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.
1996 GMC 1500 Pickup Questions
Even after I fill the gas tank all the way up the gas gauge still says empty.
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?
1996 GMC 1500 Pickup Recalls
The fuel tank may rub on the body at the front inner corner, causing a noise and possible fuel tank damage resulting in leakage of fuel. Dealers will inspect the fuel tank for wear and install a spacer between the fuel tank and body, as well as replace leaking tanks free of charge to resolve the concern.
The easy entry recliner seat operation may allow fingers or hands to get caught and pinched within the recliner mechanism. Dealers will install a protective cover over the recliner mechanism free of charge to resolve the concern.
The nuts for the U-bolts that secure the rear axle to the frame may loosen and detach, causing the axle to shift and disrupt proper control of the vehicle while driving. Dealers will check the U-bolt nut torque and re-torque any loose U-bolts to the proper specification free of charge to resolve the concern.