1997 Chevrolet 3500 Pickup Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Chevrolet 3500 Pickup

1997 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.

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1997 Chevrolet 3500 Pickup Questions

power door lock fuse keeps blowing (1 answer)

ive recently had the dash apart to fix the defrost diverter. i hooked up my camper and a few mile down the road i could smell electric burning. when i got home i noticed the fuse for the door locks was blown. iv since had the dash back apart and replaced the door lock relay. worked fine for a wee...

What els will cause low Full pressure? running 20-30 psi needs to be 55psi up. (2 answers)

I changed my full filter and full pump in my 1997 Chevy 3500 silvarodo P/U 7.4Lt and was running 10-18 psi so I put in a new full reg and it stayed at 10-18 Psi. so I picked up a Haynes manual that shows that 10-18PSI is the rang for a V6. Autozone gave me the rong Pump. So now I have instaled th...

I put in a new full pump and filter starts right up idles smooth till i giv (1 answer)

I put in a new full pump and it starts right up idles smooth till i give it gas then it sputters till it warms up and it runs fine but it sputter puling away from the stop sign then smoths out and runs fine till the next stop sign. any idas??

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1997 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.

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