Common questions

What does Chevy trailer mode do?

What does Chevy trailer mode do?

Tow haul mode is a feature that empowers your truck to tackle those heavier hauls with safety in mind. In short, the tow haul mode protects your transmission when hauling heavy loads. This tow haul mode will adjust your Silverado’s transmission shift patterns, reducing the number of shift cycles.

Are there any issues with the Chevy Silverado’s transmission?

Issue with the second gear apply circuit, service servo assembly, or 1-2 accumulator – pressure test No Reverse in 2nd or 4th gear, 1st and 3rd only: Transmission goes into gear harshly, vehicle sluggish from start, no 1st, 4th, or torque convertor lockup, manual 2nd, 3rd, reverse gears only working, check engine light is on:

When to troubleshoot the electrical system in a Chevy Silverado?

This happens sometimes when trailer wiring has been added, causing electrical system problems. Consider having the BCM or Body Control Module replaced if your Silverado repeatedly blows out the same fuses or if it seems like you’re experiencing one electrical problem after another.

How can I troubleshoot a wiring problem on my trailer?

Perhaps the most helpful thing you can do to start troubleshooting is to determine whether the problem is on the tow vehicle or on the trailer. When you use your trailer to test, you have no way to know for certain whether the problem stems from an issue with the wiring harness because the trailer’s wiring system is still part of the equation.

What should I do if my Chevy Silverado starts acting up?

Contact GM if a relatively new Silverado starts acting up. It could be that there is a TSB (technical service bulletin) or recall that addresses the problem. If so, give your dealer the TSB number and expect to get your repair made for free. Since 2007, the newly designed Silverado shares the same platform with the Chevy Tahoe and GMC Yukon.

Are there any problems with the Chevy 4.8 engine?

E85 Flex-Fuel competency. With its efficiency, the Vortec 4.8 has a clean-burning compartment which creates unconventional fuel. Some of the most common Chevy 4.8 Engine Problems and solutions include: Reports indicate that when you depress on the gas, it will appear and sound as no power is coming- till it reaches 1800 RPMs.

What kind of problems does a 4.8L Vortec have?

Chevy 4.8L Vortec Engine Problems 1 Faulty intake knock sensor 2 Water pump failure 3 Fuel pump failure 4 Intake manifold and gasket air leaks

What kind of problems does a Silverado 4×4 have?

My 2008 Silverado 4×4 truck had a ticking noise and an oil leak. I had the oil pump changed and also the oil valve lifter changed, that helped for a short time then it started again louder, ticking and running like the motor was out of time.

How can I tell if my Chevy Silverado transmission is bad?

Look for blown fuses or damaged wiring. If the wiring and fuses are good, go to Step 2. The transmission in your truck is controlled by the PCM (powertrain control module). It is sophisticated enough to be able to tell you if there is an issue with your transmission.

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Ruth Doyle