2002 GMC Savana 1500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 GMC Savana 1500

2002 GMC Savana 1500 Problems

Alternator 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.

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.

Tail Light Wiring in Cargo Area May be Damaged

The tail light wiring harness in the cargo area is not protected very well. As a result it may become damaged due to normal wear a tear. This damage can causing some or all of the rear lights to stop working.

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2002 GMC Savana 1500 Questions

Engine turns over fine but won't fire. (1 answer)

Turns over about 30-40 times than fires once but won't start. Won't even fire on starting fluid.

Stero quits working then loud noise when key is turned off (1 answer)

We replaced fuel pump and filter, camshaft position sensor. starts but dies. (1 answer)

Put in new starter and new ignition. After fuel pump and filter ran but would cut out. We had an oil change and we had to add over two quarts of oil while on a trip. What else can we fix to make it run?

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2002 GMC Savana 1500 Recalls

Handicap 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.

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2002 GMC Savana 1500 Reviews

My 2002 GMC SAVANA 1500 HAS BEEN LEAKING WATER COOLIANT FOR THE PASS YEAR. IT WAS LEAKING A LITTLE BIT THAT I HAD TO ADD SOME EVERY FOUR MONTHS, MAYBE A PINT. SIX MONTHS LATER A LITTLE MORE AND MORE OFTEN. NOW I HAVE TO ADD EVERY WEEK AT LEAST A QUART EVERY FIVE DAYS. I CRAWLED UNDER THE VAN AND CAN NOT SEE WHERE IT'S LEAKING. I CAN GO AND CHECK WHERE I PARK THE VAN AND NO WATER SPOTS. I W...

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