1996 GMC Vandura 3500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 GMC Vandura 3500

1996 GMC Vandura 3500 Problems

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.

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.

Alternator May Fail and Cause Noise and Dead Battery

The alternator may fail causing the battery to go dead. The charge light on the dash may or may not illuminate. The alternator may also develop an abnormal noise. A failed alternator will require replacement.

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1996 GMC Vandura 3500 Questions

How do I remove and replace a bad Fuse Box on a 1996 GMC Vandura 3500 Van (1 answer)

Some of the Fuses are showing burnt; the 20 amp slot is damaged.

It just started screaming when I push down on accelerator and stops when let off (1 answer)

Just started making a very loud screeching sound when I push to accelerate. But stops when I let up. I looked in the engine and it seemed hot. Transmission stick was very hot to the touch and I noticed small amount of smoke coming from the whole where that big black ball that is hooked to the hoo...

Water in Fuel indicator light came on. Tried bleeding fuel filter. (1 answer)

It just started. The engine is running fine. I got the fuel where I normally do. I added some fuel additive that is suppose to help. I also disconnected the battery for a hour to see if it would reset, but it didn't.

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