The inside and outside door handles are prone to breaking.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1997 GMC 1500 Pickup
1997 GMC 1500 Pickup
1997 GMC 1500 Pickup Problems
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.
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 fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.
The quick-connect fittings for the heater hoses tend to leak engine coolant. This problem commonly occurs because the metal housing has become brittle, which can break and cause leaks.
1997 GMC 1500 Pickup Questions and Answers
The fuel pump has been replaced in my truck 2x in the last two months. After the last time, I had the truck back for an hour before it quit again. The relay in the engine compartment is good. Wh...
how is the "cam ring retainer" removed to acces the fuel pump for replacemetnt.
is it just twist and turn or is there a tool that is needed.
how do I adjust the steering on my pick-up?
Just replaced oil pan seal and oil is still dripping off of the front of the oil pan. Didn't put goop at the four corners of the pan. Is this necessary?