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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,000 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Silverado drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1996 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 202005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles


Since purchased from maher Chevrolet in 2001, the "C clip" in the "transfer case" has broken three times and we have never used the 4 wheel drive. This occurs during normal driving! the first time was within months after owning the vehicle. The second time was 30,000 miles after it replaced. Now less than 20,000 miles later, its broke again. There must be something defective internally in the transfer case. When driving and the "C clip" breaks, the gears start grinding loudly. You can not exceed 3 - 5 miles per hour. Since this is an instant movement, this can cause an accident wehn travling on the interstate. Which my husband frequently does while driving to work. The warranty has expired on the vehicle and I don't understand why this problem has not been fixed since it was brought back to the dealer on two occasions and supposedly, fixed then. Is the dealership the problem or am I dealing with unsafe defect with the transfer case. I will list the approx. Date that the dealership looked at my truck last, and then wanted to charge me over $2,500 to "investigate" why the "C clip" keeps breaking.

- St. Pete, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 012001

(reported on)


  • miles
The transfer case failed. Nlm

- Newark, NJ, USA

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