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By Korbyn Talley
I have a 2017 Silverado 5.3L. Used to stay around 40 pounds of oil. Now when idling, is goes down to 20-25 ish pounds. It’s not throwing any codes up but does have a bit of a knock if I floor it without letting the pressure build back up first. Cold start it’s just below 40 pounds but at operating temps (210) it drops like crazy. It’s not oil quality or level, I just changed it last week and it was good for half a day and went back down.
2019 Silverado high country truck with a gentle 42,000 miles…. Babied.
Shift to park message displayed, was difficult to get the massage and the “dining” to go away.
Cost me $341 to have it fixed, the dealer said GM helped $ome.. they said 30% with the cost. I’m a couple months outside of the 3 year warranty… lucky me. I feel I shouldn’t have had to pay a cent ….($70K Truck!). But they have trump and you pay… and get screwed…. without even a kiss… even if you own a C7 Corvette.
Actually, this problem showed up occasionally / rarely, about 2 years ago… I sort of ignored it as it seemed to always go away. But not recently, last two weeks every time I’d stop the truck. My mistake was not taking a photo of the display two years ago…. Possibly I could have had GM cover the repairs…take note.
They replaced the entire “Transmission Control Assembly” (TCA), as you all know most all of today’s dealer mechanics don’t fix anything… they just replace parts. The TCA looks like it located inn the upper part of the steering column connected to or very close / connected to the shift PNRDL lever.
See the photos, it appears to me the problem is /was in the bent micro switch lever (flimsy) interfering with the metal frame of the TCA. I believe replacing the $10 micro switch would have solved the problem. If the replaced one is like the old TCA, likely I’ll be replacing it in a few years. I can’t help in how to access the TCA, but though you might like a couple of the photos of the unit.
By Mitch Wyndham
Hey everyone, couldn't find a thread for WTB/WTS but I am looking to replace my center console tray out of my 2011 Sierra All Terrain. It came with the brushed aluminum one that have the cover flaps thats open/close. Part #23164630. If anyone has one in good condition for sale let me know. Im based in Ontario but can send a shipping label and use paypal for payment. Attached a picture so theres no confusion! Thanks so much.
So up until yesterday the truck was driving relatively smoothly, there was the occasional hard shift from 1st to 2nd (which I believe these trucks are known for). I stopped at a stop light yesterday and started going and then at about 20 MPH the truck decided it didnt want to shift. This happened a few times throughout the day and seemed to get worse as the day went on and at this point it now does it every time it gets down into the lower gears. I switched to manual to see what gear it was stuck in and it showed 2nd and then 3rd after it shifted and didnt want to shift up.
EDIT: Transmission temps when I was looking did not appear to get above 205 F, Fluid is red like it should be, level seems fine.
Is there a known issue with these transmissions or an easy fix I can attempt? Transmissions are voodoo to me
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