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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
95,699 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace entire window drive unit & cable (4 reports)
  2. cable replacement, window motor is fine (1 reports)
2000 Chevrolet Silverado windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 012007

Silverado LS 1500 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,000 miles


The cable broke, so i went down to NAPA to get a replacement which went in very easily. Two months later the motor died and i went back to complain and hope they would replace it. They told me that it had a lifetime warranty and they would order a new on free of charge.

- , Forked River, NJ, USA

problem #4

Jan 012008

Silverado 4.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,496 miles

Had it happen 5 times on 1 truck, im so pro at replacing them I could do it in a parking lot in under 45 minutes.

- , Barrie, Ontario, Canada

problem #3

Oct 022007

(reported on)

Silverado 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

I have a 2000 Chevy Silverado with 120,000 miles. The steel cable on the passenger window has broken. It looks like it has some rust problems. I have read of several others with this problem and they have said it has happened again after they had replaced the regulator assy. I have to do the same but I was thinking of putting some grease or something on the cable to try and prolong the cable life. This is just a thought which I will try and maybe it will help someone else or maybe someone can let me know why they think it is not a good idea.

- , Jackson, MS, US

problem #2

May 272007

(reported on)

Silverado LS 1500 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles

The passenger side window started making rough noises one day, and a week later stopped going up all together. The cable had completely frayed. Luckily the weather was good, but the dealer wanted close to $300 to fix. I ordered an aftermarket replacement from, and replaced it myself for $80. Unfortunately, 3 months later the replacement has just stopped working due to slack build up in the regulator causing the cable to jump the pulley and tangle. Still working that problem...

- , Sanford, NC, USA

problem #1

May 012007

(reported on)

Silverado LS 4.8L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

The driver side window quit operating properly. It would still go up and down, but with hesitation. One day, it wouldn't go up any more. The problem is that a thin, stainless steel cable that operates the window frayed because of repeat trips around a small pulley. The cable replacement by itself should be no problem, but GM doesn't replace the cable. They replace the entire motor assembly. A rainy day made the repair an emergency, over $400 that I wasn't ready to spend, but had to. A few months later, the passenger window broke the exact same way. I disconnected the window motor from the electric switch since fortunately, it broke in the "up" position. GM replaced the assembly with the original part, which means that I can expect approximately 50,000 miles of use before having to replace the driver window mechanism again.

- , Orlando, FL, USA

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