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Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana, GMC Savana Cargo, Van
#5 of 21 Express van fuel pump location in gas tank
Jun 18, 2006 (8:10 am)
I know the fuel pump located in the 1997 Chevy Express is through the TOP side of the gas tank. We have had ours replaced last August 2005 and now have a sending unit problem. It doesn't register properly and we can get a free replacement since there is a YEAR warranty on the fuel pump. We were warned about the fact that chevy fuel pumps are basically garbage. Whether dealer or after market type fuel pumps, they will go out again anytime.
I asked the people who put in our last fuel pump to drill a large hole through my floor board right above where the fuel pump would be placed into the fuel tank in order for me to cut a trap door so if it goes out again I don't have to have the gas tank dropped to get to it. (Some cars have this trap door from the factory.) They wouldn't do that for me. Guess they wanted return business which will not happen.
Is there anyone out there who knows the exact location of the fuel pump if I was to cut a trap door in my floor board to get to it inside the van? Is the tank far enough away from the body that I wouldn't cut into it with a small 3 inch cutting wheel? Help please!
Our 1997 Chevy express van has over 265,000 miles on it with the same Tranny but due to a blocked radiator we had to replace our over heated motor. I noticed we have the same problems as many here with their vans but the mileage we got out of our van(tranny and engine seems to be NOT the norm)
#6 of 21 chevy express
Jun 21, 2006 (7:53 pm)
does any one out there experience fuel delivery problems with their chevy express?
my 2002 g2500 if it sits for any period of time [4 days]
will not run correctly.
every time its towed to the dealer all is well.
this truck definetly has a problem.
the dealer will not admit it.
i know there is a recall with this truck/5.7 liter
i just cannot seem to get a resolution to this matter,
anybody who has any insight to this problem, please speak up and ease my pain !!!!
#7 of 21 Re: Dual Fuel (CNG) Experience [xsue1111]
Oct 23, 2006 (8:43 am)
I just purchased a 93 chevy 3/4 ton van that was converted to run on comppressed natural gas. Just seeing if anyone out there knows about the dissasembly procedure the get rid of this system.
#8 of 21 Re: 2003 GMC Savana Engine Oil [tlbyers]
Feb 10, 2007 (9:44 pm)
tlbyers, I just was under the van changing my own oil today and the same thought crossed my mind; why is this oil filter so small but I realized that the larger filter that I was pulling off that a mechanic installed for me last time was the taller filter. With the larger filter from my memory watching the oil pressure gauge it seems that the oil pressure was lower with a taller filter than with the smaller filter. Is this the reason for a smaller filter? Not sure but it would be my guess why GM designed it with a smaller filter (plus it saved them $0.10 in manufacturing cost off an assembly line).
#9 of 21 Re: chevy express [vellaboy]
Feb 13, 2007 (1:02 pm)
have a question about the recall on the 5.7 L engine. we are looking at a 97 savana 12 passenger with a 5.7 and wonder whether that would be a recall also. is there some way to find out? how did you find out about the recall? the dealer seems to be in a real hurry to sell this to us, but is asking 5988 which seems a lot although it only has 114,000 miles on it which isnt a lot for a 97. any opinions?
#10 of 21 97 savana, good to buy or not?
Feb 13, 2007 (1:08 pm)
we are looking at a 97 savana, 12 passenger, 5.7 L, G25, RWD, for my daughter and her hubby and 6 children. dealer is asking 5988 which seems high for that year, but it looks and drives good. no mechanics in the family. i am concerned but it does only have 114,000 miles which isnt a lot for that year. she looked at an Astro 2000, LT, with only 1,000miles on new engines which drove out beautiful and it has 8 seats for about the same price, but of course she likes the idea of the roomier van. what is your opinion? what about the gas mileage comparison? we sure do appreciate your taking the time to tell us what you think!!!
#11 of 21 '97 chevy express fuel problem
Feb 28, 2008 (9:33 am)
I have a 97 chevy express. the fuel pump, fuel filter, and up to the pressure release valve before the fuel injector all work fine however the engin seems to not be getting gas. I sprayed some injector cleaner in the air intake and it would run till it ran out. any clue what the problem might be? thanks.
#12 of 21 Re: '97 chevy express fuel problem [kyro_1234]
Jun 14, 2008 (6:44 am)
I'm having the same problem with my 2002 3500 gmc 5.7 replaced the fuel pump and filter and it ran fine for a month now same problem did you figure yours out am i missing something, thanks
#13 of 21 Gas tank capacity
Nov 09, 2008 (9:20 am)
I have a 2007 3500 cut-away chassis as the foundation for my Coachmen motorhome. The literature says I have a 35 gal tank. On my last trip I wanted to get very empty to save on gas as I have discount at local station, also wanted to see how much I had when gauge reads E.
I was between the last small mark and the E. I filed up and it would only take 28.3 gal so either I really have a 30 gal tank or the gauge is way off.
Nov 11, 2008 (8:12 am)
Chances are its off. Im not sure, but did you get the low fuel light to come on? I havnt seen any newer car or truck not have a low fuel light in years, although Im unsure if our vans have them, as I havnt seen mine.
If you inspect the dash cluster carefully, with a small flashlight you might see the icon for low fuel. That would idicate that you probably do have a 35 gallon tank if you didnt have it on when you filled up.
My dodge ram 3500 is similar. It holds 35 gallons, but when its on E, and I mean on it, it still have about 7 gallons left. The most I ever put in it was 28 gallons, and I was afraid I was gonna run out for miles and niles towing a large trailer.