1997 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup Repair and Maintenance

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

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1997 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup
$
932
to $
2,000
1997 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup
$
353
to $
963
1997 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup
$
411
to $
688
1997 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup
$
309
to $
846
1997 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup
$
284
to $
607

1997 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup Problems

Highter Than Normal Idle Due to Vacuum Leak

The throttle body gasket may develop a vacuum leak which may result in a higher than normal engine idle. Failed gaskets will require replacement.

Improper HVAC Temperature and/or Air Delivery Due to Failed Mode Door Actuator

One or more heater & AC (HVAC) air delivery and/or temperature mode door actuator may fail. This can result in incorrect air delivery or temperature. If this occurs, fault code(s) stored in the HVAC control module should be available to assist with diagnoses.

Intake Manifold Gasket 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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1997 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup Questions

what is the ID of rubber section of fuel line on outlet side of filter (1 answer)

I'm on at least the 4th fuel pump since the truck was new, the last 3 according to the mechanic and my testing had a leaking check valve. I've found inline valves for around $10 which sure beats $150-$300 for a new pump not counting the work involved but need to know the size. THANKS

Driving down road heard extremely loud backfire throu exhaust, engine died. (1 answer)

Won't restart. Fuel pump relay clicking. Pushing valve on back of engine produced only a drop of gas, not a stream.

How to replace. Abelt (1 answer)

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1997 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.

Front Seat Mounting Bolts Missing

Some front seat mounting bolts may not have been installed during vehicle manufacturing. Dealers will inspect for missing bolts and add them where necessary 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.

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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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