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About Chevrolet K3500

Being a member of the long-lasting and exceptional Chevrolet C/K lineup, Chevrolet K3500 was produced by an American multinational corporation General Motors Company's automobile Chevrolet Division between 1960 and 2000 as a full-size pickup truck. Originally introduced as the fulfillment of the C/K lineup, K3500 was also a model that had observed GM's naming convention well. "K" in its name represents that it is a four-wheel drive truck while "3500" indicates it weighs 1.5 ton. Differing from light-duty versions, K3500 was replaced by the Chevrolet Silverado after being manufactured for four generations in 2000.
The third-generation Chevrolet K3500 was produced from 1973 through 1987 under the background of the 1970s oil crisis. It received a redesign mainly in appearance, particularly the cab, departing from typical American pickup truck designs of the era, known as the "Square-body" or "Box-body". It came in six trim levels in succession: base (standard) Custom, mid-range Custom Deluxe, luxury Cheyenne and top-of-the-line Cheyenne Super. And K3500 was powered by engines ranging from 4.1 L I6 to 6.2 L V8 mated to 3-speed, 4-speed automatic and 4-speed manual transmissions. The last-generation K3500 went on sale in 1988 as a much better model. Featured independent front suspension and plenty of creature comforts, K35000 got power from engines varying from 4.3 L V6 to 6.5 L turbo diesel V8 and engines sent power through 3-speed, 4-speed automatic and 4-speed, 5-speed manual transmissions to four wheels.

Chevrolet K3500 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

The popularity of Chevrolet K3500 in the market is very enormous and many buyers use it for both work and family purpose. But as a truck, once it undertakes the heavy burden under harsh conditions for a long time, you need to pay more attention to these common problems on your K3500:
First, the least Chevrolet K3500 drivers want to meet during driving is the engine failure. In fact, nearly every drive knows that this issue is the omen of vehicle breaking down. In case this result appears on your K3500, you had better be prepared for these symptoms. This problem often starts with noises from the engine, dirt, grime, and carbon deposits on the inside of the housing and leaking coolants on the ground. Then it will evolve in the engine running roughly, misfiring, stalling or even suffering from starting problems. And because the engine keeps at a high operation temperature, its performance only gets worse. Once the Check Engine Light and Low Coolant Light come on, please inspect if the K3500 throttle body, fuel rail, cooling hose, and radiator hose are working properly immediately.
Second, issues on suspension, braking and transmission systems also decrease the Chevrolet K3500's overall quality. The worse situation is they will also cause terrible consequences and even result in fatal accidents. For example, suspension failure will also bring about a sluggish response in vehicle handling, which is extremely dangerous for driving and excessive road noises, uneven tire wear, and tilting vehicle only deteriorate the handling. K3500 torsion bar, leaf spring insulator and sway bar bushing should take the responsibility of these symptoms. As for braking failure, please keep a close eye on the working condition of K3500 brake backing plate, brake disc, brake drum and brake line. Transmission failure could be attributed to K3500 clutch master cylinder and shift cable.
What's more, always performing routine maintenance on vulnerable auto parts of your Chevrolet K3500 is the best way to keep you away from any unexpected unfortunate incidents. First of all, electrical parts of K3500 are exposed to a high frequency of usages, thus, maintaining K3500 mass air flow sensor, headlight switch, and MAP sensor is very essential. Other parts such as windshield wiper, wiper blade, headlight, fog light, antenna, cabin air filter and seat belt are always working under harsh conditions, and they function importantly in creating safe and comfortable driving environment, routine maintenance on them is also desperately needed.
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