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2015 silverado w/ 4.3l gas engine. Has a very rough idle.

2015 silverado w/ 4.3l...

2015 silverado w/ 4.3l gas engine. Has a very rough idle. took to a local shop and they said a "sylenoid" problem? Smooths out a lot at 1800 - 2000 RPM. Ideas?

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the rough idle intermittent or consistent?

Consistent

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '15 Chevy?

Silverado Heavy Duty w/ a tow package...80,000mi.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Silverado yourself? What have you tried so far?

Took it to a local Pep Boys and they said the engine needs to be replaced. My closest Chevy dealer is 20 miles away.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I plan on taking to the dealer if they can get me in.

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Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

Did they say what solenoid was an issue here?

Did they do a cylinder compression test at all?

Let me know so we can continue,thanks Pete

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
No, did not say which solenoid and did not do a compression test...only plugged it into the analyzer.

O.k.,they shouldnt be able to tell you need an engine replacement by just plugging into a scan tool like that or an analyzer.They would need to do a cylinder compression test to be sure.

A rough idle can be caused by injectors that are not atomizing properly or an ignition coil that is failing needing replaced or a worn spark plug.These are most common.This model still should use a cap and rotor and if the cap or rotor has any corrosion this will also cause this fault with the cap and rotor needing replaced.

I would have this re checked with a cylinder compression test to make sure this isnt a mechanical fault as well as the injectors and spark tested to help pinpoint the fault.

The fault codes also need checked to see if any codes are set and then those codes diagnosed to then locate and repair this issue here.

If more help is needed, use the reply tab to continue our conversation. If no further assistance is needed, kindly rate my service,your 5 star rating is appreciated ( should be a link to click on here or above).You can rate at any time and we can continue to work on your question as this will not close out your question.Keep in mind in some cases it can be difficult to fully diagnose or help repair your vehicle without seeing it and I work on delivering the best possible answer from what I see to work with.

Thanks Pete

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Thanks Pete. I appreciate the advise. I'll rate you very high. Is this service an ongoing monthly charge or a one time charge?

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