Tow/ Haul quit working 2000 GMC Sierra / Chevrolet Silverado - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


GMC/Chevrolet Truck/SUV When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-13-2013, 06:12 PM   #1
-- SITE DONATOR --
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
ymmot04's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 4,638
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
ymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of light
Default Tow/ Haul quit working 2000 GMC Sierra / Chevrolet Silverado

Tow/Haul quit working in the Sierra, looks like the wire running up the stalk split in half.



Soldered on a short extension and reconnected the wires. All good now.
Attached Thumbnails
Tow/ Haul quit working 2000 GMC Sierra / Chevrolet Silverado-img_20130505_071128_224.jpg   Tow/ Haul quit working 2000 GMC Sierra / Chevrolet Silverado-img_20130505_071150_276.jpg   Tow/ Haul quit working 2000 GMC Sierra / Chevrolet Silverado-img_20130505_071200_836.jpg  
ymmot04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 06:28 PM   #2
Senior Administrator


Certified Car Nut
 
Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Horseheads, NY
Posts: 15,636
Thanked 990 Times in 769 Posts
Mike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Do you think its from the constant tilting of the steering wheel?
Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2013, 11:22 AM   #3
Retired Administrator

True Car Nut
 
GunsOfNavarone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Williamsport, PA
Posts: 2,854
Thanked 167 Times in 129 Posts
GunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud of
Default

Post moved from lounge to its own thread.
GunsOfNavarone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2013, 04:50 PM   #4
Senior Member

True Car Nut
 
2kg4u's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Windsor, Ontario / Detroit, Michigan
Posts: 4,804
Thanked 220 Times in 181 Posts
2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of
Default

Nice find. Broken wires are hard to track down.
2kg4u is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2013, 09:30 AM   #5
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
jwfirebird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: western,ny state
Posts: 9,616
Thanked 563 Times in 481 Posts
jwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond repute
Default

thats a very common complaint, not sure if its too small or should have been some where different
jwfirebird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2013, 09:15 AM   #6
-- SITE DONATOR --
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
ymmot04's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 4,638
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
ymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Yes, very common complaint. Wasn't hard for me to find the issue with a quick internet search.

It looks like with the shifter down in the "1" position the wire is almost bent in half because of the way they route it. Once that wire is 13 years old and starts to brittle up it can't take that kind of pressure. What I saw when I opened up the column was just one spot on the wire clearly cracked and one wire disconnected. It wasn't actually a clean cut, the first picture is from where I had already snipped it and started to remove the sheathing around the two VERY small wires. I recommend stripping the wires with a lighter.
ymmot04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2013, 09:23 AM   #7
Retired Administrator

True Car Nut
 
GunsOfNavarone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Williamsport, PA
Posts: 2,854
Thanked 167 Times in 129 Posts
GunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud of
Default

"two VERY small wires. I recommend stripping the wires with a lighter."

Great Tip/ Technique/Procedure (TTP)!
GunsOfNavarone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2013, 09:24 AM   #8
Retired Administrator

True Car Nut
 
GunsOfNavarone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Williamsport, PA
Posts: 2,854
Thanked 167 Times in 129 Posts
GunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud of
Default

"two VERY small wires. I recommend stripping the wires with a lighter."

Great Tip/ Technique/Procedure (TTP)!
GunsOfNavarone is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
tow haul percieved inop by customer tattooedtech74 GMC/Chevrolet Truck/SUV 4 09-25-2014 08:12 AM
Bed rails for Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra CARiD CARiD 0 09-09-2014 04:00 AM
GMC Sierra gauge not working Britro GMC/Chevrolet Truck/SUV 1 10-01-2011 09:25 AM
1988 GMC sierra 2500SLE 4x4 not working? X8BaLLX GMC/Chevrolet Truck/SUV 6 12-10-2010 11:27 PM
2000 GMC sierra problem. nightriderr GMC/Chevrolet Truck/SUV 5 10-22-2010 08:44 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:40 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.