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Chevrolet 1500 Pickup Alternator May Fail and Cause Noise and Dead Battery

Chevrolet 1500 Pickup Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996

Engines Affected: 4.3L V6, 5.0L V8, 5.7L V8

Average Mileage: 137,338 mi (58,500 mi - 236,000 mi)


The alternator may fail causing the battery to go dead, or an abnormal noise may develop. The dash warning light may or may not illuminate. A failed alternator will require replacement.

  • Imkeepinup, , 4.3L V6, 58,500 mi

    I had a terrible noise when I first started my truck, then it seemed to fade away. Came back again within a drive or two. Dropped it off for other service and they told me it needed a rebuilt alternator, since the bearings were gone in mine. In my mind, a vehicle of this age is bound to have things like this come up. I feel like I have an excellent service garage taking care of my vehicles now, so, I'm just reporting, not complaining. My battery is fine! Dec 12, 2014

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  • Visitor, , 5.7L V8, 236,000 mi

    replaced alternator and starter and pulley

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  • Visitor, , 4.3L V6

    I'm on #4.The first one was still under warranty,the next 3 out of my pocket.The front bearings seem to be the problem.All 3 have had the front bearings go bad.

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