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  1. Knowing that traction control could overheat the...

    Knowing that traction control could overheat the brakes in extreme off-roading one would expect that traction control will be disabled as the manual indicates. Since my truck already comes with a...
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    Dealing with a warranty issue, being told I may...

    Dealing with a warranty issue, being told I may have voided my powertrain warranty, and having only installed FOG lights, you need to able to reinstall the stock intake and exhaust systems. GM has...
  3. Sticky: Had my 2011 Reg Cab 4x4 4.8 4l60E harsh 1-2...

    Had my 2011 Reg Cab 4x4 4.8 4l60E harsh 1-2 shift fixed today. Although my check engine light did not come on, I did retrieve a P0961 code, that is after I went out and bought a OBD2 reader that...
  4. After having a transmisson problem (turned out to...

    After having a transmisson problem (turned out to be a improperly seated connector) and being told that my 2011 Silverado may not get warranty coverage due to my auxilary lights, I spent every free...
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    Truck is home and running perfect. Turned out to...

    Truck is home and running perfect. Turned out to be an improperly seated X175 pass through connector to internal tranny wiring harness. Now I know how hard it is to disonnect those weatherpack...
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    Well I am a bit happier today. After 10 hours of...

    Well I am a bit happier today. After 10 hours of digging, I have finally found a GM produced document that clearly labels the location for aftermarket power connections and it indicates that I indeed...
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    Thanks for the responses. I will be doing a lot...

    Thanks for the responses. I will be doing a lot of research this weekend. The access point is an unused connector, maybe called Body Control Module 3. I have no options, so it was likely for power...
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    Note that this switch feed is only to operate a...

    Note that this switch feed is only to operate a relay and I fused it at 3 amps. Any one know if this could cause an issue with the common bus? Tranny? thanks
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    Switched Power tap 2011 Silverado 1500 WT

    Having transmission issues (harsh 1-2 upshift). GM concerned about my installing fog lights a couple of months ago. I had consulted many forums before deciding on a power tap. Is it possible I...
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    Took my truck in this morning, their transmission...

    Took my truck in this morning, their transmission tech took it for a test drive. Of course they were nice about it but mentioned the trailer brake controller and Fog lights I installed as a possible...
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    2011 Silverado 4.8 4spd hard 1-2 shift

    Been loving my truck for about 4 months now. Went from being a smooth shifter to a "kick in the pants" upshift between 1st and 2nd overnight. Everything else seems fine. I disconnected the battery...
  12. Traction Control in Low Range, 2011 Silverado WT

    Last weekend we had a flash freeze and while I was navigating my bush road in Low range and got stuck a bit. The traction control lamp flashed and I could feel\hear the traction control noises. ...
  13. If you have traction control, perhaps you can...

    If you have traction control, perhaps you can turn it off and see if the noice goes away.
  14. Hopefully that was all under warranty. Don't know...

    Hopefully that was all under warranty. Don't know why no one tests anything these days. Guess at $90 bucks an hour, best to put in new parts. I always service the throttle body every couple of...
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    So what happened that made you aware of the MAF...

    So what happened that made you aware of the MAF failing. Did you get the tranny rebuilt? This quote is gonna kill you.

    MAF...uses this data to decide upon the operation of the automatic gearbox:...
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    Creaking sounds like a ball joint, or sway bar...

    Creaking sounds like a ball joint, or sway bar bushing. What kind of mileage was on your truck when you bought it? It scares me to buy a Demo. Sounds like someone did a few hot laps around an...
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    Up here in Southern Ontario, Canada we have to...

    Up here in Southern Ontario, Canada we have to get emmissions tests every two years. I replaced the CAT on a Dodge Dakota with a highflow CAT from a speed shop and it passed no problems. They Dyno...
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    Wow your kids grow fast, are they away at college...

    Wow your kids grow fast, are they away at college now? I had to wait until (to get a regular cab) mine were teenagers and no longer wanted to come anywhere with Dad. Welcome aboard.
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    Since you are fairly young your probably thinking...

    Since you are fairly young your probably thinking Loud? I being over 50 am always thinking gas mileage. You won't get good gas mileage with a loud exhaust because its hard to keep your foot off the...
  20. My 2011 4x4 reg cab WT Silverado is Noisy too. I...

    My 2011 4x4 reg cab WT Silverado is Noisy too. I was thinking of getting a more aggressive tire but will hold off. Due to winter storms and driving several hundred miles in 4x4, I hear noises I...
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    You know your old when, I had to google NOX? At...

    You know your old when, I had to google NOX? At the same time I googled oil consumption. Google is your friend. Anyway sounds like its normal for that car so check it often and don't buy expensive...
  22. 4.56 Pinion gear is pretty small. You will need...

    4.56 Pinion gear is pretty small. You will need to go easy on the "go pedal". To do it right you should swap out the rear end for a 3/4 ton and then do the gears. Then you loose ground clearance with...
  23. Wheel Spacers are good when you need to change...

    Wheel Spacers are good when you need to change the bolt pattern. Otherwise they will create leaverage and could shorten the life of your bearings. Similar to using the wrong offset on a set of...
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    Welcome aboard. I have been crawling under the...

    Welcome aboard. I have been crawling under the front end of my 2011 Silverado WT 1500 and I can tell you there is a ton of room for a winch or multi mount behind my bumper and a extra battery tray...
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    New Member Introduction

    Dave here from Brampton Canada. I have owned my 2011 1500 Silverado WT for a month now. Traded in a 2005 S10 Blazer. I had been pulling a box trailer to camp every other weekend so figured its time...
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