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2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 Problems

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Most Common 2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 Problems

The tail light wiring harness in the cargo area is not protected very well. As a result it may become damaged due to normal wear a tear. This damage can causing some or all of the rear lights to ...
It is common for the fuel level sensor in the fuel tank read the fuel level incorrectly. The sensor must be replaced to correct the condition. Our technicians recommend having the complete fuel pum...
Various electrical components under the front carpet/rubber mat may become damaged if excess water is used to clean the rear cargo area.
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0 Known 2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 Brakes Problems

1 Known 2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 Drive Train Problem

Our technicians highly recommend that the transmission is serviced every 30,000 miles to avoid problems and maintain optimal operating order.

2 Known 2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 Electrical & Lights Problems

The tail light wiring harness in the cargo area is not protected very well. As a result it may become damaged due to normal wear a tear. This damage can causing some or all of the rear lights to ...
It is common for the fuel level sensor in the fuel tank read the fuel level incorrectly. The sensor must be replaced to correct the condition. Our technicians recommend having the complete fuel pum...

8 Known 2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 Engine Problems

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.
The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart.
A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. This can result in an engine overheating condition. A leaking water pump will require replacement.

2 Known 2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 Exhaust & Emissions Problems

One or both secondary air injection check valves may become restricted causing poor air flow resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light. It is often recommend to replace both check valves...
The 2000-2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 has a known issue with the air pump check valve which causes illumination of the check engine light. There are no notable symptoms, but the vehicle will not pas...

1 Known 2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.

0 Known 2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 Maintenance Problems

2 Known 2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 Miscellaneous Problems

Various electrical components under the front carpet/rubber mat may become damaged if excess water is used to clean the rear cargo area.
Our technicians recommend flushing the brake fluid every 60,000 miles. Brake fluid that is dirty may cause problems in the brake system.

0 Known 2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known 2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 Problems & Complaints

The tail light wiring harness in the cargo area is not protected very well. As a result it may become damaged due to normal wear a tear. This damage can causing some or all of the rear lights to ...
The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart.
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...
It is common for the fuel level sensor in the fuel tank read the fuel level incorrectly. The sensor must be replaced to correct the condition. Our technicians recommend having the complete fuel pum...
Our technicians highly recommend that the transmission is serviced every 30,000 miles to avoid problems and maintain optimal operating order.
The spark plugs should be replaced every 100,000 miles. Our technicians recommend replacing the spark plug wires also at this time.
Our technicians recommend flushing the brake fluid every 60,000 miles. Brake fluid that is dirty may cause problems in the brake system.
One or both secondary air injection check valves may become restricted causing poor air flow resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light. It is often recommend to replace both check valves...
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 additiv...
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. Th...
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.
A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. This can result in an engine overheating condition. A leaking water pump 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 wit...
Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.
The 2000-2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 has a known issue with the air pump check valve which causes illumination of the check engine light. There are no notable symptoms, but the vehicle will not pas...
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