For juxtaposition, I own a 1995 Jeep wrangler with the same amount of miles and has stainless steel brake lines and the look weathered, but no corrosion and never a failure. I had the abs sensors replaced 2-3 years ago due to rust, at a service center not at the dealer, and now the replacement ones are bad. This truck is only driven about 20 miles a week since 2002. Some 2005 Silverados have a heavy-duty Allison transmission. I purchased a this gm certified vehicle four month ago thinking I was getting a better than average vehicle. My garage informed me my brake lines are all eaten up by rust - though truck was undercoated. When I tried to get brake pedal pressure, the pedal went to the floor, and brake fluid was leaking from the left rear wheel.
I placed the vehicle in Reverse and backed up to the end of my driveway, I let the window down to see oncoming traffic, but the power window motor is so weak it will not roll the window back up. At home I saw brake fluid leaking out from under my truck like a sieve. Brake pedal went to the floor and vehicle failed to slow. But, at 49k the transmission locks up. When I start the motor when cold, it will knock very loudly for a good 60 seconds as well as the anti lock and parking brake lights will appear almost every day when there is nothing wrong with my brakes.
All they wanted to do is have me tow the truck to a dealer and have them inspect it. Upon inspection the broken lines and leaking brake fluid we seen. So I ease on down the road with the window down in the dead of winter known defect 3. This line was a separate line from the other three out of four lines that were replaced. I brake line was badly corroded and broke through. I need to replace the lines. The approximate failure mileage was 87,000.
I drove a short distance and found that stopping required the brake pedal to be pressed all the way down to the floor and immediately returned to the same shop and asked the shop to take a look. I pushed the brake pedal with my hand and saw the fluid squirt out and splash on the exhaust pipe. If you have lost or do not have an owners manual you can go to the home page of this website and there is a list of the owners manuals down towards the bottom. Owner took it to dealer, who reported that there was more than normal metal shavings in the transmission fluid pan, and that the clutch could be going out. The standard rear axle uses 75W-90 synthetic gear oil.
Right front brake line had holes due to rust. The mechanic replaced a part of the brake line and informed the contact the repair was a temporary fix. The video above shows where the transmission fluid dipstick is located in your Silverado 1500 and how to check the transmission fluid level. The 2005 Silverado has three manual transmission options: five-speed with low gear, five-speed without low gear and six-speed. Then owner contacted gm directly, who tried to sell the owner a new truck, but offered no assistance to owner with transmission problem. If you are unable to diagnose the problem, you will need to have it looked at by a certified automotive repair technician. I got out and looked under the truck.
Double check these with your manual! If the transmission fluid level on your Silverado 1500 is low, you need to add fluid through the dipstick tube. The truck begins to shift from first gear to second and an awful grinding sound begins coming from the transmission, the rear planetary gears in the transmission have broken known defect 4. Brake lines should not rust like that. There were no other major issues with the truck. The contact stated that after disconnecting a boat from the vehicle there was a brake malfunction. Also, there was a vehicle warning light that instructed driver to pull over and let vehicle idle. Took it to the chevy dealer who tells me all of the brake lines need to be replaced due to rust, as well as the abs and caliper.
Chevrolet gave customers many options on all three versions of the 2005 Silverado, so knowing the correct fluids to add to the truck components is imperative. There were no warning indicators prior to the failure however after five minutes after the failure the vehicle brake warning indicator did illuminate. Check out our complete line of products. Then, dealer changed fluid and filter, and instructed the owner that he could continue driving it until it absolutely had to be repaired. As of yet I haven't repaired the rusty lines but I am going to save them in case there is a recall so I can show them to someone. All remaining brake lines are also badly rusted and are sure to brake shortly if not replaced.
In the tranny: i think your manual will call for Dexron iii but i think you can use vi! Consumer is very concerned about the safety hazard of the transmission hesitating while in traffic. Troubleshooting the transmission in your Chevy Silverado may seem like a daunting task to someone who has never done it before, but there a several common things you can check for before you need to take the vehicle to a mechanic. The 2005 Silverado with four-wheel drive uses 80W-90 gear oil. I spoke to a transmission shop and they said they they get a lot of the same problems and I would like general motors to repair it since they haven't fixed this problem with the 4l60 e transmission in the last 11 or so years they've used it. The owner continued driving the vehicle, and has hard shifting. What type of transmission fluid you need depends on your vehicle. Owner called the dealership, who reported that could be a symptom of the computer trying to compensate fort he transmission which was failing.