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GMC Savana 3500 Replace Fuel Filter Every 30,000 to Prevent Fuel Pump Failure

GMC Savana 3500 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

Engines Affected: 5.7L V8, Gasoline

Average Mileage: 146,700 mi (125,000 mi - 168,400 mi)


The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.

  • Visitor, , 5.7L V8, 125,000 mi

    I was driving on the highway and the van salled. I restarted and the van would go for a littel ways and stall again. It got to the point where I kept having to restart and go for just a 100 feet and it stalled and I'd restart again. I went about 2 miles or more this way and got to a side of the road. I had a friend come by who bought a fuel line filter for me, removed the old line filter and we poured the contents in a dish and saw metal shaving or something similar in the clear gas. With the new filter installed, I drove the rest of the day with no problems.

    I suggest you do your best to keep tank atleast a quarter full so never to run the gas low enough to cause issues. Its much easier than replacing fuel pumps, fuel relay or dealing with the fuel line filter.

    I notice a correlation with fuel issues seems to haunt me when I run the gas closer to EMPTY so can suggest the quarterminimum as simple advice to avoid problems.

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