1997 GMC 1500 Pickup Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 GMC 1500 Pickup
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1997 GMC 1500 Pickup ProblemsInside/Outside Door Handles May Break
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.
1997 GMC 1500 Pickup QuestionsVEHICLE WONT START HAVE CHECKED FUEL PUMP ROTOR CAP HAVE SPARK NO GAS TO CARB. (1 answer)
STARTED 3DAYS AGO HAVE CHECKED FUEL PUMP WORKING IS BRAND NEW CHECKED ROTOR CAP HAVE SPARK ANY THING OR SUGGESTTIONS WULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED
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1997 GMC 1500 Pickup RecallsFuel Tank Rubs Causing Noise And Possible Leak
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.
Some front seat mounting bolts may not have been installed during vehicle manufacturing. Dealers will inspect for missing bolts and add them where necessary 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.