Chevrolet Express 1500 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Chevrolet Express 1500
- 97 express van 1500 5.0 vin#M having trouble starting, staying on and hesitates.
- I turned the air cond./heater on and a dead animal smell is in the vent system.
- why is rear brake drum shoe with longer total lining the secondary shoe?
- When braking, vehicle steers slightly right and then straightens. Cause???
- Will start at first will rev up when hit gas then slowly start to miss fire.
Chevrolet Express 1500 Problems
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.
It is common for the fuel level sensor in the fuel tank read the fuel level incorrectly. The sensor must be replaced to correct the condition. Our technicians recommend having the complete fuel pump module replaced on high mileage vehicles.
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.
Chevrolet Express 1500 Questions
Not sure where to start. Dead animal smell cannot even sit I the car.
The alignment on the van is just fine and perfectly straight. All 4 brakes have recently been replaced. This issue started before brakes were replaced and has continued. Problem occurs every time brakes are applied.
Chevrolet Express 1500 Recalls
Certain vehicles are being recalled because if a crash were to occur not requiring deployment of the front airbags, the head of an unbelted front seat passenger could hit the instrument panel, resulting in personal injury because the panel may not sufficiently absorb the impact. As of this writing, General Motors is still working on a remedy for this concern.
Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans are used by the Explorer Van Company as the base vehicle for some of their van conversions. Certain Explorer vans are being recalled because the wiring under the power seats may not have been properly secured during vehicle conversion. The wires can be damaged by the seat mechanism resulting in an electrical short and possibly a fire. Dealers will inspect and replace any seat wire harness found to be damaged. If the harness is not damaged, it will be secured to prevent future damage.
Certain 2011 Express vans converted by Impco Automotive to run on compressed natural gas may have a pressure relief vent pipe which may not have been built correctly. If venting of the natural gas were to occur, this gas could end up in the passenger compartment, increasing the risk of an explosion or fire. Impco Automotive, in cooperation with General Motors will inspect the pressure relief device and vent pipe assembly and repair them as necessary.
Chevrolet Express 1500 Reviews
I have a beautiful 1999 Chevy Express Conversion Van by Starcraft. The only problem here lately is I have trouble starting it sometimes in damp weather but once cranked it will start all day. My service light never came on.But it just came on and I had it checked out and the code says it is my o2 sensorand I am wondering if that has anything to do with the cranking of it
maybe need brakes
i have over 500,000 on my 2004 chevrolet express and i am in desperate need of a drivers seat as this one is down to the springs. i love my van and hope to take it to a million!i take good care of it.