Chevy 5.3L Vortec Common Engine Problems
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Chevy 5.3L Vortec Common Engine Problems

GM’s 5.3L Vortec engine suffers from common problems including: oil consumption caused by AFM, cracked cylinder heads, spark plug failure, intake manifold problems, and fuel pressure regulator failure. Despite these problems, the 5.3 Vortec is an extremely reliable engine. They are getting older nowadays, having been in production from 1999-2013, which means you’ll likely experience…

Chevy 4.3L Vortec Common Engine Problems
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Chevy 4.3L Vortec Common Engine Problems

The 4.3 Vortec suffers from common problems such as ICV valve and TPS sensor failure, intake manifold leaks, distributor failure, port injection leaks, engine knock, and excessive oil consumption from AFM. In this article we are going to dive into each of the common problems in detail as well as discuss overall engine reliability of…

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1999-2006 Chevy Silverado Brake Line Failure & Routing Diagram

The brake lines in 1999-2007 GMT800 Silverado’s, Sierra’s, and Suburbans are very prone to rusting out and needing replacement. For individuals who live in “salt” states, where cities commonly salt the roads to prevent ice, the brake line rusting is even more common. In 2010, a class-action lawsuit was filed as rusted brake lines were…

The 8 Most Common Chevy Silverado & Sierra Problems (2007-2013 GMT900)
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The 8 Most Common Chevy Silverado & Sierra Problems (2007-2013 GMT900)

The 2nd generation Silverado’s and GMC Sierra’s were produced from 2007 to 2013 under the GMT900 chassis code. These trucks all used engines from GM’s small-block V8 Vortec engine family, such as the 4.8L, 5.3L, and 6.2L. While all of these engines are known for their reliability, there are a number of common problems with…