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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Compressor Service -> Harrison HD6/HT6 Compressor -> Shaft Seal, Replace -> Installation -> Removal
Vehicle: 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 5.7 V8 GAS

Removal
  • Recover refrigerant as outlined under >, then loosen and reposition compressor in brackets.
  • Remove clutch plate and hub as outlined under "Compressor Clutch Service."
  • Remove shaft seal retaining ring.
  • Clean inside of compressor neck area around shaft and seal seat to prevent damage to compressor from entry of dirt.
  • Place seal protector tool No. J-33021, or equivalent, over end of shaft to avoid chipping ceramic seat. Engage knurled tangs of seal seat remover/installer tool No. J-23128-A, or equivalent, into recessed portion of seal seat by turning handle clockwise. Remove s...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Power Brake Units -> Bendix Brake Booster -> Troubleshooting -> Accumulator Leak-Down, System Does Not Hold Charge -> Grabby Brakes Or Booster Chatters/Pedal Vibrates -> Slow Brake Pedal Return
Vehicle: 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 5.7 V8 GAS

Slow Brake Pedal Return

  • Excessive seal friction in booster.
  • Faulty spool action.
  • Restriction in return line from booster to pump reservoir.
  • Damaged input rod end.

Grabby Brakes Or Booster Chatters/Pedal Vibrates

  • Faulty spool action caused by contamination in sys...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

General Motors Corp./Saturn Light Trucks, SUVs & Vans -> Component Locations -> 1999-06 Escalade, Avalanche & Denali, 1988-03 & C/K Pickup (Except 1999-03 Sierra & Silverado), 1992-06 Blazer, Jimmy, Hummer H2, SSR, Suburban, Yukon XL, Tahoe, Yukon, Bravada Gasoline Engines & 2004-06 Rainier, TrailBlazer & Envoy
Vehicle: 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 5.7 V8 GAS

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

DRIVESHAFT U-JOINT, Replace -> Assemble -> Disassemble
Vehicle: 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 6.5 V8 DIESEL

Never clamp propeller shaft tubing in a vise. Clamping could dent or deform the tube causing an imbalance or unsafe condition. Always clamp on one of the yokes and support the shaft horizontally. Avoid damaging the slip yoke sealing surface. Nicks may damage the bushing or cut the lip seal.

Disassemble

  • Support propeller shaft in a line horizontal with table of a press.
  • Mark propeller shaft in order to show which end connects to transmission and which end goes to rear axle.
  • On models equipped with external snap ring retainers, proceed as follows:
    • Disassemble snap rings by ...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 6.5 V8 DIESEL

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Disconnect starter battery positive cable and wiring harness.
  • Remove starter motor mounting bolts, then washers, then bracket nut and washer.
  • Remove star...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

General Motors Corp./Saturn Trucks -> Check Fuel Cap Lamp ->
Vehicle: 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 7.4 V8 GAS

The Check Fuel Cap Lamp will illuminate momentarily when the ignition switch is placed in the On position as a bulb check. I...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Heater Hose, Replace -> Bypass -> Inlet -> Outlet
Vehicle: 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra XC 7.4 V8 GAS

Inlet

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Reposition heater core inlet hose clamp at thermostat housing crossover assembly.
  • Remove hose from thermostat housing crossover assembly.
  • Reposition heater hose inlet clamp at heater core.
  • Remove heater inlet hose from heater core.
  • Remove hose from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure to install.

Outlet

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Reposition heater hose outlet clamp at heater core.
  • Disconnect heater outlet hose ...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 6.5 V8 DIESEL

  • Rotate tensioner arm counterclockwise using 3/8 inch breaker bar.
  • Remove belt from pulleys.
  • Route new belt over all pulleys except tensioner arm.
  • Rotate tensioner arm co...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Typical Manual Transmission Diagram for 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra XC 7.4 V8 GASTypical Manual Transmission Diagram for 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra XC 7.4 V8 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Transfer Case Switch
  • Vehicle Speed Sensor
  • Transfer Case
  • Engine Harness
  • Heated Oxygen Sensor Connectors
  • Rear Of Overhead Console Molding Diagram for 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 7.4 V8 GASRear Of Overhead Console Molding Diagram for 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 7.4 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Low Blower Relay
  • Medium Blower Relay
  • High Blower Relay
  • Blower Resistor
  • Auxiliary Heater and A/C Logic Module
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra XC 5.7 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra XC 5.7 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Cruise Control Switch
  • TCC/Stoplamp Switch
  • 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra XC 6.5 V8 DIESEL Wiring Diagram1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra XC 6.5 V8 DIESEL Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Fuel Gage
  • TACH
  • Temp Gage
  • Generator
  • Voltmeter
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: Revised General Motors New Vehicle Tire Warranty Program
    Vehicle: 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 5.7 V8 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Wheels, Tires, Wheel Bearings, Seals, Hubs
  • Document: New Website for AFIT, TPM, and VDR Updates
    Vehicle: 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 5.7 V8 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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