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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+

Component Replacement & Adjustment -> Light Duty Trucks & Vans -> Evaporator Core, Replace -> Astro & Safari -> Aztek & Rendezvous -> Bravada, S & T Series -> C & K Series -> Front -> G Series -> Montana, Silhouette & Venture -> Rear -> Tracker -> Vue
Vehicle: 2002 GMC Savana 3500 8.1 V8 GAS

Astro & Safari
Front
  • Remove air cleaner.
  • Recover refrigerant as outlined under .
  • Remove coolant recovery reservoir.
  • Disconnect electrical connectors.
  • Remove compressor hose assembly from accumulator.
  • Remove bypass valve bracket from outer case.
  • Remove evaporator tube from accumulator.
  • Remove relay bracket.
  • Remove evaporator tube from evaporator.
  • Remove screws from outer evaporator case, then the outer case from module.
  • Remove screws to split evaporator module in half.
  • Remove inner case...

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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+.

Anti-lock Brakes -> Kelsey-Hayes -> Diagnosis & Testing -> 1997 Astro -> 1997 C & K Series -> 1997 G-Series -> 1997 P-Series -> 1997 S & T Series -> 1997-99 -> 1997-99 Except 1999 Sierra & Silverado -> 1997-99 G Van & P Series -> 1998 Astro -> 1998 C & K Series -> 1998 G-Series -> 1998 P-Series -> 1998 S & T Series -> 1999 Astro -> 1999 C & K Series Except Sierra & Silverado -> 1999 G-Series -> 1999 P-Series -> 1999 S & T Series -> 1999 Sierra & Silverado -> 2000 Astro -> 2000 C & K Series except Sierra, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe & Yukon -> 2000 G-Series -> 2000 S & T Series -> 2000 Sierra -> 2000 Silverado -> 2000 Suburban -> 2000 Tahoe -> 2000 Yukon -> 2000-01 -> 2000-01 G Van -> 2001 Astro -> 2001 C & K Series -> 2001 G-Series -> 2001 S & T Series -> Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Astro, Safari & S & T Series -> C & K Series -> Clearing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Connector Pin ID -> Diagnostic Process -> Diagnostic Tests -> Diagnostic Trouble Code Interpretation -> Enhanced Diagnostics -> G Van & P Series -> Intermittents & Poor Connections -> Temperature Vs. Resistance -> Wiring Diagrams
Vehicle: 1999 GMC Savana 3500 6.5 V8 DIESEL

Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes

Diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) can only be read by connecting a suitably programmed scan tool to the Data Link Connector (DLC) and following the tool manufacturer instructions.

Diagnostic Trouble Code Interpretation

Refer to Figs. and , for Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) interpretation.

Wiring Diagrams

Refer "Wiring Diagrams" in "Vehicle Systems"

Connector Pin ID

On 2000 S & T Series only, ensure correct anti-lock brake system connector pin identifications are used.

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Diagnostic Process

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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 -> 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: 2004 GMC Savana 3500 6.0 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 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: 1999 GMC Savana 3500 7.4 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+.

Description
Vehicle: 2009 GMC Savana 3500 6.0 V8 GAS

The TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitor System) warns the driver when a significant loss, or gain of tire pressure occurs in any of the four tires and allows the driver to display the individual tire pressures and the locations on the DIC (Driver Information Center) display. The system consists of the BCM (Body Control Module), DIC, instrument cluster, RCDLR (Remote Control Door Lock Receiver), RF (Radio Frequency transmitting tire pressure sensor in each wheel and serial data circuit. Each tire pressure sensor has an internal power supply with a service life of 10 years.

When the vehicle is...

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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: 2008 GMC Savana 3500 LS 6.0 V8 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove right transmission cover bolt, if required.
  • Disconnect engine wiring harness electrical connector from oil level sensor.
  • Remove starter motor mounting bolts.
  • Slide starter forward until it clears transmission.
  • Remove attaching nut and starter solenoid S-terminal lead from soleno...

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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/Service Engine Soon Indicator Lamp -> Electronic Engine Controls Or Electronic Fuel Injection Except Tracker
Vehicle: 2007 GMC Savana 3500 4.8 V8 GAS

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 for 10 seconds or constantly after the engine is started, the self diagnosis system has detected a problem and has stored a code in the system Electronic Control Module (ECM) or Powertrain Control Module (PCM). After diagnosis and repair, the ECM/PCM memory can be cleared of codes either by using a scan tool (OBD II systems) or by disconnecting the battery ground ca...

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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+

Heater Hose, Replace -> Inlet -> Outlet
Vehicle: 2010 GMC Savana 3500 4.8 V8 FLEX

Inlet

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Reposition hose clamp at heater core and remove hose.
  • Reposition hose clamp at heater inlet pipe and remove hose.
  • Remove hose from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure t...

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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: 2002 GMC Savana 3500 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 GMC Savana 3500 AUTOMOBILES

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

Engine Compartment Diagram for 2001 GMC Savana 3500  5.7 V8 GASEngine Compartment Diagram for 2001 GMC Savana 3500 5.7 V8 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • A/C Compressor Low Pressure Cutout Switch
  • I/P Harness Routing Diagram for 2006 GMC Savana 3500 LS 6.0 V8 GASI/P Harness Routing Diagram for 2006 GMC Savana 3500 LS 6.0 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Radio
  • Instrument Panel Cluster Connector
  • Vehicle Communication Interface Module
  • Antenna Connector
  • Connector C-5
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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.

    2007 GMC Savana 3500  6.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram2007 GMC Savana 3500 6.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Torque Converter Clutch Pulse Width Modulation Solenoid Valve
  • Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Valve
  • Stop Lamp Switch
  • Powertrain Control Module
  • Automatic Transmission
  • 2008 GMC Savana 3500  4.8 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram2008 GMC Savana 3500 4.8 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Window Switch Passenger
  • Window Switch Driver
  • Window Motor Driver
  • Window Motor Passenger
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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: REPAIR INFORMATION FOR RECONNECTION OF REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER CONTACT OR TAB - REVISED
    Vehicle: 2003 GMC Savana 3500 6.0 V8 CNG

    Auto Systems:
  • Heating, A/C, Ventilation, Defogger
  • Document: BATTERY AND CHARGING SYSTEM ELECTRICAL DIAGNOSTICS - REVISED
    Vehicle: 1999 GMC Savana 3500 5.7 V8 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Starting, Charging, Battery
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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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