1997 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup Repair and Maintenance

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

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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This is 3rd tranny In three month three different shops three towns put in reverse you feel it go in but won't move so I think it has to be something else not the actual tranny what else and where could the problem be goes forward in all gears great no problems or delays in shifting just reve...

My abs light came on and when it did my truck went down to first i think and won't shift out from there any ideas?
It only happens after I run it for a couple of minutes or so

If I leave the rocker arms loose it starts no problem and runs but after a little while the rocker arms are coming off. If I leave them tight like there supposed to be it wont start and unless I floor the gas but it wont stay on and backfires. Has over 180000 miles on it could it be my timing ch...

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

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.

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.

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