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Vibration in Chev Silverado Pick up

- Chevrolet-1500 Pickup

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02/06/09 10:44
Joseph D. Miceli

Vibration in Chev Silverado Pick up

Hey guys, I just purchased a new 2008 Chev Silverady 1500, single seat, 4X4, 4.8V8, 8 foot bed.

The truck vibrates at speeds between 45 to 65 MPH when the gas is slightly applied to keep up the speed. The vibration is clearly noticable and disturbing.

If any of you good people know what the cause is and how to correct the problem I would appreciate hearing from you ASAP.

Regards, Joe Miceli. cell 301 526 7643

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Charles Shortell

I have a 2005 Silverado Z71 off road. It has a vibration that feels like a rear tire out of balance. You can feel it in your seat and look at door panel and it indicates vibration.

Their is no vibration in dash or steering wheel. I first had the Bridgestone tires balanced. No change. I then had the itres rotated front to rear. No change. I then replaced tires with Michlen tires. No change. I then replaced all original shocks with Bilstein shocks. No change. This truck has only 9800 miles on it. The two zeros are correct. Only 9800 miles. By the way the Chevrolet dealer said it was the tires is why I replaced them. So far I am out a little over $1000 and still have the same problem. I found it interesting that one of the complaints I read said that their vibration is also accompanied by surging brakes as if the rotors were warped. Mine does this too.

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OK, the 2005 silverados have a harmonic balancer on the yoke, it needs to be replaced. Bad news is they do not make them anymore.

This means you will have to buy a new yoke and have your drive shaft balanced.

For the warped rotors take them off and have them turned the problem is most likely pad transfer that causes this pulsation not warped rotors.

I had both of these issues in my truck @ 40, 000 miles and this solved the vibration and brake issue. When I pulled the discs pads were still at 60% so I did not replace them I now have 70, 000+ and neither problem has resurfaced.

Good Luck


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Vic Nalbandian

Vibrations at highway speeds 50 mph / 80kph to 70mph/ 120 kph on chevy avalanche most problems stem from defective pluged fuel injecters . The vibration will feel like a tire or driveshaft is out of balence. When in fact it's the engine starving for fuel . One example 06 5.3 L engine cylenders 2, 4, 6 fuel injectors not spraying proper supply of fuel. Dignostice scanner won't tell you if the fuel injector is spraying or not. It will only tell you if the injectors is electricly defective or not by checking that the electro magnet inside the injector is functioning , it won't know if fuel is getting through. Best deal order 8 new injectors from summit racing performance injectors much less expencive then rebuilt or oem new.
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Greg M

I bought 07 Silerado 4.8L 4x4 8 ft bed new.Vibration between 35+50 mph began at approx. 32000 mi. I now have 54000 mi. and problem much less severe. Something must of wore? Turn up the radio.
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I have a '94 Chevy but the problem being discussed here does not seem to be the same as what I am having.

My problem is much weirded, so I will try to explain this as clearly as possible...

When I am going down the road and OD kicks in I am running about 55mph at 1500 rpm, it seems as if ONLY when I hit the right bump, the "check engine" light flashes and it kicks out of OD and the motor cuts out for a split second. I've done so many things as to which I thought would solve this problem, everyone I have talked to has no idea what else it could be.

Anyone have any ideas???


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We got a '07 Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3 that has a weird vibration. When going between 45-60 the truck will vibrate real bad, it even does it more when the brakes are applied. Also when going down the road you can hear a chirping sound coming from the front drivers' side. It also pulls to the left quite a bit.

We just took it in for an alignment today and they said it was way off and the did a tire rotation. Before we brought it in it was pulling to the right with the vibrations. 3 weeks ago we had to replace the passenger front side hub assembly because it went out, but we also checked the drivers' side hub and it was nice and tight like it should be so we didn't replace that one. My question is could it now be the drivers' side hub going out because we only replaced one side? My only other though might be the caliper isn't opening up all the way like it should and could be hitting up on the rotor, is this possible and would it cause a chirping sound? My only other problem with the idea of the caliper is would this cause it to shake bad when applying the brakes even at low town speeds? The shaking kind of reminds me a of a small earth quake when going down the road but gets worse when braking.

If anyone has any ideas please let me know. This truck is giving me and my husband a headache.

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i have a 2000 chevy 1/2 ton 4x4 ext cab same vibration at around 40 to 50 mph with the chirping sound replaced both front and rear u joints in drive shaft problem solved.
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Most of your problems are more than likely the result of "Frame Beaming" it is a known problem on the half tons and General Motors has written memo's on it. Guess what, they do not stand behind their product, if out of warranty it is your dime to fix! Parts cost about $130.00 to fix yourself, $400 to have chevy do it for you.
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Charles Shortell

RE: Reply #20 Gary

I was told by the Service writer at the Chevrolet dealership that the vibration I feel is due to "Frame Beaming" and my truck is in waranty however no effort was made to tell me that there was a "fix" available under warranty. My truck is in warranty as it was a GM certified used and has one year, 12000 miles from the time I purchased it. Could you please post the parts needed to fix the "Frame Beaming"?

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Charles Shortell

RE: Reply #21

Their is a Campaign #PIT3009J which addresses the "frame beaming" problem. It is for extended cab and crew cab models only. It calls for the replacement of the rear cab mounts Part numbers Upper mount 25791031 Qty 2

Lower mount 25791032 Qty 2

Washer 1585745 Qty 2

While I was waiting for these parts I removed the nerf bars which were mounted to the rear cab mount and the front cab mount. This actually helped and when the rear mounts were replaced the problem is gone. I would advise anyone who has nerf bars that mount to the cab mounts to take them off as they only amplify the problem as they transfer the impact of the rear mount to the front mount. Hope this helps some of you with your problems.

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Jason Durand

I have a 04 Chev. Z71 approx 160k miles and I am having an issue with a vibration from the rear of the truck between 40-45 mph. I have changed tires, balanced, turned, allingement, and checked drive shaft to see if it was bent. Does anyone have any information on this so I don't keep throwing good mony away. Thanks
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Rob Hays

I just got an 05 silverado crew cab and I am also having a proplem with the truck shaking. My problem is a little different in that it only shakes when the fuel is down around 1/2 a tank. It starts shaking when the truck is around 60 mph and will stop after about 15 miles or so. When the gas tank is full it rides pretty smooth. Not sure if this is a gas pump problem or what. Any help would be appreciated.


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I just purchased a new 2010 Chev Silverady 1500, single seat, Z71 4X4, 5.3 V8, 6.5 foot bed.

The truck vibrates at speeds between 45 to 50 and again at 63 to 65 MPH when the gas is slightly applied to keep up the speed. The vibration is clearly noticable and disturbing.sounds like you are in a bass drum

took it to the deales at 500 mile they told me to put 1000 more miles on it and bring it back so now at 2000 they put new tires 18 and rims on it and the vibration is still thier

If any of you know what the cause is and how to fix it PLEASE HELP

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i have a 1995 chevy suburban has new plugs, wires, cap, rotor, various sensors, checked vaccume hoses, timing is good it misses and jolts at 3500 rpm?? also has good fuel pressure with new fuel pump and fuel filter i dont know what els it can be
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I just noticed that the truck is running a little hotter than normal. Usually around 160 to 180. Now around 210 and fluctuates up and down depending on rpm. Didn't used to do that. Also I've noticed that between 65 and 70 when you are maintaining speed there is a vibration. I just had the whole transmission( clutch ad everything) replaced. Then if I start

Going up an incline it seems in fifth gear only the whole truck will feel like it is wobbeling. Almost like if a torque converter is going out but different. Please help. The truck has throttlebody injection too.

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correction to post #25

I just purchased a new 2010 Chev Silverado ext cab 1500, Z71 4X4, 5.3 V8, 6.5 foot bed.

The truck vibrates at speeds between 45 to 50 and again at 63 to 65 MPH when the gas is slightly applied to keep up the speed. The vibration is clearly noticable and disturbing.sounds like you are in a bass drum

took it to the deales at 500 mile they told me to put 1000 more miles on it and bring it back so now at 2000 they put new tires 18 and rims on it and the vibration is still thier

If any of you know what the cause is and how to fix it PLEASE HELP

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I've had my 2010 chevy TX Edition silverado, extneded cab, 5.3L for about 7 months now. All of a sudden I started getting these vibration when driving between 45-65 until it evens out just a little, but still noticeable. The truck came with 20's and it was vibrating then. About a month ago I decided to buy new 22 inch wheels and tires so I thought maybe the tires were bad; however I have the same problem. I've taken it to the tire shop 4 times and they are stumped.

Any ideas what the problem is?

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my 97 sierra has a wobble around 80-100 clicks almost like a misfire. if i give it a bit of gas it goes away tune up has been done. please help thanks.
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Guadalupe Garcia

My Chevrolet 1500 extended cab LT has this "droning" vibration beginning at about 45MPH and stops at about 65MPH. Took it to the dealer. They have ordered a new drive shaft. Hope this solves the problem. I will update results.
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yes i have a 2000 chevy z71 its got a vibration when you are brakeing i put new rotors on front did not help
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I have a 2008 1500 Silverado LT 5.3 ext. cab. Have a bad vibration from about 40-65 MPH. Only when in V-4 mode. Dealer just installed an exhaust dampner....the problem is somewhat better but still noticeable. GM basically told the dealer that they are aware of the problem, but won't or don't know how to fix it. GM simply won't stand behind their products! I can fix it though.....buying a Ford next week.
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Guadalupe Garcia

Ref #31..The drive shaft was out of round. It was replaced and all seems fine now. Apparently the drive shaft had been bent by a hit of some kind.
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I have a 1998 Chevy 1500 work truck, v-6, 4WD. This fall it began vibrating between speeds of 50-68, then over 68 it would smooth out. No vibration at city speeds at all. I've had tires rotated, and an alignment done, if anything it got worse after the alignment. I will try the trick with pressing on the brake to test the torque converter lock up. I will go to the dealer and ask about the drive shaft. I'll post more if I get a fix...
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I own a 93' chevrolet 1500 extended cab truck that I bought from someone who parked the truck and let it site for more than six years without moving it. I replaced the tires, front end componenets and entire break system. I cant seem to figure out what causes my truck to vibrate above 40 mph. Ive checked the drive shaft, carrier brg. and even tryed touching the breaks to see if my transmission is having trouble. Nothing. Same ole problem. Please help with ideas.
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Thank author of this post/comment"truck"

i just recently bought a 2006 chevy silverado. it is now starting to shake in the rear end when i first take off. more severe when i take off faster than slower. but still noticeble when i go slow. any ideas??
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