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#459 of 655 Towing Question
Oct 26, 2005 (6:01 pm)
Hello all! Forgive me for sounding stupid but I just can't figure out how much I can haul? I went to the chevy web site but all I found was figures for 2005 models with VORTEC engines. And I have no idea what a vortec engine is compaired to what is in mine. all I know is that I have a 2004 Express Work Van (HD) with a 4.8L V8 engine - 4 speed HD Auto Transmission. Regular RW drive. Can someone help me translate that to either the the VORTEC 4800 V8, VORTEC 6000 V8 or none of the above.
Also, last but not least ... on the GCWR is the weight of the van to be included in that?
Thanks for reading and I look forward to some thoughts and ideas.
#460 of 655 Re: Towing Question [klandy]
Oct 29, 2005 (9:11 am)
Your engine is a VORTEC. 4.8 litre is the same as 4800, so you have the VORTEC 4800 V8. All of the GM motors in the trucks are VORTEC motors.
Yes, GCWR includes the weight of the vehicle and the passengers and cargo.
#461 of 655 Re: Hello from a new Chevy Express Owner [fornarog]
Nov 02, 2005 (9:14 am)
Hi Greg. Ever find fender flares? I am still looking for some, for my 2003 Express.
#462 of 655 Re: 2002 GMC Savana Maint. [virtualelvis]
Nov 02, 2005 (8:59 pm)
Sounds like you may have warped rotors. They usually cause steering wheel vibration when braking hard. Have your rotors checked and turned, if necessary. In any case, don't wait too long before checking that shaking thing, who knows what it is
#463 of 655 97 savana keeps going out of alignment
Nov 03, 2005 (6:10 am)
My van wont stay align is this due to worn out tie rods, bent tie rods or worn ball joints?
#464 of 655 Re: Savanna Problems [joker1]
Nov 03, 2005 (6:17 am)
i replaced my front pads with ceramic pads. Have gone 20000 miles with then and no visible wear yet...............they cost a little more but are worth it...........
#465 of 655 Electrical trailer brakes installation
Nov 08, 2005 (3:21 pm)
I have a 2001 Chevy Express van 3500. It came with the heavy duty towing package from the dealer. Im going to have to tow my car soon and im looking into how install a electrical brake controller, I located all the wires in the rear of the car for the 7 prong connector, and i know how to install that, the only problem im having is with the electrical brake controller you put under the dash, there are 3 thick wires that run up the side of the car and they end up underneath the hood, there are 3 wires and one fuse,
Blue wire, Red wire, and white.
Ive looked into this but havent been able to find how to exactly wire up the electrical brake controller, ive seen websites showing there is a location already inside all you have to do is plug into it, but i dont think that will work in my situation. If anyone has any experience in doing this please help me out cause im kind of lost thanks alot.
#466 of 655 Re: savana/express duramax? [elias]
Nov 10, 2005 (6:47 pm)
We are also trying to get a knowledgable opinion about the 2006 Chevy Van Duramax/nonAllison transmission. Can't decide whether to buy the 6000 vortex or the diesel. We tow about 7000 lb. horse trailer with our 97 van (5700 vortec) which doesn't have enough power. Should we be risk-takers and go with the new diesel combo or stick with gas?
#467 of 655 Re: Savanna Problems [alonelydude]
Nov 11, 2005 (5:59 am)
Added bonus is that you will notice no black brake soot on your rims - the ceramic dust doesn't stick! No more messy crap!
#468 of 655 1500 Savana with 12 pass??
Nov 11, 2005 (6:09 am)
Does anyone know if the 1500 has the hardware (plates, bolt holes etc) to install a rear bench to upgrade it from 8 passenger to 12? I've a bunch of kids, so the weight isn't an issue. The 2500 is a 135" wheelbase too, so the space is available. I'd hope to buy a 1500, go to the scrap yard and pick up a 4 up bench .... but if there's no hardware I don't want to be the one installing it.