The Chevrolet C10 Pickup is probably one of the most popular, iconic, and everlasting trucks produced for the American market. Its long history has made it one of the most sought-after trucks for collectors and enthusiasts. Numerous generations have come out since its first release back in the 60s. However, before going out to look for an old and used unit, it's important to have a little bit of information on some of the common problems of the truck. These problems may be unnoticeable at first, but may come up and get worse as the truck is constantly driven. Here are a few of the usual trouble spots of the Chevrolet C10 Pickup.
Old units of the Chevrolet C10 Pickup (especially those that are part of the initial generations of the truck) have a tendency to create rusty patches. Especially on unused ones that sit around in the garage for a long time, it is possible that the whole body of the truck is littered with it. The tricky part is locating the patches on hidden parts of frame. Cab corners and beds are the common areas where rust accumulates. The portion behind the windshield gasket, kick panels, floor pans, and the under chassis are also usually identified as a breeding ground for corrosion.
For the later models of the Chevrolet C10 Pickup (like the 1999 and 2001 models), numerous technical service bulletins have been released regarding the trippy behavior of the truck's lights. Chevrolet has discovered that both interior and exterior lamps have a tendency to flicker when it is turned on. It might be a good idea to properly inspect the lights of old C10s. It's possible that the problem still exists due to the failure of the previous owner to do something about this common problem.
Different models of the Chevrolet C10 Pickup, regardless of year, have experienced some form of a transmission problem. The automatic ones on are the usual suspects. Common complaints include getting stuck in gear and the inability to shift into gear. Most of these can be solved by simple repairs, adjustments, and replacement of old and worn parts.