Engine Mechanical problem
2001 Chevy Silverado V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 99500 miles
I'll try to make a long story short. I bought a 2001 Silverado Z71 2 weeks ago. 5.3L V8. Immediately after I got it, the check engine light came on. Truck is covered by a 50/50 warranty.
The code was for a P0332 knock sensor. Dealer had his mechanic install 2 new knock sensors. Parts were from O'Riley. No new wiring harness installed.
I moved from Ky where I bought the truck to Wy. On the way, the service engine light came on and it is code P0327, another knock sensor.
GM dealership here says they will have to replace the knock sensors again AND put in a new wiring harness. They say the problem was not replacing with genuine GM parts and not replacing the wiring harness.
Ky dealership is balking at paying to have another set of knock sensors put in. Original mechanic says there is no need for a new wiring harness and the knock sensors must be bad. They say GM parts are no different than any other parts and that the GM place is trying to rip me off.
And now, Ky dealership is suggesting I try new spark plugs first before putting in new knock sensors. That's another $200 out of my pocket and I don't think it has anything to do with knock sensors.
Anybody on here know what the real deal is? I just want my truck fixed and I'm not sure who to believe about what. Thanks.
Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 AT 10:37 AM