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Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana, Chevrolet Express Cargo, Chevrolet Sportvan, Chevrolet Chevy Van, Chevrolet Chevy Van Classic, Van
Sep 09, 2005 (12:19 am)
we own multiple 3500 long wheelbase work vans and have found them to be extremely efficient and reliable. Our favorite one is a 2000 Savana with 101,000 all city miles and over 4000 hours of stationary operation at 1700 rpm (equivalent to 50 mph!). This vehicle has original engine with ALL accessories, orig. trans, etc. It's repair history is a fuel pump and periodic brake work. These vans all weigh out at 8800 to 9200 lbs. every single day and are absolutely the hardest working trucks imaginable. I cannot see us buying anything else as we have never had any other brand do as well. I have been repairing cars/trucks for over 35 years and generally find that all brands have some poor examples out there that get all the attention while the majority are probably ok.
#446 of 655 Re: 99 Chevy Express Van vibration & Noise at 25+ mph [kpruski]
Sep 12, 2005 (4:35 am)
I was suspecting that it might be my bearings and it turned out to be my bearings. Odd thing is that I just had them replaced a month or so ago.
#447 of 655 Re: Daytime Running Lights [teresabutler]
Sep 12, 2005 (12:11 pm)
Re: DRL (daytime running lights) mine in my 2003 Chevy 2500 Express are staying on, even when the ign. is off, key out.. default switch switch has no effect. This obv. drains the battery big time. In the 2003 model, the fuses 19 and 20 in eng. compartment, can be pulled, but you also lose the front turn signals..pulling the lamp bulbs also is a fix, but the same filiment is used for the turn signals, as the drl... I'll re-post fix, as I have ext. warr. and it goes to dealer in AM...one serv. mgr. suspects the main light module switch on dash is bad...$78 part! cm
#450 of 655 2002 GMC Savana Maint.
Sep 19, 2005 (7:13 am)
What things can I change myself to keep my Savana running properly.. I've changed spark plugs wires, airfilter.. are there sensors or anything else that i can do myself at the 60,000 mile mark? I've done the rear end and the transmission fluid. I'm going to try to do the power steering fluid.
Also.. when braking hard.. something is wrong.. the steering wheel starts shaking from left to right.. I'm not sure where to start.. if it's ABS or something else.. thanks Dwight
#451 of 655 Re: Daytime Running Lights [teresabutler]
Sep 23, 2005 (2:45 pm)
Yes, I tried the brake thing, no effect they still stayed on. The removal of fuses also took out the turn signals, so, It went to the dealer for three days and $433.00 later they fixed it, here's the story: "checked and found code for B-2600 found short to ground in the BCM wiring and the day time running lights module was overheated due to the day time running lights staying on. Repaired short to ground circuit 592 to BCM and replaced overheated day time running lights module."
Seemed strange to me that the module would overheat because they were on....they are designed to be on all the time unless you use the switch to turn 'em off.
I called factory for help, they said "sorry" My extended care warranty preferred plan (from Complete Care) did not cover this problem either.
Overall not a pleasant experience for a vehicle under three years old, but just out of mileage warranty (48 K mi.)
Probably my last GM...have had weird electrical prob. with previous GM.
#452 of 655 Service Engine light 0r Check Light
Sep 24, 2005 (8:36 pm)
I recently purchased 2002 Chevy Express Extended 3500 cargo van.The engine size is 5.7L 350 engine. It has 92,000 miles on it. After putting about 1300 miles on the check light came on. I made several attempts to have the check engine light turned off, but still it still comes on. My mechanic said it has a small bubble in the tube system. In order to check the bubble' s location only the dealer has this system. This code scanner cost about 20,000 thousand dollars. Does anyone know about this sort of thing? Can anyone help? Does know where might this bubble be? Has this thing happen to anyone before?
#453 of 655 Re: Service Engine light 0r Check Light [cargovan]
Sep 27, 2005 (7:41 pm)
I think I would find another mechanic. It sounds like your mechanic does not know much about your van. You can have the codes read at any Auto Zone parts store for free. Scanners start at under $400 if you want to buy one, but you need a trained mechanic to interpert the trouble codes and replace the correct parts.