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

Intake Manifold Gaskets May Leak Coolant or Engine Oil

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.

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.

Flush brake fluid every 60,000 miles

Our technicians recommend flushing the brake fluid every 60,000 miles.  Brake fluid that is dirty may cause problems in the brake system.

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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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