1998 GMC 1500 Pickup Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 GMC 1500 Pickup

1998 GMC 1500 Pickup Problems

Replace Fuel Filter Every 30,000 to Prevent Fuel Pump Failure

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.

Windshield Wipers May Fail Due to Faulty Wiper Motor Control Board

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.

Inside/Outside Door Handles May Break

The inside and outside door handles are prone to breaking.

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1998 GMC 1500 Pickup Questions

cant get my door open on a 1998 gmc sierra (1 answer)

I have a 1998 gmc sierra and both the inside and outside handles are broke and cannot get the door open and I have part of the inside panel off i pull the bar that goes to the latch but fell like it is broke or dissconnected

My passlock security light won't turn off after several reset attempts (1 answer)

After my truck died in some real bad rain I replaced the distributor cap, wires, and plugs. Then there was no fuel pressure! So I replaced the fuel regulator (on spider injector), fuel filter, and fuel pump. She had great fuel pressure, spark and compression! So now I'm at the anti-theft pas...

What should the fuel pressure be ? Good flow out side of frame filter. (2 answers)

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1998 GMC 1500 Pickup Recalls

Fuel 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.

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1998 GMC 1500 Pickup Reviews

Bought my '98 new and have put 249k fairly trouble free miles on it. Ditto on the fuel pump - lost mine 1500 miles from home and paid the price. Ride is uncomparable - I ordered a decked out 2wd with 5.7 and tow package and sound system - better road rig than a Caddy! Going to keep it for some time to come - better than a new one.
I love my truck! These trucks really are pretty rock solid, but it IS necessary to service these vehicles on time and with quality fluids and parts. The biggest problem areas with these trucks that I have found are the fuel pump, intake manifold gaskets, A/C compressor, inner and outer door handles, and maybe I'll throw in the distributor but that's not really a big deal as long as you are ge...
great trk lots of miles 305 engine never a major problem

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