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About Chevrolet C3500

Being a part of the long-exiting and critically acclaimed Chevrolet C/K lineup, Chevrolet C3500 was produced by an American multinational corporation General Motors Company's automobile Chevrolet Division between 1988 and 2000 as a full-size pickup truck. Originally introduced as the fourth-generation C/K lineup, C3500 also observed Chevrolet's unique naming convention. "C" in its name stands for that it was a two-wheel-drive truck and "3500" means it weighed one ton. But still, after being manufacturer through one generation, C3500 along with the whole C/K lineup was replaced by Chevrolet Silverado.
Chevrolet C3500 made its debut in April 1987 as a 1988 model and was produced based on the GMT400 platform under the nickname OBS (Old Body Style). It was offered in four different versions: Fleetside Single Cab, Fleetside Extended Cab, Fleetside Crew Cab and Stepside Single Cab. And C3500 came in three trim levels: Cheyenne, Scottsdale and Silverado. Equipped with independent front suspensions, extensive galvanized steel for corrosion resistance and a fully welded frame with a boxed front section for strength and rigidity, Chevrolet C3500 was powered by 4.3 L V6 rated at 160 hp, 5.0 L V8 producing 175 hp, 5.7 L V8 making 210 hp, 6.2 L diesel V8 and a 7.4 L V8 generating 230 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. And all these engines sent power through the 4-speed, 5-speed manual and 3-speed, 4-speed automatic transmissions.

Chevrolet C3500 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

As a full-size pickup truck with impressive towing and hauling capabilities, Chevrolet C3500 was used for heavy duty for a long time. Under such labor intensity, you need to be careful about these common problems on your C3500:
First, braking failure is reported as the worst and most serious issue that Chevrolet C3500 drivers have ever met during driving. I assume no driver will ignore any issues on the braking system, which in return pushes the braking failure to become the first issue mentioned by them. Considering braking failure may result in fatal accidents, you had better learn about these symptoms of braking failure offered by experienced C3500 drivers. First of all, after a while of driving, the brakes will give out noises and respond poorly, and if you check carefully, you will also find the brake rotors are covered by the score marks. Sometime, the brake fluid will leak on the ground and the Brake Warning Light will be activated. Therefore, please make sure the C3500 brake booster, brake backing plate, brake disc, brake drum, brake caliper and brake line are working properly all the time for your driving safety.
Second, on Chevrolet C3500, engine failure is still a big problem for drivers, especially when the vehicle is on the verge of breaking down. To stop the worst consequence, you had better diagnose and solve this issue as early as possible. Based on some C3500 drivers' experience, this problem often starts with excessively loud or smelly exhaust, strange sounds coming from the engine; and then it evolves in engine performing badly so that it would misfire, stall or have problems in starting. Before it fails completely, it will also have slow acceleration response, bad gas mileage and illuminated Check Engine Light, thus, please inspect the C3500 engine control module, throttle cable and exhaust pipe thoroughly in time once above symptoms appear.
What's more, performing routine maintenance on vulnerable auto parts of Chevrolet C3500 should be an essential job for you if you want to enjoy a safe and comfortable driving trip. In your C3500, electrical parts belong to vulnerable auto parts as they are always exposed to a high frequency of usage, thus, C3500 window motor, door lock cylinder, door lock actuator, speedometer cable, door jamb switch, A/C switch, dimmer switch, back up light switch, and neutral safety switch should be on your routine maintenance list.
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