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A: if you get a complete front clip hood ,fenders,grille,and all of the cosmetics it will fit just fine

Q: my 2002 chevy silverado makes a knocking noise when i first start it up after it has been sitting over night?
my 2002 chevy silverado makes a knocking noise when i first start it up after it has been sitting for about 4 hours. The knocking comes from the bottom of the motor and only lasts for about 15 seconds.

A: The first things to check are which oil filter and weight of oil you’re using. An oil filter made by someone else, even a good company, may not be quite right for your vehicle. If, for example, it doesn’t have an anti-drain-back valve, your oil passages could be empty after sitting a while.

Check the 8th character of your VIN # on the front of the drivers side of the dash, by looking through the windshield. The proper AC/Delco filters for your truck are as follows; W=PF47, V, T, or U=PF59, G=PF454.

As far as what weight of oil you are using, GM recommends 5W-30 weight for most circumstances. 10W-30 is OK if temp is always above 0 degrees F. If temp drops below -20 degrees F, Synthetic 5W-30 or 0W-30 is OK. Heavier weight (higher numbers) oils are not recommended.

Of course, these recommendations are for newer, low mileage vehicles. If you have say 100K miles or more, you may want to go one weight heavier. Many people also advise against switching to synthetic oil for higher mileage engines. Many people have their own preferences as to what brand. I like Castrol best, and BMW actually recommends it in their owners manuals.

Q: Chevy Silverado towing package and different wheels?
I have a 2007 Chevy Silverado with the Vortec Max and towing package. I want to add another type of Chevy wheels (WK-472 is the model number.) Will these other GM wheels work with the towing package?

A: wheels will not change any thing with the towing package as long as u calibrate the computer to the new tire size

Q: How do you change the plugs and wires on a 2002 Chevy Silverado?
I want to change the plugs and wires on my 2002 Chevy Silverado. It alomost has 100,000 on it. I don’t want to pay 400.00 to let someone do it when I can change them myself for under $50.00.
How long does it take to change them?

A: There are short wires that go from each coil assembly to each plug, they are replaceable, just pop the old one off and the new one on. Spark plugs are no different than ever, except that if you use the wrong style of gapper, or are careless, you could destroy the platinum or iridium electrode. Get a wire style gapper, and bend the electrode with a gapping tool, not by forcing the gapper wire into the gap. You don’t have a cap or rotor on your vehicle, so don’t worry about that. the coil over plug ignition your vehicle is equipped with uses the signal from the crank sensor and the computer to determine spark timing, not an ancient distributor. Be sure to use a small amount of dielectric compound in both ends of the plug wires to seal them from water, and keep them from sticking to the plug or coil.

Q: What is the bolt pattern on a 1987 Chevy Silverado lugs for wheels?
I have a 1987 Chevy Silverado and I’m looking at a set of rims that have a 5×5 bolt pattern will they fit?

A: 5 ON 5 PERIOD.. CADILLAC, OLDS,BUICK , PONTIACS AND IMPALAS, ASTRO VANS AND OTHER LARGER GM’S WERE ALL 5 ON 5 PERIOD.! YOU HAVE ZILLIONS OF OPTIONS FOR WHEELS !!

Q: Can you put a shift knob and a steering wheel from a 1987 Chevy Silverado on a 1994 Chevy Silverado?
I want to Switch the shift knob on my column shifter in my 1994 Chevy Silverado to a shift knob from a 1987 Silverado. Will it work? I also want to know is it possible to switch the steering wheels from the same years?

A: don’t know

Q: Will a 96 chevy silverado with the 350 vortec run without the catalytic converter?
Will a 96 chevy silverado with the 350 vortec run without the catalytic converter?
will it run at all?
will it run right?
I am just wondering if it would mess anything up i have been told you can take it off and it will run fine i have been told it wont also would it affect the the o2 sensor making the computer mess up?

A: It will run ok BUT you will have O2 sensor problems (even if you leave them hooked up) and will have CRAPPY fuel economy if you have O2 problems. There are DOZENS of companies that make performance Catalytic converters. If you want to get all you can get out of your exhaust, buy one or two if you have dual exhaust and use those.

Q: How to make a stock 1992 Chevy silverado 1500 faster?
Got a stock 92 chevy silverado 1500 for graduation. 5.7L V8, gas, automatic transmission, new engine, new radiator… What all can I do to make this truck faster/ more ballsy. It has a modified exhaust, but pipes are startin to rust so I think i should replace it. Any tips or good products to purchase?

A: 1st off people… It’s a 1992 truck.. It don’t have a carb. It will be throttle body fuel injected if still stock.

Headers, dual exhaust, good flowing mufflers, high flow cats,

Performance chip for the ECU

K&N cold air system with k&N air filter

Throttle body spacer

Aftermarket TBI intake

Aftermarket lager (600-670 cfm) throttle body

Full tune up, new plugs, wires, cap, rotor, etc

3.42, 3.73, or 4.10 rear gear ratio

2200-2600 rpm stall torque converter

Trans GO reprogramming kit for transmission

After that, all thats left is going inside engine.

Better flowing heads, bigger cam, more compression, etc etc

Q: How much would a 1985 K5 Chevy silverado blazer cost me?
The 1985 K5 Chevy silverado blazer has new paint and no rust. The original miles are 108,000. The engine is a 305. So what is the highest someone can charge for it?

A: They can charge whatever they want. How much will you pay? That depends on how much you want a K-5. (as well as how much others do) K-5s are pretty sought after in good shape, so they are quite a bit more expensive than a similar year Ford Bronco. If it is good paint, the running gear is in good shape, and the motor runs well I could see it going for as much as 4-5000. The typical model with a stock paint and even a bit of age damage, 15-2500.

Q: I have a 2000 chevy silverado 1500 with a 4.3 V6 engine, and was wondering what type of plow would work best?
I have a 2000 chevy silverado 1500 with a 4.3 V6 engine, and was wondering what type of snow plow would work best. I know theirs diffrent sizes and makes but does any one know what kind is right for this kind of truck.Thank you

A: You should look into a light weight fiberglass snow plow.These work great are very strong and dont rust.These plows will work better with your 4.3 V6 and last for years of normal service.These plows are also very common here in ohio.You should call around some of your local upfitters for prices.Best of luck.

Q: What kind of exhaust for a 2000 chevy silverado?
I drive a 2000 1/2 ton chevy silverado. What type of exhaust would give it a deep rumble? I don’t really want anything that’s overly loud, just a decent deep, clear sound.

A: Flowmaster.com…to see and hear the products they offer.

I would recommend the “Flowmaster Super 40 Series”, gave my 1988 Chevy Silverado a deep grawl at all rev ranges… total cost out the door was $237.00, in So Cali Orange County.

Best wishes, Happy hunting!

“/JOe

Q: How much would it cost to repair a gas tank for a 1991 chevy silverado?
I have a 1991 Chevy silverado that did not pass its smog check. I was told I’d have to replace it.

A: http://www.car-stuff.com/store/?N=9872+4294967007+1588+11921+9296 To replace your fuel tank parts and labor you should be looking at around less than $400. Best of luck with your silverado.

Q: can i change the transmission in a chevy silverado?
I was thinking about trying to attempt building the new chevy concept silverado, it has a ls7 engine, and manual transmission, which is great the only problem, the 07 silverado does not come with a manual option, so i was wondering where i could find some info on how to change the transmission of a silverado from automatic to manual.

A: First of all, AWESOME idea, according to one of our associates who does a lot of work on cars. He said the project is certainly do-able. (Our associate has an LT1 in his 1980 Jeep CJ7)

The easiest thing to do would be to take the T-56 manual out of a GTO, Trans AM, Camaro, etc and mate it to the LS7, according to our researcher. The LS7 should bolt right into the Silverado frame, as long as it came with a V-8 from the factory. Then it will be a matter of fabricating rear transmission mounts for the T-56, but that won’t be awful and that will at least get everything in the truck (a custom length rear driveshaft will almost certainly be necessary too).

For the clutch pedal assembly, start scouring junk yards for a manual Silverado and see if you can snag all of the assembly and linkage out of it for your project. Then all the clutch equipment will bolt right in. You will probably need to modify the linkage a bit, but if you’re taking on a project like this, I’m sure you’re comfortable with fabrication. There’s also the option of a hydraulic clutch.

Now, as far as making the electronics work correctly, you’ll need the computer with the LS7 and graft that into the Silverado wiring harness. This is the hardest part of the swap here. There are companies such as Fuel Injection Specialties that will build a custom wiring harness for your application, making the swap a bit easier. Good luck! For more information, articles, reviews, previews, blogs about new vehicles, videos, photos and quality ratings, please visit JDPower.com.

Q: What is the Difference between a 2004 and a 2005 Chevy silverado with the duramax?
I’m looking at buying a 2500HD chevy silverado with the Duramax diesel. I need to know what improvements on the engine, and anything else they may have changed.

A: No difference from 04 to 05. The big change came in 2006 with a horsepower increase and the Allison 6 speed automatic, called the Duramax Power Pack.

Q: What would help me increase my MPG in a 1998 chevy silverado?
I have a 1998 chevy silverado with a flomaster exhaust and stock everything else. I am curious as to any other ways to increase MPG. Any cold air intakes, superchips, mass air flow sensors. I need some advice from some people who have some experience in this. Any help would be appreciated.

A: you’ll have a hard time finding anything to give you better mileage, driving habits will give you the best results

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