The ABS braking on my Chevrolet 1500 seems to just work whenever it feels like it. ABS light is constantly on and it's frustrating. What should I do?
You need to know that the anti-lock brake system's front wheel speed sensors on your Chevrolet 1500 are prone to failure. Along with the failure of the sensor is the ABS warning light and/or the ABS system activating erratically. These are signs of wear and failure on wheel speed sensor - it's the one monitoring the rational speed of the wheel and transmitting it the data to the ABS control module. When speed sensor failures become evident, you may need to replace the entire hub assembly. But, be sure to have the problem properly diagnosed to make sure the sensors are really the problem. Bring the vehicle to the shop so they can inspect the damage.
Experiencing low idling in park, Chevrolet 1500 almost dying, sluggish when started and the transmission is weak. I was told the distributor is the problem, is this true?
In order for any vehicle's ignition system to work smoothly, the engine distributor should be operating at maximum efficiency. The distributor is also responsible for disbursing current to the spark plugs to start the engine. When this component fails, you will experience rough running or stalled engine. This could mean that you need to replace your Chevrolet 1500's distributor.
In some cases, though, only some parts of the distributor are causing the problem; the good news is that you can repair it yourself. The distributor cap, the contact points or the arc: either of the three could be causing your engine to stall. Make sure to check the distributor cap to see how the sparks are arcing. The cap should also be clean. Look at contact points in the distributor and make sure there is no corrosion or any sign of degradation. As for the arc, you can use a screw driver to test it.
When I try starting my Chevrolet 1500, it will only spit, sputter, back fire, stall and will not start. Check Engine Light goes on with code P1870. What does it mean?
The CEL code P1870 means that the transmission component of your Chevrolet 1500 is slipping and is developing a harsh 1-2 shift. The possible causes are low transmission fluid level and internal transmission fault. The wear of the bore for the TCC (Torque Converter Clutch) isolator and regulator valves in the valve body are other reasons. If it's the latter, then you will need to have the valve body replaced.
The Check Engine Light comes on for my Chevrolet 1500 whenever it's idling. There are also misfires and I'm having a hard time starting the vehicle. What can I do to correct the problem?
Engine misfires can be caused by stuck fuel injectors. Check the voltage of the injector of your Chevrolet 1500; it should have a buzz while the engine is running. If the injector is both buzzing and spraying fuel but there is still not enough fuel in the cylinder, then the injector is dirty or clogged. Removing the deposits that are restricting efficient fuel delivery can solve the problem; you can even do an on-car cleaning. But, you have to take out the injector if it's severely clogged.
Chevrolet C1500: The Revolutionary Pickup Truck
Known for its fuel economy and practicality, the Chevrolet C1500 is a one of a kind pickup truck that boasts of incredible agility and suspension ability. Aside from its superb towing abilities, the Chevy is known for its versatility in transporting passengers while offering maneuverability in traffic. Today, the pickup truck is no longer in production, but its revolutionary capabilities paved the way for the popular Chevy Silverado.
1960-1966: Innovative pickup truck design
Introduced in the ‘60s, the popularity of pickup trucks reached higher ground with the Chevrolet C1500.The C1500 belonged to the Chevy’s C/K series (C for 2WD and K for 4WD). The
1500 in C1500 is the designation for half ton pickup trucks; hence, the C1500 is a half ton 2WD pickup truck.
With a drop-center ladder frame, the vehicle sat lower than the average height. The lightweight pickup also featured an independent front suspension with a six or eight-cylinder engine availability. By the latter part of the first generation, the Chevy’s wrap around windshields were removed while the new front grille boasted of a new design. Also, air conditioning was introduced.
1967-1972: The beauty and the brawny
Receiving major changes in design and power capabilities, the second generation C/K series was nicknamed
Action Line. However, the more powerful C1500 did not compromise the truck’s comfortable feel with new features like sound deadening and interior accent upgrades. Additionally, the C1500’s front suspension was equipped with coil springs that gave the auto a lowered look while retaining transfer case to ground height.
In 1968, the pickup featured an exclusive white-gold-white paint scheme to celebrate Chevy’s 50 years of truck manufacturing. A few years later, this generation introduced a new egg crate grille design, and replaced its old fashion drum brakes to disc brakes.
1973-1987: Power and fuel efficiency
The third generation of the C1500 continued to experiment on appearance as it veered away from the typical American pickup design. In fact, the smoother design still improved the Chevy’s aerodynamics and fuel efficiency. This change led to the
rounded-line nickname of the third generation.
Safety-wise, the C1500 also received upgrades with the passenger-side view mirror and energy-absorbing collapsible steering columns. Soon, a dual front lap-and-shoulder safety belt with emergency locking retractors was added. In terms of strength, the carbon steel type configuration of the Chevy’s frame boosted the truck’s towing capacity up to 8,000 pounds of braked trailer. By the end of the generation, it received a mechanical refresh for a fuel efficient engine to address the energy crisis.
1988-2000: Paving the way to Silverado
Using the new GMT400 platform, this generation’s models rode on independent front suspension and are available in three trim levels namely, Cheyenne, Scottsdale, and Silverado. The pickup truck was also introduced with Vortec engines that increased horsepower across V6 and V8 block types. Despite its success, the C1500 model series came to a stop to give way to the Chevrolet Silverado’s introduction as a new generation line.