1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

OK. Turn on the key, let the light start flashing. Leave the key in the ON position. Leave it that way for 10 minutes. The VATS security is supposed to discourage a thief from stealing your car. It will flash for 10 minutes and then it will stop flashing. Now,,,,,, DO NOT turn off the key. DO NOT turn it off. Simply take ahold of the key and crank the car up. It will start and should never happen again, unless someone removes the instrument cluster, the battery, or other vital items like the ECM PCU. Good luck.

1996 Chevrolet... | Answered on Dec 29, 2017 | 408 views

Put antifreeze in the container. Start the car. When fluid level goes down, kill it, put more antifreeze in. Repeat until filled.

1996 Chevrolet... | Answered on Dec 26, 2017 | 64 views

If the engine cranking rpms are faster than normal, I would suspect no cylinder compression, because the valves don't close, so check the timing chain.
I'm talking about engine cranking rpms not the starter motor spinning because it doesn't contact the flywheel.

1996 Chevrolet... | Answered on May 05, 2017 | 55 views

Follow the upper radiator hose. It is in the housing the upper radiator hose is clamped to.

1996 Chevrolet... | Answered on Dec 15, 2015 | 263 views

This is caused by needing an alignment or worn front end parts. An alignment will correct the steering wheel. It goes out of align, when hitting pot holes, curb ETC, God-Bless!

1996 Chevrolet... | Answered on Oct 10, 2015 | 201 views

You will need to have an alignment performed to center the steering wheel. If any front end steering parts have been changed, the steering angles will be affected causing the sterring wheel to be off center. Also, hitting curbs/potholes can affect the alignment off setting the steering wheel

1996 Chevrolet... | Answered on Oct 10, 2015 | 126 views

Check all the pulleys and idlers to ensure that they are operating correctly and that there are no bad bearings causing the problem. If they are all correct, chances are that the belt tensioner has failed and will need to be replaced.

1996 Chevrolet... | Answered on Dec 24, 2014 | 40 views

You shouldn't. Most remotes, hooked up properly, have a learn procedure that starts the car. It bypasses the vats system.

1996 Chevrolet... | Answered on Nov 04, 2014 | 120 views

Sounds like the fan motor is burned up and drawing too many amps. You will need to replace the motor and the burned up wiring.

1996 Chevrolet... | Answered on Oct 27, 2014 | 379 views

Just got the message, sorry

1996 Chevrolet... | Answered on May 09, 2014 | 120 views

I don't think there is a BCM for those year
why do you want to change BCM (body computer module)
differ from PCM (powertrain control module)

1996 Chevrolet... | Answered on Mar 27, 2014 | 144 views

This part to replace is call neutral switch and it's linkage.

For now you can start the car in NEUTRAL and slowly move to DRIVE.

1996 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jan 12, 2014 | 89 views

On the 5.4 aand 4.6 trucks the egr port on the upper intake manifold clogs up with carbon. The other issue is the EGR DPFE ( delta pressure feedback egr sensor) will get condensation inside and through a code. The cheapest thing would be to pull the upper intake elbow and clean it. DO NOT CHANGE THE EGR SENSOR, try cleaning the upper intake first.

1996 Chevrolet... | Answered on Dec 16, 2013 | 149 views

It can be done, it will take time. First things first, remove the handles and switches. Then remove the door panel. Then find the motor and remove it with the window up.

1996 Chevrolet... | Answered on Oct 04, 2013 | 44 views

look for ground cable if tight, did you plug wire at the starter the right way

1996 Chevrolet... | Answered on Aug 27, 2013 | 80 views

use penatrating lock tite

1996 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jan 01, 2013 | 21 views

205 degrees coolant temp

Can't go by the dash gauge

1996 Chevrolet... | Answered on Dec 05, 2012 | 49 views

run a test light on the portal it hooks up in if its digital to see if its getting a spark or charge or you could replace the plugs in the back of the compartment

1996 Chevrolet... | Answered on Nov 13, 2012 | 61 views

You are talking about the rubbers right?

Depending on how tight the fit of the new rubbers are, you can try the following:

1) Power or wind the window down the the bottom.
2) Pull out the rubber guide, starting from the top of the window frame. Pull the rubber upwards and outwards from the two side runners.
3) Using silicone spray, lubricate your new rubber and feed it into your window runner guides, pushing it downwards.
4) Spray the inside of your new rubber guide, in the window channel. Operate the window upwards, making sure the rubber slips past, beyond the widow and all the way to the bottom of its channel.
5) Secure the rubber all the way around the frame and channel.

Tight fit:

1) Remove inner door skin.
2) Loosen or remove retaining bolts on side window channels.
3) Power or turn the window down to its lowest position.
4) Follow the rest of the steps in the first list and re-secure the channel when finished.
5) Refit door inner skin.

1996 Chevrolet... | Answered on Nov 13, 2012 | 114 views

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