1997 Chevrolet Truck CK1500 SILVERADO from North America - Comments

20th Sep 2004, 16:24

I also have a Chevrolet 1500 and it really works well, sometimes gives me trouble. The first is that the engine light has not gone off in days. When it does radiator fluid that leaks into the passenger seat by the air conditioner duct.

The power steering fluid leaks and the engine sometime leaks oil please just tell gm to try and make a litle better engines not just gas eaters.

11th Aug 2005, 16:27

I brought a 1997 Chevy Silverado and it drove great. Mine also pulls to the right. Now it has a problem with running at low rpm's. Any good suggestions on what it is would be helpful! All in all I am pleased with my truck. My check engine light is on 75% of the time also, that is typical with chevy though!

6th Apr 2006, 20:52

I've had a couple of problems as the rest of you have described. The coolant leak I have taken care of. I read on another posting where others took their trucks to garages and spent hundreds. I took the advice of a guy who said he simply tightened every bolt on the intake and the problem was fixed... worked for me too. The wiper problem can be fixed by simply removing the electronic module and re-soldering every connection.

3rd May 2008, 09:02

I have a 97 Silverado. The check engine light's on. There are no sounds from the engine. It runs great. It does idle at low rpms. What could it be?

4th Jun 2009, 22:52

I have a 1997 Chevrolet Silverado, extended cab, two wheel drive truck. It has the 5.7 liter Vortec engine. It pulls to the right when I brake and the service engine soon light stays on all the time. I did have to replace the power steering pump and the rear gears recently, but that's normal considering it has 287,000 original miles on it! I haven't even had to rebuild the engine and it's still running strong! All I have to say is I love the durability of this truck, but I wish I could find a way to fix the pulling to the right. Anyone with suggestions?

6th Oct 2009, 17:25

I have a 1997 CK Silverado. The pull to the right I was told is a safety thing the Chevrolet dealer can fix. I had mine done right after I bought my truck.

I have 278,000 miles, and the truck has been mostly trouble free.

My engine is showroom clean. I change my oil every 3 to 4 thousand miles, and I add a can of injector cleaner.

Had only one tune up at 150,000 miles. Changed transmission at 190,000 miles, new battery and 1 water pump --- mostly maintenance things.

Not even close to ready to get rid of my Chevy. Bought a new GMC Z --- love it, stays parked most of the time, still driving my Silverado.

Hope I helped on the pull problem!

7th Oct 2009, 11:53

Changing a transmission is considered maintenance?... Not in my book.

19th Nov 2009, 19:26

At 190,000 miles, a transmission change is not bad at all!

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