About Chevrolet G20
Chevrolet G20, as a van, was produced by the General Motors' Chevrolet Division from 1964 to 1996. It is one member of Chevrolet G-Series vans made for North American market. When the first Chevrolet G20 was introduced in 1965, it along with its counterpart was designed to replace the Chevrolet Corvair Greenbrier Van. It is a very popular van among all kinds of trades from plumbers to caterers due to its low cost of upkeep, size and options. However, after being manufactured through three generations, Chevrolet G20 was replaced by the Chevrolet Express in the end.
A facelifted Chevrolet G20 introduced in 1967 started the second generation (1967-1970). Sportsvan Custom and Sportsvan Deluxe were available trim packages. And as a 3+1 door van, Chevrolet G20 was powered by 3.8 L inline 6-cylinder engine that could produce 140 horsepower, 4.1 L inline 6-cylinder engine with output of 155 horsepower, 4.6 L V8 engine that could generate 175 horsepower and 5.0 L, 5.7 L V8 engines. Then a redesigned Chevrolet G20 started the third generation (1971-1996) in 1971. Chevrolet G20 then got power from 4.1 L inline 6-cylinder engine with output of 125 horsepower and 235 pound-feet of torque, 4.3 L V6, 5.0 L, 5.7 L, 7.4 L V8 and 6.2 L, 6.5 L diesel V8 engines. And these engines were attached to 3-speed and 4-speed automatic transmissions as well as a 4-speed manual transmission.
Chevrolet G20 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
However, no matter how popular or how tough Chevrolet G20 was, it still could not get away from the fate that natural beat would defeat it eventually. And once the natural beat starts, some problems would also appear along. So, you had better to diagnose and solve these problems as early as possible in case they ruin your Chevrolet G20:
First, engine failure. This issue seems to be unavoidable for every vehicle without exception for Chevrolet G20. When it reached at about 90,000 miles, strange noises would come from the engine, hard starting or inability to start the vehicle, the engine runs roughly and sometimes it would misfire or die abruptly. What's more, engine performance suffered a lot so that decrease in power, acceleration and fuel efficiency would also happen. If your Chevrolet G20 is also suffering these and reminds you with its illuminated Check Engine Light, please inspect the G20 fuel pump, spark plug, air filter, oil filter and ignition coil.
Second, braking system failure. The well-operating braking system could save life under some circumstances. So Chevrolet G20 drivers are very worried about the braking system in the van. Some said that they have met the brakes became noisy and poorly responded, which is not only annoying but also scary. At the same time, the brake pedal became pulsating. While others complained the parking brake cable could not hold the vehicle properly and the Parking Brake Light came on. These symptoms usually can be solved by replacing the G20 brake pad set, brake disc and parking brake cable.
As a matter of fact, apart from above mentioned auto parts, there are some easy-to-get-worn-out parts in your Chevrolet G20 also need your attention. Door lock, for example, you may think of it when a day ends, it is designed to keep your vehicle and property in vehicle safe rather than being stolen by thieves. However, after high frequency of usage, it could break. So you should maintain it on a regular basis. Door striker is a part having similar function, so add it to your maintenance list as well. Other parts such as seat belt, wiper blade, fog light, headlight and so on need same treatment.
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