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Chevrolet Light Trucks - weak parts / weak design.

edited November -1 in The Show
What happened with GM's design and engineering department when it came to light truck engineering? (This is not intended to be flame bait.)

Example 1: My 2005 Chevrolet HD 2500 Silverado- steering shaft bearing failure. GM Fix: Use more GM lube My fix: replace with Borgeson aftermarket. Second issue- extreme brake pedal play and vibration. Issue- plastic pedal and bearing surface. Fix- Traded it in....

Second example: 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe- (wife's car). Issue- brakes not as responsive, growling, poor stopping. I inspected all four (discs all the way around) and found that each pad exhibited pad friction material cracking and two rotors had warped. The car has less than 30k and is a "grocery getter." My fix: replace with Stainless Steel Incorporated kit with replacement pads and rotors.

So, having owned Chevy trucks since 1986, when did it become acceptable to design in plastic and low quality parts in the cars' control and safety systems?


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