2000 Chevrolet Express new to me, lots of questions
New to the forum. Hi everybody!
Bought a 2000 Chevrolet Express with 82,000 km, 3500 extended body LS with 5.7 L engine, RWD
Have some questions for you guys:
1. My SECURITY light on the dashboard always stays on, van starts and runs fine. Should I be worried?
2. Van takes about 15 minutes to warm up, I am in Canada, -15 Celsius outside. Any way to make it warm up faster?
Thermostat is OEM, engine takes long time to warm up before thermostat opens, so changing thermostat will make no difference.
3. Rough ride, can feel almost all pavement holes. Drive the van not loaded as it is a 15 passenger van. Is this normal for a 3500 van or for Chev truck in general? Any way to smooth the ride? Shocks are good, van does not bounce more than 2 times when going through pothole. But I can feel them all. :(
Side door, door on the back hinges are stuck, this is a general problem, the Doorman pins I bought come with lube zerks, but to install I need to increase the size of the hinge hole to 1/2 inch , leaving the hinge with no meat on it. Not going to happen. Any solutions? Just install the new pin and lube it often?