1994 Chevrolet 3500 Pickup Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1994 Chevrolet 3500 Pickup

1994 Chevrolet 3500 Pickup Problems

Power Brake Units May Leak Fluid From Hydro-Boost Unit

Power brake systems using "hydro-boost" may leak power steering fluid from the hydro-boost unit located behind the brake master cylinder. Replacement of the hydro-boost unit is the common repair to correct this concern.

Inside/Outside Door Handles May Break

The inside and outside door handles are prone to breaking.

Intake Manifold Gaskets 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. Running the engine with a coolant/oil mix may result in engine damage. Replacing the intake manifold gasket should correct this issue.

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1994 Chevrolet 3500 Pickup Questions

what is causing truck suddenly accelerates like I floored it, blows black smoke. (1 answer)

It does not happen all the time but it is frightening when it suddenly does. I must turn off the motor to stop it. It seems to affect my transmission as well at times the motor begins to rap with tinny sound no compression and transmission does not act as though it is engaged does not smoke then....

My battery light stays on 90% of the time. Started off some of the time, now,all (1 answer)

Replaced both batteries twice in past 3 mo. Please help cure thus madness.

Why is brake pedal fine forward & spongy (to the floor)in reverse? The booster? (1 answer)

brakes fine going forward; in reverse spongy and to the floor with no brake pedal & no brake.

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1994 Chevrolet 3500 Pickup Recalls

Seat Recliner Bolts Loosen And Fracture

The seat recliner to seat frame bolts could loosen and fracture, resulting in the seat back reclining unexpectedly while driving. Dealers will remove all foam and fabric sandwiched between the recliner assembly and the seat frame, and will install new attaching bolts tightened to a higher specification free of charge to resolve the concern.

Front Seat Belt Buckles Release In An Accident

The front seat belt may unlatch from the buckle during an accident. Dealers will remove a certain area of stitching in the shoulder belts that creates an energy management problem resulting in the condition free of charge to resolve the concern.

Seat Belts Insufficent To Prevent Head Injury

The front seat belt retractors lack proper energy management features to prevent head injuries. Dealers will replace the retractor portion of the seat belt assemblies with proper updated parts free of charge to resolve the concern.

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1994 Chevrolet 3500 Pickup Reviews

I also got mine used with close to 70,000 miles on it, have owned it now for close to 8 years and may never get rid of it! I did replace the stock transmission with a 700r4 overdrive that gave me a whopping extra 7 mpg in the city, and raised the top speed of the truck to well over 150 mph!

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