I have a 2003 Chev Silverado 1500 HD, which was Turned upside down

Asked by Feb 01, 2016 at 08:48 PM about the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD LS Crew Cab Short Bed 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My rig was flipped  (on a snowy day, only rolled to drivers side then top, engine was shut off immediately, limited damage due to snow cushion).  It was towed to yard, and I need to verify it will still be ok to drive.  I understand once upside down (this one maybe 3 - 4 hours before towed), fluids could leak out.  It has been in storage for 10 days, and I want to go look at it before they "total" it.  What do I need to check or be aware of before I turn the ignition switch on to make sure no "mechanical" damage took place.  From the outside, one would never really know it was on it's top

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check all fluids..yes..is the frame straight???

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I'm sure it is, I didn't have the opportunity to exam it too close, as I was waiting on insurance, then next thing I know, it's towed 3 hours away. Going to look at it this week, so wanted to make sure what to look for. Figured I'd take extra fluids with me (oil, brake, steering, anti freeze), but I really don't expect or fore see any frame damage. Just wanted to make sure what I check before I turn it on, so I don't do any additional damage.

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Make sure you remove all of the spark plugs before turning it over, if there is excessive oil in the cylinders it will hyrostaticly lock up and could really damage the engine, so remove the plugs, disable the ignition and then crank it over and see if oil is sprayed out, if not then your safe, put the plugs back in, reconnect the ignition and see if it fires up after you have checked all of the other fluids.

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