2008 GMC Savana 3500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 GMC Savana 3500

2008 GMC Savana 3500 Problems

"No start" Caused By Failed Fuel Pump

The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart.

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.

Contamination of extended life coolant
Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.

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2008 GMC Savana 3500 Questions

I need to remove A Pilar trim & front headliner to install cab lights & wiring. (1 answer)

This truck has side curtain air bags. Do I have to disable the side curtain air bags to R&R the headliner? How do I remove this headliner without damaging, setting off the side curtain bags?

how much to replace wiper motor and wiper transmission (1 answer)

wiper transmission came apart while using wipers .told manufacture no longer in business. gmc uses another brand and have to replace all of it . dealer wants $675.00 which seems insane

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2008 GMC Savana 3500 Recalls

Transmission May Malfunction/Engine May Shut Down At High Speeds

The transmission management software could be faulty and may cause the transmission to shift erratically or the engine to stall at highway speeds. This could result in transmission damage and vehicle breakdown. Dealers will reprogram the transmission control module and engine control module. The GM recall number is N080218. This recall began on July 30, 2008.

Frame Rail May Be Wider Than Specification, Potentially Causing a Fuel Leak

The frame rail of the vehicle may be wider than intended. If this is the case, the fuel tank may rub on the frame rail and eventually may leak. Leaking fuel presents a fire hazard. Dealers will inspect the vehicle and modify the frame rail if required. The GM recall number is 080205. This recall began on July 30, 2008.

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