23rd Jul 2003, 10:00

I have a 1996 Chevy C1500. I had an extended warranty because of financing requirements. At nearly 50,000 miles the automatic transmission started making a groaning noise between shifting. Took it to dealer, covered under warranty with $500.00 deductible. They tore the transmission down and could not find a problem. Put it back together and it was still there. Replaced transmission with a rebuilt. Total cost would have been around $3,000. Now I'm just shy of 100,000 miles and the transmission is again making the groaning noise.

I would like to find out how many others have had this problem and if they ever found out the cause.

19th Feb 2009, 10:35

The windshield wiper problem may be fixable. On the firewall on the drivers side there is a little black box which contains the electrical to control the wipers. Take the cover off and spray it with wd-40. This will not hurt it as wd-40 contains no water. It fixed my problem on my '97 silverado.

14th Feb 2010, 23:44

I own a 1997 Silverado. Not what I would call a real dependable vehicle.

Just hit 100,000 miles. Have replaced the fuel pump, water pump, radiator, power steering pump and hoses, belts and tensioner, air conditioning, intake manifold gasket, plus numerous other small items (fuses, electrical components for brake lights etc...) automatic transmission, and I'm currently looking for an electrical short somewhere in the wiring for the parking lights.

Nice ride, good power, reasonable gas mileage. Oh yeah, it leaks around the windshield when it rains.

It's a good thing I kept my '87 Toyota pickup to drive when my Chevy needs repair.

13th Apr 2010, 20:53

I have a 1997 Silverado Ext-Cab 5.0 V8 Auto Trans.

Had the trans re-built at 150000 miles.

Fuel pump replaced, and new water pump.

Now the radiator is seeping around the left side, and also I have a small leak at the rear of the intake manifold.

I now am experiencing a problem with the plugs on the main computer. The engine will spin over, but will not fire up. If I unplug and re-plug all 6 connectors to the CPU, it will start and run fine. It also always starts in the morning, but not during the day. Do I need to replace the wiring harness?

I also had a short in the harness that controlled the dash lights, which the dealer repaired for $150.00 (Well worth it!)