2000 GMC Savana 3500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2000 GMC Savana 3500

2000 GMC Savana 3500 Problems

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.

Fuel Level Sensor Failure

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.

Check Engine Light and Misfire Due to Stuck Fuel Injectors

One or more fuel injectors may become stuck closed causing an engine misfire  and the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Our technicians tell us that this problem can be caused by some fuel additives. There are special procedures which may be able to restore the affected injector. If this fails the affected injector must be replaced.

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2000 GMC Savana 3500 Questions

How much labor time to replace the engine? (1 answer)

The 5.7l threw a rod on the freeway. It's history.

cranks but will not start, fuel pump pressure is 58, new distr cap and rotor. (1 answer)

also has new coil and crankshaft sensor, no codes read from scanner, shot either into air breather and it exploded with out starting, engine has 86000, distribitor has also been replaced. have not looked at plugs yet, any ideas out there?

van sat for 4 months. start van runs rough,won't idle.232000 on van.fuel pump? (1 answer)

van ran fine before starter broke.just replaced starter,now van is running rough,won't idle when foots of gas. can't see any vacuum lines off or broke.sucks bad ongas mileage,9-11 mpg.could it be possible fuel filter and/or pump?

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2000 GMC Savana 3500 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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