The inside and outside door handles a prone to breaking. Commonly broken handles cannot be repaired, they will require replacement.
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1996 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup
1996 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup Problems
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.
The anti-lock brake system (ABS) front wheel speed sensors are prone to failure. When a sensor fails, the ABS warning light may illuminate and/or the ABS system may activate erratically.
The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.
1996 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup Questions and Answers
just repaired my trany by a shop but i installed it i put 12.5 qts of trans fluid and still acts up like slipping into gear when cold and late shifting into 4th wanted to know if i need more fluid?
My driver side power window just started working sparatically. It may work or not. the other windows and door locks are not affected.
no fire to engine. have replaced everything in distributor, computer, module, coil, crank sensor, coolant sensor. was backing out of drive and truck just quit. No problems prior. Any suggestions? ...
replaced wire and plugs, truck cranks but will not start.
1996 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup Reviews
I bought my 1996 Chevy Silverado new in February of 1996. It has the 5.0 liter engine in it. 215,000 miles on it now and the engine still run great. Had to replace the intake manifold gasket at 187,000 miles. Made several trips to the west coast, golf coast and east coast. Other than the one problem, that's it. Going for 300,000 or 25 years whichever comes first. Then we will go from there.
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 for everything from pulling people out of a ditch or it is seen on u tube where he drove out in the lake to retreve a Dodge 4X4 that was hung up in the mud and sand where a drunk guy missed the road. This was a sight to see. As well as a trip in Colorado going places where no one could make it. Then for fun when someone would say how great their newer truck they have and it was tougher than his. He would do the Chain test where they would tie a chain on both and see who could drag the other. Again on U tube where he drug a 2010 dodge diesel 4X4 a block and pulling it hard enough where its front wheels came off the blacktop.
This was done when it had 790,000 miles on it. he changes the oil and all filters when it needs it, uses the same Quakerstate 5 30 Besides a tune up every year the only thing he had to replace was a water pump and 4 fuel pumps and Last month with almost a million miles on it, he rebuilt a new motor himself. And installed it. It is still the same it can do everything as it always could
Last year he decided to rebuild a nother motor for it and done this his self. He is good at it. And you know This is the only truck that I have ever seen smoke all four wheels taking off. Never seen it before.
This week he is going to go buy another one at the same place he bought this one. And he will not sell it to me. It still looks like it is brand New truck not a scratch or dent on it. inside or out.
They say Fords are Tough Naha Chevys are tough Ford the only thing tough is the ride you get out of it and having them in the shop all the time Tough on the Wallet.
Good work truck. 4 wheel drive has been dependable.
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 driving around town Highway it was getting 19 and 20 .