1997 Chevrolet G Series Van (G20) Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Chevrolet G Series Van (G20)

1997 Chevrolet G Series Van (G20) 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.

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.

Leaking Water Pump May Cause Coolant Loss and Overheating

A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. This can result in an engine overheating condition. A leaking water pump will require replacement.

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1997 Chevrolet G Series Van (G20) Questions

New coolant sensor and plug. Van runs rich after warm up (2 answers)

Van starts up and runs fine when cold. Sea light stays on. Once truck is up to speed it runs fine. When I give it gas it has a misfire. Temp needle doesn't move above 100.

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1997 Chevrolet G Series Van (G20) Recalls

Recall 97V054000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: G VANS EQUIPPED WITH 6.5L TURBO-CHARGED DIESEL ENGINES. THE FRONT LEFT-HAND BRAKE PIPE CAN BE CONTACTED BY THE LOWER ENGINE OIL COOLER HOSE CAUSING A HOLE TO BE WORN IN THE BRAKE PIPE.

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