28th Feb 2007, 16:35
WOW! I didn't know there were so many people in the same boat as me. Like all of you I own a 1999 Chevy silverado. My truck is a 1500 4x4 ext cab. I don't know where to start. The ABS was replaced before I bought it so no problems there, but I have had to replace the fuel pump, it starts hard, the check engine light is always on with no codes, it shifts hard, makes a clucking noise when I take off, the gas mileage is well I'm not going there, but my new problem is my dim lights won't come on. I have brights, but no dims. I have tried turning them on with the manual switch and have looked at buying a whole new steering collum thinking the switch went bad, but I don't want to spend the money on something I know is not the problem. Any suggestions?
5th May 2007, 23:16
I have a 1999 Silverado Z71. It has 106000 miles on it. No problems to report. What I just read from everyone;iam scared to drive my truck anymore.
15th Jun 2007, 01:29
My 99 Chevy truck just started with the ABS light and noise. I have had the sticky gas pedal and cleaned carb at intake. Hope to solve fet in ABS thanks for the info on the brakes.
10th Jul 2007, 22:01
I have a 1999 Silverado, every time I stop there is a clunk from underneath. I have inspected the rear end, but still can't determine what is causing the problem. The noise can be felt in the cab. Has anyone else experienced this problem? The truck runs great and has 115,000 miles. I also inspected the transmission and motor mounts.
24th Jul 2007, 17:57
Same ABS problem here!!! Come on Chevrolet can't you see this is a huge safety issue? Fork out the recall...
25th Jul 2007, 18:45
I also own a 1999 Chevrolet Z-71. I bought it used in 2006 with 64,000 miles on it, now it has close to 90,000 miles I haven't had the problem with the ABS so I am hoping that problem has come and gone with the old owner. But I have had to replace the fuel pump. From time to time there is a horrible jerk and pop coming from the transmission, took it to AAMCO all the found was a bad ground to the computer. The truck will not go in 4 Low, but the service 4 wheel drive light has never come on. Now the Service Engine Soon light has come on. I had to replace an emissions hose and now a day later the light is back on. This has all gone on with in the past two months. I am a hardcore Chevy man and I love Chevy, but I am sadden to say that I do believe this is my last Chevy. Too many problems.
28th Oct 2007, 07:46
Yet another long time Chevy owner who will never buy another GM truck. I own a 99 Z71 and have pulled the fuse. Also had the sticking throttle body, which cleaning every so often helps. Also had the 4 wheel drive switch go bad. That was a 70.00 switch that only took a few min to change. Also had the tailgate cables break as I was loading a mower into the bed. That one threw my back out when I unexpectedly fell!
I also have the clunk when the truck shifts gears. I was told that if I pull the driveshaft and pack the spline full of heavy grease, this will help. Now to top it all off, I blew a brake line and after looking I see all the lines will need replaced! This truck only has 80,000 miles on it!
I had a 89 Chevy truck and drove it for 180,000 miles with no problems at all. I just went and looked at another vehicle and it will never be another Chevy! I'm sure hating to sell this lemon to some person!
5th Nov 2007, 17:28
Don't feel alone I have the same ABS problem here I have had the fuse pulled for 2 yrs now because I don't have $1000 to fix it either, but I'm not going to listen to the ABS motor run all the time. so I pulled it and now I get to see the the ABS light and the brake light stay lit up all the time, but hey no noise... come on GM... anyone else get a anti lock brake discount on your car insurance? hope I don't ever have a accident and they find out it does not work. call GM and let them know 1-800-222-1020.
19th Nov 2007, 01:20
Man I must be lucky. I just traded my 98 extended cab silverado 4X4 on an 06. It had 196000 on it and yes I did replace the front pads twice, but I pull a trailer also. Only other thing I done to it was a fuel pump at 164000. Was one of the best trucks I ever owned. Never had ABS problems. Other than normal maintance (battery, oil changes, tires) it was great.
28th Nov 2007, 11:57
I to am a Chevy owner - same ABS problem - which yes it's a 99 and other than the insurance thing - I've never had a vehicle with ABS so it doesn't bother me that much. I too thought when I got the recall notice that my problems were over as far as that went - oh well - wish GM would do something. Also - I am wondering about the 4WD switch. How many people have had much success with replacing the switch? My truck makes awful noises when it switches from 2WD to 4WD and the Auto 4WD button is the only button that works - the 4HI and 4LOW do not work - and the other day it almost didn't come out of 4WD at all. Can anyone tell me if this is a switch problem or a transfer case problem. Thanks.
1st Dec 2007, 14:37
I have a 98 K2500 with 260,000 miles. This week my brake/hazard fuse blew (the one on the side of the dash, not under the hood). After monkeying around for a while I discovered the pulling the ABS fuse solved the problem. (It of course created a new one.) Until now, I have not had any ABS problems. In fact, until I pulled the fuse, that part of the system worked fine. (We have lots of snow, so they come on a lot right now.) I chose to have working brake lights over working ABS. With everyone else having so many ABS issues, did anyone ever have the ABS system blow the brake fuse?
I see a lot of comments about switching to Toyota, and maybe if Toyota comes out with a 454 or a good diesel, that will be an option. Until then, Toyota just doesn't have enough power.
5th Jan 2008, 23:19
1999 2wd Ext-cab Sierra, original owner with 140,000 miles. ABS & EBrake light have begun just now started coming to come and off, but so far no running noise. This occurred after jumping the battery. Friends in here in Houston, say no problem: just pull power plug on ABS motor, and live with the idiot indication lights.
Driver side widow regulator went South @ 90k miles. Switched to Castrol Synthetic engine oil and the clicking noise on start-up disappeared at 60K. GM fuel pumps aren't good for more than 150K, especially if you like to run the tank down near empty; so the plan is to replace it once we reach 150k.
At times in cold and dry conditions hear the "rain popping noise" around the windshield, but it's cause is still a mystery. Replaced the pitted windshield at 120k and glued the rubber down around it, hoping to eliminate this noise, but didn't help. Happens less than 2-3% of the time.
Were going to buy a new Avalanche, but GM Master Card got a bit nasty, so this is probably the last GM truck for us unless the folks at GM make some kind of break through on this recall.
All in all, less problems than our Ford 98 Expedition.