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Common Part Failures and Maintenance Recommend ations

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I have a 2000 K3500, or what I believe they called a "classic" at the time. This is essentially the same as the 1998 or 1999. GM switched platforms in 2000 but offered the 3500 that year in the old body style (OBS).


Mine has the 7.4L and automatic transmission.  It currently has 130k miles and I bought it with 75k from the original owner in 2011.


I'm wondering if there are some known issues or parts that tend to break that I could do some preventive maintenance on?


Any specific areas I should look at beyond regularly scheduled Maintence?


Anybody have a good maintenance schedule checklist to reference?





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4WD actuators sometimes fail.  As long as you change all the fluids you should be good.  And I mean all of the fluids.  Everything from the coolant to the rear end oil.  If you do that it should treat you very well.  I cant think of anything else that fails often.  

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