GMC Vandura 3500 Repair and Maintenance

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

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GMC Vandura 3500 Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Loose or Worn Gas Cap

A loose or worn gas cap could be cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate.

Engine Misfire Due to Worn Valve Seat

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. They further recommend that both cylinder heads be removed and thoroughly inspected and repaired as necessary.

Driveability Problems Due to Internal Distributor Fault

The distributor may develop internal faults. This can cause a rough running engine or stalling condition, the Check Engine Light may or may not illuminate. Our technicians tell us that the distributor should be overhauled or replaced to correct this concern.

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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?


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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