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1993 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series C1500 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab LB C1500 Cheyenne 2dr Regular Cab LB
Purchased this truck with 103xxx miles miles in Nov 2011 for $1600, it now has 124xxx. It ran great except for the tranny, it would jerk forward when shifting from 1st to 2nd and shift late from 2nd to 3rd. However, I bought it knowing full well of the tranny problems, wasnt that bad. The truck ran excellent for the first 4k-5k miles, then it left me stranded due to a bad ignition coil. 2k miles later truck wouldnt start due to a bad fuel pump. But its to be expected from a 20+ year old vehicle. Very weak rear suspension. Ive had to change all of the following parts:
Ignition coil Map sensor- EGR valve- IAC valve Cluster Radiator Fuel pump Idler arm Pitman arms Upper coolant hose 2 x thermostats Intake manifold gasket Master cylinder 4 rear shock absorbers Exhaust flange gasket Water pump 3 rear shocks leaf springs muffler 2x Ive spent a total of 4 grand in repairs and parts. I think today is the day I cut my loses. The truck is currently in the shop for a new water pump. Yesterday I changed the intake manifold gasket and radiator. I feel bad because I really like it, its my first truck. Favorite features are: very strong engine, body style 5 stars, interior space; seats 3 comfortably.
I have nothing against GM/Chevy. I think they have manufactured a great product. I think the truck is pretty reliable. A reason for all the break downs could very well be due to its age. I also used the truck as my scrap truck; I always overloaded. She works all day non stop. I might upgrade to a heavy duty 2500 or a 5.4 f250 super duty. I've heard good things about those trucks. I'd definitely recommend this truck to anyone who is looking a for a daily driver or for light duty use only.