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

Replace Fuel Filter Every 30,000 to Prevent Fuel Pump Failure

The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.

Leaking Water Pump May Cause Coolant Loss and Overheating

A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. This can result in an engine overheating condition. A leaking water pump will require replacement.

Intake Manifold Gaskets May Leak Coolant or Engine Oil

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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1996 GMC Vandura 3500 Questions

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.

how do you fix the horn. my husband bought a new relay, where does it go (2 answers)

he can't find a wiring diagram and needs to know how to fix the horn.

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