19th May 2007, 10:04

Bought a 2000 Silverado in 1999. Has performed great. Regular oil changes pretty much all I have done. Have 110000 miles on it and only on second set of tires that still have 20000 miles left on them easy. Major problems? Power steering pump shaft sheered in a parking lot. Whew! What a chore getting it home. Fuel pump quit. Was told GM has never produced a good fuel pump. Typical for it to fail after about 80000 miles. Can't replace just the pump, either. Have to replace the whole module. Part runs about $550.00. Have to take the bed off to fix, too. Biggest problem... No AC. Pump went out due to sediment build up. They tell me it is typical because of where the pump is located... on the bottom as opposed to towards the top. Sediment runs down over time clogging it and causing it to seize. Hint... run the AC as often as possible to keep everything flowing and not collecting. Question lifespan of brakes. At 110000 miles have not had problem one. Makes me a bit nervous. When should they need replacing.

Happy in CA.

19th Jul 2007, 12:36

I have a 2000 silverado with 104k miles, when I turn the steering wheel to the left I get a whining (power steering) noise, but not when I turn to the right. Am I the only one with this problem.

25th Jul 2007, 12:38

I have a 1999 Silverado with just shy of 100K on it. Pretty good truck, but I've had my share of trouble. Just replaced 2 brake lines that rusted through last week. Good fun with no brakes on the PA turnpike.

Now when I steer left everything is OK, but when I go right it sounds like grinding and feels like it has no power steering. Anyone have any ideas?

20th Aug 2007, 14:31

Well, i just bought a 2000 Silverado Longbed extended Cab with 60000 Miles on it for 9000 Bucks. It is my FIRST real Pickup and I guess it is a good Price. At least everybody I know says that... yes it's a Gas Guzzler, but iam still in the Testing Area, lol, so far I drove only Backroads with several Traffic Light Stops, and it uses around 12 mpg. after my next Fill up (BANG! 90 Dollars!lol) i gonna try Interstate... Otherwise this Truck, runs and looks great and I am really in Love with it. I keep you posted, but maybe that's the Beginning of a Wonderful Friendship...lol.

10th Sep 2007, 08:49

I have a 2000 Chevy 2500 and my service engine light is on. I took it to Autozone and had it tested and was told I need a shift solenoid. The truck jumps when it shifts from 3rd to 4th, and sometimes from 1st to 2nd. It is an automatic and does not do this every time I drive it. My horn also does not work. How hard is the shift solenoid to change out? Has anyone done this themselves and if so, can you give me some advice?



11th Nov 2007, 06:55

I have a Chevy silverado 2000 1500 v4.8 bought new. At 27000 the pads and rotors had to be replaced. At 54000 after brake pads were replace, the right rear brake was staying on. Calipers were replaced for both rear brakes. I have added brake fluid twice since this has been done, hopefully this will stop. There were a lot of recalls.

29th Nov 2007, 19:45

I have a 2000 Chevy Silverado 5.3 automatic trans. When driving in either 3rd or over drive and reaching that gear if you try to maintain a speed of 40 to 55 mph there is a continuous stuttering. Any suggestions?

30th Dec 2007, 20:13

I own a 2003 Silverado, 4.8 v8, automatic, regular cab short bed, 4x2. Seemed like a good truck at the time, but that has proven to be terribly wrong.

Had the steering clunk fixed 2 times and the dealer says they won't fix it any more for me. Now I read how the lube just runs out on hot days. The transmission makes a loud and noticable clunk when shifting between first and second gear.

My dealer wouldn't give me replacement tailgate cables until I received my official recall letter from GM... and they broke as I was unloading my ATV. Bent the tailgate, but the dealer THEN fixed the tailgate and put new cables on it. Should have got a new tailgate because it will now drop open for train tracks, pot holes, and other big bumps in the road.

AND most recently, just as the truck is coming to a stop, it will make a loud clunk... and if it doesn't clunk before stopping, it will clunk when I let my foot off the brake.

Oh yeah, and the heater fan now rubs against its housing. If that weren't enough, the gasket on the water pump is going bad (heard that's from the red coolant they come with) and leaks.

Only good thing about the blasted truck has been the Firestone Steeltex tires. I've put over 81k miles on those stock tires and they look great. Too bad Firestone discontinued Steeltex.

I had an '87 Chevy Scottsdale before this and regret buying new when I could have spent half the money and had the old one completely redone. I seriously doubt I'll buy any Chevrolet again. I understand Tundra is now 100% American... I think the only thing American about my Chevy is the name and the Indiana plant it was assembled at with foreign parts.

2nd Jan 2008, 11:09

I have a 2002 silverado, extended cab, 4x4, 5.3L. Bought it new in 02 and now have 130,000 miles on it. I've had no problems until now. My mpg dropped from 16-18 to 9-11 in the last few months, it also misses horribly when its cold then smooths out when it warms up. I bought the truck in Hawaii and just moved it to Minnesota, I don't know if the computer is programed differently for HI vehicles. Any ideas?

5th Jan 2008, 10:19

2000 x-tra cab short bed 4x4 bought new in 99.

85k-> Driveline clunk, Fixed @ dealer with new output yoke

12k-> Both rear/side windows resealed (dealer)

72k--> Battery

80k --> New tires & rear pads

100 --> Fromt pads, Rear pads again + rear calipers.

Hmmmmm, other than brake pads & a battery (wear items) I guess I'm pretty lucky. I do agree on whoever stated the brake rotors are made with inferior metal. They rust / rot out like a boat anode! I'm afraid I'm going to have to call BS on any silverado getting 24 mpg. C'mon., even the GM engineers are LOL.

14th Jun 2008, 13:06

My 2000 silverado will all of the sudden not turn over. Lights all work battery seems good and I realize from past experiences with vehicles the starter or solenoid might be defective. Anyone know any other possible things that may be causing this. Appreciate any input. Yes the fuses are all good I checked. Thanks Smitty.

2nd Jul 2008, 10:08

I have a 2000 2wd Chevy Silverado 4.8L with 99750 miles and am happy to say I've had very few problems with it.

The few problems I've had include the sticking throttle (which I fixed myself with a little lubricant on the flap hinges and a little cleaner below them), a battery replacement and positive cable replacement (delco batts suck), two sets of tires (thanks to bad wheel alignment by a private tire dealer-- now fixed), and (this is the strange one) a broken rear shackle. Other than that, I deal with steering that has become a little loose over the miles and constant replacement of the daytime running lamps. Not terrible for near 100k miles.

I do get around 20 mpg on the interstate, which is the bulk of my driving. Between stop lights, I probably get about 15 or 16. I've considered getting a new Silverado, but this one is paid for and refuses to die, so what's the point?

As for those comments from some looking at the Tundra as their savior-- Try putting it through what my truck has been through (running off the road, 3 missed oil changes, stuck in snow, ran through a river twice, and survived a tornado) and tell me how maintenance-free it was after 99k miles. Also, did you know the Tundra is notorious for stalling? Of all the problems I've read in this thread, that wasn't one related to this truck, and that's a pretty dangerous problem...

There's nothing unique wrong with this truck. You should expect some problems and a little extra maintenance if you drive it like you stole it. Even imports won't put up with lousy drivers.