1996 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup

1996 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup Problems

The inside and outside door handles a prone to breaking. Commonly broken handles cannot be repaired, they will require replacement.

The windshield wipers may not work intermittently due to a faulty wiper motor control board. Our technicians tell us that lightly taping on the wiper motor when the fault occurs should temporarily get the wipers working again. Some vehicles were recalled for this problem and some were not. You will need to check with your local dealer to find out if a specific vehicle was included.

The intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Our technicians tell us that operating the engine  with a coolant/oil mix can result in internal engine damage. Replacing the intake manifold gasket should correct these leaks.

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1996 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup Questions

When I roll my windows up or down I can hear them catching on something (sometimes extremely loud). When this happens it sometimes catches the door latch and actually opens the door. Needless to say but it is really scary to have a door swing open when making a turn.

96 & later small blocks have cooling fan threaded to water pump shaft, assumed to be CCW threads. How to remove without special tool (or just bite bullet & buy tool?)

My dash board charging light just started staying on, while driving. After Autozone tested the battery they said it was bad. I replaced the battery and the light still stays on. The Autozone tech said I need to drive it for a couple days and come back so they can run diagnostics. After 1 1/25 hou...

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1996 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup Reviews

My dad has a 96 Chevy 1500 Silverado 4X4 with a 350 Vortec stepside pick up, He bought it new at a Sheriff sale when they orderd new equipment to replace the older trucks. Then a cut back less officers so he bought one of those With out the lights. Gave $12,000 less than a Chevy dealer. These trucks are Awesome This truck I guess has a super chip in it or something. He has used this truck f...

I own a 96 Chevy k1500 4X4 with the 5.0 305 it runs good and has awesome four-wheel drive everything still woks will for having 212,000 miles on it . I have had a few minor problems here and there like braking a door handle or the windshield wipers sometime's freeze up while using them or sometimes will only work on high Other than that its bben a great pickup gets decent mileage 15-16 drivin...

when i frist start it it hit and try to start but i turn the key off and try again and hit till it start

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