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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,120 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #5

May 132004

(reported on)

Silverado 3500

  • 19,000 miles


Distributor cap was replaced on four occasions. Moisture from the air conditioner hose caused it to misfire.

- Post, TX, USA

problem #4

Jun 082003

Silverado 3500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,800 miles
Moisture dripping from an air conditioner hose corroded the distributor cap to the point that the engine would run very roughly and with no power. Dealer replaced the cap, spark plug wires and covered the A/C hose at 22800 miles but the same symptoms started again at 43880 miles.

- Mount Pleasant, SC, USA

problem #3

Feb 262004

(reported on)

Silverado 3500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,800 miles
Vehicle repeatedly stalled while driving, and would not restart for several minutes.

- West Covina, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 012002

Silverado 3500

  • miles
Condensation dripping on my distributor, caused the ignition to fail (distributor cap) was fixed by applying plastic hose to ac line that was dripping on the dist. Cap. (fixed by dealer) but: The hose now routes the water to a spark plug!!!

- Weatherford, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 222003

Silverado 3500

  • miles
Vehicle shut down while driving at any speed, in particular when the air conditioner was on. Dealer has replaced three times the cap and rotor.

- Robstown, TX, USA

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