Chevrolet 3500 Pickup Repair and Maintenance
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Chevrolet 3500 Pickup Problems
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 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.
The inside and outside door handles are prone to breaking.
Chevrolet 3500 Pickup Questions
I have bled the clutch slave and still have no clutch .How can I tell if the master cylinder is the problem. There is a little clutch but not enough to drive it. Had this trble before but bleeding slave cured it .could the slave line have rust in it and what is the cost per part? THKS BEN 1989 yr
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...
Chevrolet 3500 Pickup Recalls
The seat belts installed on the vehicle may not meet proper federal requirements. Dealers will replace both front seat belts free of charge to resolve the concern.
The bolts that secure the seat recliner to the seat frame may loosen, fatigue and fracture, causing the seat back to recline suddenly. Dealers will remove all foam and fabric sandwiched between the recliner and frame, install washers between them, and install new bolts, tightening them to a higher torque specification free of charge to resolve the concern.
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.
Chevrolet 3500 Pickup Reviews
I bought mine brand new. It now has 150K on it . I get an average of 14 MPG, day in, day out. It tows my 23 foot Chapparel like it's not even there. I've had 5800 pounds of retainind wall blocks with little instablity. This truck is a work horse. However...it loves to chew up front ends. I've gone thru 2 set of Ball joints, and tie rods. The front brakes are easy to replace but the ...
Overall it's been a good truck the problems are these, radio, did replace hydroboost, driver side seat padding failed early, power window motor replace, oil pan gasket, valve cover gaskets but again overall its been a reliable and good driving truck with the 454 and automatic, the engine and chassic have around 160 thousand miles and have been worked on for dependable service.
I bought a 1995 Turbo Diesel c/k3500 used, did not know all the history on maintenance and now I wish I did, cause three months after I had bought it the engine seized up, without warning, no lights, all fluids were right where they needed to be. I had the engine serviced right after I had bought it. I got a quote for a rebuild engine, that ranged from $2900 to $9200 for a drop in, plus the pri...