people saying, “deal with it, it's a new breed of vehicles,” etc. I’d challenge that answer. No one should pay this much for a vehicle and face these issues I'm reading about.
So here's what I'm going to do, document everything, and I mean everything. This will be for everyone who may have this issue now or who may come across it.
My opinion...but I'm not a mechanic, is that there is a massive software and hardware issue with these models. I believe GM internally has to know about this from Dealers, Customer Service, Compliance Reports, etc. I'm sure all issues are in the queue to be address or fixed. I do, however, feel with the challenges of physical hardware that they chose a vendor that was most cost-effective, which is a component of these issues a long with the capability to support the software complexity of the current models.
Or maybe I'm just wearing a tin hat, who knows.
So, I open this up to you. Any advice, similar issues, outcomes you've faced, and other topics, please comment below.
May the journey of dealership visits begin. Hopefully, this journey isn't to long.
I have a 2019 silverado new body style, i recently developed a rattle in the dash around the steering column, i took it to two dealers and both couldnt find anything. Now the warranty is up and im stuck with a rattle. I am a diesel tech so i tore apart the dash peice by peice and kept driving it around and the rattles continues. So I tightened every bolt i could see and none were loose. I even used a stethoscope going down the road and found that the rattle sounds like its coming straight from the steering column near the bottom. Maybe a bad column im not sure i attached a video of the sound, and it only happens around 45-55mph
Apologies if this has been asked before, but haven't found it by searching yet.
Last weekend I was driving up the 395 and after filling up a tank of gas, tried to start my new truck (2021 w/ <4k miles). I pushed the start button once and the starter engaged with a weird cranking noise that continued until I re-pushed the button to stop it. Tried it two more times with the same result. A guy in an LT Trail Boss behind me heard the noise and walked over. He said its happened to him 3 times in 15k miles and that the only thing he could do was wait it out, try the unlock/lock buttons on the keyfob, and it would eventually work. Sure enough after about 3-5 minutes it started up.
Recall in the works? Anyone else faced this yet?
Recently Browsing 0 members
- No registered users viewing this page.
Who's Online 34 Members, 1 Anonymous, 920 Guests (See full list)
- the wanderer
- Al Hernandez
- Gary McClellan
- Michael Crumpton
- RAYS B4U
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.