1998 GMC Savana 1500 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 GMC Savana 1500
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1998 GMC Savana 1500 ProblemsAlternator May Fail and Cause Noise and Dead Battery
The alternator may fail causing the battery to go dead. The charge light on the dash may or may not illuminate. The alternator may also develop an abnormal noise. A failed alternator will require replacement.
Vehicles equipped whit a 4 speed automatic transmission may develop a harsh 1-2 shift and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light with code P1870 stored. This can be caused by wear of the bore for the TCC isolator and regulator valves in the valve body. This condition does not commonly occur until the transmission reaches normal operating temperature. If the valve body is worn, replacement will be necessary to correct this concern.
1998 GMC Savana 1500 Questionsengine died .restart, service engine speedometer went crazy trans dosen't shift (1 answer)
1998 GMC Savana 1500 RecallsHandicap Conversion Vehicles: Wheel Chairs Not Secure In Retractors
The retractor that secures a wheel chair in a handicapped conversion vehicle may be ineffective. Dealers will inspect and replace the wheel chair securement retractors as necessary to resolve the concern.