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About Chevrolet K20

Also as an unreplaceable member of the long-lasting famous Chevrolet C/K lineup, Chevrolet K20 was produced by an American multinational corporation General Motors Company's automobile Chevrolet Division from 1960 to 1986 as a full-size pickup truck. Also introduced to enlarge the C/K lineup, K20 stuck to Chevrolet's naming convention strictly as well and "K" in its name stands for it is a four-wheel-drive pickup truck while 20 means it weighs 3/4-ton. But still, after being manufacturer through three generations, K20 along with the whole C/K lineup was replaced by Chevrolet Silverado.
The second-generation Chevrolet K20 was produced from 1967 to 1972 with an updated more modern look. Featured a coil spring trailing arm rear suspension, which greatly improved the ride over traditional leaf springs. And it came in with several trim levels including base Standard, mid-level Custom, Custom Deluxe, high-level Cheyenne, top-of-the-line CST (Custom Sport Truck) and Cheyenne Super. K20 during this generation got power from I6 and V8 engines and power was sent through the 3-speed, 4-speed manual and 2-speed, 3-speed automatic transmissions. The more recent Chevy K20 arrived at the market in 1972 as a 1973 model. Featured square-body or box-body, it was offered in Custom, Custom Deluxe, Cheyenne and Cheyenne Super trim levels. And K20 was powered by 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 to four wheels.

Chevrolet K20 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

As a full-size pickup truck, Chevy K20 has to handle with not only rugged and terrible road conditions but also heavy workload, both will cause damage to it. And as the accumulation of mileage, these common problems will arise on your K20:
First, for any vehicle, including Chevrolet K20, engine failure could the worst issue among all other problems. And Chevrolet K20 drivers complained about this issue most during their driving, lucky for you is that they are kind enough to conclude some symptoms of this problem to help you to solve it as soon as possible. Normally, engine failure often accompanies cooling and emission systems failures, which in return deteriorated engine failure. Therefore, if you hear a whining noise from engine, smell an odor of fuel in the car, find leaking coolant and notice a decrease in engine performance, power, acceleration and fuel economy, please inspect the K20 spark plug, air filter, fuel pump, fuel injector, oil filter, EGR valve gasket, coolant reservoir, thermostat gasket and head gasket immediately!
Second, as expected, suspension failure ranks second among all other problems on Chevrolet K20. This is also a very terrible issue that could not only result in uncomfortable and unsteady driving experience but also dangerous driving. Though at first, there are only grinding or roaring noises coming from the tire area, which actually is the omen the tire is wearing; after a while, you will find the tire wear becomes excessive and uneven and vehicle tends to tilt to one side, before you find it hard to control the vehicle, you will find the intense vibration, swerving or nose diving when braking system is already hard to deal with. In case put yourself in such a dangerous situation, please make sure the K20 shock absorber and wheel bearing in good order.
It is certain that routine maintenance on vulnerable parts of your Chevy K20 is often playing an important role in keeping you away from deadly accidents. But as K20 is a complicated item assembled by so many kinds of auto parts, it is not easy to distinguish what parts need routine maintenance. But K20 seat belt, headlight, door handle, window regulator, door lock, ABS control module, door striker, antenna base and headlight bulb are critical but vulnerable parts, thus, routine maintenance on them is essential.
In a long run, OEM Chevrolet K20 auto parts are more economical than any aftermarket parts not only because they could fit your Chevrolet K20 perfectly but restore its performance to the fullest extent. And GmPartsPrime.com covers a broad selection of lowest-priced genuine Chevrolet K20 auto parts backed by the manufacturer's warranty. These OEM K20 parts are not only impeccable in quality, reliability and durability, they also have the hassle-free return policy and fastest delivery service at the back. Thus, please shop with confidence and bring your K20 back to the prime condition in the shortest time!