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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 repairs by problem area

Engine (24%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (15%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (6%)

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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (11%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (29%)

$100 - $499 (43%)

< $100 (12%)

Chart based on 103 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

355-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

2300 mi Bad vibrations at interstate speeds. Dealer balanced and rotated tires which lessened the vibrations but did not get rid of them. Still shakes at interstate speeds but comes and goes. Waiting till there is a solution before I take it back. 

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

355-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

25000 mi Drivers side of truck 1 1/2" lower than right. Chevy tech support only authorized left front coil spring replacement even though rear is sagging too. 

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2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

315-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

54000 mi

US $110
Faulty bearing in Power Steering Pump. Replaced pump. 

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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

315-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

Leaf spring broken, was replaced 

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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

315-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

132300 mi

US $500
wheel bearing making lots of noise, replaces wheel bearing 
139300 mi

US $350
Discovrred slack in tie Rod end when replacing wheel bearing. Replaced end and got alignment. 
53000 mi

US $200
Power steering pump stopped working. Had it replaced. 

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2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

315-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

58000 mi

US $330
worn upper ball joint, replaced the whole a arm 

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

315-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

75000 mi Wheel bearings front. Dealer replaced under warranty. 

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

315-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

102000 mi

US $250
Front stabilizers needed replacement 

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

295-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

149000 mi

US $1100
Replaced upper and lower ball joints on front suspension due to wear. Aligned front end due to parts replacement. 

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

295-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

75020 mi

C $331
Power steering cooler rusted out. We see a lot of this. $331 to have this small radiator replaced. It's down in front behind the bumper, but exposed to all the road s---. 

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

295-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

158000 mi

US $100
Massively worn out factory shocks that had never been changed. 

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 8ft bed

315-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

196300 mi

US $100
Power steering pump leaking at hose connection 

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

315-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

61780 mi

C $300
Replace front left hub assembly due to worn out wheel bearing. 
35000 mi bushings wore out fast 
107260 mi

C $300
The original shocks were providing very little dampening as it was bouncing through the bumps. Upgraded to bilstein 5100 series with adjustable ride height, very satisfied with results 
72000 mi

US $685
Front hub assembly, bearing went bad. 
77000 mi

US $1000
Rear shock was leaking and had to be replaced 

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 5.5ft bed

315-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

67000 mi

US $595
Bad grinding noise from front end. The wheel bearing and rotor were bad. 

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

315-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

205000 mi

US $399
Clicking in front end replaced hub. 

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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

315-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

98300 mi

US $459
Changed out all shocks. 80K would have been a better interval. Rides like new now. 

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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

315-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

95000 mi

US $1500
Rack and pinion system leaking, replaced entire rack (and entire front end suspension components at the same time. Shocks, Struts, Tie Rod Ends, Rack, Ball Joints) 

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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

367-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

160000 mi

US $900
Replaced upper and lower ball joints w/ alignment. 

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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

315-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

81840 mi

C $80
Replaced badly worn lower ball joints 
47700 mi

US $550
Power steering pump failed. Pump replaced with new part. 

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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

295-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

116000 mi

US $150
Stabilizer bar rubber spacers had deteriorated and caused a clunking noise when turning slowly in tight corners. 
120700 mi replaced upper and lower ball joints on front wheels. Upper joints were worn; lower were replaced as preventative 

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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

315-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

200000 mi

US $5100
pads rotors hubs  struts 

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

80500 mi

US $400
Driver upper control arm had begun to crack and problem noticed when front end dropped over 2 inches suddenly while driving. 

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

63000 mi

US $500
Wheel bearings on front right wheel made the truck undriveable.  

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 5.5ft bed

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

113000 mi

US $615
Steering gear box 

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

11780 mi Noticed clunk in steering - dealer replaced intermediate steering shaft under warranty. 
17980 mi Mechanic noticed leaking steering rack during normal service - GM agreed to replace under warranty even though it had expired. 
40000 mi

US $420000
Replaced shocks for rattling in front end. Did not fix problem. 
20000 mi Had steering shaft bearing replaced. Also have steering whine when turning to the left--dealer unable to duplicate. 

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

93000 mi

US $60
Steering oil cooler rusted out, replaced cooler and low pressure lines 
35000 mi Front hubs and wheel bearing. Both sides. Replaced under extended warranty. 

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

285-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

22000 mi

US $2500
$2500 of Factory Warranty for I-Shaft, Tie Rods, bearings, bushings, and linkage on entire front end replaced 
30000 mi The truck had been pulling to the right side, an alignment was paid for and within 500 miles, the pulling returned. Dealership diagnosed the tie rods being bad, replaced the tie rods and refunded alignment cost. Also replaced intermediate steering shaft.  

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

285-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

118500 mi

US $300
Replaced intermediate steering shaft due to slack and popping noise. 

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

285-horsepower 4.8L V8 5-speed manual RWD

33000 mi loose steering 
36000 mi tie rod replaced 

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

195-horsepower 4.3L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

79000 mi

US $275
The truck went dead and would not start, we took it to a garage to begin with and he checked everything that it might have been but he could not find the problem. The dealership found a wire in the steering column that was bad and fixed. 

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

26000 mi

US $2500
Power steering pump bad, tie rod ends bad. 
40000 mi

US $1700
4WD front hub, $1,000. 

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Engine not specified

34500 mi

US $900
front bearings per abs problems and noise 

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 8ft bed

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

57000 mi

US $300
Rack and Pinion was bad; replaced. 

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

310-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

154000 mi

US $1200
Front Wheel Bearings, Full Brake job. Replaces all 4 shocks. 
43000 mi Truck had a slight knock in steering like a gremlin was hitting the steering column with a ballpeen hammer, especially when going around corner/bend in road. First no cost fix thru Chevy was to grease something in steering column/box. Knock returned about 

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

98000 mi

US $450
replace inner tie rods 
134000 mi

US $150
Replace shocks on complete suspension 
63000 mi

US $650
During 60,000 mile PM actual miles of 62500 the left wheel bearing was worn excessively and it was replaced. 
67000 mi

US $950
Tie rod replacement Steering column rubber causing noise when turning 

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

169000 mi

US $6500
Steering gear faulty, no power steering assist when turning right and at low speed (parking lots) 

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

285-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

63000 mi

US $200
Rattling behind the dashboard was related to a broken bearing at the bottom of the steering shaft. The shaft had to be removed and the column replaced. The rattling would occur every time you would hit a bump or go over uneven roads. 

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 6.5ft bed

285-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

32000 mi Intermidiate Steering Assembly replaced. Caused Vibration at low speeds in Steering Wheel. Common problem for Silverados. 

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

98000 mi Intermediate steering shaft loose again/still when traded. 

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

52080 mi

C $520
Left Bearing went on the front driver side wheel. 
75600 mi

C $900
Replaced drivers side wheel bearing Replaced drivers side tie rod end 

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

285-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

125000 mi

US $550
Replaced left front bearing hub. 
132300 mi

US $175
Replaced right front bearing hub. 

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

49000 mi

US $400
Right front tie rod end had free play. Replaced. Completed 4 wheel alignment and tire rotation. 
46000 mi

US $100
Steering rack was leaking fluid. Rack was replaced. 
59000 mi

US $800
Power steering issue. Power steering moaned and groaned. Dealership replaced power steering pump, power steering rack (was replaced in 2008 as well), and intermediate steering shaft (was replaced in 2008 as well), 
85300 mi

US $700
Rack was leaking fluid and needed replacement. Had to realign front end as well. 
87500 mi

US $236
4 new shocks, should have done this a long time ago. got HD Bilstiens 

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

58000 mi

US $180
Had a lot of looseness/play in the steering, especially when turning at full extent. Apparently problem was a worn steering rod, which was not covered under warranty. May have been due to our rough roads, but kind of odd. 
61000 mi

US $220
Our passenger side wheel hub assembly completely disintegrated in early February (probably courtesy of 5 years of upstate New York) along with the wheel bearing to the tune of $580. 
31000 mi

US $29350
Steering wheel control button, Horn button, nickel plated drive shaft yoke. 

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

157000 mi

US $300
Rear shock absorber seals blown and no damping. Ride was dangerously out of control on big bumps and potholes. Other shocks not in much better shape and looked to be the original ones by the amount of rust and dirt on them. 
98700 mi

US $550
Right side wheel bearing, inner tie rod end replaced, alignment, tire balance. 
135000 mi

US $775
Left front hub assembly replaced. 
234000 mi

US $125
Drivers side wheel bearing was worn. Vibration, ABS sensor warning and wheel speed Sensor warning set of Check Engine Light. Replaced Wheel hub assembly. 
242000 mi

US $340
Replaced front and rear shocks with rancho rs5000 shocks and added helper springs to the rear leaf springs. The truck was sagging and leaning into corners. 

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

285-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

105000 mi

US $500
Shock absorbers were replaced due to wear. 

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

8969 mi Replaced Lower Intermediate Steering Shaft Assy. Covered under warranty. 
27000 mi

US $100
Rear bearings showing wear. Changed oil and additive in the rear end to see if more shavings are present in new oil. 

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

6000 mi Warranty repair replaced power steering pump that was whining 
32000 mi Greased steering shaft for clunk 

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 8ft bed

275-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

102300 mi

$1200
Replace steering box 

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

345-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

149000 mi

US $100
Replaced the rear shocks. They looked to be original and were only slightly rotted out. 

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

82000 mi

US $174
Right front wheel bearing completely worn out. Immediate replacement needed. 
152300 mi

US $188
Wheel bearing drivers side & lower steering shaft bearing replaced for the 3 time in 30,xxx miles 
152700 mi

US $234
Rear axle seal & bearing drivers side failed, no reason other than it wanted to. New Timken bearings & seals installed both sides less than a year ago. 
156300 mi Vibration in the vehicle, unable at this time to figure out where its coming from although its still there. Common wear items checked out OK including tires and suspension parts. Not sure where its coming from working to resolve issue. 

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

106000 mi

US $700
Front axle bearing needed to be replaced 
124000 mi

US $890
Front passenger wheel bearing needed to be replaced 

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

275-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

158300 mi

US $2000
Tie rods in an out, ball joints, shocks, brakes, tires. 

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

275-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

132000 mi

US $200
Tie rod end wore out. 

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

275-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

72000 mi

US $250
Replaced steering rack assembly. Rack was leaking fluid as a result of a collision some years earlier and had started to show poor response due to a likely worn pinion gear. 

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

200-horsepower 4.3L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

196000 mi

US $818
Left front wheel bearing assembly replaced. Cost includes four-wheel disc brake pads replaced and rotors turned. 
173000 mi

US $2600
Rack and Pinion leaking fluid 

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 8ft bed

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

101000 mi

US $600
Steering column rattle. Steering column replaced. 

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 8ft bed

275-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

32700 mi

US $50
front end alighnment 

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

148000 mi

US $900
Found inner tie rod end worn and needing to be replaced. 

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

275-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

30000 mi Only problem over 110,000 miles was steering column knocking. Intermediate shaft lubed per service bulletin, dealer eventually replaced shaft. 
218300 mi

US $500
ABS and brake lights on. Replaced a front hub assembly. 
220000 mi

US $250
Front Passenger wheel hub replaced. ABS and brake lights still on, dealership said it was my e.c.m and that it's not important. It shouldn't affect anything. A week later my brakes locked up and I went sideways... I was doing less than 30mph.  
156000 mi

US $120
Replaced passenger upper "A" arm and ball joint. 
85960 mi

C $700
Also replaced rear shocks, 
93620 mi

C $1200
Axle bearings failed. No damage to main pinion or spider gears. 
103000 mi

US $150
Drivers side front bearing & brakes 
105000 mi

US $450
Front bearing replacement, also did the brakes. 

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

71000 mi

US $200
Spring shackles rusted. Replaced 

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

43300 mi Clunking (muted noise) in steering column. 
44000 mi

US $120
Steering intermediate shaft. Replacement. Noise/rattle. Non safety issue. 

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

118000 mi

US $40
Removed and replaced front and rear shocks. 

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

132000 mi

US $125
replaced left front wheel hub 

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

270-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

87000 mi

US $489
replaced the hub bearing on driver's front 
89000 mi

US $489
passenger hub assembly replaced with OEM parts 
90000 mi

US $646
passenger rear leaf spring holder let go and leaf spring popped up through bed. Replaced with OEM rear spring bracket. Decided to replace driver's side as well (rusted out). Mechanic said after-market parts not locally available. 

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

283000 mi

US $55
Power steering pump failing. intermittent hard turning and associated groan. $55 part from rockauto, including core. Less than 1 hour replacement. 

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

153300 mi

US $185
Clunking noise... Replace front passenger side wheel hub. 

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

133000 mi

US $1700
In shop found bad wheel bearings, tie rods, lower ball joints. Replaced all, also replaced all 4 worn out tires with new. 

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

270-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

178560 mi

C $867
all 4 shocks worn out, replaced all shocks 

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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

135000 mi

US $370
Power steering pump replaced Idler arm replaced 

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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

147000 mi

US $850
Inner tie rod ends along with steering rack that was leaking a little fluid from the end seals. Outer tie rid ends changed as well. 

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