1996 GMC Savana 2500 Repair and Maintenance

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

1996 GMC Savana 2500 Problems

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.

Check Engine Light With Code P1870

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.

Flush brake fluid every 60,000 miles

Our technicians recommend flushing the brake fluid every 60,000 miles.  Brake fluid that is dirty may cause problems in the brake system.

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1996 GMC Savana 2500 Questions

why is my paint peeling on the hood and roof ? (1 answer)

how come my van won't charge, after replacing altornater and battery. (4 answers)

My alternator was getting weak, but before i could change it, i went to go to work, and after starting and turning on head lights i saw alternator gage fall. put it back in garage and changed alternator and battery and now refuses to charge. checked all connections and seems to fine. HAD NEW ALTE...

What type of transmission is in my 1996 GMC Savanna 2500? (1 answer)

I'm not sure if its a 4L60E, or a 4L80E.

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1996 GMC Savana 2500 Recalls

Recall 00V110000
PASSENGER VANS. THESE VANS EXPERIENCE FUEL ODORS OR LEAKAGE.

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