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About GMC C3500

Being a model of the long-standing and well-known GMC C/K lineup, GMC C3500 was produced by an American multinational corporation General Motors Company's GMC division between 1960 and 2000 as a full-size pickup truck. Originally introduced along with the Chevrolet C/K lineup, C3500 also adopted the naming convention that General Motors invented to name its models. "C" in its name stands for rear-wheel drive and "3500" indicated it is a medium-duty model that weighs one ton. Though introduced to replace the Task Force, GMC C3500 was also replaced by the Chevrolet Silverado after being manufactured for four generations.
The third-generation GMC C3500 was produced from 1973 to1987 and debuted in mid-1972 for the 1973 model year. Colloquially known as the "Square-body" or "Box-body" generation, C3500 originally came in several trim levels: base (standard) Custom, mid-range Super Custom, luxury Sierra and top-of-the-line luxury Sierra Grande; then for the 1975 model year, the trim levels were revised to become base Sierra, mid-range Sierra Grande, luxury High Sierra and top-of-the-line luxury Sierra Classic. It also got many engine options ranging from 4.1 L I6 to 6.2 L V8 and engines sent power through 3-speed, 4-speed automatic and manual transmissions. The last-generation C3500 was offered in four different versions: Fleetside Single Cab, Fleetside Extended Cab, Fleetside Crew Cab and Stepside Single Cab and came in three trim levels: Cheyenne, Scottsdale and Silverado. And it got power from engines varying from 4.3 L V6 to 7.4 L V8 through 3-speed, 4-speed automatic and 4-speed, 5-speed manual transmissions.

GMC C3500 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

Although belonging to the famous GMC C/K lineup that is famous for its excellent build quality, GMC C3500 is also a very excellent model. But taking its job responsibility into account, you need to be prepared for these common problems in advance:
First, when GMC C3500 borders on breaking down, engine failure will be the most serious issue that appears on it. In order to prevent your C3500 from being breaking down completely, you are supposed to diagnose and solve engine failure as soon as possible before it results in the worst consequences. Generally speaking, this issue often starts with strange sounds such as whining, clanking, knocking or rattling from the engine, an odor of burnt fuel may also fill the compartment; then you may notice the engine runs roughly, misfires, stalls or even suffers from hard starting or inability to start. At the same time, you may also feel a complete loss of power while acceleration and excessive oil consumption. The best advice for you is once above symptoms appear, please inspect if the C3500 engine mount, air filter, engine control module, throttle cable and oil filter are working properly.
Second, on GMC C3500, many electrical parts are exposed to repeated usages, they are also very easy to go bad. Electrical parts often undertake the responsibility of offering convenience and high efficiency to drivers; therefore, you need to pay more attention to them. In C3500, if you could hear unusual noises coming from inside the car door and the power door locks not working or behaving erratically, it is high time to replace the C3500 door lock actuator. But in fact, C3500 brake booster, window motor, door lock cylinder, speedometer cable, door jamb switch, dimmer switch, wiper motor, back up light switch, and neutral safety switch are also vulnerable electrical auto parts that need your routine inspection.
Apart from the electrical parts of GMC C3500 need routine maintenance, some vital parts that are used to provide safe and comfortable driving environment but always work under harsh conditions need, too. Therefore, please add C3500 washer reservoir, washer pump, windshield wiper, wiper blade, fog light, headlight, cabin air filter and antenna to your routine maintenance list as well as all of them are vital for a safe and comfortable driving trip.
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