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Chevy Silverado 1500 question

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by scewter, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. scewter

    scewter New Member

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    Hi folks, new to the forum...

    I'm looking at purchasing a 2005 Silverado 1500 4WD Ext Cab, Standard Box, Z71. The truck has a 5.3L Alum 310hp engine (L33?). Overall the truck appears to be in excellent shape.

    I was wondering if there is anything in particular I should pay close attention to as I look this vehicle over. I'm planning on having a mechanic go over the truck before I buy it and was wondering if anyone cared to share their comments regarding this model/year of the 1500.

    Thnx in advance,

    Looking forward to re-joing the Chevy Truck family after a 20 year absence.
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  2. War Eagle

    War Eagle New Member

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    I don't know if you might care about this but I had a 2005 5.3 2wd ext cab that I purchased new and the ext cab doors where very hard to shut. I had to practically slam them to get them to close correctly, otherwise there was wind noise and they rattled. Granted I didn't open them very much so that may have been some of the problem, they never got properly broken in, but never the less it did bother me. Other than that I loved the truck.
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  3. unplugged

    unplugged New Member

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    The door hinges are not very strong. Any wind noise in the front doors indicates broken welds on the hinges. Take a good look at those. Expensive to fix since the truck is out of warranty.
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  4. Darknesss23

    Darknesss23 New Member

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    my dads 2004 has the black plastic bed caps... when it gets really hot in the summer they start to warp... keep an eye out for that...
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  5. DIGS16

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    wait what u mean the hinges break... please explain since i have a 04 silverado lol
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