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

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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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

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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.

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