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1996 Chevrolet Caprice Problems

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Most Common 1996 Chevrolet Caprice Problems

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.
4.3L V6, 5.0L w/Fuel InjectionThe Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail and cause stalling and engine/transmission drivability concerns.
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.
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0 Known 1996 Chevrolet Caprice Brakes Problems

2 Known 1996 Chevrolet Caprice Drive Train Problems

The transmission extension housing seal may leak fluid, replacing the worn seal will commonly correct this concern.
You may be able to prevent transmission problems by servicing the transmission and inspecting the fluid every 30,000 miles. If the fluid is dark or burned then the transmission system should be com...

0 Known 1996 Chevrolet Caprice Electrical & Lights Problems

7 Known 1996 Chevrolet Caprice Engine Problems

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 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 distribu...
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 ...

2 Known 1996 Chevrolet Caprice Exhaust & Emissions Problems

4.3L V6, 5.0L w/Fuel InjectionThe Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail and cause stalling and engine/transmission drivability concerns.
Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

0 Known 1996 Chevrolet Caprice Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

2 Known 1996 Chevrolet Caprice Maintenance Problems

Our technicians recommend flushing the brake fluid every 60,000 miles. Brake fluid that is dirty may cause problems in the brake system.
GM recommends replacing the engine coolant at 100,000 miles; however, our technicians tell us that the coolant may become contaminated and require a complete cooling system flush every 60,000 to 70...

0 Known 1996 Chevrolet Caprice Miscellaneous Problems

2 Known 1996 Chevrolet Caprice Suspension & Steering Problems

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.

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Known 1996 Chevrolet Caprice Problems & Complaints

An oil leak may develop from the distributor o-ring seal requiring replacement of the seal.
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 an...
4.3L V6, 5.0L w/Fuel InjectionThe Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail and cause stalling and engine/transmission drivability concerns.
The spark plugs should be replaced every 30,000 miles and the spark plug boots should be checked for hot spots and cracks.
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 distribu...
Our technicians recommend flushing the brake fluid every 60,000 miles. Brake fluid that is dirty may cause problems in the brake system.
Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.
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 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 ...
You may be able to prevent transmission problems by servicing the transmission and inspecting the fluid every 30,000 miles. If the fluid is dark or burned then the transmission system should be com...
The auto level ride compressor may fail causing the rear of the vehicle to ride to high or too low.
The transmission extension housing seal may leak fluid, replacing the worn seal will commonly correct this concern.
GM recommends replacing the engine coolant at 100,000 miles; however, our technicians tell us that the coolant may become contaminated and require a complete cooling system flush every 60,000 to 70...
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 alternator may fail causing the battery to run down while driving. The engine will stall if system voltage gets low enough.
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