Also note; both owners and used car dealers will place the Z71 decals on non-Z71 equipped trucks so the presence on the decal on the rear fenders is not proof its a Z71 equipped truck. The vehicle also had a payload of 1,656 pounds. Even before reading about it in Chev's press kit, I noticed a tighter steering radius as well as lighter steering at low speeds. The 4X4 works quickly and effitiently. High-backed leather surfaced bucket seats complete with folding armrests comprise the for section, while an aft folding bench offers marginally comfortable accommodations. If I keep her, she'll definitely need some power upgrades, but I don't want to loose my 17mpg average! The engine generated a maximum 255 horsepower at 4,600 rpm and 330 foot-pounds of torque at 2,800 rpm. Lots of luck with yours, but as for the new ones not being reliable, I don't believe it.
The noise changes pitch with the engine speed, and my mechanic thought it was the power steering pump. I want to buy a crew cab, but with so many lemons I read about, regardless of make, I can't seem to part with this reliable rig. But the best feature is the third access door that allows easy entry into the extended cab. Buckets seats and console were never part of the Z71 pkg in 2000, they were extra cost options added to the vehicle when it was ordered. So far I've had to replace the entire cooling system, including the radiator and hoses, the belt, flush the system, get a new thermostat, and also replace the power steering pump. Model year 1997 Year of manufacture 1997 First year of ownership 1997 Most recent year of ownership 2004 Engine and transmission 5.
General Comments: Overall, I love my truck. Both Silverado models were equipped with power windows, power mirrors and power door locks. Just because you have the still kers doesn't mean you have a locker I didn't knowthis til a few days ago. The wheelbase of the extended cab was 131 inches and it measured 213 inches long. This was the first truck in the Silverado series that is still in production as of 2011.
A four-speed automatic transmission transferred the engine's muscle to the Silverado base model's rear wheel drive and to the four-wheel drive of the extended cab version. Excluding passengers and cargo, the base model Chevrolet 1997 Silverado weighed in at 4,544 pounds. Don't Know Review Date: 15th May, 2005 Faults: Starter cable nut came loose. Faults: Transmission, Power Steering Pump, Water Pump, Alternator, Fuel pump replaced, Leaking intake manifold gasket. It was replaced, but the noise is still there. This seems great to me.
The extended cab Silverado had a 25-gallon fuel tank. Nothing prevented those options form being ordered along with the Z71 off road suspension pkg. It seems, upon introduction of thier third door last model year, the buying public took notice. Since my first post, I have had; the head gasket replaced, last warranted repair , replaced leaking rear slider that ruined my carpet, replaced. Now that she's a decade, I'm worried things may start to break, but maybe not. For '97, Chevy has not changed their line significantly, but has added a few noteworthy items.
I was looking ffor junkyard axels and saw that many z71 silverados had an open differential. I can only believe Chevy had something to do with this truck craze. Model year 1997 Year of manufacture 1997 First year of ownership 1997 Most recent year of ownership 2005 Engine and transmission 5. It likely mandated some other extra cost options be purchased such as 4x4, different size tires but lacking the order info from 2000 I cannot say for sure. Has anybody else had this problem? One spark plug went bad. In fact, trucks are number one sellers in 23 of 50 states. A two-hour ride back there would not be a terrible experience, though.
If you prefer the door to be on the driver's side, check out Chevy's S-10 extended cab pickup. The extended cab model of the Silverado was equipped with 16-inch diameter wheels; 9. The 1997 Silverado K1500 was a pickup truck developed by the Chevrolet division of General Motors. The base model used a rear-wheel drive transmission, while the extended cab model had a four-wheel drive transmission. The 1997 Silverado was released in two models. What more could I ask for? Yes Review Date: 26th May, 2005 Faults: I have had this truck for about two months.
Instruments included a digital clock, tachometer and speedometer. It even outsold dodge car, Chrysler-Plymouth and Mazda. . My only complaints is the rear seat room. The fuel tank held 34 gallons of gas. With a payload of 1,634 pounds, the extended cab weighed 4,500 pounds without passengers or cargo on board. The interior of our test truck was very car-like.