The inside and outside door handles are prone to breaking.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1997 GMC 3500 Pickup
1997 GMC 3500 Pickup
1997 GMC 3500 Pickup Problems
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.
The power door lock actuators may become slow to operate or stop working completely and require replacement.
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.
1997 GMC 3500 Pickup Questions and Answers
abs light comes on blower fan shuts off and cruise control does not work
ac working and suction line cold, blowing hot air from vents. need to know location of servo motor that controls the baffel door for heat or ac, any testing proc. would be helpfull
somtimes as I'm driving, such as in parking lot or coming up to stop light, brakes start making noise like cow, weird mooing noise. My truck has hydro-boost unit. What could this be.
when i turn the ignition on starter does not engage.
warning light went on and meter indicated discharge when I started ignition.
1997 GMC 3500 Pickup Reviews
I love my 3500 pu dully it is a real work truck ;I have put allot of toys in it because it paid me back it is in showroom condtion,the ony problem I have is the A?C heater control panel it sometimes blows fuses;Sometimes I feal my Steering floats,other than that ITS great I'll fix the other 2 stuff in time