1996 Chevrolet Caprice Problem Reports

Most Reported 1996 Chevrolet Caprice Problem Reports

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The idler arm or pitman arm may wear causing looseness in the steering. When this occurs the front suspension will not be able to be aligned correctly.

The auto level ride compressor may fail causing the rear of the vehicle to ride to high or too low.

A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. The engine may overheat as a result of the coolant loss. A leaking water pump should be replaced.

The transmission extension housing seal may leak fluid, replacing the worn seal will commonly correct this concern.

The alternator may fail causing the battery to run down while driving. The engine will stall if system voltage gets low enough.

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. Our technicians tell us that operating the engine  with a coolant/oil mix can result in internal engine damage. Replacing the intake manifold gasket should correct these leaks.

A burning smell may develop due to an oil leak form one or both valve cover gaskets. Resealing the valve cover will generally correct this concern. However, the valve covers should be inspected and replaced if damaged.

The distributor may develop internal faults. This can cause a rough running engine or stalling condition, the Check Engine Light may or may not illuminate. Our technicians tell us that the distributor should be overhauled or replaced to correct this concern.

An oil leak may develop from the distributor o-ring seal requiring replacement of the seal.

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.