1996 Chevrolet 3500 Pickup Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Chevrolet 3500 Pickup

1996 Chevrolet 3500 Pickup Problems

Check Engine Light and Misfire Due to Stuck Fuel Injectors

One or more fuel injectors may become stuck closed causing an engine misfire  and the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Our technicians tell us that this problem can be caused by some fuel additives. There are special procedures which may be able to restore the affected injector. If this fails the affected injector must be replaced.

Alternator May Fail and Cause Noise and Dead Battery

The alternator may fail causing the battery to go dead, or an abnormal noise may develop. The dash warning light may or may not illuminate. A failed alternator will require replacement.

Deposit Buildup on Throttle Body May Cause Low Engine Idle

The engine idle may be lower than normal due to deposits built up on the throttle body, which can restrict air flow at idle. To low of an engine idle can result in a stalling condition. Performing a throttle body service will generally correct this concern.

See More Problems (17)

1996 Chevrolet 3500 Pickup Questions

how to trouble shoot exact problem. (2 answers)

Truck would not take gas. My nephew mechanic told me to pull the vapor cannister line from the tank to can off from can. I did. Truck takes gas now but slowly. Neph says i need new cannister. I start finding out there are purge valves and silinoids that would do this same thing. does pulling lin...

how much does a charcoal canister cost for this 7.4 L BEAST ? (3 answers)

The last couple of days i can not get gas to go into tank. I talked to my mechanic nephew and he said it sounds like a venting problem. After my neph looked through my repair book on this truck he said there were no silenoids in my venting system. So his thoughts were in was either the charcoal c...

my 1996 chevy 3500 runs then cuts off and fuse ecm-2 blowes (2 answers)

it blowes when the truck is moving

See More Questions (18)

1996 Chevrolet 3500 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.

See More Recalls (3)