28th Oct 2008, 00:25

Hi, I also own a 99 Silverado and I love it, but it has given me a lot of trouble. Right now I'm dealing with an oil leak on the gasket between the transmission and engine. Also the ABS and emergency brake light went off.

My fuel gauge goes crazy sometimes when I drive in the city, but comes back when I hit the freeway.

Sometime the engine will shake while idle. It has 169,000 miles and has had a transmission swap, it would not shift from 1st to 2nd. But anyway I love my truck.

20th Nov 2008, 08:46

I too have a '99 Silverado. All I can say is that it looks good sitting in the driveway.

Like most, I have had similar problems. Mine is a 2 wheel drive extended cab. I have only driven it 200 miles in the last 5 months. I experienced the same brake problems as most. The only difference is that the last time my brakes went out, I hit the back of a loaded hotel bus. In a panic stop, the pedal goes all the way to the floor. So it cost me a complete front end as well.

The fuel gage issue, odometer issue, sticky gas pedal, power window issue and especially the transmission issue, I experienced them all. I have had issue with the last 3 New Chevy's I have owned.

When I had my transmission rebuilt (automatic), the shop was surprised that it made it to 110,000 before the rebuild. They said that most went out between 85,000 and 95,000 miles. They told me that there has been 5 upgrades done to the rebuilds since 1999. Chevrolet has not stood by any of there problems, there have been no recalls that I am aware of covering the listed issues and I will not be purchasing a General Motors product again.

5th Dec 2008, 15:45

I have a 99 Z71 Silverado single cab short bed, which I bought back this summer. I has almost 127,000 on it.

I already have to have my passenger side window fixed due to a broken cable, and now my transfer case is overheating. Not sure what is causing that, but the fluid level is OK. Will check when it cools down enough. I think it may be going out, which will be really expensive, and I don't have the money right now. I know that the previous owner had to have a fuel pump put in it because it came apart.

I think GM really should have improved the design of their vehicles. I like the 88-98 body style better, as they were better trucks. I don't plan on ever buying another truck like this again.

14th Dec 2008, 03:07

My 99 Silverado has no interior lights, courtesy lights and cargo light does not turn on. I was told this is the BCM (body control module). Anybody had or have this problem? It's a pain to have to use my cell phone or flashlight to read a map.

30th Dec 2008, 17:44

1999 SILVERADO WITH 134,000 MILES. Noticed a decrease in the top of bed-cab gap distance. Thought it was something that might have been there all the time, but overlooked. Noticed the gap getting even smaller. Got under truck after having a nice cup of early morning coffee & found cracks in the chassis frame (on both sides), one worse than the other. Passenger side crack was about 75% cracked, bottom to top, & the driver's side about 25%. Can't drive it now. It looks good but will probably crack in half on the next good bump that comes along.

Has anyone heard of this or can anyone make recommendation (s). I'm close to pulling the plug on what once was a pretty nice truck.

5th Jan 2009, 08:13

I own a 99 Silverado. Backed out of the driveway yesterday, put it in drive, it went forward a few feet and stopped abruptly as though someone had put it in park. Put it in Reverse, backed up, went forward, stopped again. Third time, I was able to go forward into the driveway. Have now pulled it up and back in the drive several times, but afraid to put it on the road to get mechanic to check it. What could this be?

12th Jan 2009, 16:42

I just purchased a l999 Chevy Silverado 1500 pickup. The other night I turned the ignition key to turn off the pick up and it would not stop. I took it to a mechanic. He could not get the pick up to do the same. But while setting in the shop, the pick up started out of the blue on its own! He's not sure what is going on. Also about one month ago, the horn stopped working (related???). Can anyone help before I start forking a lot of money into this one?

22nd Jan 2009, 14:57

I own a 99 Silverado Ext Cab 4.8 liter V8. I had a problem with the fuel gauge, I had to replace the fuel pump/sending unit. Now it works fine. I have a problem when starting the truck when it's warm, it turns over about 15 seconds before it will start. Any comments?

Also the ABS problem, and now I can't even push the brake pedal down. I hope it's a cheap fix.

1st Feb 2009, 11:36

I got a 99 short bed 5.3 3.73 Ltd slip diff 2wd. Dark blue in color.

65000 miles and fuel gauge goes up and down, left window regulator has been replaced, right window gets stuck and needs replacing.

I replaced the fuel regulator after hard start issues.

Interior is still nice.

Outside of regular maintenance, this truck has never let me down anywhere at anytime.

So what if the mileage is low, it has lived its life outdoors and short 2-5 mile trips on crappy roads everyday.

I will buy another truck this year, same kind, same options. It's a truck and it works. I just like no payments.

Toyos have issues too, they just keep them quiet.

8th Feb 2009, 07:16

I have a 2000 Silverado with a rebuilt transmission. When the weather is below 50 degrees my Tow/Haul light comes on and I can't get out of tow/haul mode when I drive at all. Is there anything I can do?

13th Feb 2009, 17:31

I own a 1999 Silverado 2500 4x4 and I seem to have had the same problems as a lot of other people.

At only 55,000 miles the ABS went out.

At 62,000 miles the fuel pump started whistling. The Chevy dealer said it would cost $700 to replace. He then said if he were me he would run it until it quit. As of now I am still driving it with 98,000 miles and it is still whistling.

At present the service four wheel drive light keeps coming on.

As you can tell by my mileage, I don't put a lot of miles on my truck. My wife and I have always driven Chevys, but now she is driving a Nissan. Looks like I might be driving one myself before too long.

4th Mar 2009, 13:55


Commonly this problem is caused by a build up on your in-tank sending unit. Go to the auto parts store and buy a bottle of concentrated Techron (the same stuff Chevron adds to their gasoline) and use it once a month or so. The Techron will clean the build up off the sending unit and your gauge will start working correctly. You can thank me later.