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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,000 miles

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1997 Chevrolet Silverado AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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1997 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 022000

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles


When making a left or right turn, the steering wheel gives and causes temporary steering loss. Ts the vehicle also sustained the following failures, the PCV valve malfunctioned causing the #2 and #3 heat shields in the transmission to crack. This malfunction was repaired and now the 4 low gear is inoperable. Also, the fuel pump, oxygen sensor, air conditioner compressor and pump malfunctioned. Noticeably after purchase, the driver side seat gives when braking.

- Reno, WV, USA

problem #2

Dec 151998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air conditioner isn't working properly due to the clutch within the A/C compressor burning out, causing hot air to come out. Dealer is unable to find the problem until a new transmission is needed.

- Perry, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 251998

Silverado 4WD

  • miles
The air-conditioner was cooling fine one day then the next it wouldn't blow cool air at all. So I take it to the Chevrolet mechanic he said the compressor was shot and it would cost about $700 to fix it. One evening I went to crank my truck and it wouldn't do anything but click well guess what it was the starter not cheap another $60. One day I was driving down the road the cop stops me and tells me that I have no brake lights on the right side luckily he warned me but a new harness cost like $50.also my power sterring pump that has went out twice in less than a year costing about $80 each time.the only thing I have to say is that this may be the last Chevy that I ever own and that is saying a lot because I myself has owned four my family three that is seven if I can add, so that could be alot of vehicles that could go to another make all together. This is not a threat jus want my air-conditioner fixed, but they say that there is a nationwide backorder just my luck.

- Pelahatchie, MS, USA

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