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Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD Parts and Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD Accessories

Awesome Facts about the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD

  • Built using the GM GMT880 platform, the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD has the strongest suspension amongst its Silverado HD brothers. The Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD basically shares the same engine and transmission features as the 2500 HD does, however dual rear wheels were exclusively designed for the 3500 HD Silverado series.

  • Three body styles were available for the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD: the regular, extended, and crew cab designs. Also, the Work Truck, LT, and high-end LTZ were the trim levels offered for the 3500 HD.

  • An impressive 6.6-liter Duramax V8 engine powers the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD, and it's coupled with a six-speed Allison 1000 automatic transmission. It can tow up to 16,700 pounds and carry up to 5,511 pounds. This makes the 3500 HD a beast when towing and carrying heavy cargo.

  • With its fully-boxed and high-strength steel framed chassis, the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD has a maximum payload capacity of 7,215 pounds, thanks to its carefully-engineered suspension components.

  • Thanks to its new 36-gallon fuel tank, the 3500 HD's Duramax V8 engine can ulitize up to 680 highway miles of fuel on a single tank. Also, it's compatible with B20 biodiesel making it environmentally-compliant.

  • A 3500 HD Regular Cab has a maximum towing capacity of 23,000 pounds with a fifth-wheel trailer. The Crew and Extended Cabs have a maximum towing capacity of 18,000 pounds using a conventional hitch.

  • Chevrolet also included bigger precision-forged upper control arms and torsion bars, mated with a larger steering gear to support up to a 6,000 pound Front Gross Axle Weight Rating or FGWAR. This allows for Silverado HD owners to easily adjust the vehicle's ride height when needed.

  • The HD Z71 Appearance Package is the newest trim line for the 3500 HD which includes bright doorsill plates, body-colored bumpers, chrome mesh grill, mirrors, and door handles just to name a few. A new set of 18-inch forged-aluminum wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires give the 3500 HD a beefier stance.

  • A Tow/Haul mode feature was introduced to the new line of Silverado 3500 HDs to improve performance while carry heavy loads or pulling a trailer. Also, the Cruise Grade Braking was added to help with engine compression braking when slowing the vehicle and its load.

Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD Parts

Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD Articles

  • Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD Common Problems

    17 January 2013

    Designed to be a versatile workhorse, the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD is the "Heavy Duty" pickup truck that can haul and tow almost anything. Built with a sturdy frame, robust suspension, and a range of powerful engines, the new generations of Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HDs are available in crew, extended, and regular cab designs. Aside from a monster 6.0-liter V8 engine, the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD features a lot of useful accessories and features are. These features and accessories include bend liners, tonneau covers, stationary toolboxes, heated or cooled leather-appointed seats, and even a SiriusXM satellite radio service to name a few of the other accessories on the 3500 HD. Since more pickup truck owners are buying the 3500 HD, they should take note of these common concerns to prepare themselves in case they encounter these problems.


    Electrical System

    Due to the vehicle's Heated Washer Fluid System or HWFS, the device's thermal protection feature can melt the plastic around the HWFS' fluid chamber. A fuse was added to the HWFS' control circuit harness, but it was still prone to ignite and cause fire in the vehicle. This affected vehicles like the Buick, Cadillac DTS, Hummer H2, and Saturn Outlook.

    A total of 1,365,070 units, including the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD, were affected by GM's vehicle recall in 2010. General Motors posted a bulletin advising all owners to bring their affected vehicle models to their respective dealerships. GM dealers were advised to permanently disable and remove the heated washer fluid module to resolve the problem.


    Interior Seat Covers

    Superhides, the seat covers made by Marathon for the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD, were not compatible with seats containing side airbags. Since these seat covers are made of heavier thread, they interfered with the side airbag's full deployment during an accident.

    About 294 units were affected by Marathon's recall advisory. Owners were advised to contact Marathon, and the manufacturer will be replacing the seat covers free of charge.


    Headlights

    Aftermarket headlamps manufactured by K2 Motor have missing amber side-reflex reflectors. These missing headlight parts may affect lighting visibility leading to a vehicular crash. Also, aftermarket headlamps must conform to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard requirements on lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.

    In 2008, 1,921 units were affected by K2 Motor's recall. Affected vehicle owners were advised to contact the manufacturer to receive a full refund.