GMC Vandura 3500 Repair and Maintenance
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GMC Vandura 3500 ProblemsFlush brake fluid every 60,000 miles
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.
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.
GMC Vandura 3500 QuestionsHow 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.
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.
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...