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Old 12-15-2006, 10:52 PM
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Default 99 silverado driveshaft

I have a question regarding the infamous driveshaft problem on the 99 silverados. Mine has ~145k miles on it, and Im the 3rd owner it is doing the squeaking/clunking sound when i stop, and then again when I go. Did I read correctly that GM will take care of this problem, and if not how much is that going to set me back? Also, There is like a metal clunking sound when I shift from Park to drive, but other than that it shifts fine. Is this related to the driveshaft problem? Thanks for all your help.
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Old 12-16-2006, 06:10 AM
 
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Default RE: 99 silverado driveshaft

I dont know anything about the squeeking or clunking when u stop, but the clunking from park to drive could be a bad u-joint or play in the rear end due to high milage wear.
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Old 12-17-2006, 01:26 AM
 
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Default RE: 99 silverado driveshaft

I don't know much about the driveshaft problems wih 99's, but you first need to narrow where problem is. Ex: rear end, drive shaft, tranny, transfer case. Try by hand rotating the driveshaft while looking at the u-joints and rear yokes. Also make sure the bolts for your u-joints are not loose. With 145 k you will probably be fine. My 93' went 285 K with no u-joint change or maintenence and with heavy loads often.
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Old 12-19-2006, 12:33 PM
 
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Default RE: 99 silverado driveshaft

is your truck 4 wheel drive?mine is clunking when i got from park to reverse or from park to drive. i took it to the dealership and they told me that is was some slack in my transfer case chain. they said that it would not cause any problems, but i still got my chain changed because i did not want it to break and mess up my gears in the transfer case.
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Yes, It is 4wd; and thanks for the info!
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Default RE: 99 silverado driveshaft

I have a friend with a 99 Z71. Has had this problem several times. It actually turned out to be the front slip yoke on the differential. It has to be replaced every couple of years. Pretty common from what I hear. This truck is lift by a 3 inch body lift and 33" tires. Don't really know if that would account for anything.
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Default RE: 99 silverado driveshaft

There was a recall on certain years b/c ofa problem with the driveshaft... Dunno if it's the same problem.
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Default RE: 99 silverado driveshaft

There is a gap between the yoke and your tranny, way over tolerance. There have been some 150,000 cases so far----------BELOW ARE THE TSBs AND CARS AFFECTED BUY THE SAME THING YOU WENT THROUGH. GET GM COMPLAINT ON THE PHONE ASAP AND TELL THEM YOU WANT THE BS STOPPED AND YOUR SHAFT REPLACED - THEY WILL TAKE CARE OF IT EVEN IF YOUR DLRSHP WON'T. THEY WILL SEND YOU ELSEWHERE. You should never ever have to pay for this.
TSB Report Dates Reflect When GM Agrees There Is A Problem, Not Year of Truck and MOST CERTAINLY NOT when they Fixed the Problem!@!
Hope this helps - Greek -> >>>>>>>.SEE ALL TSBs BELOW.
1.) TSB #990730010 -- DRIVELINE VIBRATION / GROWL NOISE. *TT (NHTSA ID #606084, JUNE 01 1999)
2.) TSB #990730010A -- A DRIVELINE VIBRATION / GROWL NOISE. *TT (NHTSA ID #607320, JUNE 01 1999)
3.) TSB #865022 -- COMMENTS OF A CLUNK OR A THUMP NOICE FROM REAR OF VEHICLE WHEN BRAKES ARE APPLIED. (NHTSA ID #602980, OCTOBER 01 2001)
3.) TSB #01-04-17-004B - (Jan 5, 2005)
Clunk, Bump or Squawk when Vehicle Comes to Complete Stop or Accelerating from Complete Stop;
(Replace Rear Drive Shaft)--------------------------------->>>>>>>>>
Years Affected are as follows ------------------------------>>>>>>>>>
1999-2000 Cadillac Escalade (Old Style)
2002-2004 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade EXT
2003-2004 Cadillac Escalade ESV
1996-1999 Chevrolet 1500 Series Extended Cab Short Box Pickup (Old Style)
1996-1999 Chevrolet 1500 Series Regular Cab Pickup and Utility Models (Old Style)
1999-2002 Chevrolet Silverado Extended Cab Short Box (New Style)
1999-2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Series Regular Cab (New Style)
2000-2004 Chevrolet 1500 Series Avalanche, Suburban and Tahoe
2001-2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 Series Regular Cab with Long Bed or Extended Cab (New Style)
2001-2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Series Crew Cab, Short Box (New Style)
1996-1999 GMC 1500 Series Extended Cab Short Box Pickup (Old Style)
1996-1999 GMC 1500 Series Regular Cab Pickup and Utility Models (Old Style)
1999-2002 GMC Sierra Extended Cab Short Box (New Style)
1999-2004 GMC Sierra 1500 Series Regular Cab (New Style)
2000-2004 GMC 1500 Series Yukon, Yukon XL
2001-2004 GMC Sierra 2500/3500 Series Regular Cab with Long Bed or Extended Cab (New Style)
2001-2004 GMC Sierra 2500 Series Crew Cab, Short Box (New Style)
2003-2005 HUMMER H2 with Four Wheel Drive (4WD) or All Wheel Drive (AWD) and One-Piece Propeller Shaft ONLY
This bulletin is being revised to add Cadillac Escalade (Old Style) and HUMMER H2 to the Models section. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 01-04-17-004A (Section 04 -- Driveline/Axle).
Condition; Some customers may comment on a clunk, bump or squawk noise when the vehicle comes to a stop or when accelerating from a complete stop.
Cause; A slip/stick condition between the tranmission case input shaft and the driveshaft slip yoke may cause this condition.
Diagnostic Tips; There are several resources in the electronic Service Information System which can provide the technician with information on diagnosis and repair of clunk conditions, and fix the customer's vehicle right the first time without unnecessary parts replacement. Some of the documents available in SI include:
• Symptoms - Propeller Shaft (SI Document ID #697266)
• Knock or Clunk Noise (SI Document ID #697290)
• Rear Drive Axle Noises (SI Document ID #700580)
• Launch Shudder/Vibration on Acceleration (Replace Propeller Shaft and Install a New Pinion Flange/Seal), Bulletin #02-04-17-001
• Information on 2-3 Upshift or 3-2 Downshift Clunk Noise, Bulletin #01-07-30-042
• Driveline Clunk Wh
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Old 01-17-2007, 01:46 AM
 
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Default RE: 99 silverado driveshaft

My truck has been doing this for years, now the transmission won't shift, could the clunk, bump or squawk noise when the vehicle comes to a stop or when accelerating from a complete stop that it has been doing have caused this. I took it to the dealer and they could not fix the clunking. Who do I need to call and what do I need to tell them to get the clunking fixed. I have a 99 Chevy Silverado K 1500 that is on the list.
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Old 03-01-2007, 08:34 PM
 
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Default RE: 99 silverado driveshaft

I've read posts on here abou this problem that say the clucking can lead to other problems like tranny and rear end replacements....do some searching on here, lots of info. My truck is making the noise right now and i'm looking into fixing it ASAP
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