1998 Chevrolet Express 1500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Chevrolet Express 1500

1998 Chevrolet Express 1500 Problems

Check Engine Light and Misfire Due to Stuck Fuel Injectors

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.

Check Engine Light With Code P1870

Vehicles equipped whit a 4 speed automatic transmission may develop a harsh 1-2 shift and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light with code P1870 stored. This can be caused by wear of the bore for the TCC isolator and regulator valves in the valve body. This condition does not commonly occur until the transmission reaches normal operating temperature. If the valve body is worn, replacement will be necessary to correct this concern.

Alternator May Fail and Cause Noise and Dead Battery

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.

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1998 Chevrolet Express 1500 Questions

If I provide a remanufactured, OEM engine (v8, 5.7 liter), how many hours should it take for a shop to swap it out with my current (bad) one? (1 answer)

what caused Speedometer to Quite & Transmission to shift hard all at the same ti (1 answer)

speed meter stopped working & now Transmission shifts hard & ABS Brake light came on

307 code when engine is hot with a/c running. (1 answer)

engine in morning runs fine.when outside temps rise,van starts to miss. throws 307 code.when engine cools or outside temp goes down, like after a rain, van runs fine again. a/c or load almost always starts the problem. i have spider injectors(expensive) so want to make sure i'm not replacing ...

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1998 Chevrolet Express 1500 Reviews

I own a 1998 chevrolet Express, I don't know if it's a 1500 or 2500 it's a v8, but I don't know if it's a 5.0L or a 5.7L
Best vehicle i have ever owned. I love it. Hauls my family of 7 around along with all of our luggage, and still has plenty of room to spare. Never had to do anything but change the fluids (and one O2 sensor)
Mine is 12 now and have had no major problems so far. Great reliable van.

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