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#377 of 654 Savana in Twin Recalls
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 25, 2005 (1:52 pm)
"GMC's Savana full-size, rear- or four-wheel-drive van is the subject of two recalls, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced. The GMC van and its Chevy Express counterpart are being recalled first for a problem with a hydraulic fluid pump under the hood. If it fails and the hood is open, fragments could hurt people standing nearby; when driving, it could affect power braking and steering. Some 155,000 vehicles, including 2004-2005 Savanas and Expresses, are included in that recall. In the second action, the Savana from the 2000 model year also suffers a faulty hydraulic pump that could reduce steering and braking effectiveness. About 98,000 vehicles including those vans are being recalled to replace the pump."
(Edmunds Vans Newsletter)
#378 of 654 Chevy 1500 express AWD
Mar 05, 2005 (1:31 pm)
I am considering buying AWD van and would like to actually talk to someone who owns one and drives it in snow and ice????
#379 of 654 overcharged for fuel pump?
Mar 14, 2005 (3:52 pm)
I just had the fuel pump replaced on my chevy express 1500 v6 4.3L. Ive been using this mechanic for over 8 years and always found him to be fair and honest but im concerned about being charged almost $700 to replace the fuel pump and filter. He quoted the price of the part as $461 fuel filter $25 and computer check reset for $32 plus labor of $130. I found the pump online at several sites for maximum $274. I would like to know if I was overcharged.
#380 of 654 04 2500 Express Transmisison noise
Mar 25, 2005 (6:09 pm)
I just purchased an '04 2500 Express with 21K miles. The auto transmission makes a loud humming noise when it is in first gear and when in reverse. The noise goes away when the van shifts into second. The noise does not bother me but drives the wife crazy. Has anyone else experienced this? If so, how many miles do you have? What's been your transmission reliability? Was anything done to alleviate the noise?
#381 of 654 Re: 04 2500 Express Transmisison noise [oborny]
Mar 26, 2005 (4:12 pm)
does the noise stop after the van is at normal operating temp?
#382 of 654 Re: Is Chevy Express AWD good in Snow? [adeneve]
Mar 28, 2005 (11:19 pm)
From Anchorage Alaska;
I have the full time AWD 2003 Chevy Express. It is great in the snow. I have some good snow tires and can drive circles around anything else on the road.
235/75-16 is the perfect size snow tire for the weight of this vehicle. Go any wider and run the risk of floating over the snow.
#383 of 654 Re: Savana is highly recommended [streamlined22]
Mar 29, 2005 (12:07 am)
I purchased a 2003 1500 series 8 passenger Express.
Due to law suits in this country, many Conversion Van companies told me no to your question. The problem is the weight. Adding another rear bench would provide 12 passengers seating for a eight passenger van. Hauling 12 people could easy exceed the weight rating for 1500 series van. Add a couple of suit case or tongue weight for a trailer and your definitely over the weight rating.
If your van is 2500 series, then call a van conversion company.
#384 of 654 Re: GMC 1500 pulling [crymommy]
Mar 29, 2005 (2:47 pm)
sorry about your situation but i need some help with a weight towing discrepency with a 1997 conversion low top w/ a 5.7l vortec and auto tranny mine has 3:42 rear gears and my book says only can tow 5400#s but a 2005 model with same gears and a 5.3liter vortec can tow 6300#s can some one please advise
#385 of 654 Re: kasiekelly [uncommonman]
Apr 01, 2005 (4:15 pm)
Were there any any helpful replys to your intermittent start problem. I don't need
a rain storm to duplicate your problem. replace new battery, have had dearler
diagnostics run with no help. My wallet is getting thinner and patience about
to brake the bank. Please help!
#386 of 654 Re: kasiekelly [aripplewood]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Apr 04, 2005 (10:34 am)
You might also want to check with some of our members who have technical expertise in our "No Start" Problems discussion. They might have some ideas that haven't been explored by your dealer yet.
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