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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
91,602 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace intake gasket (1 reports)
1996 Chevrolet C/K 1500 exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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1996 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Owner Comments

problem #1

May 122013

C/K 1500 Regularcab 2w/d 5.0L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,602 miles


I bought this truck brand new with less than 500 miles on the odometer and have been treating the truck very well. First the driveshaft was thumping really hard and the dealership finally got the driveshaft issue repaired. then the fuel pump went out 2 times one time under warranty one time I had to pay to have it towed and the fuel pump replaced at a cost of 375.00 it was immediatly after the warranty was ended. the air conditioner quit working the dealership said they could not and was not going to repair it.

Meanwhile the tailgate will not open or close without a tire tool prying it. Now I am coming home from church last sunday and the truck started to overheat and water is pouring from the back side of the engine block I can not put water or coolant in it because it comes back out very quickly I know by looking at the water pump and hoses and freeze plugs that the leak is bad I went ahead and put a water pump and hoses and belt on and it is still leaking coolant and a mechanic said that it is intake manifold leaking gm used a plastic gasket and the dex coolant has caused the gasket to leak I have 91,600 miles on this motor and have treated it very good I have never had an issue with any of my vehicles leaking coolant like this

- , Indianapolis, IN, USA

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