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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

General Service Domestic Vehicles -> 1996-97 -> Leak Test -> Electronic Leak Detectors -> Fluid Leak Detectors
Vehicle: 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 6.5 V8 DIESEL

Testing the refrigerant system for leaks is one of the most important phases of troubleshooting. One or more of the methods outlined will prove useful in detecting leaks or checking connections if service work is performed. Before beginning any leak test, attach a manifold gauge set and note pressure. If little or no pressure is indicated, a partial charge must be installed. Check all connections, compressor head gasket, oil filler plug and compressor shaft seal for leaks.

For R-134a system an electronic type leak detector is recommended.

Electronic Leak Detectors
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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Component Service -> Assemble -> Bendix Master Cylinder -> Delco Master Cylinder -> Disassemble -> Tracker Master Cylinder -> Wheel Cylinder
Vehicle: 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 7.4 V8 GAS

Delco Master Cylinder

When performing the following procedures, refer to Figs. and noting that the composite reservoir may vary in design.

Disassemble
  • Remove master cylinder from vehicle.
  • Remove reservoir cover and diaphragm. Discard old brake fluid in reservoir.
  • Inspect cover and diaphragm. Replace if cut, cracked or deformed.
  • Remove fluid level switch and proportioning valve assembly, if equipped.
  • Depress primary piston and remove lock ring.
  • Plug primary fluid outlet (outlet nearest to cowl when master cylinder is installed), then apply compressed air into secondary fluid outlet t...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

General Motors Corp./Saturn Light Trucks, SUVs & Vans -> Fuel Filter Scheduled Maintenance -> 1996-03 C/K, G & R/V Series w/Gasoline Engine -> Heavy Duty Emissions -> Light Duty Emissions -> Normal Service -> Severe Service
Vehicle: 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra XC 7.4 V8 GAS

Light Duty Emissions

Normal Service

Replace every 30,000 miles

Severe Service

Rep...

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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 5.7 V8 GAS

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 -> Air Cleaner Restriction Indicator ->
Vehicle: 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra XC 7.4 V8 GAS

An air cleaner restriction indicator, Fig. , is located in the intake duct between the MAF sensor and the air cleaner assembly.

If the window shows green, no service is required at this time. However, if...

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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 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+.

Lower RH Front Of Engine Block Diagram for 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 6.5 V8 DIESELLower RH Front Of Engine Block Diagram for 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 6.5 V8 DIESEL

Components on diagram:
  • Crankshaft Position Sensor
  • Lower Center Of I/P Diagram for 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 7.4 V8 GASLower Center Of I/P Diagram for 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 7.4 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Power Steering Control 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 5.7 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 5.7 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Turn/Hazard Switch
  • Turn/Hazard Flasher
  • LH Front Park/Turn Lamp
  • RH Front Park/Turn Lamp
  • TCC/Stop Lamp Switch
  • 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 7.4 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 7.4 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Convenience Center
  • Rear Window Wiper/Washer Switch
  • Rear Window Wiper Washer Module
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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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