18th Feb 2009, 03:51
2000 Silverado 2500 LS 6.0 101000 miles.
I bought this truck used with 30,000 miles. This truck has went through 1 full brake replacement, oil cooler lines, driver's side and passenger side window units, ABS controller, 4 wheel drive u joint replacement, 4x switch, rear seatbelt, back right window seal, and a fuel pump.
This truck is awesome other than those issues. For these expensive fixes I should get some sort of rebate for the money put into it. I paid 22,000 here in Alaska for it used. But I have to say it's still an awesome truck. I would still buy it again but cheaper.
12th Sep 2009, 00:49
2000 Silverado LS Z71.
I have owned this truck for almost 5 years. Started with 99,000 kms, and now we are pushing 290,000 kms. It's been a real good truck; averages around 20 mpg if I keep it under 2000 rpm.
Usual repairs like brakes and front wheel bearing.
The brake pedal is starting to pulsate and I am not sure what that is. If I let off and re apply, they work great, any ideas?
All in all it has been a great truck, and has got me down the highway and into some great fishing spots. Hope to keep her going for another 100,000, then maybe we will rebuild her.
24th Oct 2009, 09:34
I have a 2000 Chevy 4x4. Bought it with 140000. Was a good truck. Can't stand it now, though I have had all the problems you can think of. It's a turd, so in my opinion Chevy is not a good truck.
29th Dec 2009, 19:18
I've bought a 2000 Silverado new back in November 2000. If you keep the RPM's low on highway, you can get about 19.5mpg. I once traveled 650 miles on one tank (max 33 gal). I take very good care of her and drive like a grandma... I just hit 100,000 miles as of October 2009.
Now the bad: I've had to replace many rotted out rotors... probably about 8, brake lines rusted right out a few months ago.. that was fun, fan speed resistor fried a few months before that, had a cracked t-case, fried 2 u-joints then ultimately a rear driveshaft a few years ago, had to replace a broken wheel assembly as well. Now it looks like my transmission is shot.
I have to say that she's feeling her age, and the salty conditions found here in New England haven't helped me much. I'm not sure whether I'm going to fix the tranny or just unload her. Man, I'm not looking forward to car payments... so broke.
21st Jan 2010, 17:42
I've owned a 2000 Chevrolet Z71 5.3 since it had 71,000 on it. Bought it used from the dealer with an extended warranty that I never used. It has 147,863 miles on it today. It runs like a top. I drive to the desert at least 12 times a year with bikes in the back & towing a toyhauler. I've rescued bikes & buddies stuck in the sand. I tow a bayliner around every so often. I must have "THE" best truck off the factory line after reading all these comments. Own a couple trucks before you complain, you'll learn how to maintain your vehicles.
-Fuel pump needs replacing (I'll drop the tank down)
-I've maintained my brakes perfectly (no problems ever)
-Transmission stock no trans.cooler.
-Little chirp in rear end when taking off from stop. Just a little wear.
-Replaced 4X switch in dash
-Rear window leaked in rain but easy fix.
-Motor...I love this motor!
Take it easy out there you heavy footed breakers, this truck will stop great if you ease into it.
23rd Jan 2010, 06:45
2000 Silverado extended cab 1500 5.3L.
470,000 miles - Like a rock! The truck is used in service work as well as personal.
Transmission rebuilt at 325,000.
Engine original - never has been over-hauled.
Drive both city and highway everyday in south Texas.
30th Jan 2010, 00:46
2000 Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4 bought new in November of 1999. Currently has 140,000. I had to replace the fuel filter ($10) at 130,000 miles and I am now on my 3rd set of tires. Everything else is 100% original (except for tailgate straps, replaced due to recall). No problems and I have no complaints. 14-16 mpg city, 20-22 mpg interstate.
12th Mar 2010, 13:34
2002 Silverado, 4X4, 5.3L 130,000.
At 128k I needed to replace the pads, so I replaced all pads, calipers, lines, and rotors.
I am starting to slip a little in gas mileage, so I am going to replace the O2 sensors this weekend.
I was in the upper teens as far as mpg, and am now considerably lower.
As far as the guys talking about the ABS kicking in whenever they were braking; my brakes would pulsate, and I took them to the GM certified dealership, and the people there told me I needed to replace both hubs. I replaced a $35 ABS sensor and the problem stopped. It might be worth a try at this before you disconnect your ABS. I have heard this is common for trucks in the early 2000s and late 90s.
I do love my truck though.
12th Mar 2010, 20:09
I own a 2000 Silverado SE ext. cab two wheel drive that now has 150,000 miles on her. It has been a good truck to me and my son who drove it through college, I just got it back cause I didn't want to let her go.
Just replaced the throttle positioning sensor because of a high idle problem that would come and go.
Fuel gauge is on and off due to sending unit, I'll get around to fixing it one day!
I replaced the rotors, pads and one caliper a few months ago, but other than that it has been a great truck for me.
I am not partial to anyone brand of truck either; I had a 2007 F150 I bought new, which I sold to my son and took the Chevy back, liked it too, but I am old school and liked the look of the 2000 Silverado. Plenty of replacement parts on LMC truck also to keep her looking new.
1st Apr 2010, 19:30
I have a 2000 Chevy Silverado. The signal light comes on in the cab, but the signal light in the back outside isn't coming on. I am a girl and don't know much about cars. Can anyone help please???
2nd Apr 2010, 18:39
Your signal lightbulb has blown. Bring it down to any autoparts store and somebody should be able to help you replace it. Lightbulbs in cars and trucks are the same as the ones in your house, and they don't last forever.
24th Jun 2010, 09:00
I have a 2000 Chevy Silverado 5.3, and when I start it up, I am on my way. When I stop and turn my truck off and restart it, the A/C blows hot. Can you help.
22nd Aug 2010, 04:21
2000 Silverado 1500 4X4, 4.8 L.
220,000 miles on original engine, transmission replaced at 96,000 miles. New transmission has 124,000 miles.
Water pump replaced at 130,000.
Alternator is still original.
Fuel pump needs replacing, have to turn key several times before starting engine.
Changed engine oil every 2 months regardless of miles.
After new tranny installed, I change oil in drain pan every month approx. 2 1/2 to 3 qt of oil.
Brakes changed twice in front and rear.
Plugs & wires changed 110,000 miles.
Fuel filters changed 100,000 miles.