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

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.

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.

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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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