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About GMC K1500

Belonging to the long-exiting and great GMC C/K lineup, GMC K1500 was produced by an American multinational corporation General Motors Company's GMC division between 1960 and 1999 as a full-size pickup truck. Originally introduced as an addition to the C/K lineup, K1500 also stuck to the strict naming convention invented by General Motors. "K" in its name stands for that it is a four-wheel drive truck and "1500" means it weighs 3/4 ton. Acting as the counterpart to the Chevrolet K1500, GMC K1500 was also replaced by the GMC Sierra after being manufactured for four generations.
The third-generation GMC K1500 was produced from 1973 to 1987 as a 2-door model and from 1973 to 1991 as a 4-door model in the United States market. It came in four trim levels: base (standard) Custom, mid-range Super Custom, luxury Sierra and top-of-the-line luxury Sierra Grande, which were revised to become base Sierra, mid-range Sierra Grande, luxury High Sierra and top-of-the-line luxury Sierra Classic for the 1975 model year. During this generation, K1500 was powered by engine ranging from 4.1 L I6 to 6.2 L V8 and engines sent power through the 3-speed, 4-speed automatic and manual transmissions to the four wheels. The last-generation K1500 debuted in 1988 in four versions: Fleetside Single Cab, Fleetside Extended Cab, Fleetside Crew Cab and Stepside Single Cab and three trim levels: Cheyenne, Scottsdale and Silverado. Back then, K1500 got power from engines varying from 4.3 L V6 to 6.5 L turbo diesel V8 mated to the 3-speed, 4-speed automatic and 4-speed, 5-speed manual transmissions.

GMC K1500 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

After all being manufactured at the General Motors' platform, GMC K1500 is definitely a wonderful and great pickup truck for both family use and work use. But considering your K1500 is not young anymore, you are advised to be prepared for these common problems on it in advance:
First, engine failure is a mortal malady for GMC K1500 drivers during driving. Every driver knows that the engine is the soul of a vehicle, any wrong appears on it could lead to devastating consequences. The best advice for you is to solve it as soon as possible based on the symptoms provided by experienced K1500 drivers. First of all, you may hear strange sounds such as whining or squealing from the engine, then engine meets performance issues such as misfiring, stalling and hard starting or inability to start, shaking while idling. Before it breaks down completely, you need also keep a close eye on if the vehicle will lose power while acceleration and activate the Check Engine Light, once these symptoms become obvious, please inspect the K1500 spark plug, distributor cap, throttle cable, fuel filter and distributor reluctor immediately.
Second, being a modern vehicle, GMC K1500 is undeniably equipped with many electrical parts, which are succumbed to wear and tear easily due to a high frequency of usage. In order to make sure these electrical parts could continue providing convenience and high efficiency to you, you need to be alert about working condition of these parts such as K1500 A/C switch, spark plug wires, door striker, oil pressure switch, ABS sensor, and wheel speed sensor. And once you could hear noises from inside the door and the power door lock does not work, please inspect the K1500 door actuator immediately as well.
A wise GMC K1500 driver always knows the significance of performing routine maintenance on vulnerable auto parts since some parts are bound not to last as long as the vehicle could due to fragile materials and harsh working conditions. For instance, windshield wiper and wiper blade are often made of soft rubber, but they always work under adverse weather condition to provide excellent driving visibility. Therefore, please add them to the routine maintenance list. Apart from that, the K1500 steering wheel, power steering reservoir, seat belt, fog light, headlight and cabin air filter should be maintained regularly, too.
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