GMC Vandura 2500 Repair and Maintenance

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

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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.

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.

An engine vacuum leak may develop from the throttle body gasket causing a higher than normal idle speed. Failed gaskets should be replaced.

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I can drive maybe up to 5 miles, cut the van off and it will not crank. It will turn over but will not start. After it sits a long time Then I can crank it back up. It has been running a little rough too. Sometimes when I crank it, it will idle up and down. Not sure but I may have more than one p...

I have a 1993 GMC Vandura, 5L v8 with an intermittent electrical/starting problem.

History:
It developed the problem a few years ago. It ran fine and was turned off normally, but nothing happened when I inserted the key to restart- no power, no nothing. I checked all fuses, tightened the bat...

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My In-Laws bought the beautiful van off the showroom floor at the Cadillac/GMC dealership. I had a family of four and they adopted a little girl four years older than my oldest. With all my energy, I was always borrowing the van from my dad to take all the kids to the beach, the zoo, to parks. As the kids grew older, this was the perfect automobile for every adventure, including concerts at Gal...

my wife loves this van, and Im tired of it because Im the one working on it all the time. I went thru 4 starters within 1 month and now i have to put a timing chain and gears in it, but i keep getting this roering sound from the rear and cant figure it out. i re-done the brakes, put gear oil in the axels, changed the tires, and three auto mechanics couldnt tell me whats wrong, im at a loss. any...

just bragging ,,,just hit 330,000 miles. regular maintence and wear . hope we hit half million mark !!

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