1997 Chevrolet 3500 Pickup Repair and Maintenance

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

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.

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.

The inside and outside door handles are prone to breaking.

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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...

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 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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