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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
134,750 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. adjusting door sheet metal and/or weather stripping (1 reports)
1999 Chevrolet Silverado body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1999 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 142009

Silverado LS 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 160,000 miles


Common air leaks on these trucks - easily caused and easily fixed. Chances are your weather stripping as slipped or has shrunk due to exposure (age) or your doors are bent allowing air in. After my first lock out experience with this truck i had the same issue with air leaks until i discovered what it was: door frame bent when it was wedged to get the door unlocked, and just recently because i need new door hinge pins.

Any body shop/skilled mechanic can perform the "adjustment" and install the upgraded OEM hinge pins or you can do it at home if you are careful.

What happens is you need to bend the window frame back towards to cab, if that is where you hear the air rushing in. If you cant figure out how to safely do it, take it to someone who can - you can screw things up otherwise. If its the bottom seal, that means you are going to have to flex the bottom of the door AND the top of the door.

If its your third door on the extended cab model, there is a series of seals you need to check and make sure they aren't torn where the doors come together and you may also have to adjust the third door latches (this is a pain in the butt)

- , Fort Wayne, IN, US

problem #3

Aug 292006

(reported on)

Silverado LS

  • 200,000 miles

very annoying when travelling

- , Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

problem #2

Aug 282006

(reported on)


  • 104,000 miles

I hear air leaking in my door-ways also. It is quieter to roll down the window when I'm driving but instead I blast the radio.

- , Paragould, AR, USA

problem #1

Dec 102003

(reported on)

Silverado LS

  • 75,000 miles

I have had numerous problems with this truck. But the dealership has fixed most of them except, the air leaks. This dang thing has had air leaks since I owned her. The passenger door has a leak so bad it's quieter to drive with the window cracked, and the ext-cab window on the same side has noise, but that wind noise is tolerable on that window.

- , Wichita, KS, USA

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