GMC Savana 2500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your GMC Savana 2500

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GMC Savana 2500 Problems

Engine Misfire Due to Worn Valve Seat

The engine may develop a misfire due to worn valve seats. This fault will cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Our technicians tell us the misfire may or may not be felt while driving. They further recommend that both cylinder heads be removed and thoroughly inspected and repaired as necessary.

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.

Check Engine Light Due to Loose or Worn Gas Cap

A loose or worn gas cap could be cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate.

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GMC Savana 2500 Questions

Why does my engine go dead when I put it in reverse ? (1 answer)

Replaced torque converter last week everything good til I put it in reverse then instantly the motor shuts off.

why is my paint peeling on the hood and roof ? (1 answer)

Overheats, not hot. Cold to peg gauge in 5 min. New pump, stat, sensor. Ifr <160 (1 answer)

Goes from ambient (85) to peg gauge (230+) in < 5 min idling. Infrared thermometer reads under 160 on heads (header manifolds barely 210). Replaced pump, stat, hoses, belts and temp switch (85,000 mi) for small leak at pump rotor seal which precipitated overheating trouble. Engine shuts off wh...

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GMC Savana 2500 Recalls

Engine Stalls From Electrical Module Short

The chassis electrical module can short due to internal contamination. This can result in the vehicle stalling. Dealers will replace the chassis electronic module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Natural Gas Leak

Certain vehicles equipped to run on compressed natural gas are being recalled because the high pressure natural gas regulator could develop a leak, increasing the risk of a fire or explosion. Dealers will replace the natural gas regulator to correct this concern.

Insufficient Instrument Panel Padding

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.

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GMC Savana 2500 Reviews

Our 1999 is the worest van I have ever had. It is so cheaply made. The spare tire cable broke and my spare fell off. My door locks are falling down inside my doors. My door panels are all cracking and becomeing so brittle. My radio only works when it wants to. The van body shifts or twists and binds the doors so they are real hard to open and close sometimes. The paint is peeling off in large c...
I have a 1999 GMC Savana 2500 cargo van with the 5.0L V8. I use this vehicle for work and I treat it pretty poorly, but it keeps coming back for more. I've replaced a transmission, alternator and it eats brakes because of the hills around here, but I expect that! I'll consider another one when this one is put out to pasture!

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