GMC Vandura 3500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your GMC Vandura 3500

GMC Vandura 3500 Problems

Flush brake fluid every 60,000 miles

Our technicians recommend flushing the brake fluid every 60,000 miles.  Brake fluid that is dirty may cause problems in the brake system.

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.

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GMC Vandura 3500 Questions

How do I remove and replace a bad Fuse Box on a 1996 GMC Vandura 3500 Van (1 answer)

Some of the Fuses are showing burnt; the 20 amp slot is damaged.

Stalls when braking (1 answer)

This is a new thing. My truck stalls when coming to a stop. It seems the faster/harder the braking = stall but other times if I brake lightly and allow for a long distance to slow to a stop (eg coming to a light) it will not stall.

Any ideas?

Thanks!

Van keeps throwing Serpentine belt - any ideas? (2 answers)

When we purchased the van, the serpentine belt began coming off after hitting a large patch of water. Father-in-law, who was very mechanically savvy, said van had larger than normal alternator and needed a 955 belt instead of the recommended 945. Put on 955, ran great until a week ago, belt cam...

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GMC Vandura 3500 Reviews

I have a 1995 on my second engine no 5 cylinder keeps going bad spent $1500.00 now I can't afford a another one second engine lasted one month not happy
I had a GMC Vandura for almost 19 years! still runs great! I had left it in the outside and never ran it for 3 years. I started running it a couple mounts ago and it still works great!!!!

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