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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

    Manual Air Conditioning & Heater System Diagnosis & Testing -> Light Duty Trucks & Vans -> A/C System Diagnosis & Testing -> A/C System Noise -> A/C System Performance Test -> Astro, C, G, K, P Series, Safari, S & T Series w/4.3L Engine -> Blower Noise -> Diagnostic Tests -> Functional Test -> Lumina APV, Silhouette, Trans Sport, Venture & S & T Series w/2.2L Engine -> Noise Diagnosis -> Preliminary Checks -> Tracker
    Vehicle: 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 5.7 V8 GAS

    On models equipped with a Powertrain Control Module (PCM) or Vehicle Control Module (VCM) controlled A/C system, connect a suitable Scan Tool to the Diagnostic Link Connector (DLC), normally located behind the lefthand side of the instrument panel, near the steering column.

    Preliminary Checks

    • Check A/C fuses.
    • Check A/C blower operation.
    • On models with cable operated temperature door, move temperature control rapidly through full stroke and back, door should audibly contact stops. Adjust cable as necessary.
    • On all models, check c...

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    BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

    Anti-lock Brakes -> Kelsey-Hayes -> System Service -> 1997-2000 C & K Series Except 1999-2000 Sierra, Silverado & 2000 Suburban, Tahoe & Yukon -> 1997-2000 w/310 ABS -> 1999-2000 Sierra, Silverado & 2000 Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon & 2001 C & K Series -> 2000-01 w/325 ABS -> Astro & Safari -> Brake Pressure Modulator Valve (BPMV) -> Brake System Bleed -> C & K Series Except C3500HD -> C3500HD -> Component Replacement -> Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM) -> Front Wheel Speed Sensor -> G Van -> Installation -> Manual Bleed -> P Series -> Pressure Bleed -> Removal -> S & T Series
    Vehicle: 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra XC 6.5 V8 DIESEL

    Brake System Bleed

    Gravity and vacuum bleeding procedures are not recommended for use with the anti-lock brake system. The manual bleed procedure is the preferred method, although pressure bleeding is also possible. Do not pump the brake pedal during the bleeding process, as fluid aeration may occur.

    Manual Bleed
    • Raise and support vehicle, then connect a clear plastic tube to brake bleed screw at righthand rear wheel.
    • Place free end of tube in a glass jar partially filled with clean brake fluid. Ensure end of tube remains submerged in fluid and master cylinder reservoir is kept full.
    • ...

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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 6.5 V8 DIESEL

    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 XC 6.5 V8 DIESEL

    • Disconnect battery ground cable.
    • Remove air inlet duct, as 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 s...

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    MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

    General Motors Corp./Saturn Trucks -> Service Throttle Soon Indicator Lamp ->
    Vehicle: 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra XC 7.4 V8 GAS

    A "Service Throttle Soon" indicator lamp is mounted in the lower righthand instrument cluster corner on these models. It lights when the ignition is turned On, but should go out approximately 1-5 seconds after the engine starts.

    Traditional throttle cables are no longer used on these models. The PCM receives signals from an electron...

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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 5.7 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 XC 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 Automatic Transmission Diagram for 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 7.4 V8 GASTypical Automatic Transmission Diagram for 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 7.4 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Transfer Case Switch
  • Vehicle Speed Sensor
  • Park/Neutral Position Switch
  • Transfer Case Synchronizer
  • Connector
  • Lower LH Side Of I/P Diagram for 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 5.7 V8 GASLower LH Side Of I/P Diagram for 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 5.7 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 6.5 V8 DIESEL Wiring Diagram1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 6.5 V8 DIESEL Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Transfer Case Control Module
  • Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS)
  • Brake Switch Assembly
  • Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM)
  • Powertrain Control Module (PCM)
  • 1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 5.7 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 5.7 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Vehicle Control Module (VCM)
  • Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS)
  • Radio
  • LH Rear Speaker
  • LH Front Speaker
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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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