1997 GMC Savana 3500 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 GMC Savana 3500
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1997 GMC Savana 3500 Problems"No start" Caused By Failed Fuel Pump
The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart.
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.
It is common for the fuel level sensor in the fuel tank read the fuel level incorrectly. The sensor must be replaced to correct the condition. Our technicians recommend having the complete fuel pump module replaced on high mileage vehicles.
1997 GMC Savana 3500 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.