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GMC Savana 3500 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 GMC Savana 3500 AUTOMOBILES

Air Conditioner and Heater Service Includes module configuration procedures, general service, maintenance, automatic temperature control, compressor services, electric cooling fans, vacuum diagrams, specifications, and manual air conditioning and heater diagnostics and replacement procedures for domestic and imported GMC Savana 3500 cars and light trucks from 1990+

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Vehicle: 2001 GMC Savana 3500 8.1 V8 GAS

Passenger Cars

The Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM) can maintain enough voltage to cause air bag deployment for up to 10 minutes after the ignition is turned Off and the battery is disconnected. Servicing the Supplemental air bag (SIR) system during this period may result in accidental deployment and personal injury.

Achieva & Skylark
1994-96
  • Ensure front wheels are in straight-ahead position.
  • Turn ignition switch to LOCK position.
  • Remove AIR BAG fuse from fuse block.
  • On 1995 models, remove lefthand sound insulator panel to ac...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR GMC Savana 3500 AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported GMC Savana 3500 cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Drum Brakes -> Adjustments -> Automatic Apply Parking Brakes -> Aztek, Montana, Rendezvous, Silhouette, Trans Sport, Venture & Vue -> Canyon & Colorado -> Control Rod -> Equinox, HHR & Torrent -> Express & Savana -> Manual Parking Brake -> Service Brake -> Sierra & Silverado -> Tracker
Vehicle: 2004 GMC Savana 3500 4.8 V8 GAS

Service Brake

These brakes have self-adjusting shoe mechanisms that ensure correct lining-to-drum clearances at all times. The automatic adjusters operate only when the brakes are applied as the vehicle is moving rearward or when the vehicle comes to an uphill stop.

Although the brakes are self-adjusting, an initial adjustment is required after the brake shoes have been relined or replaced, or when the length of the adjusting screw has been changed during some other service operation.

Frequent usage of an automatic transmission forward range to halt reverse vehicle motion may prevent t...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR GMC Savana 3500 AUTOMOBILES

Fuel filter replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported GMC Savana 3500 cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. for 1980+.

General Motors Corp./Saturn Light Trucks, SUVs & Vans -> Component Locations -> Late 1986-06 Chevrolet & GMC G Series w/Gasoline Engines
Vehicle: 2004 GMC Savana 3500 6.0 V8 GAS

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR GMC Savana 3500 AUTOMOBILES

Includes CV axle, universal joint, and driveline replacement, for domestic and imported GMC Savana 3500 cars and light trucks from 1990+.

DRIVESHAFT U-JOINT, Replace -> Assemble -> Disassemble
Vehicle: 2006 GMC Savana 3500 LS 6.0 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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TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM PROCEDURES FOR GMC Savana 3500 AUTOMOBILES

Description, component locations, reset procedures, relearn procedures, diagnosis and testing, wiring diagrams, component replacement, and identification of vehicles equipped and not equipped with tire pressure monitoring system for most domestic and imported GMC Savana 3500 cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from mid 1990's+.

Relearn Procedures -> Keyless Entry Transmitter Or DIC Method -> Scan Tool Method
Vehicle: 2009 GMC Savana 3500 4.8 V8 GAS

Keyless Entry Transmitter Or DIC Method

  • On models with standard ignition switch, place the ignition switch in the On position.
  • On models with keyless ignition switch, place the ignition switch in the Accy position.
  • On all models, using the keyless entry transmitters press the lock and unlock buttons at the same time until a horn chirp sounds indicating the learn mode has been actuated. The left front turn signal will also be illuminated.
  • Using the DIC (Driver Information Center) press and release the Info button until the Tire Learn message is indicated on the DIC display. Depres...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR GMC Savana 3500 AUTOMOBILES

Includes starter and alternator replacement procedures for domestic and imported GMC Savana 3500 cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 2009 GMC Savana 3500 6.0 V8 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove right transmission cover bolt, if equipped.
  • Disconnect oil level sensor electrical connector.
  • Remove starter bolts.
  • Slide starter forward until starter clears transmission.
  • Remove starter solenoid nut.
  • Remove starter lead from solenoid stud.
  • Rem...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR GMC Savana 3500 AUTOMOBILES

Maintenance lamp reset procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported GMC Savana 3500 cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

General Motors Corp./Saturn Trucks -> Check Engine Oil Level ->
Vehicle: 2006 GMC Savana 3500 LT 6.0 V8 GAS

This system is used to indicate a low engine oil level condition. The lamp should light during engine starting. If oil level is sufficient, the lamp should go off when engine is operating. If oil level is low the...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR GMC Savana 3500 AUTOMOBILES

Includes radiator, cooling and heater hose replacement procedures for domestic and imported GMC Savana 3500 cars and light trucks from 1990+

Radiator, Replace
Vehicle: 2000 GMC Savana 3500 6.5 V8 DIESEL

  • Drain coolant into a suitable container.
  • Remove air cleaner, duct and coolant recovery reservoir.
  • Remove mounting bolts, upper to lower mounting bolts and upper fan shroud.
  • Remove mounting bolts and low...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR GMC Savana 3500 AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine belt replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported GMC Savana 3500 cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 2010 GMC Savana 3500 LT 6.0 V8 FLEX

  • Rotate tensioner clockwise to release belt tension using suitable wrench, then remove belt.
  • Route belt over pulleys excep...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR GMC Savana 3500 AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most GMC Savana 3500 cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Shift Lock Control Component Views Diagram for 2003 GMC Savana 3500  6.0 V8 GASShift Lock Control Component Views Diagram for 2003 GMC Savana 3500 6.0 V8 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • A/T Shift Lock Control Solenoid Connector
  • Ignition Key Cylinder
  • Multifunction Switch Lever
  • Turn Signal Switch Lever
  • C200
  • I/P Harness Routing Diagram for 2005 GMC Savana 3500  4.8 V8 GASI/P Harness Routing Diagram for 2005 GMC Savana 3500 4.8 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Body Control Module
  • Auxiliary Power Outlet Connector
  • Connector C-5
  • Connector C-1
  • Connector C-2
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR GMC Savana 3500 AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most GMC Savana 3500 cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    1999 GMC Savana 3500  6.5 V8 DIESEL Wiring Diagram1999 GMC Savana 3500 6.5 V8 DIESEL Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Headlamp Switch
  • Radio
  • LH Overhead Radio Speaker
  • RH Overhead Radio Speaker
  • 2007 GMC Savana 3500  6.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram2007 GMC Savana 3500 6.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Instrument Panel Cluster
  • Stop Lamp Switch
  • Electronic Brake Control Module
  • Anti-Lock Brake System Indicator
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR GMC Savana 3500 AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most GMC Savana 3500 cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: MULTIPLE DRIVEABILITY SYMPTOMS DUE TO CLOGGED FUEL INJECTORS, MIL/SES DTCS P0171, P0172, P0174, P0300, P1174, P1175 - REVISED
    Vehicle: 2007 GMC Savana 3500 6.0 V8 GAS

    Symptoms:
  • Driveability
  • Auto Systems:
  • Fuel Sys, Driveability, Filters (Air & Fuel)
  • Document: DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES REQUIRED ON REPAIR ORDERS - REVISED
    Vehicle: 2005 GMC Savana 3500 4.8 V8 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR GMC Savana 3500 AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most GMC Savana 3500 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 GMC Savana 3500 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 GMC Savana 3500 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 GMC Savana 3500 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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