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Chevrolet Express 1500 Parts and Chevrolet Express 1500 Accessories

What You Don't Know about the Chevrolet Express 1500

  • Just like all the Chevrolet Express full-size passenger vans, the 1500 has a seating available for up to 15 adults, making it an ideal vehicle for large families and commercial use. It also comes with a 5.3-liter V8 engine (that generates 310 horsepower) a four-speed automatic transmission, and a standard rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
  • The “Express” in Chevrolet Express series was only introduced in 1996. It was formerly known as the Chevrolet Sportsvan. The change was brought about by the significant changes in the vehicle's body styling like new power plants, high-mounted taillights, and a new and improved cabin, which basically gave the Chevy the edge over Ford and Dodge.
  • There is really not much difference between the Chevrolet Express 1500 and the Chevrolet Express 2500. When it comes to cabin space, both these vehicles have the same headroom and legroom-hence, the both offer maximum ride comfort. However, the 1500 seems to have better fuel efficiency, requires a smaller parking space, and a whole lot cheaper compared to the 2500.
  • Before the major redesign in 1996, the Chevrolet Express vans shared the same basic platform for nearly 30 years. The sheet metal was also barely changed in 25 years. Engine choices vary, though. They range from an inline-6 all the way up to 6.2-liter diesel and 7.4-liter gasoline V8s. The most popular Chevy engine, however, was the 5.7-liter (350-cubic-inch for the older vans) V8.
  • For the Express 1500 lineup, two Vortec engines are available. One is a 195-hp 4.3-liter V6 available only on the rear-wheel drive cargo van, and the other is a 310-hp E85 FlexFuel 5.3-liter V8. Both engines come with a four-speed automatic transmission.
  • The Express 1500 passenger vans are available in an LS or an LT trim, which can accommodate up to 8 passengers and offer several convenient options. The Express 1500 cargo vans, on the other hand, come in a Work Van or an Upfitter trim-which provide an excellent base for a multi-purpose utility vehicle. Some of its safety features include StabiliTrak, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, and front airbags with a side curtain airbag.

Chevrolet Express 1500 Parts

Chevrolet Express 1500 Articles

  • Chevrolet Express 1500 Problems

    With seating available up to 15 people, the Chevrolet Express 1500 is definitely a vehicle for large families or commercial use. It also offers maximum comfort to passengers with its spacious legroom and headroom. Hence, it is a great choice for vehicle owners who are looking for that perfect minivan. However, the Chevrolet Express 1500 has some minor problems that might occur from time to time. These problems must be first taken care of to make sure that the Express 1500 will perform to its full potential once on the road. Find out how to resolve these kinks by reading more about them below:


    An engine oil leak or a coolant leak is usually the problem when it comes to the Chevrolet Express 1500's engine. Usually, it is caused by worn-out intake manifold gasket. In some cases, the leak will caused the coolant to get mixed with the engine oil. When this happens, the engine will suffer severe, irreparable damage. Now, to prevent this from happening, the most straightforward and effective thing to do is to replace the intake manifold gasket when it is already showing signs of failure. This is a task that should be done by a professional mechanic, but any experienced car DIYer can surely pull it off.

    Fuel level sensor

    It is common for the Chevrolet Express 1500's fuel gauge to show an inaccurate level of fuel in the tank. The level might fluctuate from full to empty, making it impossible to know the correct amount of fuel in your vehicle. This is usually caused by a damaged fuel level sensor. To make sure that such minor problem won't lead into a bigger dilemma, replacing the faulty part is a must. Sometimes, though, replacing the fuel pump module on high-mileage vehicles or the fuel pump itself is necessary.

    Check engine light

    Fuel injector problems can make the check engine light stay on. When fuel additives get stuck, one or two fuel injectors would remain closed and eventually lead into an engine misfire. There is a way, however, to get rid of the stuck additives and restore the fuel injector's good condition. But if this procedure won't work, the next step is to replace the failing fuel injector.