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1997 GMC K3500 Pickup CAR/TRUCK REPAIR PROCEDURES AND DIAGRAMS - WHAT GMC REPAIR SHOPS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW

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

    Component Replacement & Adjustment -> Light Duty Trucks & Vans -> Water Pump, Replace -> Astro, Bravada, Safari & S/T Series -> C & K Series -> Diesel Engine -> G & P Series -> Gasoline Engine -> Silhouette, Trans Sport, 1996 Lumina APV & 1997 Venture -> Tracker
    Vehicle: 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra XC 6.5 V8 DIESEL

    G & P Series
    Gasoline Engine
    • Drain cooling system into suitable container.
    • Remove accessory drive belts as equipped and the fan.
    • Disconnect all hoses from water pump.
    • Remove alternator upper and lower mounting braces, if necessary.
    • Remove pump attaching bolts and remove water pump, Figs. through .
    • Reverse procedure to install. Torque water pump attaching bolts to 30 ft. lbs.
    Diesel Engine
    • Disconnect batteries.
    • Remove fan and fan shroud and, drain radiator.
    • Remove A/C hose bracket nuts (if equ...

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    BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

    Anti-lock Brakes -> Kelsey-Hayes -> Precautions -> Battery Ground Cable -> Delco LOC II -> General Service Precautions -> Radio Security System -> Theftlock
    Vehicle: 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra XC 7.4 V8 GAS

    Battery Ground Cable

    Prior to service disconnect battery ground cable and isolate as required.

    Radio Security System

    Theftlock

    If the Theftlock system is active when battery power is interrupted, the customers security code must be entered to restore proper function of the radio. To unlock a secured radio after power loss, proceed as follows:

    • "LOC" appears with ignition in On position.
    • Press "NM" and "000" will appear on display.
    • Press "NM" again to make last two digits agree with security code.
    • Press "HR" to make first 1 or 2 digits agree with security code.
    • Press "AM-FM" to select code entered. "SEC" wi...

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    FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

    General Motors Corp./Saturn Light Trucks, SUVs & Vans -> Fuel Filter Replacement -> Gasoline Engines Except Equinox, Montana SV6, Relay, Rendezvous w/3.6L Engine, Terraza, Uplander & Vue (2004-06) & 2004-06 Envoy, Rainier & TrailBlazer -> Returnless Fuel System
    Vehicle: 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra XC 7.4 V8 GAS

    Returnless Fuel System

    On models equipped with fuel injected engines, relieve fuel system pressure as outlined under "Fuel System Pressure Relief."

    On models equipped with metal collar quick disconnect connectors, GM tool No. J37088-A, or equivalent, will be required to disconnect the connector. Pri...

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

    CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace
    Vehicle: 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 6.5 V8 DIESEL

    • Raise and support vehicle.
    • Remove wheel and tire assembly.
    • Remove drive axle center cap, if equipped.
    • Insert a drift or large screwdriver through brake caliper into one of the brake rotor vanes in order to prevent drive axle wheel drive shaft from turning.
    • Remove nut and washer from hub. Do not reuse nut. A new nut must be used when installing wheel drive shaft.
    • Using axle remover tool No. J 45859 or equivalent, press wheel drive shaft from hub.
    • Remove bolts securing wheel dr...

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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 Engine/Service Engine Soon Indicator Lamp -> Diesel Electronic Control System
    Vehicle: 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra XC 6.5 V8 DIESEL

    The Check Engine/Service Engine Soon Lamp should light when the ignition is turned On. When the engine is started, the lamp should go off. If the lamp remains on after the engine is started, the self diagnosis system has detected a problem and has stored a code in the system Electronic Control Module (...

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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 6.5 V8 DIESEL

    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 XC 5.7 V8 GAS

    • Rotate tensioner counterclockwise, using a 1/2 inch breaker bar with a socket placed on tensioner ...

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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+.

    LH Front Wheelhousing Diagram for 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra XC 6.5 V8 DIESELLH Front Wheelhousing Diagram for 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra XC 6.5 V8 DIESEL

    Components on diagram:
  • Vehicle Control Module
  • A/C Compressor Clutch Relay
  • Horn Relay
  • Brake Lamp Relay
  • Electronic Brake Control Module
  • Lower LH Side Of I/P Diagram for 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 7.4 V8 GASLower LH Side Of I/P Diagram for 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 7.4 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • DRL Relay
  • Hazard Flasher
  • Fog Lamp Relay
  • Connector C-210
  • Connector C-218
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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 7.4 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra XC 7.4 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • License Lamp
  • LH Tail/Stop-Turn Lamp
  • RH Tail/Stop-Turn Lamp
  • 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:
  • Turn Signal Switch
  • Backup Light Switch
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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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