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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
137,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 062009

C/K 1500 Z-71 Off Road 5.7L Vortex

  • Automatic transmission
  • 137,000 miles


Can someone suggest to me how to fix the problem I'm having. When I put the shifter in park it will not release back out of park no matter if I have my foot on the brake as it suggest. It has done this numerous times lately and as you can imagine, I took it to a repair shop for this and they kept it all day and called later and said that it didn't happen to them not one time. So I get it back and the very next day it locked up again. I spent 2 hrs. in one spot before it released after restarting and restarting. Any help would be appreciated.

Update from Aug 13, 2009: Replaced the brake light switch which became very hot when running, think it was shortening out. Also had the silenoid actuator for shifter replaced. Seemed to fix problem for now.


- , Lynchburg, VA, USA

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