Chevrolet Express 1500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Chevrolet Express 1500

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.

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Chevrolet Express 1500 Questions

engine in morning runs fine.when outside temps rise,van starts to miss. throws 307 code.when engine cools or outside temp goes down, like after a rain, van runs fine again. a/c or load almost always starts the problem. i have spider injectors(expensive) so want to make sure i'm not replacing...

I started it up and oil started pouring out right where the oil filter is the filter is tight what could be my problem

would it be easier to replace the rear axles and the differential using a used rear end from a different chevrolet 1500 van with a 5.7L engine

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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.

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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.

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