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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2003 Chevrolet Express 1500

2003 Chevrolet Express 1500

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2003 Chevrolet Express 1500 Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

It is common for the fuel level sensor in the fuel tank read the fuel level incorrectly. The sensor must be replaced to correct the condition. Our technicians recommend having the complete fuel pump module replaced on high mileage vehicles.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The tail light wiring harness in the cargo area is not protected very well. As a result it may become damaged due to normal wear a tear. This damage can causing some or all of the rear lights to stop working.

Engine -- Verified

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.

2003 Chevrolet Express 1500 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., August 20, 2003

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The owner's manual does not explain the child restraint anchor location symbols for the lower universal anchorage system. This does not meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. Owners were sent supplements to the owner's manual explaining the location symbols in the vehicle. The recall began August 18, 2003. The GM recall number is 03039.

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Body, Interior & Misc., September 9, 2004

Summary: CERTAIN EXTENDED AND REGULAR CAB PICKUP TRUCKS AND CARGO VANS CONVERTED TO COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS (CNG) FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 225, 'CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS.' THESE VEHICLES HAVE ONE SEATING POSITION, THE CENTER REAR SEAT, EQUIPPED WITH CHILD RESTRAINT LOWER ANCHORAGES.

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Body, Interior & Misc., June 3, 2003

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For vans with a gross vehicle weight under 8500 pounds and in a crash sufficient enough to deploy the seat belt pretensioner, the front seat belt buckles may not release after a crash, or the seat belt latch may be ejected during the crash. This could result in increased risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the front seat belt buckles. The recall began June 3, 2003. The GM recall number is 03007.

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Brakes, June 18, 2004

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The hydro-boost housing relief valve bore may be out of specification. The seal may fracture as a result, which may reduce braking assist and slightly increase the steering effort while braking. Under certain conditions, more braking effort will be required to stop the vehicle. Dealers will replace the hydro-boost relief valve. The recall began June 18, 2004. The GM recall number is 04004.

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Suspension & Steering, November 27, 2002

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A right side tie rod end nut may not be tightened to specification, which could result in separation from the steering knuckle. If this occurs, unexpected vehicle steering may occur and could result in a crash. Dealers will tighten the tie rod end nut, and replace it if necessary. The recall began November 27, 2002. The GM recall number is 02058.

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2003 Chevrolet Express 1500 Questions and Answers

Christine Dal Porto, 2003 Chevrolet Express 1500, 5.3L V8, Felton, CA

Auto Express reported a leak when we had the oil changed. It is a small leak that we saw on our garage floor but the estimate from a Scotts Valley shop is $660.00 which includes $99.00 for belts. ...

Visitor, 2003 Chevrolet Express 1500, Virginia Beach, VA

how to change brake pads front and back

Visitor, 2003 Chevrolet Express 1500, 4.3L V6, Danbury, CT

2003 Express 1500 runs great EXCEPT when it damp or raining. Then it will crank (battery new), gas pump no problem (pumping pedal you can smell gas) but it will not start. As soon as the weather ...

carp-ender, 2003 Chevrolet Express 1500, Waterford, MI

have replaced wires plugs,pcv,air lines cant visibly see intake or head gasket leak,no sign of water in oil

marisol3579, 2003 Chevrolet Express 1500, 4.3L V6, Bridgeport, CT

i change the engine and it drove for a week without problems and suddenly just turned off. it cranks but would not start. tried for ground, compression and fuel pressure.

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