1996 GMC 2500 Pickup Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 GMC 2500 Pickup

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1996 GMC 2500 Pickup Problems

Power Brake Units May Leak Fluid From Hydro-Boost Unit

Power brake systems using "hydro-boost" may leak power steering fluid from the hydro-boost unit located behind the brake master cylinder. Replacement of the hydro-boost unit is the common repair to correct this concern.

Power Door Lock Actuators May Fail

The power door lock actuators may become slow to operate or stop working completely and require replacement.

ABS Warning Light On and/or Erratic ABS Operation

The anti-lock brake system (ABS) front wheel speed sensors are prone to failure. When a sensor fails, the ABS warning light may illuminate and/or the ABS system may activate erratically.

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1996 GMC 2500 Pickup Questions

5.7 will only idle when I pull the pcv valve out of the valve cover (2 answers)

Truck won't idle. Stop sign have to have foot on gas & brake.

I have a stalling problem.replaced the fuel pump,filter,tps and relay.Any ideas? (2 answers)

Cold or hot it happens.it only has 115000 miles on it.had it hooked up to a code reader and it says tps but it's brand new.replaced 4times to make sure I didn't have a bad one.

96 GMC Sierra 2500 brakes are jumping when apply brake lightly -it dosent happen (2 answers)

pedal gets real stiff ,

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1996 GMC 2500 Pickup Recalls

Reclining Seats Create Pinch Hazard

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.

Rear Axle U-Bolt Nuts Loosen

The nuts for the U-bolts that secure the rear axle to the frame may loosen and detach, causing the axle to shift and disrupt proper control of the vehicle while driving. Dealers will check the U-bolt nut torque and re-torque any loose U-bolts to the proper specification free of charge to resolve the concern.

Fuel Rail Leaks Fuel

The fuel rail may leak, causing an odor and a fire hazard. Dealers will inspect and replace fuel rails found to be in the date range of faulty parts free of charge to resolve the concern.

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