1999 Silverado transmission

Asked by Aug 26, 2014 at 02:20 PM about the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 3 Dr LT 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1999 Silverado 1500 with the
5.3 v8 and just under 215,000 miles.
Occasionally when the truck has
been sitting for a few hours or
overnight it will hesitate. It's like the
power drops out, it won't accelerate
and when it finally does shift it is
extremely hard and sometimes even
makes a clunking noise. After the
initial hesitation and shift it runs like
new with no issues. I have very little
knowledge about transmissions, but
that is the only thing I can think of
that would cause that problem. I
need to know if this is going to be a
major, expensive fix or if it's just
some small thing. I love this truck,
but with the year and mileage I can't
see putting a lot of money into major
repairs. Any advise would be
welcome. Thank you.

1 Answer

If it's original 215,000 is about all you are going to get out of it. Check the fluid, and if it is not red/pink and/or has a burnt odor you can try a drain and fill, otherwise IMO simply worn out.

Your Answer

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Experts

  • #1
    John Carson
    Reputation
    3,020
  • #2
    Rowefast
    Reputation
    2,200
  • #3
    Andrew Olsen
    Reputation
    1,930
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,120 Great Deals out of 61,760 listings starting at $1,295
Used Ford F-150
3,046 Great Deals out of 230,459 listings starting at $1,300
Used Dodge Ram 1500
325 Great Deals out of 10,739 listings starting at $1,988
Used Toyota Tundra
627 Great Deals out of 36,312 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Tacoma
550 Great Deals out of 41,422 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
822 Great Deals out of 40,009 listings starting at $1,700
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
442 Great Deals out of 47,646 listings starting at $695
Used Chevrolet Camaro
398 Great Deals out of 31,481 listings starting at $3,495
Used Ford Mustang
341 Great Deals out of 42,379 listings starting at $1,488

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 83,707 listings starting at $19,263
2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
253 Great Deals out of 14,509 listings starting at $16,439
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
265 Great Deals out of 7,036 listings starting at $16,777
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
444 Great Deals out of 11,458 listings starting at $12,999
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
457 Great Deals out of 10,489 listings starting at $9,300

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.