Question about 1997 Chevrolet K1500

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Problem with a 97 chevy 1500

The gear indicator light will only light up fo r-1-2-3 but it wont for P-N-OD anyhelp?

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  • Jon Collins Feb 20, 2012

    it shifts fine and everything, it was rebuilt about 5k ago. its just the light wont light up thanlks for the help

  • Jeffrey Baker May 11, 2012

    Did you ever figure this out? I am having a hard time with mine too and it just was rebuilt. The P, 1, 2 work but none of the rest. I cannot get it to pass state inspection without it being fixed. Please let me know and/or email me at Thanks!



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Either be a busted bulb and/or poor grounds.
check and replace busted bulb(s) and make the grounds better.

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Light should not be on in D.

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SOURCE: 97 Chevy K-1500 wont start

One thing to check is fuel volume you can have press but not enough volume. also check for cranking vacuum you should have at least 3 to 5 in. hg or more . a engine has to have vacuum to crank. you can check it with a hand held gauge. if zero or close to zero this could be caused by clogged exhaust to a stuck open pcv to a leaking intake. does the motor turn over at the same speed it always has ? not faster or slower no noise ? check the plugs see if they are fouled, check to see if you have the intake with the spider in it? those go bad and no start spark fuel but no start. a bad egr you can use a hand held vacuum pump on it to check it. the egr on gm's can cause no starts. I hope I was able to give you some ideas of things to check.

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SOURCE: 97 chevy astro can awd

drop down relay in trans

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SOURCE: 97 chevy truck 1500 gear shift gets stuck in park

You can remove the interlock off the gear shift or maybe spray some crc on it otherwise probably a loose wire or switch

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SOURCE: 1993 chevy k1500 suburban no 3rd or od gear

with the info you have here it sounds like you have clucthes burnt , you will need to have it rebuilt , or replaced .

more info would be helpfull

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SOURCE: Just replaced shift linkage cable

Hi, Well those shift cables have a slight adjustment at the trans. When I replaced the cable on my 96 i had to adjust it slightly. But before you adjust it make sure that the cable is routed the same way that it came out, if the cable is kinked or bent in any place it can cause it to bind and not go all the way down. Hope that helps

Posted on Dec 09, 2010

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