1996 Chevrolet 2500 Pickup Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Chevrolet 2500 Pickup

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1996 Chevrolet 2500 Pickup
$
100
to $
750
1996 Chevrolet 2500 Pickup
$
147
to $
688
1996 Chevrolet 2500 Pickup
$
315
to $
1,360
1996 Chevrolet 2500 Pickup
$
204
to $
1,154
1996 Chevrolet 2500 Pickup
$
237
to $
644

1996 Chevrolet 2500 Pickup Problems

Instrument Panel Lights Flickering and Exterior Lights Intermittent

The headlight switch used on the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 is known to fail through normal operation. Since the headlight switch is also integrated into the interior lights, a malfunctioning switch can cause issues with interior lights as well.

  • Symptoms of a failed headlight switch include:
  • Headlights and taillights failing to turn on or off
  • Interior lights flicker, or fail to turn on or off
  • Gauge cluster lighting off or flickering with headlights on
  • Parking light malfunctions  

This issue is well known with General Motors Trucks and SUVs, and is solved by testing and, if needed, replacing the headlight/dimmer switch. Bad grounding wires at the tail-lights, and dirty/corroded tow package wires can also lead to some of these issues. 

The Fuel Pump May Fail Causing the Engine to Stall or Crank Over But Not Start

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.

ABS Warning Light On and/or Erratic ABS Operation

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.

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1996 Chevrolet 2500 Pickup Questions

truck starts, runs rough then stalls out. (1 answer)

It's not the distributor, I changed that out. Not coil or emission control module.

1996 cevrolet C2500 5.7 lt (1 answer)

this happen almost every time i take off driving and if am doing 40 MHP i let go the go pedal stays at the same speed once i touch the brake pedal the rpms will drop idle, any help will be appreciated

I have a 5.7 l pickup with a standard NV 4500 trasmission. Im thinking swapping to the NV 3500 transmission. has anyone used the NV 3500 was it reliable what kind of fuel mileage did you get? out with the gearing? (1 answer)

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1996 Chevrolet 2500 Pickup Recalls

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.

Rear Axle U-Bolt Nuts Loosen

The nuts for the U-bolts that secure the rear axle to the frame may loosen and detach, causing the axle to shift and disrupt proper control of the vehicle while driving. Dealers will check the U-bolt nut torque and re-torque any loose U-bolts to the proper specification free of charge to resolve the concern.

Fuel Rail Leaks Fuel

The fuel rail may leak, causing an odor and a fire hazard. Dealers will inspect and replace fuel rails found to be in the date range of faulty parts free of charge to resolve the concern.

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