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1996 GMC 1500 Pickup Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 GMC 1500 Pickup

1996 GMC 1500 Pickup Problems

The inside and outside door handles are prone to breaking.

The windshield wipers may not work intermittently due to a faulty wiper motor control board. Our technicians tell us that lightly taping on the wiper motor when the fault occurs should temporarily get the wipers working again. Some vehicles were recalled for this problem and some were not. You will need to check with your local dealer to find out if a specific vehicle was included.

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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1996 GMC 1500 Pickup Questions

when you give it gas it act like it wants to go and sounds like it has power but wont go over 10mph, I though it was the tranny going out but after putting a new one in it still did the same thing, what could be casing this?

after about ten miles it runs good but if you shut it off it starts all over i,ve but nearly 1500 in every part i can think of some one said wire harnes dist cap and rotor was replaced with the shaft could be cheap one?

The problem is happening every day we have replaced the ignition coil, oil change and o2 sensors.

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