1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series Consumer Review: Not bad at all

1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series - Consumer Review

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Silverado Extended Cab Pickup (4.3L V6 4x4 5-speed Manual)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Not bad at all
By Z71 on


1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series K1500 Silverado 2dr Extended Cab 4WD Stepside SB


I bought this truck with only 23,000 miles on it and as of now (2006) I have close to 107,000. For the most part is has been a great truck overall. The Z71 package and the 5.7 make this thing a workhorse. Towing and hauling never have been a problem. Mechanically though, there has been a list of problems including the valve body on transmission, water pump, intake manifold gasket, oil cooler line leaks, broken door handle, idler pulley bearing went, bad brake pedal switch that controls brake lights- 2 switches and the same problem, finally went aftermarket. Overall it is a great roomy powerfull truck, just wish gas mileage was better though!

Best Features

Roomy cab, third door, 5.7 liter engine

Worst Features

Better brakes. They are too soft. Cup holder placement, and a better location for the oil filter
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