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GMC Vandura 2500 Alternator May Fail and Cause Noise and Dead Battery

 
GMC Vandura 2500 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995

Engines Affected: 4.3L V6, 5.7L V8

Average Mileage: 244,000 mi (99,000 mi - 372,000 mi)

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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.

  • Visitor, , 4.3L V6, 99,000 mi

    Just stopped in a pouring rain. AAA towed it to our garage, they replaced the alternator and installed a new battery.

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  • Visitor, , 5.7L V8, 330,000 mi

    keeps eating alternators and tension pulley brackets. notsure what else to do ..Has been super reliable up to now.

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