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

Inside and/or Outside Door Handles May Break

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

Windshield Wipers May Fail Due to Faulty Wiper Motor Control Board

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.

Intake Manifold Gaskets May Leak Coolant or Engine Oil

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

Dim headlights? New bulbs new bigger alternator and battery. Gauge stays on 8??? (1 answer)

As soon as i put a brand new alternator on an test it it says votage regulator. Take it off an it test good. Went from 104 to 124 alternator an same results. Dim lights an gauge stays on 8 or 9.

When I turn on the ignition only the radio light comes on. No dash information (1 answer)

There is no indication that the truck will start
Replaced the starter because it was dragging before
Nothing changed
Diagnostic code reader continues to advise turn key off wait 10 seconds and turn key on again

When I put my truck in reverse I have to rev the motor for it to engage (1 answer)

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1996 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup Recalls

Fuel Tank Rubs Causing Noise And Possible Leak

The fuel tank may rub on the body at the front inner corner, causing a noise and possible fuel tank damage resulting in leakage of fuel. Dealers will inspect the fuel tank for wear and install a spacer between the fuel tank and body, as well as replace leaking tanks free of charge to resolve the concern.

Reclining Seats Create Pinch Hazard

The easy entry recliner seat operation may allow fingers or hands to get caught and pinched within the recliner mechanism. Dealers will install a protective cover over the recliner mechanism free of charge to resolve the concern.

Rear Axle U-Bolt Nuts Loosen

The nuts for the U-bolts that secure the rear axle to the frame may loosen and detach, causing the axle to shift and disrupt proper control of the vehicle while driving. Dealers will check the U-bolt nut torque and re-torque any loose U-bolts to the proper specification free of charge to resolve the concern.

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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 bought my Regency conversion Chevy 1500 extra cab truck on Ebay auction back in 2005 with 51,000 miles on it. The paint and interior at that time were outstanding, almost as if new condition. Through the past years and now at 113,000 miles I have had the following work done on the truck : 1. Automatic tranny rebuilt at 72,000 miles at cost of $800 2. Rear end axle bearings galled up and maki...
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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