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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1997 Chevrolet Express 1500

1997 Chevrolet Express 1500

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1997 Chevrolet Express 1500 Problems

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The intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Running the engine with a coolant/oil mix may result in engine damage. Replacing the intake manifold gasket should correct this issue.

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One or more fuel injectors may become stuck closed causing an engine misfire and the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Our technicians tell us that this problem can be caused by some fuel additives. There are special procedures which may be able to restore the affected injector. If this fails the affected injector must be replaced.

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The spark plugs should be replaced every 100,000 miles. Our technicians recommend replacing the spark plug wires also at this time.

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The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.

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The alternator may fail causing the battery to go dead. The charge light on the dash may or may not illuminate. The alternator may also develop an abnormal noise. A failed alternator will require replacement.

1997 Chevrolet Express 1500 Recalls (Recent)

Engine, March 26, 2001

Summary: PASSENGER VANS. THESE VANS EXPERIENCE FUEL ODORS OR LEAKAGE.

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1997 Chevrolet Express 1500 Questions and Answers

tim327, 1997 Chevrolet Express 1500, 5.7L V8, Suitland, MD

Van overheated.. I changed the knock sensor, changed oil and coolant still knocks ....can not excel over 20pmh or hear knocking / pinging. Recently changed thermo, distributor, adjusted timing, t...

maryjane47, 1997 Chevrolet Express 1500, 5.7L V8, Carlin, NV

i have a 1997 chevy express van 5.7L 1500., with a cooling problem. the overflow fills up after 20 minutes or idling for 10. the thermostat has been checked and opens, the radiator cap replaced, an...

railroad, 1997 Chevrolet Express 1500, Victorville, CA

Vents work on and off.

railroad, 1997 Chevrolet Express 1500, Victorville, CA

Why hard start when cold? Warm? no problems

scott59, 1997 Chevrolet Express 1500, 5.7L V8, Las Vegas, NV

tail lights wont work. i have brake lights and turn signals. i found that the fuse was no good and replaced it with the same good one. the tail lights came one but when i put it in drive and went a...

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1997 Chevrolet Express 1500 Reviews

I went to have my van smog check but it failed due to bad O2 sensor Bank 1 sensor 3. replaced a new sensor but still having a note that read on the gauge panel: Service engine soon. What is your suggestion in order for the van to pass the smog check. Your recommendation is highly appreciated.

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