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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,227 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 242013

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • 65,954 miles


Driving back to work from lunch on busy 4 lane highway, brake pedal went to floor. Narrowly avoided a collision at a red light. Put flashers on, lowered the gear selector, and used combo of minimal brake pedal and E brake to make it back to the parking lot at work. Upon inspection, large puddle of brake fluid on driver side near gas tank. Large leak in highly corroded brake line. All brake lines in similar condition and are currently being replaced in the shop. Transmission lines and fuel line are in similar highly corroded condition.

- Irwin, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 012005

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
I believe my 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500, duramax/allison was equiped with under designed cooling systems; both transmission and engine. On slow mountain type roads I can run my unloaded truck into near overheat conditions. I believe these issues may be common to other '04.5 and '05 lly GM and Chevrolet trucks like mine and GM has not provided it's dealer network with solutions to remedy the problem (most of them are simple, that the other 2 majors seem to understand: Air flow control throught the cooling stack and cold air to the intake)

- Cool, CA, USA

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