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5.3

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,705 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #15

Dec 312002

Silverado 2500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,051 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Every time the weather is bad, mainly rain, the service engine soon light flashes, and the truck jumps. Sometimes fuel injector cleaner will help, and 2 times the distributor has been damaged. The incident date was the first time the distributor went out, and stranded me in the middle of an intersection, no accidents thankfully. The second time was April 20,2003 after warranty on the first was over.

- Claremore, OK, USA

problem #14

Apr 152001

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 500 miles
The vehicle stalled without warning which made it difficult for the driver to control the vehicle. The dealer has been notified.....

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #13

Mar 022002

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,879 miles
Flywheel cracked on new vehicle.

- Fayetteville, GA, USA

problem #12

Mar 072003

Silverado 2500

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The engine valves wore out prematurely, the dealer replaced the valves, however the problem recurred.

- Hanford, CA, USA

problem #11

Jul 262002

Silverado 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle has started to backfire/ shake, and then cut off on several occasion. Vehicle at the dealer.*akthe crankshaft sensor was replaced. Also, the horn is inoperable. The horn relay was replaced.

- Cumberland, OH, USA

problem #10

Jun 252001

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • miles
The engine shut down instantaneously twice without warning while the consumer was driving 55 mph and 25 mph. The dealer determined the problem was a faulty crank sensor and replaced it.

- Glenwood Springs, CO, USA

problem #9

May 192002

(reported on)

Silverado 2500

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

A very loud knocking noise is coming from the motor, we have had the lifters replaced, but it still has failed to correct the problem we have contacted the BBB about this problem we are waiting to see where we go from here.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #8

Feb 042002

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • miles
Engine stops instantaneously without warning. Extreme safety problem in heavy traffic as power steering is lost. Crankshaft position sensor has failed in both instances.

- Glenwood Springs, CO, USA

problem #7

Jan 012002

Silverado 2500

  • miles
Consumer contatced dealership for a knocking in engine compartment. Dealer engine piston were the incorrect size.

- Moore, SC, USA

problem #6

Nov 012001

Silverado 2500

  • miles
Upon starting vehicle there is a loud noise coming from engine. Consumer feels there is a problem with engine pistons.

- Shelby, OH, USA

problem #5

Oct 092001

(reported on)

Silverado 2500

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Engine has a loud knocking noise since day one. Reported problem to Chevrolet dealership and was told that the pistons are "slapping" inside the cylinder walls and that this was a known problem from Chevrolet. New pistons will not be available until December 2001. Changed oil and found metal fragments in the oil that were stuck to the magnetic oil bolt. Noise problem is getting louder each week. Dealer rep called and explained the problem to me directly.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #4

Oct 092001

(reported on)

Silverado 2500

  • miles
Reported a loud knocking noise when you crank up the engine since I first bought truck. Reported problem to dealer and was told the pistons are "slapping" inside the cylinder walls due to a known problem that Chevrolet already knows about it and replacement pistons would be available by December. Engine is getting louder by the day and found broken metal fragments when oil was changed. Waiting on dealer to respond to this issue and requesting engine be replacement now.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #3

Sep 072001

(reported on)

Silverado 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After only having this new truck for 2 days the transmission was taken out of it due to a ticking noise in the engine. The mechanic was advised by GM to take out the transmission and replace a flywheel. After 2 weeks of waiting for a part I picked up my truck. The next day the noise was back. I have had 2 GM reps listen to the noise. The secound rep told me that it was "entrained gasses" and that there was nothing they could do about it. I did not purchase this truck making the noise and do not want it anymore after the transmission has been taken out.

- Mount Airy, MD, USA

problem #2

Jan 172001

Silverado 2500

  • miles
Engine stalled without prior warning in stop and go traffic, and engine misfired several time daily. Also, transmission clunked on straight away, a torque converter lock up. Dealership was aware of problem.. vehicle was there for four times, vehicle is there currently.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 252001

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • miles
6.0 liter engine is making a loud "pecking" and "clattering" noise during normal operation of vehicle. Dealership has examined vehicle, and informed consumer that noise is normal. Consumer feels noise could be coming from valves in engine.

- Miles, IA, USA

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