Chevrolet Silverado 1500 problems and issues

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2000 Chevy Silverado 4.8 cranks over but does not start

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2000 4.8 22000 miles
I recently just replaced the head gasket in the intake manifold gasket and went to start it and it cranks over but it won't start and then I have no spark to My plugs checked plug connections checked fuses kind of lost
Guido from United States 23 days ago  

Front dome lights don’t come on and the rear stay on

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2014  156761 miles
Front dome lights do not come on in the rear dome light stay on after having my truck detailed to
Szarek618 from United States a month ago  

Fusebox...question about 10amp Crank fuse under hood.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2004 4.3L 37000 miles
If this fuse is bad, will it cause a crank & no start on the 2004 chevy silverado 1500 4.3L? What all does this fuse control?
Amy Barnes from United States a month ago  
2 reports 
Guido from United States 23 days ago
2000 silverado 1500 4.8 replaced head gasket and intake manifold gasket have crank but no spark so it doesn't start have plenty of fuel pressure need help

The reverse or back up lights, interior dome light and horn.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2005 Single cab V6 205000 miles
They do not work, it was my bro -n- laws, he passed away, so idk the cause only that they haven't worked since I got it, I've checked fuses, got new bulbs, checked the wiring, sockets and plugs. There is no dome light on the inside of the truck, I guess he removed it now could it be an incomplete circuit causing it,? Idk need some advise please??
Knucklehead from United States a month ago  
1 reply 
Bruce from United States a month ago
The problem with your 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 could be caused by a number of things. It could be a simple issue like a blown fuse or a more complex problem with the wiring or switch. To determine the cause of the problem, you'll need to do some further testing.
First, make sure the fuse is good. If the fuse is good, check the wiring for any obvious signs of damage such as fraying, corrosion, or loose connections. If you find any damaged wiring, it should be repaired or replaced. If the wiring appears to be in good condition, test the switch. If the switch is faulty, it will need to be replaced.

Left signal turns hazards on.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2003 6.0l engine  280000 miles
When I try to signal left, my hazards go on.
Martin from Canada 2 months ago  
3 replies 
Bruce from United States a month ago
This issue with your 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 may be caused by a problem with the multifunction switch, which controls the turn signals, windshield wipers, and other functions. A common cause of this issue is a worn or damaged multifunction switch. If the switch is worn, it may cause the contacts to become misaligned, which would result in the hazard lights coming on instead of the turn signals.
Martin from Canada a month ago
So would swapping out the switch solve my problem?
Bruce from United States a month ago
@MartinIf the issue is caused by the switch, yes. Let me know how it goes

Won’t shut off

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 1998 Truck 150000 miles
Take the key in hand still running
Gary from United States 2 months ago  
1 reply 
Bruce from United States 2 months ago
That can be caused by a few different things:

Ignition switch: The ignition switch may be faulty and not turning off when you remove the key, which would keep the engine running.
Ignition lock cylinder: The ignition lock cylinder may be stuck in the "on" position, which would prevent the engine from shutting off.
Key: If the key is worn or damaged, it may not be properly communicating with the ignition switch or lock cylinder, causing the engine to stay running.
Steering column: The steering column may have a problem that is preventing the engine from shutting off.
Electrical issues: There may be a problem with the electrical system, such as a short circuit or a relay that is keeping the engine running.

Crank no start

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 1998 Silverado  228435 miles
1998 chevy Silverado. Have spark and strong crank. Battery good. Thought it might be security system but realized after going through that process that my security light was not flashing to begin with so I think I can rule that out. Would really appreciate some guidance on what to do from here. Thank you!
George from United States 3 months ago  

Don't like keeps draining battery.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2001 Chevy Silverado 2001 180000 miles
I cannot find the dome light fuse anywhere! Can somebody tell me??????
Pete from United States 4 months ago  
Rank 9
3 reports 

3rd break light wont shut off.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2011 5.3 175000 miles
I replaced the whole break light and the bulbs too. When I shut the door and then off all the light and lock the door the 3rd break light wont shut off it will stay on till battery dies. I was told to cut yellow wire but that didn't fix it either. What can I do to have a break light and lights when driving but need help them to shut off when I shut off the lights. Where do I locate the problem fuse box under the hood or I was told maybe a fuse or a plug in under the break pedal I have unplugged all of them but it still stays on.
Mike D from United States 4 months ago  
2 reports 

It started with no nothing we got it to crank after replacing ECM, and

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2014  180000 miles
No crank no start it does nothing we have replaced 2 of the 3 fuse boxes and also ECM. What else could it be we clean every ground unless we missed one. Pls help
Claudmex from United States 4 months ago  
2 reports 

Loud knock when starting, compression or timing??

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 1998 Silverado c/k1500 4x4 186000 miles
My truck had been sitting for abt a year, due to suspension. New fluids, battery, spark plugs, pullies(2), flywheel, starter...general overhaul. Lol. When i start it it has this extremely loud knock, but it's not like metal hitting, and a squeal from hell!! Could it b timing?
Shorty from United States 7 months ago  
1 report 

Stsrting vehicle

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2004 5.3 Z71 4x4 1500 silverado 250761 miles
Someone's tried to steal my pickup therefore knocking out the tumbler in the key where the key goes is there any way to disable the theft
Sese from United States 8 months ago  
3 reports 

Fuses I have no tail lights or brake lights or turn signals in back of

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2000 fleetside 4.8 280000 miles
I have no lights in rear of truck no brake light no third light or signals
Hawk from United States 8 months ago  
1 report 
christian from United States a month ago
You can check the bulbs or if you lay under the bed of the truck on the driver side you will see a panel that is straight up and down with about 4-6 connecters on it i dont remember how many there are but anyways take off the connectors one by one and look at the piece you pulled off and if its got black or brown parts around the metal slits it is burnt and youll have to get a new one but check all of them.

There is no spark in my 1998 chevy silverado

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 1998  150000 miles
Has new knock distributer cap snd ignition coil...but still no spark
RXOG from United States 9 months ago  
3 reports 

Instrument gauges

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2004 Crew cab/ 4.8l 154619 miles
All of my gauges quit working. Can only see the blinkers when on. Will show the battery symbol before starting. They have gone out before. Then while I was driving they all went to the right, like when you first start it, then started working again. I’ve changed 3 mini 10amp fuses under the hood associated when the cluster to no avail. Just a sushi chef trying to repair it myself and is frustrated at this point. Any advise or tips will be most appreciated thank you oh and it’s the extended cab not crew cab
Sushi chef from United States 9 months ago  
4 reports 

Reduced Engine Speed

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2010 LS / 5.4 L / 4 door 200000 miles
Ive replaced the throttle body, mass air flow senser, and fuel pump. Ive also cleared the codes and now it wont turn over. Sounds like it wants too but doesnt. Help?
JackJrTx from United States 9 months ago  
1 report 

It has trouble shifting gears from 1st to 2 nd

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2006  60000 miles
It has trouble shifting gears from 1st to 2 nd gear
Alex from United States a year ago  
1 report 

Fuel pump no power

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2005 4.3 vortex,short bed 112000 miles
Thought fuel pump was out replaced with new one come to find out old pump was good, not getting power to fuel pump,. Help.
Myndy from United States a year ago  
6 reports 
Jimmy77 from United States a month ago
My fuel pump is not working either. I’d like to rule all else out before spending $600.

No power to fuel pump

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2005 4.3 vortex,short bed 112000 miles
No power to fuel pump could it be the tcm
Myndy from United States a year ago  

4 wheel drive warning

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2009 crewcab 5.3 149236 miles
4wheel switch tccm not changing
glen e from United States a year ago  
1 report 

Surging bad when idling

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2002 Silverado 1500 4+4 245000 miles
How to replace the electronic throttle control on a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 327
Hare from United States a year ago  

Trailer lights don't work

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2019 Chevrotet Silverrado lt 13750 miles
The brakes on my rv trailer ran hot and I had the shoes and magnets replaced. Question is: was it the trucks fault or the brakes on the trailer? What iis blown on the truck that stopes the trailer hook up lights from working. Stop lights, turn signal, side lights don't work on trailer but they do on truck.
Ritp from United States a year ago  
1 report 

Charging System

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2012  250000 miles
First start of the day charging system well above 14. Mid day start outside air temp above 80°. On start up 14 on Guage after a few minute Guage starts dropping to below 11. Killed engine and restart back to 14 but hard to start. (Lagging). . . This has happened 4 days in a row. Im afraid my battery which is brand new or my starter is gonna go out. Any ideas why ?
Buddhaman from United States 2 years ago  
3 reports 

How to program transmission

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2016  80543 miles
How to reprogrammed transmission
skeeter from United States 4 years ago  
1 report 

How to program transmission

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2016  80543 miles
Replaced transmission now. Needs reprogrammed
skeeter from United States 4 years ago  

4l60e transmission problem

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2007 lt crewcab 4.8 214696 miles
Bought the truck used, it ran fine for bout a year then transmission starts acting strange. Wouldnt shift out of second gear, troublecode po967, low voltage shift solenoid b. I changed that still no imporovement. Changed ignition switch cuz everyone was saying it had a voltage drop at the switch, still didnt fix it. I found a bad ground wire so i fixed that, kind of improved but now the speedometer doesnt work sometimes and when it isnt working it wont shift out of second gear. But when it is working i have to shift manually for it to work correctly other wise when taking off from a stop it will start off in 3rd gear. Troublecode still only shows p0967. One other thing aotomatic door locks dont work
youngblood48 from United States 4 years ago  
2 reports 
V Drive from United States 8 months ago
Exactly! Replaced trans, worked a few months then 2nd gear, replaced input speed sensor twice and entire ignition.

My battery is draining.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2009 1500 V8 5.3L 265746 miles
Well it all started one day when i went to the store for lunch turned off my truck went in then came back out, went to start my truck the dash came on as normal, then when i went to start it i turned the key and lost all power everything was gone i coulndt even us my remote to lock/unlock. I tried boosting it and nothing you could just hear the starter click. Eventually i got it towed home took out the battery charged it put it back in and it worked. Then it sat over night about 12hrs and the same thing lost all power. I have checked my alternator its good checked the fuses the seem good. But… Read complete
Fath from Canada 6 years ago  
3 reports 
Pete from United States 4 months ago
My dome light kept sticking on and that was draining my battery every night.
Gonza R from Argentina 4 months ago
Check out door switches. If one of them is failing the light keeps on.

Hvac noise in cab

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2007  140000 miles
I have been hearing a weird noise coming from the dash area. I took it to the dealer and they could not hear it. It is not very loud. If I turn on the air or radio it drowns it out. Once I reach 5 miles and hour the road noise drowns it out. It has been going on for about a month and it does not seem to be getting worse. I planning a 2000 mile trip soon and I want to make sure this nothing serious. I have a video file that I will try to upload here and I plan on visiting the dealership tomorrow. Any suggestions? Fire away.
Skyking75 from United States 6 years ago  
Rank 6
2 replies 
Skyking75 from United States 6 years ago
I just posted a video that captures the Noise

Heat location

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2000 2wd/5.3L 204541 miles
I have excellent heat. But I cannot get it to move to the floor or to defrost. I installed a new heat actuator. It did not help. I have the manual controls. Is there a fuse that may be bad. I have seen fixes for the dual heat/ac controls.
Curtis from United States 6 years ago  

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