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Why does my Silverado Sierra have vibration issues?

Either the tire/wheel assemblies have excessive radial force variation, the rear driveshaft (propshaft) is out of balance or the right side engine mount needs to be shimmed 3 mm. Those are the only vibration issues that I have seen with a K2XX truck. For the money they are asking for these vehicles, they should not have issues like this.

Why does my Chevy Z71 have a vibration?

The “shock issue,” is that some shocks used on Z71-trim pickup trucks were made with contaminated shock oil, causing them to dampen incorrectly. GM says that these shocks do not cause the vibration, but if the truck is vibrating, it only makes it worse.

Why does my Chevy truck vibrate at 65 mph?

“Since about 15,000-18,000 miles, this truck vibrates at most speeds, most noticeable at 65 mph and over,” reads another complaint on the NHTSA database. “It is at the dealer for the second time. The first time all they did was balance the tires, but the problem didn’t go away.

What did GM do about the Chevy Shake?

Two new shocks and an entire rear axle later, the truck was still shaking and a GM engineer was brought in to take the truck for a seven-day period. At this point, GM agreed to buy back Maratea’s truck in exchange for a new one. Maratea ended up in a 2015 Silverado, which he says also has a very mild vibration.

Either the tire/wheel assemblies have excessive radial force variation, the rear driveshaft (propshaft) is out of balance or the right side engine mount needs to be shimmed 3 mm. Those are the only vibration issues that I have seen with a K2XX truck. For the money they are asking for these vehicles, they should not have issues like this.

The “shock issue,” is that some shocks used on Z71-trim pickup trucks were made with contaminated shock oil, causing them to dampen incorrectly. GM says that these shocks do not cause the vibration, but if the truck is vibrating, it only makes it worse.

“Since about 15,000-18,000 miles, this truck vibrates at most speeds, most noticeable at 65 mph and over,” reads another complaint on the NHTSA database. “It is at the dealer for the second time. The first time all they did was balance the tires, but the problem didn’t go away.

Two new shocks and an entire rear axle later, the truck was still shaking and a GM engineer was brought in to take the truck for a seven-day period. At this point, GM agreed to buy back Maratea’s truck in exchange for a new one. Maratea ended up in a 2015 Silverado, which he says also has a very mild vibration.

Why does my Silverado shake when going up hill?

It seems to be most noticeable going up or down hill with very light acceleration but can do it on level ground at cruise speed too. And the fun part is it doesn’t always do it to make it more of a challenge to diagnose it.

What causes a vibration in the steering wheel?

There could be problems with the forward drive shaft, differential, etc. That could account for the vibration being felt in the steering wheel. You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Reply to this topic… × Pasted as rich text. Paste as plain text instead Only 75 emoji are allowed.

Why does my GM Truck make a grinding noise?

Original front end. Today, almost all the way to work (20 miles) started to get a faint grinding from the front end. When I got to work, looked for obvious stuff stuck to the axle, but nothing. Going home, it was quiet at first, but after 20 miles, same noise. The noise is almost like that of the 4wd being engaged on dry pavement.

It seems to be most noticeable going up or down hill with very light acceleration but can do it on level ground at cruise speed too. And the fun part is it doesn’t always do it to make it more of a challenge to diagnose it.

There could be problems with the forward drive shaft, differential, etc. That could account for the vibration being felt in the steering wheel. You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Reply to this topic… × Pasted as rich text. Paste as plain text instead Only 75 emoji are allowed.

Are there any complaints about the Chevy Shake?

In total, there are 301 complaints on the NHTSA database concerning 2014 – 2015 Chevy Silverados and GMC Sierras, 31 of which are about the vibration, which equates to about 10 percent. There are no complaints regarding the 2016 model year trucks yet on the NHTSA database.

Why does my Chevy Silverado have a vibration problem?

And judging from the message boards, this problem has been going on quite a while in 2013 and 2014 models. According to our ASE certified team of expert mechanics, the vibration stems from the drive train when the vehicle hits 40 miles per hour, and they have yet to see a permanent fix.

What kind of vibration does a GMC Sierra have?

I previously owned a 2013 GMC Sierra 1500 with a 6.2 l engine that developed a vibration after approximately 20000 kms. the vibration was mainly at speeds over 100 km per hour and at 110 km sometimes it would almost make the truck uncontrollable!

What causes a shake in a Silverado truck?

Symptoms: At 60-70mph I was experiencing a severe shake/vibration. I could usually push out of it at 70+ but it was still noticeable. It was like clock work as soon as I hit up around 60mph. Solution: I got my truck fully inspected before purchase and they noted the vibration.

Is there a problem with my Chevy Silverado?

We have been receiving calls on the 1 800 LEMON LAW hotline form quite a few shaken drivers complaining of vibration problems with the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. And judging from the message boards, this problem has been going on quite a while in 2013 and 2014 models.

What’s the lawsuit about the Chevy Silverado shake?

Carcomplaints.com detailed GM’s response to the lawsuit and said it’s a “classic example of overreach.” In the lawsuit, the plaintiff alleges his 2015 Chevrolet Silverado experiences vibrations and shaking within a year of owning it. Specifically, the shake becomes violent between 75-80 mph.

Why does my Chevy Silverado shake at 80 mph?

In the lawsuit, the plaintiff alleges his 2015 Chevrolet Silverado experiences vibrations and shaking within a year of owning it. Specifically, the shake becomes violent between 75-80 mph. The plaintiff took his Silverado to a Firestone to have the tires, rotors, brakes replaced, a realignment, and the wheels re-rounded.

What’s the problem with my 2018 Chevy Silverado?

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What to do if you have vibration in your Silverado?

If you are experiencing a Silverado vibration problem or Sierra vibration issue, it is essential that you bring your vehicle to an authorized manufacturer dealership as soon as possible to be addressed by their service department. If necessary, take the adviser on a test drive so they can verify the condition.

Carcomplaints.com detailed GM’s response to the lawsuit and said it’s a “classic example of overreach.” In the lawsuit, the plaintiff alleges his 2015 Chevrolet Silverado experiences vibrations and shaking within a year of owning it. Specifically, the shake becomes violent between 75-80 mph.

What kind of vibration does a 2012 Silverado have?

We also have a 2012 equinox and on the same roads there’s no vibration at all.Also I have the z71 and man does that thing ride STIFF! Every repair strip in the tar is felt hard!

What kind of transmission does a Silverado 1500 have?

When diagnosing a shudder vibration condition on some 2016-2018 Silverado, Sierra; 2016-2020 Tahoe, Suburban, Yukon; 2019-2020 Silverado 1500 and Sierra 1500 models equipped with 5.3L V8 engine (RPO L82, L83, L84) and 6L80 6-speed transmission (RPO MYC), it’s critical to determine the source of the vibration in order to make the proper repairs.

What makes the tires turn on a Chevy Silverado?

A driveshaft is the large cylindrical pipe or link that connects the engine to the rear wheel axles. In short, it is what makes your tires turn and propels your truck. The driveshaft spins at fast RPMs while driving, and (just like a wheel) if it is loose or unbalanced, it will create a vibration.

What are the RPMs of a Silverado truck?

alkaspeltzar wrote: Hey guys, my 2010 5.3 AFM Silverado w/66,000miles has been RPM surging while driving over the past couple weeks. It seems to happen primarily when traveling between 45-55mph. When driving, slightly accerating, the truck is doing about 1100 rpm in its 6th gear. The engines RPMs seem to bounce back and forth 50-100 rpm.

Where does the vibration come from on a Chevy truck?

Hopefully your vibration can be pin pointed to the front or rear atleast. Sounds like the torque converter. I know the exact thing your talking about. My cousins lincoln did the exact same thing.

Why does my Silverado Sierra have rumble strips?

Over the past moth or so I’ve noticed what feels like I’m driving over “rumble strips” while coming to a stop. It also does it at a slow-roll, say around 15-20 mph. It does NOT do it when I put it in neutral and stop.

Why does my Silverado go faster in V8 mode?

It is not the usual ‘bounce’ you get from v4 to v8 mode, it is happening while accelerating which i can see is keeping it in v8 mode. To add to it, it is no happeing in really any other gear or driving condition. Go faster with more rpm, problem gone. Its seems to only show when “lugging’ in the low rpm when locked into the high 6th gear.

Is there a problem with my 2006 Chevy Silverado?

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Chevrolet dealer. No one has added a helpful site for this 2006 Silverado problem yet. Be the first! Read reviews of repair shops in your area.

Why does my Chevy Silverado shake at high speeds?

Enter your zip code: Excessive shaking at high speeds. Especially between 45-50 mph and 65-70 mph (which is the speed limit in Virginia), making it very annoying to drive at this speed. Had vehicle serviced twice at Texas dealer with no success. Love this truck and proud to be a Chevy owner, but hate driving to work because of the annoying shaking.

What kind of vibration does a Chevy Sierra have?

I have the same vibration issues with my 2015 Sierra starts at 75mph had to dealer three times and going back again they keep balancing the tires and it doesnt fix it…” I purchased a 2016 Silverado Crew LTZ in Aug. The truck has 2800mi.

Why is my Chevy Silverado vibrating at the wheel?

There have been numerous reports on Chevy forums about owners experiencing loose driveshaft joints, or out of balance driveshafts that lead to big vibrations at the wheel. A driveshaft is the large cylindrical pipe or link that connects the engine to the rear wheel axles.

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Chevrolet dealer. No one has added a helpful site for this 2006 Silverado problem yet. Be the first! Read reviews of repair shops in your area.

Enter your zip code: Excessive shaking at high speeds. Especially between 45-50 mph and 65-70 mph (which is the speed limit in Virginia), making it very annoying to drive at this speed. Had vehicle serviced twice at Texas dealer with no success. Love this truck and proud to be a Chevy owner, but hate driving to work because of the annoying shaking.

What causes a vibration in a 6l transmission?

Other sources of a vibration include insufficient damping or isolation of the engine or driveline, an irregular combustion event, and Active Fuel Management (AFM) disturbances. TIP: DEXRON 6 is the only approved automatic transmission fluid (ATF) to be used with 6L transmissions (RPO MYA, MYB, MYC, MYD) at this time.

Many drivers have turned to online forums to voice their complaints about the “Chevy Shake.” In fact, an online forum titled “Shake or Vibration Issues” on GM-Trucks.com has over 800 pages of complaints. Some of them can be read below [sic throughout]:

Other sources of a vibration include insufficient damping or isolation of the engine or driveline, an irregular combustion event, and Active Fuel Management (AFM) disturbances. TIP: DEXRON 6 is the only approved automatic transmission fluid (ATF) to be used with 6L transmissions (RPO MYA, MYB, MYC, MYD) at this time.

What kind of vibrations does a Chevy Silverado have?

Box, 6.5 Engine 5.3 Speeds the vibrations are present: about 40 mph to 60 mph; more noticeable when decelerating Solutions: I noticed the viberation around 7000 – 9000 miles. at 18000 the dealer said 3 of the 4 goodyear sra’s were out of round and I replaced the tires with 275/60R18 Michelin LTX at’s (The truck has a 1.5″ leveling kit).

Why does my Chevy Silverado shake all the time?

Other theories focus on U-bolts, adding engine mount shims, checking the exhaust back-pressure valve and replacing the rear axle. On March 30, 2016, a dealer reported a 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 with a similar vibration issue (NHTSA No. 10852511), saying the truck “has the Chevy shakes between 38 and 70 miles per hour.

What kind of motor does Chevy Silverado 1500 have?

On March 30, 2016, a dealer reported a 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 with a similar vibration issue (NHTSA No. 10852511), saying the truck “has the Chevy shakes between 38 and 70 miles per hour. [It has a] 5.3L V-8 motor and 8-speed transmission, 3.42:1 rear axle and locking differential.

Why does my Chevy Silverado go into 4 cylinder mode?

It goes into 4 cylinder mode in situations where there is low torque requirements. Your ECM controls the fuel flow and spark to these cylinders. By cutting it out, they simply do not function, and it’s saves gas. The beauty is, you have not even noticed it, right? Another name for this is “Active Fuel Management”, or, AFM.

What happens when a cylinder is deactivated on a Chevy Silverado?

However, when cylinder deactivation is commanded ON, the exhaust valve for the deactivated cylinder is in the closed position, allowing the locking pins on the valve lifter to move immediately, and deactivate the exhaust valve.

Where are the cylinders on a Chevy Silverado?

To provide maximum fuel economy under light load driving conditions, the engine control module (ECM) will command the cylinder deactivation system ON to deactivate engine cylinders 1 and 7 on the left bank, and cylinders 4 and 6 on the right bank, switching to a V4 mode.

It goes into 4 cylinder mode in situations where there is low torque requirements. Your ECM controls the fuel flow and spark to these cylinders. By cutting it out, they simply do not function, and it’s saves gas. The beauty is, you have not even noticed it, right? Another name for this is “Active Fuel Management”, or, AFM.

However, when cylinder deactivation is commanded ON, the exhaust valve for the deactivated cylinder is in the closed position, allowing the locking pins on the valve lifter to move immediately, and deactivate the exhaust valve.

To provide maximum fuel economy under light load driving conditions, the engine control module (ECM) will command the cylinder deactivation system ON to deactivate engine cylinders 1 and 7 on the left bank, and cylinders 4 and 6 on the right bank, switching to a V4 mode.

Why does my Chevy Silverado have vibration when I brake?

Rear brake problems usually cause the pedal to bounce, you wont really feel it in the steering wheel or whole truck. You may want to check the U-joints- that is if when you are braking and feel the vibration, then let off pedal and vibration is still there.

Why does my car vibration feel like a rumble strip?

Think back on all the times you can remember it happening and see if you can find a common factor (speeding up each time, slowing down each time, braking, riding down the highway, windy outside, a/c was on, etc)… Figuring out WHEN it happens can help tremendously when trying to figure out what it is…

Why does my steering wheel bounce when I brake?

Speed not sure of, maybe 30 MPH and down, yes pedal first then steering wheel and truck. Was getting a speed sensor code on left side but no code now. Rear brake problems usually cause the pedal to bounce, you wont really feel it in the steering wheel or whole truck.

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