1997 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup

1997 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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1997 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup Questions

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i have replaced headlight switch low beam bulbs and multifunction switch, (hi-low turn cruis control and wiper )all drl lights work perfect but when turn on headlights i get no lowbeam highbeam and all running lights work just no lowbeam please help if you can thanks

This was done at a local shop, I have had problems with the truck running rough after warm up......back fire, bog down when you floor board the truck on open road, and shifting hard. Could it be the v8 injectors causing the problem.

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1997 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup Reviews

my vehicle will not start.if i put gas in the fuel injector manually,it starts and stays running.Do you know the problem?

I purched this 1997 Chevy Truck 1500 From my Cousin wich was the first owner. He took good care of it.The truck Looks Good and Runs Great I Will be towing My Drag cars to the Drag Strip in 2014 With this Truck. Cant Wait! I Get Lots of Great Coments from People where ever I Go.

We are the original owners. Other than one recall item and one warranty replacement item, truck has been a jewel. We are about to hit the 80k mark on the odometer and have only had to replace the front disc brake pads and the idler arm - not counting the regular maintenance items. Plan on having this truck until death do us part.

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