1997 GMC Suburban 2500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 GMC Suburban 2500

The power door lock actuators may become slow to operate or stop working completely and require replacement.

The inside and outside door handles are prone to breaking.

The intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Running the engine with a coolant/oil mix may result in engine damage. Replacing the intake manifold gasket should correct this issue.

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while i had it apart icranked it over to line up the timing gears. nw im having problems geetting the dist. instaled right , i brought number onepiston up to tdc on the compression stroke, but dont knoe how to set the dist. IE where do i point the rotor. thank you

I would like to know what the normal running temperature is for this engine because I just bought this suburban from a unscrupulous private owner anyhow, it runs at 220 degrees and I'm sure this is too hot. There is no visible leak for the water just I'm thinking this is either a head gas...

Changed fuel filter little better mechanic says problem is pump should i change it, no check engine lights either

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ON CERTAIN MINIVANS, PICKUP TRUCKS, AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES WITH CERTAIN MODEL-ENGINE COMBINATIONS, THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR MAY FAIL DUE TO CRACKED SOLDER JOINTS ON THE CONTROLLER CIRCUIT BOARD. THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS COULD WORK INTERMITTENTLY OR NOT AT ALL.CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, MINI VANS, AND PICKUP TRUCKS MAY DEVELOP A SHORT CIRCUIT IN THE ELECTRIC OUTSIDE REARVIEW MIRROR SWITCH.

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