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1997 Chevrolet C/K 2500 Series

   
 
Chevrolet C/K 2500 Series Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.0 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 230 hp @ 4600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/19 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 1997 Chevrolet C/K 2500 Series

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Optional Vortec 5700 V-8, classic styling

  • Cons

    Aging design, interior styling, poorly placed dashboard cupholders, uncomfortable seats

  • What's New for 1997

    On trucks under 8,600 pounds GVWR, the passenger airbag can be deactivated when a rear-facing child safety seat is installed. Low-speed…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (8 total reviews)


Leaky intake gasket chevy truck

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Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet C/K 2500 Series K2500 HD Cheyenne 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB

Truck is a TRUCK, a workhorse will do what you want it to do. I do not like the thermal 4wd actuator it stinks when it goes out. also the intake manifold gasket leak problem these chevy's have. BUT OVERALL it is a good truck and love to drive it Flush the DEX COOL and use GREEN ANTIFREEZE it works best




Exactly what i was looking

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Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet C/K 2500 Series C2500 Cheyenne 2dr Extended Cab SB

I found it this spring in a used private deal and consider myself lucky. It is now about 11 years old with 200,000 km on odometer, with perfect body shape, and pretty good interior. I do not need a 4x4 diesel HD 3/4T (far too expensive to purchase, too large, too tall, higher operating and maintenance costs, etc.), but I do need to be able to pull my 7900# (gross) travel trailer and family safely on the highway. This has a 350 (5.7L) engine, rated to pull a 8000# hitch travel trailer, and has a payload capacity about 2200#, which suits my needs perfect. Too many people overload their 1/2 tons pulling a trailer or buy something far more than they need.




Quality built

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Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet C/K 2500 Series K2500 HD Silverado 2dr Extended Cab 4WD LB

I purchased my PU new and have had few problems. I have had to replace the intake manifold gasket and that is about all. As with any vehicle, owners must pop the hood once in awhile and inspect. I replace the serpentine belt every 20000 and inspect all pulleys. I have alway used synthetic oil in the engine, transmission and rear end. I grease all zerks every 5000 miles. After vehicle was purchase I installed a complete 5000 lb air lift system on it. This is a must if you are going to be hauling or towing large loads. Bottom line is perform routine preventive maintenance unless you enjoy being stranded along the highway.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 19
  • highway
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Full 1997 Chevrolet C/K 2500 Series Review

What's New for 1997

On trucks under 8,600 pounds GVWR, the passenger airbag can be deactivated when a rear-facing child safety seat is installed. Low-speed steering effort is reduced this year, and a refined transmission fluid pump results in smoother shifts. An alternative fuel version of the Vortec 5700 is available, but only on a specific model. K1500's get a tighter turning radius, and three new colors debut. The third door option will be more widely available.

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