Chevrolet Complaint - Shift Lever Knob - Transmission
CRESTVIEW, FLORIDA -- I bought a 2005 Chevy Silverado 4.3L 5-Speed just over a month ago and I am pretty satisfied with it...until yesterday. Earlier in the week I happened to be online and read a review that the temperature gauge in another gentleman's similar pickup had began to fault. He went on to explain that he had been chasing the problem for quite some time replacing this and that expecting results. Well I ran out and started my truck just to let it idle and get up to operating temp. I watched the temp gauge rise for a total of 10 seconds and then drop to the needle. I was baffled so I unhooked the battery for 5 minutes and tried it again. Same result. I figured I would just have to mess with it next weekend or take it to the Chevy dealership that is literally less than 100 yards from where I live and let them fool with it. The next day I started it to go to work and all of the sudden the temperature gauge hasn't given me a problem since.
Furthermore, I decided to put an after market shift knob on my shift lever a little while ago and for the life of me I could not get the factory knob off. I consulted my Haynes automotive book specific to my make and model of vehicle and all it says is that the knob screws off of the shift lever. With two pipe wrenches and my wife on the lever and knob we could not get that knob off. Anybody know any tips on this such as reverse threads, or if they use lock-tight at the manufacturers factory or what.