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About Chevrolet C20

Being a member of the long-running, renowned Chevrolet C/K lineup, Chevrolet C20 was produced by an American multinational corporation General Motors Company's automobile Chevrolet Division between 1960 and 1986 as a full-size pickup truck. Originally introduced to complete the great C/K lineup, C20 also stuck to the naming convention that GM would use on its trucks for the next 40 years. "C" in its name stands for it was a two-wheel-drive truck while "20" means it weighed 3/4 ton. But still, after being manufacturer through three generations, C20 along with the whole C/K lineup was replaced by Chevrolet Silverado.
The second-generation Chevrolet C20 was produced from 1967 to 1972 as a much more civilized truck all around. Nicknamed as Action Line, C20 was equipped with a standard coil spring suspension and more rugged and heavy-duty leaf springs. It came in six trim levels in succession: Standard, Custom, Custom Deluxe, CST (Custom Sport Truck), Cheyenne and Cheyenne Super. And during this generation, C20 was powered by 4.1 L, 4.8 L I6 and 4.6 L, 5.4 L C8 engines. And engines sent power through 3-speed or 4-speed manual transmission. The more recent C20 arrived at the market in mid-1972 for the 1973 model year. It was offered in base (standard) Custom, Custom Deluxe, Cheyenne and Silverado and got power from engines ranging from 4.1 L I6 to 6.2 L diesel V8 engines with engines sending power through the 3-speed, 4-speed automatic and 3-speed, 4-speed manual transmissions.

Chevrolet C20 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

Even though backed by the famous Chevrolet, C20 as a full-size pickup truck undertakes the responsibility of towing or hauling. After a long time, you will realize these common problems will emerge on your C20:
First, just like other models in the C/K lineup, Chevrolet C20 also has engine failure as the biggest issue. In it, cooling failure is also an issue, which deteriorates the engine problem. According to some C20 drivers, this issue will send out some signs to warn you the necessity of inspection. For example, at first, the engine will give out unusual noises, shakes; then you will see white smoke from the exhaust pipe, bubbles in the radiator, white milky oil and leaking coolant on the ground. Then engine runs roughly, misfires, hesitates or shudders while acceleration, intermittently stalls and has a trouble in starting. Simpler signs for you are an overheating engine and the illuminated Check Engine Light and Low Coolant Light, once these signs appear, you had better make sure if the C20 body control module, head gasket, pinion bearing, crankshaft position sensor, camshaft position sensor, and coolant reservoir are working properly.
Second, for Chevrolet C20 drivers, miscellaneous issues on suspension, steering and braking systems are also very tricky to handle with. Luckily, you still could learn about symptoms of them. Suspension failure often manifests as grinding or roaring noise from the tire area, uneven tire wear, vibration in the steering wheel, swerving or nose diving while braking and poor handling, which could be attributed to the C20 shock absorber and wheel bearing. While the steering failure often results in steering tilt not locking, clicking or grinding sounds while turning, difficulty steering and leaking steering fluids and C 20 upper steering column bearing and power steering hose are often the culprits. And C20 brake line in braking system deserves your attention.
As a responsive and qualified Chevrolet C20, knowing the significance of routine maintenance on vulnerable auto parts is the key to make sure safety and comfort. In your C20, please add door handle, door lock, emblem, wheel cover, hood latch, wheel seal, windshield wiper, wiper blade, cabin air filter and antenna to your routine maintenance as they are usually exposed to repeated usages, harsh working conditions and made of fragile materials but they also function well in creating safe and comfortable driving environment.
For your Chevrolet C20's long lifespan, OEM Chevrolet C20 auto parts still should be your prime choice when faced with choosing new parts replacements for it. GmPartsPrime.com happens to hold a massive selection of lowest-priced genuine Chevrolet C20 auto parts backed by the manufacturer's warranty. You can shop these OEM C20 parts with confidence as they are not only made to the highest specification, in high quality, reliable and durable, they could be returned without a hassle and delivered at the fastest speed as well.