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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 repairs by problem area

Engine (23%)

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 (7%)

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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (12%)

$1000 - $2499 (10%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (46%)

< $100 (13%)

Chart based on 84 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

355-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

2000 mi rear axle repair 

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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

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

4000 mi Software control of transfer case locked truck in 4x4 mode. 

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

13020 mi Error message - Service 4WD system. Still waiting for GM to come up with a software update for this problem. In the meantime the vehicle has to be switched from either 4WD or auto to 2WD before the engine is shut off in weather below 32 

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2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

315-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

4000 mi delay and hard shifting between first and second gear (both up- and down-shifting). Intermittent issue. 

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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

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

15300 mi Transmission hesitates to downshift at take off, sometimes clunks into gear at low speeds. Computer reset, did not stop problem. I'm told it is a problem with all new fuel efficient Chevy truck transmissions. 

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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

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

1860 mi Complained of driveline lash and clunk. Sadly this is normal with GM trucks. The dealer says it is normal and does not affect reliability 

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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

13000 mi Poor shift pattern 
26000 mi Rear differential pinion seal replacement. 

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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

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

31000 mi Front differential pinion seal leaking. The seal was replaced. 
6000 mi The transmission is not shifting right 
13000 mi

US $62
the transmission shifting is up and down the truck had about 3,000 miles on it I was told the transmission is learning it would be fine after 8,000 to 10,000 I brought the truck back with 12,600 miles and now I told they all shift this way 

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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

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

71000 mi Rebuilt 

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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

302-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

55000 mi Rear end seperated from drive. New parts plus dealer fees were shy of 2k. 

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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

51184 mi

US $444
During oil change was advised fluid leaking from the following. L Frnt Diff Axel Seal Oil Cooler Line 3 Transmission Cooler Lines Oil Pan Gasket GM covered 2/3rds cost. Suspect that Lube Tech overfilled fluid during tranny/diff flush ser. 
66593 mi

US $100
Noticed sloppy shifting between 1 and 2nd gears. Dealer programed TCM New Software Update. Problem fixed. 

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2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

403-horsepower 6.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

37000 mi Leaking rear Differential cover. removed, cleaned replaced gasket. 

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2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

24800 mi

C $640
leaking transmission lines to radiator 

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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

59000 mi Passenger side front axle seal leaking for the second time since ownership 
63000 mi The throttle stuck wide open, 2nd time. I am almost sure it is the throttle position sensor to be faulty, or the computer gets confused and sticks the throttle. Very scary. Dealer found nothing. Traded. 

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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

191000 mi

US $75
The transfer case control module went bad. Had to be replaced. 

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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

72000 mi

US $685
The cv joint boot also had a tear and throwing grease and needed to be replaced. Replaced the axle.. 
82000 mi

US $140
Replaced 4 wheel drive selection switch. Was getting service system soon error code. Faulty switch. 
60300 mi

US $327
Trany cooling lines leaking and replaced 
49380 mi

C $100
Torque converter to bell housing gasket seal leaking. Replaced under extended warranty. FIrst trip used to identify source of leak. Second trip replaced seal. 
26000 mi

US $3800
replaced transmission after failure while towing a trailer 

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

295-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

165000 mi

US $500
Differential went out - repaired by dealer at owner's expense.  
165000 mi

US $3500
Transmission went out immediately upon return. Transmission replaced and went out again a week later. Transmission replaced again, at owner's expense. 
22000 mi Loud clunking in rear. Dealer lubed yoke and said it would be fixed 
45000 mi

US $150
Loud clunking returned in rear end. Dealer said there is nothing they can do to fix it. It is a normal chevy issue I must deal with 
22000 mi drive shaft clunk when locking and releasing of drivetrain 
23000 mi problem continues - drive shaft clunk when locking and releasing of drivetrain yoke and tailshaft was replaced  

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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

315-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

115000 mi

US $1500
3rd and 4th gears gone 

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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

83714 mi

US $118
Self repair of Transmission Oil Cooler Lines. One line had small leak (GM Considers normal wear, not under warranty) so I replaced all 3. 
101000 mi

US $100
Front axle seal leaking differential oil. Replaced Axle Seal 

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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

16000 mi Warranty - Rebuilt Transmission. After MUTLIPLE diagnostic trips to the dealership, got them to admit the transmission was failing. It would slip when shifting into 2nd gear. Repaired trans - not replaced as I would have preferred. 
28000 mi Transmission fluid leak due to faulty seal. New part ordered and installed. Problem corrected. 
136000 mi

US $100
truck started shifting hard. service traction control light and service transmission light came on. took it to a shop and was told it need new PCM and possibly more modules. after resetting computer, 3 times,in 3 days,I trades the truck. 

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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

295-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

79000 mi

US $2000
transmission blew out an inner seal and had no third or fourth gear 

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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

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

18000 mi Transmission front seal leaking. Removed transmission and replaced seals and gaskets 

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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

59000 mi TRANSMISSION NOT SHIFTING OUT OF SECOND GEAR 
200000 mi

US $5100
half shafts 

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

67000 mi Transmission shifts extremely hard into second from first and from second into first. Told to monitor the problem and if it gets worse or I can't stand it any longer, then bring it back and mechanic would replace shift solenoid. 

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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

59000 mi

US $100
Differential had to be replaced. The clicking was witnessed by a mechanic. 

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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

105770 mi

US $2231
Replaced transmission and starter 

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

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

67000 mi Dealer mechanic noticed the axle seals, transmission cooling lines, and engine cooling lines were all leaking. Replaced under extended certified warranty. 

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

34000 mi

US $450
Rotted out transmission cooler lines. 

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Engine not specified

37820 mi noisy front differentual 

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

7000 mi Intermediate steering shaft clunk loose feeling in steering / repair was to lubricate the steering shaft with GM part#26098419 Lube Kit Inter S total time waited 2.5hrs 
88000 mi

US $475
Transfer case encoder motor sensor was 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

78500 mi

US $250
Seal leaking on front right axle shaft, replaced seal, full inspection. 

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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
4wd system would rarely engage, with "Check 4wd" message on dash. 4wd actuators replaced, as well as 4wd switch (again). Vehicle would occasionally shift into 4-low at speeds greater then 30mph 

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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

67980 mi

C $1100
Four wheel drive sensor needed to be replaced 

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

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

133000 mi

US $525
Four-wheel drive actuator replaced. Four wheel drive transfer case going into four wheel low by itself. 

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

50 mi Transmission cooler line popped off and drained all the ATF onto US50 in Maryland while driving home from the dealership. Towed and repaired at no charge. 

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

175000 mi Carrier bearing failed and was replaced 
54000 mi

US $298
GM G80 Positraction was chattering/binding. Service bulletin to drain and refill differential. Had a BG flush and fill performed. 
46000 mi

US $100
Leaky gasket on transmission. Gasket replaced. Transmission delays the 1-2 shift too long, leading to a harsh shift. Was told that my truck behaves differently than other similar trucks. 
48000 mi Another gasket was replaced in transmission. Took truck home, still leaks transmission fluid. Another appointment was made with dealership. Took truck back, told them transmission was still leaking. They could not replicate leak, had me come get truck. Because dealer employs idiots, transmission still leaks as it did before. Another appointment made with dealer to try yet again. Dealer added UV dye to transmission fluid to try to pinpoint source of persistent transmission leak. Sent truck back home with me, with yet another appointment to return truck next week to try and find leak with a blacklight. $5 transmission pan gasket was replaced. Diagnosing this took 4 visits. Leak was finally repaired during this visit. 
78000 mi

US $250
Truck has a two piece driveshaft, the driveshaft center support bearing failed. 

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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

103000 mi

US $300
Was told front axle seal had developed a leak and could be at risk to lose differential fluid. Had fluid changed and leaking seal/gasket repaired during this trip. 

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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

91000 mi

US $576
Failed transfer case to adapter seal replaced. New transfer case fluid installed. 
135000 mi

US $775
4WD switch replaced, code checks 
238000 mi

US $20
Replaced u joint on forward end of drive shaft. yoke end. 
125000 mi Shaking of truck became more obvious over time. Decided to trade truck in because of upcoming repair costs. 4 wheel drive system was beginning to fail on top of transmission and axle issues. 
85000 mi

US $2913
transmission diagnosed with bad torque converter;torque converter replaced;transmission serviced (flushed & new fluid); now slipping in 2nd & 3rd gear; new transmission installed; done @ dealer when my usual local mechanics couldn't diagnose 

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

285-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

159000 mi

US $100
Not a transmission problem within the case, just had to replace the tranny fluid cooling lines. 

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

78000 mi

US $105
Transmission slipping on acceleration. Valve body replaced. 
90000 mi

US $105
Tranny slipping at acceleration. Transmission shift solenoids #1 and #2 replaced, transmission flashed. 

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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

13505 mi Replace Rear Drive Shaft Nickel Plated Slip Yoke due to a defective plating batch. Covered under warranty. 
16700 mi Warranty on electrical repair with 4WD 
24900 mi Four wheel drive actuator replaced. Dealer covered even though 36 months had expired. 
27000 mi 4wd actuator went out. Truck would shift into 4 low at highway speed by itself. 

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

35000 mi

US $200
4 X 4 transmission would not engage 

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

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

44000 mi

US $360
Intermittent sensor in transfer case. 
94000 mi

US $250
Leaky seal front differential, left side. 

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

184300 mi

US $2000
Ticking noise from transfer case. Had to have transfer case rebuilt. 

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

205300 mi

US $30
Leaking rear differential cover 

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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

190300 mi

US $475
Shift solenoid 1-2 failure. Replaced both shift solenoids. 
146500 mi

US $175
4wd automatically locked in on its own at startup. Changed switch, did not help. Changed 4wd part inside transfer case to resolve. (transfer case position sensor). 

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

249860 mi

C $300
u-joint replaced 

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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

157000 mi

US $500
Transmission pump failure Replaced the transfer-case pump for the 4WD 
159000 mi Transmission failed again. Replaced transmission under repair shop warranty. 

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

275-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

90700 mi

C $950
Transmission lines replaced due to rust 
84000 mi

US $1500
Transmission rebuild 

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

124000 mi

C $560
transmission lines to rad had to be replaced 
125600 mi

C $2800
Transmission failed due to fluid leak 

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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

175200 mi

US $100
the boots on the drivers side axle were ripped. 

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

270-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

318000 mi

US $400
Spider gear replace 

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

117000 mi

US $120
Rear transmission seal was leaking. 

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

270-horsepower 4.8L V8 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

65000 mi

US $100
U-joint failure. Replaced rear UJ. 

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

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

179000 mi

US $2400
At 178,580 miles I had a new transmission installed. In other words, I got 178,580 miles out of the original transmission. 

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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

115000 mi

US $33
Diagnosis for P1870 code (Transmission component slipping). Possible Problems: bad torque converter, valve body worn, worn pressure valve. Rebuilt transmission (4L60E) and new torque converter (stock stall speed) ordered. 
215000 mi

US $35
Shift Solenoid B went out. Changed out both Shift Solenoids since I was in there. 
217000 mi

US $1200
Complete rebuild with new torque converter 
189500 mi right and left front axle seals leaking 

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

133000 mi

US $1700
Needed driver's side CV axle replaced. 
141000 mi

US $60
Bad u-joints on the front driveshaft. 
163000 mi

US $30
Front driveshaft front u-joint broke which caused the driveshaft to separate from the front differential and put the truck into 2wd only. 

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

270-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

180110 mi

C $160
rear diff cover rusted through, replaced rear diff cover 

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

152000 mi

US $55
Both u-joints replaced on rear drive shaft. 

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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Engine not specified

242700 mi

US $145
rebalance driveshaft. dont know if it was like this from factory or not. bought truck used. weights put on another side from manufacturer. read a lot about this year model having bad vibrations. still has a slight vibration but dont know what else 
251000 mi

US $300
transmission not shift to overdrive went to limp mode. computer lost electire to selnoid b in trans. replaced all selniods in trans. checked wiring harness. came down to replacing computer. 

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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

127000 mi

US $1200
Eaton G80 Locker (aka Gov-Lock) started to stay locked when it shouldn't and thus would stay locked on turns and make the rear wheel hop. Unit had a cracked carrier which needed to be replaced. Replaced with Eaton TrueTrac. 

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