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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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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i have tried every starter from auto zone for this truck i was told this motor might have been an experimental motor so the starter has to be specially made does this make sense

bulbs and fuses are good but I have no back up lights

Left rear brake lite out, swapped bulbs with working bulb from right set up . will not work here. try new bulb, will not work.
Return old right bulb to it socket, works fine. Harness or wiring bad ??? Boat Trailer lamps all working Ok .
Where to start checks

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love this truck,had a few basic repairs,but engine and transmission have been awesome.

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