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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,000 miles

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 062005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles


Took vehicle to dealer twice with complaint of parking brake non functional. Allowed truck to move fwd. When parked on incline, prk brake pedal fully depressed. Supposedly brakes adjusted twice, problem never better post dealer shop visit. Took it to private shop. Found to have pads soaked with differential fluid from rear end seal failure. Most probable cause of emergency brake failure. On discussing with mechanic, he mentioned this is a known common failure on these units. Paid for repairs myself. Never submitted for warranty repair to the dealer or to the ext. Warranty contract company (autogap xtend). Problem is fixed now. Seals, old pads, repair receipt are in my possession.

- Carriere, MS, USA

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