My 2002 Silverado 2500 HD, 8.1 dies out at times while driving. I have to lock and unlock the doors with the remote to get truck to re-start. Sometimes it seems to die when I hit the brakes. Any ideas of what the problem might be. Thanks for your time.

Asked by Jan 09, 2007 at 11:30 PM about the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4 Dr STD 4WD Extended Cab LB HD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

8 Answers

22,560

Sprinter I was surprised that this wasn't a reoccurring problem with other owners. I couldn't find any similar problems to try and learn from. I have to guess computer issues. I really don't see anyway around it given the amount of systems that are involved. You need a diagnostic on the Silverado's computer. This sounds like a visit to your dealer to me. Good luck!

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

my 02 2500hd 8.1 would die out after it would warm up, and only restart after a couple minutes of cranking! it was the crank angle sensor!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
30

Hello I have worked my brain trying to figure this problem out. I'll have to get back to you on the result but i'm pretty sure it will be solved after this repair. I have an 02 silverado 2500hd 8.1 and it to like's to just die out while driving, no warning just a battery light. Um I checked for codes got 2 can't remember the exact ones but i'll find out. have been on god knows how many chat rooms and seems the crank position sensor is the problem. My dad seems to think it's related to the remote but it shuts off and after like 8 tries it starts back up. I'm buying and installing the part this weekend I'll let you know the out come.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
30

if you type this problem up online a dozen people said it was the crank position sensor. I'm gonna try it cause i got the same problem I'll let you know if it works:)

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
10

I have an 2002 hd 8.1 also and it did the exact same thing.I did the same thing with the remote. it is the crankshaft sensor. GM had alot of problems with the crankshaft sensor. located on the back of the block.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
30

I know this is an old post, but there is a Crankshaft Position Sensor recall for the 2001 8.1L trucks. This malfunction causes the engine to randomly shut down with out warning, and also fail to start at all after the sensor has completely failed. Chevy will fix this for free on the 2001's....you should check for other years, too!!

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

I had the same problems with my 2002 2500 hd 6.0 replaced the crank shaft position sensor but still happened my buddy found that my PCM was corrode and was shorting out the sensors thats why the code came back the same . Hope this helps only reason my buddy the mechanic found this is because I'm recovering from surgery and left the truck there for two weeks so when he had time to fool with it he did . Hope this helps most can't be without their truck that long

I replaced the crank sensor didn't help

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Silverado 2500HD

Looking for a Used Silverado 2500HD in your area?

CarGurus has 28,173 nationwide Silverado 2500HD listings starting at $2,495.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Questions

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Experts

#1 Steven Loeffler
Steven Loeffler
Reputation 480
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 280
#3 piocon
piocon
Reputation 270
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 2500HD
98 Great Deals out of 13,465 listings starting at $2,650
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
330 Great Deals out of 46,262 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,765 Great Deals out of 181,201 listings starting at $250
Used Dodge Ram 2500
141 Great Deals out of 5,157 listings starting at $1,499
Used Ford F-150
2,059 Great Deals out of 207,339 listings starting at $1,499
Used GMC Sierra 1500
760 Great Deals out of 69,126 listings starting at $1,850
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500
5 Great Deals out of 245 listings starting at $4,900
Used Ford F-350 Super Duty
375 Great Deals out of 25,769 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD
16 Great Deals out of 259 listings starting at $3,995
Used Toyota Tundra
438 Great Deals out of 34,677 listings starting at $2,990
Used Chevrolet Silverado 3500
27 Great Deals out of 585 listings starting at $3,990
Used Dodge Ram 3500
74 Great Deals out of 2,198 listings starting at $4,999

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 17,096 listings starting at $25,675
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD For Sale
23 Great Deals out of 1,991 listings starting at $27,198
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD For Sale
31 Great Deals out of 1,753 listings starting at $20,000
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 498 listings starting at $8,977
2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 928 listings starting at $7,200

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.