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Plug wires are generally the cause of this.

1997 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jan 12, 2011


Rather than getting into a long winded write up....just go to your local auto parts store and purchase a vehicle specific repair manual. It'll contain the specific directions you'll need to perform the job.

Its very important to make sure you get it properly timed before you re-assemble. PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION to the section telling you how to line up the timing marks on the crankshaft gear and the camshaft gear. Also, take time to closely inspect the gear teeth for any signs of wear / damage. This is the perfect time to replace them if needed.

It's also important to make sure you've cleaned all gasket mating surfaces thoroughly so as to prevent oil leaks.

This isn't a particularly difficult job, but it can be tedious. Don't get discouraged if the first time you put the chain on the timing marks have moved and no longer lineup. Odds are the camshaft, not the crankshaft will move out of alignment.

Persevere and it'll all work out.

Good luck!

1997 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jan 03, 2011


that's day time running lights, your high beams are on when ever your ignition is on and headlights are turned off. If you apply the parking brake it turns off the running lights and the light on the dash goes off, if the parking brake is depressed just to the first racket click the lights will be off.

1997 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jan 02, 2011


Manual or automatic transmission?

1997 Chevrolet... | Answered on Dec 22, 2010


cheepest place to by parts is Serti Fit..they have these facilitey all over the state. ford wanted 400. for my Cobra hood I got it threw Certi Fit for 180.00 so it will sae you a lot of money

1997 Chevrolet... | Answered on Dec 22, 2010


Are the fuel injectors firing on all cylinders?

1997 Chevrolet... | Answered on Dec 18, 2010


Try getting some throttle body cleaner, open the throttle body butterfly valve and clean it with an old toothbrush. It should be better.

1997 Chevrolet... | Answered on Dec 12, 2010


Sounds like maybe you should double check that the wires didn't get misplaced. Not sure what engine you have but check your firing order would be my advice.

1997 Chevrolet... | Answered on Dec 08, 2010


5 QTS.

1997 Chevrolet... | Answered on Dec 03, 2010


75W-90 Regular or Syn

1997 Chevrolet... | Answered on Nov 24, 2010


thats usually a sign of a vacuum leak, recheck and make sure you don't have any loose hoses, or cut intake seals

1997 Chevrolet... | Answered on Nov 12, 2010


Tail and brake lights come from different switches, so problem sounds more like connector between front and back of truck. Wiring diagrams are problematic in FixYa due to resolution issues, sorry.

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1997 Chevrolet... | Answered on Oct 15, 2010


no such thing ! what are you asking ? you need to name the problem

1997 Chevrolet... | Answered on Oct 01, 2010


Hi! Grounded wire for sure. Please check the wiring of the thermostat for this may be causing the ground. Please try removing the positive battery connector during the procedure to prevent accidents.

1997 Chevrolet... | Answered on Sep 25, 2010


well there is a main fuse in the fuse panel under the hood. Its a large fuse with a clear top.. look at them and see which is burnt out, replace it.

1997 Chevrolet... | Answered on Sep 19, 2010


The thermostat is located in the front of the intake manifold under the thermostat housing, and follow the upper radiator hose over to where it connects to the engine on the intake manifold and that will be the thermostsat housing. remove the upper radiator hose from the thermostsat housing and remove the ground wire if there is one attaced to one of the two thermostat housing studs, and then remove the two studs/bolts from the thermostat housing and then remove the thermostat from the intake manifold. Be sure to replace the thermostat correctly and here is an image to help assist you.


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1997 Chevrolet... | Answered on Sep 10, 2010


There is no shutoff switch or reset button. The first place to look is the key fob itsself. If you know the battery is good, then check the solder connections on the battery clip. These often break, and render the FOB useless until it's re-soldered. Next, clean the contacts where the buttons press against and the back of the button pad with alcohol. This gets any deposits off. If it still doesn't work, you may have to reprogram the key fob. The instructions can be found in your owners' manual.

1997 Chevrolet... | Answered on Sep 10, 2010


remove the two screws in the arm rest then carefully with a skinny pry bar pop loose the clips around the inner door there are about 10-12 of the clips. if they brake you can get them at most auto parts store fairly cheep.

1997 Chevrolet... | Answered on Sep 06, 2010

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