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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 XC 7.4 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 -> General Service
Vehicle: 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra XC 6.5 V8 DIESEL

Certain general service procedures apply, regardless of whether the brakes are vacuum or hydraulically assisted. Only top quality, clean brake fluid should be used. More seals and valves are used with power brake systems than with ordinary brakes, so an inferior brake fluid will do much more damage. For the same reason, ensure all dirt is kept out of the system. Additionally, care must be taken not to mix the fluids of the booster hydraulic system and brake hydraulic system as the fluids are not compatible.

If the power unit fails, the brakes will still operate, as the convention...

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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 -> 6.5L Diesel Engine
Vehicle: 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 6.5 V8 DIESEL

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. Prior to reconnecting the connector, apply a few drops of clean motor oil to the male pipe ends.

On models equipped with plastic collar quick disconnect connectors, squeeze the connector plastic retainer release tabs to release the connector. Prior to reconnecting the connector, apply a few drops of clean motor...

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

DRIVESHAFT, Replace -> Front -> Front, All Except NP8 Axle -> Front, NP8 Axle -> One Piece Driveshaft -> Rear -> Three Piece Driveshaft -> Two Piece Driveshaft
Vehicle: 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 7.4 V8 GAS

Front

Front, All Except NP8 Axle
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove front differential carrier shield, if used.
  • Reference mark relationship of propeller shaft to front axle and transfer case flange.
  • Remove bolts and retainers from front axle.
  • Remove bolts and retainers from transfer case.
  • Remove propeller shaft. When removing propeller shaft, do not attempt to remove shaft by pounding on yoke ears or using a tool between yoke and universal joint. If propeller shaft is removed by using such means, injection joints may fracture and lead to premature failure of joint.
  • Compress propeller...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Alternator, Replace
Vehicle: 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 7.4 V8 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Remove air inlet duct, if required.
  • Disconnect terminal plug and battery lead connections from back of alternator.
  • Remove upper fan shroud mounting bolts and fan shroud.
  • Remove accessory drive belt using suitable 3/8 i...

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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

Radiator, Replace
Vehicle: 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 5.7 V8 GAS

  • Drain radiator coolant into suitable container.
  • Remove upper and lower radiator hoses.
  • Remove mounting bolts and lower fan shroud.
  • Remove engine vent hose and surge take hose.
  • Disconnect engine o...

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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 7.4 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+.

Center Of Engine Diagram for 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 6.5 V8 DIESELCenter Of Engine Diagram for 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 6.5 V8 DIESEL

Components on diagram:
  • Fuel Pump Oil Pressure Switch
  • Behind I/P Diagram for 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra XC 7.4 V8 GASBehind I/P Diagram for 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra XC 7.4 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Power Amplifier Relay
  • Power Door Lock Relay
  • Power Amplifier
  • I/P Harness
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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 7.4 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 7.4 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Vehicle Control Module (VCM)
  • Fuel Pump Prime Connector
  • Oil Pressure Switch
  • Fuel Pump Relay
  • Fuel Pump and Sender
  • 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 7.4 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 7.4 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Vehicle Control Module (VCM)
  • Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor
  • Pressure Control Solenoid Valve
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Automatic Transmission Fluid Pressure Manual Valve Position 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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