CHEVY SILVERADO: ALL YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT ONE OF THE BEST PICKUP TRUCK

The Chevy Silverado is a full-size truck manufactured by the American manufacturer General Motors since 1998. The model was introduced in 1999 for the new generation and since then it is in continuous production.

HOW LONG IS A CHEVY SILVERADO?

The truck is 196.6 inches (4,998 mm) long, excluding the bumpers. The Silverado 1500 extended cab short box is 231.9 inches (5,875 mm) long.

HOW MUCH WEIGHT CAN A CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 HOLD IN BED

The Silverado can hold about 1.4 times its empty weight in payload. For example, the maximum load of the Silverado Z71 with the 5.3 l engine and rear-wheel drive is 3,177 pounds (1452 kg), so it can carry up to 4,698 pounds (2125 kg) when empty.

The standard bed Silverado 1500 is 6ft. There are many alternatives, but the easiest one to find with most likely be one that’s 65″ x 30″ x 16″.

HOW MUCH DOES A CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 WEIGH?

A Silverado 1500 weighs between 3,875 pounds (1747 kg) and 4,812 pounds (2129–2215 kg), depending on wheelbase and configuration. The curb weight of the Silverado HD is between 5,949 pounds (2,697 kg) and 6,776 pounds (3036–3304 kg).

HOW TALL IS A CHEVY SILVERADO

The overall truck height of the Silverado 1500 is 67.3 inches, or approximately 6 feet 5 inches tall. This includes the overall height, the height measured from the ground to the top of the windshield, and the overall width which is 80.5 inches or approximately 7 feet 1 inch.

The overall length is 231.9 inches, or approximately 20 feet 6 inches long. This includes the length of the bed which is either 5′ 7″ or 6′ 5,” with a total length of the truck being around 216 inches, which is approximately 18 feet 10 inches.

HOW TO CHANGE BRAKE PADS AND ROTORS ON A CHEVY SILVERADO

Tools needed: Socket wrench.  Procedure : Jack up the Silverado and secure it with jack stands under its frame. Remove both front wheels. Remove the bolts securing the brake calipers at their mounting brackets. Lift off the calipers and hang them by wire or rope to rest on top of the suspension. Remove the metal clips securing the brake pads to the calipers. Pull out both brake pads from their brackets and then remove them from the rotor.

If there are any doubts about how to do this, have a certified mechanic change your Silverado’s brake pads for you.

HOW TO ADJUST EMERGENCY BRAKE ON CHEVY SILVERADO

Tools needed: Socket wrench, Allen key. Procedure : Verify that the Silverado’s parking brake is disengaged (loosen). Pull up the release cable from the parking brake pedal to an adequate length. Check that the transmission is in neutral gear. Tighten down the Allen key lock nut on the brake caliper. Loosen the main brake pad adjustment locking nut on the rear of the parking brake calipers using a socket wrench. Using the Allen key, adjust the parking brake shoes until they firmly contact the rotors.

HOW TO REPLACE BRAKE LINES ON A 2002 CHEVY SILVERADO

Tools needed: Socket wrench, brake line packing nut removal tool. Procedure : The 2002 Chevy Silverado uses 3/16 inch (5 mm) brake line with 5/16 inch (8 mm) fittings on all its wheels. Hydraulic fluid is under pressure of 12 bar or 172 psi (970 kPa), so be careful while handling brake lines.

Break the upper and lower line nuts loose with the packing nut tool. Remove the line nuts from the brake lines with a socket wrench. Cut off the upper and lower fittings from both ends of the brake lines using pipe cutter. Remove the brake line from its mounting bracket.

Install a new upper and lower fitting to each end of the brake lines, using a pipe cutter to cut the fittings to the appropriate length. Unfold and cut about 4 inches (100 mm) of stainless steel braided brake line and insert it into the new fittings on each end of the lines. Install the brake lines back to their mounting brackets.

HOW MANY QUARTS OF TRANSMISSION FLUID CHEVY SILVERADO 1500

A Chevy Silverado 1500 has a total capacity of six quarts. Service, maintenance-2 and -3 quarts are added during oil change. The total capacity of the transmission is five quarts, and it takes two and a half quarts during fluid change.

HOW TO RESET TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE CHEVY SILVERADO

Tools needed : OBD II Scanner Procedure: The Transmission Control Module should be reset after changes have been made to the transmission or when it has been replaced. Resetting TCM will allow for adaptations to the newly installed transmission and also when it is time to adapt after a repair.

Press the accelerator pedal to the floor and do not let it up while you are holding down the trip odometer button. Continue holding until the Trip Odometer button blinks 3 times, then release. The MIL will reset when the pedal has been released.

HOW TO CHANGE TRANSMISSION FLUID IN A CHEVY SILVERADO 1500

Tools needed: Socket wrench, drain pan Procedure: Raise the Silverado and securely support it on jack stands. Rotate the transfer case to the 2WD position from 4WD. Drain the transmission fluid through drain plug and catch it in a drain pan. Replace the factory-installed (OEM) drain and refill plugs with new ones to prevent leakage.

Turn the service hole bolt counter-clockwise with a socket wrench to open it. Hold two quarts of MOTORCRAFT MERCON ATF transmission fluid with a funnel and pour it into the service hole. Continue holding two quarts of MOTORCRAFT MERCON ATF and turn the service hole’s bolt clockwise until it stops. Continue holding two quarts of MOTORCRAFT MERCON ATF and remove the funnel. Finish tightening the service hole bolt and lower Silverado.

Remove the transmission filler cap and pour four and a half quarts of MERCON ATF into the transmission through the filler opening. Install and tighten the filler cap.

WHAT TRANSMISSION IS IN A 2004 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500

A 2004 Silverado 1500 is equipped with a 4L60-E four-speed automatic transmission. The 4L60-E is electronically controlled to optimize shift quality and gear engagement. The transmission uses the four planetary gearsets to provide four forward speeds.

HOW TO RESET SPEEDOMETER ON CHEVY SILVERADO

A Chevy Silverado uses a speedometer cable to convey vehicle speed information to the driver. The cable is attached at one end to the gear cluster inside the transmission and at the other end to a speedometer drive gear on the back of the speedometer. Excessive play in this cable or an out-of-adjustment cable can cause erratic speedometer readings.

Tools needed: Socket wrench Procedure: Raise and support the Silverado on jack stands and rotate the transfer case to the 2WD position from 4WD. Remove the transmission filler tube mounting bolts with a socket wrench. Lift the filler tube from the side of the transmission.

Remove the speedometer cable’s lock clip with needle-nose pliers. Pull the cable from the speedometer drive gear and remove it from the vehicle.

HOW TO RESET AC ON CHEVY SILVERADO

A Chevy Silverado uses a jumper harness to connect to the vehicle’s electrical system. The jumper harness is used in place of the vehicle’s ECU during the diagnostic process.

Tools needed: 2/4/5, 10 mm socket wrench Procedure: Remove the air filter housing assembly with a socket wrench. Remove the harness from the vehicle and place it on a workbench.

Remove each of the pins from the jumper harness using a 2/4/5, 10 mm socket wrench. Note how each pin was inserted into the housing to prevent confusion when reinserting them. Insert all of the pins from the jumper harness back into the housing.

HOW MANY MILES CAN A CHEVY SILVERADO LAST

A Chevy Silverado can typically last over 200,000 miles with routine maintenance and proper care. Regular oil changes are essential to keep the Silverado running in tip-top shape. If the oil is not changed on a regular basis, engine seals and gaskets can start to leak and cause damage to the engine.

HOW TO REPLACE FRONT WHEEL BEARING CHEVY SILVERADO 4X4

Tools needed: Socket wrench Procedure: Remove the front wheel and tire assembly. Turn the lug nuts counterclockwise with a socket wrench to loosen them. Raise and safely support the Silverado with a jack. Remove the lug nuts and pull the front wheel from beneath the truck.

Remove the six front wheel-bearing bolts with a socket wrench and remove the bearing. Install a new front wheel-bearing washer and repeat for the remaining bolts.

Install a new front wheel-bearing onto the hub and tighten all six of the bolts to 36 ft.-lbs. with a socket wrench. Install the tire and lower the Silverado.

HOW TO CLEAN MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR CHEVY SILVERADO

Tools needed: 3/8-inch drive ratchet Procedure: Locate the mass air flow sensor opening on top of the throttle body. If the mass air flow sensor is dirty, insert a MAF cleaner cloth into the opening and wipe it clean.

Wipe the mass air flow sensor clean with a rag and attach the MAF cleaner to the end of the 3/8-inch drive ratchet. Attach the cleaner hose that came with the cleaner kit to the end of the MAF cleaner tool.

Insert one end of the hose into a can of MAF cleaner and the other end into the mass air flow sensor opening. Squeeze the tool to release the cleaner in a series of short bursts. Spray the MAF until it is clean and let it air dry for 15 minutes. Install a new air filter if necessary.

HOW TO RESET ANTI THEFT SYSTEM CHEVY SILVERADO

Tools needed: Dealer scan tool Procedure: Power down the Silverado and engage the emergency brake. Insert the dealer scan tool into the data link connector and wait for the power to turn on.

Press and hold the “RPO” button located on the dealer scan tool and power up the Silverado. Continue holding the “RPO” button until the oil pressure is displayed on the screen. Release the “RPO” button and power down the Silverado. Route the dealer scan tool’s cable through an open window or door.

Remove the ignition coil-on-plug connector for the cylinder that is not firing properly and insert it into the data link connector one at a time. Power up the Silverado after each plug has been inserted, pressing “RPO” on the scan tool when prompted when the power is on.

Disconnect the dealer scan tool’s cable from the Silverado and route it through an open window or door. Power down the Silverado after the scan tool has been removed. Disconnect each ignition coil-on-plug connector in turn by tugging on them one at a time with a firm grip to release them.

Power up the Silverado and continue holding the “RPO” button until the code that corresponds to the malfunctioning cylinder is displayed on the screen. Attach each ignition coil-on-plug connector back into place in turn by pulling on it with a firm grip to ensure it has been securely mated. Repeat this process until the last coil-on-plug connector is removed.

Access the “Adaptation” or “Configuration” menu on the dealer scan tool and set any parameters that have been altered due to the removal of ignition coil-on-plug connectors back to their original setting. Power down the Silverado after all parameters have been reset, remove the dealer scan tool and return it to the dealer.

HOW TO ENGAGE 4 WHEEL DRIVE CHEVY SILVERADO

Tools needed: Socket wrench Procedure: Raise and safely support the Silverado with a jack. Remove the front left tire and wheel assembly from beneath the truck.

Remove the bolts that hold into place with a socket wrench and remove them, then pull out the front axle from underneath the truck. Pull it straight toward you to ensure that it is disengaged from the front axle beam.

Lift up on the front axle beam and pull it toward you to disengage it from the transfer case, if applicable. Pull out the drive shaft located beside the front axle to release it from being held in place by a clip located within.

Pull out all remaining bolts that hold onto place with a socket wrench and remove them from the front axle beam. Pull out the front axle beam from underneath the truck to disengage it from the transfer case, if applicable.

HOW MUCH IS A 2020 CHEVY SILVERADO

The 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 will have a base price of $34,695. The price for the Z71 package is $1,095 while the RST package costs $695. Expect to pay around $35,000 for this truck after adding options like navigation and other convenience features.

HOW MUCH IS A 2005 CHEVY SILVERADO 2500 WORTH

The 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 is easily worth $12,500. This truck is really only good for parts and removing the lojack off of the back of it is very difficult. This truck has no engine, transmission, or rear axle and the wheels are stripped. The interior is also destroyed. This truck is not worth fixing because it would cost more than what the vehicle is currently worth.

Depending on the features that you want, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will cost between $34,695 and $66,890. The Z71 package adds a bedliner, doorsill protectors, trailering mirrors, and 20-inch alloy wheels. The RST package adds heated front seats, wireless charging for your phone, an 8.0-inch touchscreen display, and a Bose sound system with satellite radio. The Luxury package adds a sunroof, a rearview camera, and a heated steering wheel. The High Country package adds 20-inch alloy wheels, front LED fog lights, a dual-mode exhaust system, power-adjustable pedals, digital instrument cluster gauges, ambient interior lighting, and new LED cargo box lighting.

HOW TO UNLOCK A CHEVY SILVERADO DOOR (WITHOUT KEY)

Tools needed: 3/4-inch wrench Procedure: Locate the plunger located on the driver’s side door that is used to unlock the door from the inside of the vehicle.

Turn the key counterclockwise until the plunger pops up. This will unlock all doors. Replace the key into the door handle and pull up on it to unlock the driver’s side door.

HOW TO REMOVE DOOR PANEL ON 2003 CHEVY SILVERADO WITH MANUAL WINDOWS

Tools needed: Thin putty knife, Phillips screwdriver Procedure: Remove the power window switch panel.

  • Remove the screws with a Phillips screwdriver that hold the door panel in place. Remove the door panel from around the driver’s side power window switch.
  • Remove the screw that holds the manual window crank in place. Remove the manual window crank.
  • Remove the screw that holds the door lock rod to the door panel with a Phillips screwdriver. Remove the door lock rod from the door panel.
  • Remove the screw that holds in place with a Phillips screwdriver. Disconnect the electrical connector for the door lock by pressing the lock tab and pulling out on the wire harness.
  • Remove any other screws that hold in place with a Phillips screwdriver. Carefully remove the door panel from around the window.
  • Remove any screws that hold in place with a Phillips screwdriver. Remove the power window motor.
  • Remove the two screws that hold the window switch in place with a Phillips screwdriver. Carefully remove the window switch from around it.
  • Remove the screws that hold in place with a Phillips screwdriver. Carefully remove the window switch from around it.

Cut the adhesive away with a thin putty knife. Apply silicone sealant to the door panel. Carefully place the window switch in place with the adhesive side down.

Allow the adhesive to dry according to the instructions on the tube. Press around the window switch to make sure it adheres firmly in place. Replace any screws that were removed with a Phillips screwdriver.

Make sure all electrical connectors are snapped into place and replace any screws that held them in place with a Phillips screwdriver. Carefully replace any other pieces that were removed.

CHEVY SILVERADO VIBRATION WHEN ACCELERATING

This is the rear differential. You need to get under the truck and inspect what’s going on inside the unit. The axle shafts could be worn or damaged, resulting in a vibration when driving. The differential also needs to be filled with fluid. If there’s no fluid, it’ll definitely lead to an issue like the one you’re having.

CHEVY SILVERADO VIBRATION WHEN SPEEDING UP

There are several possibilities including bad tire balance, bent rim, and bad tire. Those needs to be checked and is beyond my knowledge. Get it towed to a mechanic for inspection and repair.

HOW TO REPLACE MASTER CYLINDER CHEVY SILVERADO

Disconnect the battery cables. Open and safely secure the hood. Locate and remove the brake fluid reservoir cap by turning it clockwise with a flathead screwdriver. Remove the brake fluid reservoir by turning it counterclockwise with a socket wrench. Pour out any remaining brake fluid from the reservoir into a container.

Remove the brake line clip using locking pliers by squeezing the ends of the plier together and pulling up on it. Pull the brake line away from the master cylinder. Remove any residual brake fluid with a cloth rag.

Remove the two bolts that secure the master cylinder to the brake booster with a socket wrench. Slide the master cylinder forward and out of place by pulling it straight off the studs on the frame rail.

Replace the old master cylinder with a new one. Seat it into position against the frame rail, then secure it with two bolts from the inside of the assembly. Screw the bolts in as far as they can go without stripping.

Install the brake fluid reservoir and fill it with new brake fluid. Reattach the brake line to the top of the master cylinder using a new clip. Connect one end of a clear plastic hose to a supply of clean brake fluid, then connect it to a bleeder valve located on the assembly.

Open the bleeder valve and allow the fluid to slowly bleed from the hose. Repeat this process several times until all air has been removed from the system and no more bubbles appear in the line. Close and seal off all bleeder valves to prevent any further loss of brake fluid.

WHAT SIZE TOOLBOX FOR CHEVY SILVERADO 1500

Tools are sized by the boxes they fit into. The most common toolboxes for your Chevy Silverado 1500 are 29 inches long. The next size is a 26-inch box, followed by a 32-inch toolbox. The two smaller boxes will fit in the Silverado’s bed without blocking the tailgate. You can choose any of these sizes if you plan on using your Silverado’s bed as a toolbox. The 29-inch toolbox will work fine in the Silverado’s bed, but if you don’t plan on using your truck as a toolbox you can get a larger toolbox instead.

HOW TO RESET TIRE PRESSURE SENSOR CHEVY SILVERADO 2008

  1. Open the driver’s door and use a coin to turn the tire pressure monitoring system reset knob counter clockwise until it stops, then pull the knob out.
  2. Cycle the ignition from off to on eight times within 10 seconds, with the eighth turn ending in the on position. The low tire pressure warning light should illuminate for a few seconds, then go out. If it stays on, cycle power from off to on again until it goes out.
  3. Push the reset knob back into the monitor to complete the process.

HOW TO REPLACE LOWER BALL JOINT ON 2000 CHEVY SILVERADO

You will need to remove the sway bar end link and disconnect the ABS speed sensor wiring harness in order to gain enough working room. Next, remove the front tire and wheel assembly.

Remove the lower shock bolt to release the suspension from the vehicle lift or a jack stand. Then, remove the brake caliper and rotor.

Remove the lower ball joint-to- knuckle bolts. Next, separate the knuckle from the strut. And finally, remove the lower ball joint bolt.

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