17th Feb 2009, 03:22
Hi, I have a 93 Chevy pickup, 2wd with a V8 350, 1500. It's a nice truck man, I give it to GM.
The only problem with my truck was the tranny; I got a new one. I thought to myself, if I replace it, it's going to go bad again and waste the same amount of money on it.
My truck has 230k and is still running strong. I change its oil monthly, check the fluids and brakes on it. I baby it a lot. The interior is original, original motor, and engine components like alternator, A/C, and water pump. It's a strong truck.
I bought it with 16k miles on it, and ever since it still has its towing hitch for its toys, or when I have to pull some cars. There is not a thing bad to say about this truck ext cab. The only thing it does have is the paint has its wear and tears; it comes with every car under all elements.
My name is Jesus Castaneda and it's been nice reading all these comments about GM.
28th Mar 2009, 19:47
I have a 93 Chevy 1500. I was driving down the street and my headlights went out. I changed everything electrical that could with the lights. and they are still out. I changed the lights too. Does anyone have any ideas?
8th Apr 2009, 04:16
Did you try replacing the relay under the dash for bright lights? It isn't marked on the fuse panel. I had the same thing happen in my 99. Thought it was the switch on the steering column, but it ended up being a 5 dollar relay.
27th Apr 2009, 17:06
I have a 93 Silverado, 350 V8 5.7 liter 2wd. My odometer went out at 172k about 2 months ago. Never had any major problems till now. When I accelerate my truck sputters for a second or two before it will start moving. I replaced the throttle sensor and cleaned my throttle body. I don't know what else to do. Any ideas?
23rd Oct 2009, 04:18
Hi,I own a 93 Silverado ext cab. I bought it new off the lot. It's never been in a accident (knock on wood) and I have driven it to 475,000 km. I've changed the oil faithfully every 5000km and that's my pay off. If you people out there do regular maintenance and look after your vehicle, eventually your vehicle will look after you. My truck is the true meaning of "Like a Rock" Longest lasting truck on the planet.
29th Nov 2009, 14:50
Hi. I was just reading all the comments and I had to add one. I have a 93 x cab 1500 2wd. It's got 215k miles on it and it rides like a champ. The only problem I have is the darn wiper motor; it only works dry, what's the point of that? Any suggestions? But the truck is nice and smooth, no complaints, thanks for your time.
12th Dec 2009, 14:49
I own a 1993 Chev extend a cab-350 2wheel drive. I bought it brand new and it now has 400 kms. I have kept up all general maintenance.
I have had to replace intake gaskets at 100k and again just recently. I have also replaced the water pump, 2 alternators, 1 starter, wiper motor, rear axle seals and just recently rear end seals and bearings because it was recommended. Crown and pinion gears have some wear understandably. Rear end fluid changed 3 times in the life so far of the vehicle. Transmission fluid has also been changed 3 times. Have been told transmission shows no wear problems.
Have replaced 1/2 cab corners and both front fenders are just starting to show some rust.
Being a General Motors employee and working in Oshawa where my truck was made, I couldn't be "MORE PROUD OF IT". It's a shame they shut down Oshawa Truck Plant. I feel for the loss of my fellow brothers and sisters.
16th Jan 2010, 09:28
I own a 1993 Chevy Silverado with the 4.3, extended cab. I have the wiper motor problem, the front seat bolt broke problem, the fuel pump replaced, both cab corners replaced along with running boards and front fender rusting bad. I also have rearend seals going.
One thing I lost was temp gauge... I replaced sensor and nothing changed. One day while heading to beach, temp pegged out and I thought I was over heating. Was not over heating. Not sure what else it could be? Any suggestions would be great.
My water pump shaft broke right off, and I replaced it along with multiple components due to fan crashing into them. Now I have a squeal in the front pulley's. Took belt off and turned each component. Only thing that sounded noisy was the tensioner pulley. But by grasping the fan blades, I do get a slight wiggle out of it. The water pump is less than 1 year old, could it be going again or could it be the clutch fan bearings?
This truck was a blessing, but not the past year, it has been a nightmare... 217,000 on it, 17-21 mpg... but falling apart.
19th Jan 2010, 16:07
I love my 93 Silverado with only 328,695 miles. Drove this truck in every weather condition possible since new. Used mostly for road construction, now a weekend warrior and still going strong. Oh I did replace the alternator and transmission at 270,000. Great 2wd work horse!
20th Jan 2010, 23:17
OK guys, I love my truck. I left the last comment. My truck has got a small noise in the rear end, and I do intend on putting a new gear in soon. Keep on truckin!
25th Jan 2010, 19:49
My grandpa gave me his 1993 Chevy Silverado 1500 with 139,000 miles on it after he passed away in 2004. He bought it used in 1997 from a dealer with 60,000 miles on it. He used to drive out in the country to work the land, so it had mostly highway miles on it when I got it.
The work I have done on it since owning it include brakes, radiator, PCV valve, high pressure power steering hose, fuel pump, full tune-up, O2 sensor, oil pan gasket, return hose off the intake manifold (drove a 1/2" collar nipple into the manifold return), brake lights died on me, new radiator hoses, a few drive belts, and a few batteries.
Things I need to do include rear pinion seal, new valve cover gaskets, new engine sensors, water pump, and I think my clutch is going out.
The truck has 180,000 on it. I use Mobil 1 15w-50 with Marvel Oil.
3rd May 2010, 18:28
I bought my 93 Chevy Silverado about a year ago. It now has 275,000kms on it and currently I have to say this has been the most reliable truck I have even owned! I don't know what has been replaced on it except the driveshaft, muffler, battery, and brakes. But I have not had to do a single thing to this truck yet! I have changed all fluids and continue to change them regularly.
My only complaint is the truck handles like a steam engine (horrible turning radius!), and it does not want to stop very quickly. But hell, what do I expect, it's a 17 year old truck.
Also, the A/C quit about 6 months ago due to a small refrigerant leak. I strongly recommend buying one of these trucks if you get a good deal on one.
BTW, it's a 2WD with a 5.7L 350.