The inside and outside door handles a prone to breaking. Commonly broken handles cannot be repaired, they will require replacement.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1997 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup
1997 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup
1997 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.
1997 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup Questions and Answers
Why does our pickup jerk when you make a right turn on the highway. It feels like you lost the steering for a few seconds. Very scary. Doesn't always do it, sometimes for a couple weeks and...
drive down hwy 5to10 miles get off and trans slames in to next gear stop and turn off key for one second and it shifts fine ? drive around town for and hour and its fine
No service/check engine light when severe hesitation occur during acceleration from idle. Same sometime when runnng above 2000 rpm. What can be the problem? Otherwise, my truck runs great! Seem...
The interior door opener handel broke off. How can I replace the broken part?
1997 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup Reviews
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.