1996 Chevrolet 3500 Pickup Repair and Maintenance
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1996 Chevrolet 3500 Pickup ProblemsInstrument Panel Lights Flickering and Exterior Lights Intermittent
The headlight switch used on the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 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 engine may develop a misfire due to worn valve seats. This fault will cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Our technicians tell us the misfire may or may not be felt while driving. They further recommend that both cylinder heads be removed and thoroughly inspected and repaired as necessary.
A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.
1996 Chevrolet 3500 Pickup Questionshow 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...
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...
it blowes when the truck is moving
1996 Chevrolet 3500 Pickup RecallsReclining 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.
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.
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.