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
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.
1998 GMC 1500 Pickup Questions
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...
Vacuum is good with crankcase out of the circuit, when running won't accept full throttle unless you ease into it, played w with timing, cap and rotor not 2 bad haven't checked codes. Vortec V8 350
1998 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.
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