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A division of General Motors which produces trucks, buses, vans, and other large vehicles.

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Why does my van battery have three terminals, and how can I replace it?

The battery in our (converted) 1991 GMC G2500 Vandura has a battery with three terminals, which I believe is now dead (reads half a volt with multimeter). I'm guessing the second positive terminal is ...
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GMC transmission compatability

I have a2012 GMC SIRRA 5.3, 6-SPEED TRANSMISSION. Will a 2005 Yukon 5.3, 6-speed transmission interchange or fit?
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Truck will not reach operating temperature

My 2005 GMC SIERRA 1500 runs at about 180/190 degrees, and won't heat up beyond that. The thermostat and coolant temp sensor have been replaced, and I've been trying to burp the system with hit and ...
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94 Suburban 4x4 4l60e no reverse/ overdrive

94 Suburban 1500. Has no reverse or any other gear with the TCC plugged in. Unplugged the TCC and I can manually shift through the 4 gears and do 90 plus mph. So it's an electronic issue. Any guess??? ...
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How do you disable Hill Start Assist in Chevrolet Suburban?

I have a 2016 Chevrolet Suburban (Z71). How do I disable HSA? After $6,000 in transmission and brake repairs due to HSA, I would really like to turn it off. Here is the problem: I stop on a hill. ...
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2011 GMC Sierra 1500 low beams not working

The low beams on my 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 are not working. My high beams work in both switch positions. What is the simplest and cheapest way to fix this problem?
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Increase volts at OBD port

My fixd scanner only says low voltage. How can I increase the volts at OBD connection my check engine light is on trying to get code. 1999 GMC Sierra 2500 with a 5.3 litre Vortec engine Scanner ...
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I have a 2000 GMC Sierra 5.3L that won't start/run as of today

My truck has died on me 3 times today. When I put it in park and turn it off the doors don't unlock themselves. Then when I tried to start it up again nothing! No sounds, no lights. Then when I do get ...
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Airbag light blinking after ignition switch replacement

I am looking for some troubleshooting guidance on a 96 GMC Sierra C1500. I had to replace the ignition switch and now the airbag light on the dash blinks 7 times and stays on constantly. I checked ...
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ECM Acadia SLT with Enclave engine

I have a 2007 Acadia SLT with a 2008 Enclave engine . I have a couple of codes that keep coming back . P0036 P0024 they will not clear . Can I reprogram the ECM or do I have to get an ECM for that ...
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2008 GMC Yukon 5.3L engine vibration at low speeds with cylinder deactivation

I have a 2008 gmc yukon 5.3L that has developed an engine vibration at low speeds with cylinder deactivation like when coming to a stop. Does not vibrate while normal low speed cruising but when ...
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5L vortec won’t start

Ok, so I hope this doesn’t seem like a stupid question. Take away all logical scenarios and just answer in theory. If a timing chain could jump exactly 180’ would the intake and exhaust valves reverse ...
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GMC c5500 TopKick

There is a transmission problem and a code on this truck but my scanners cannot read the PCM codes. What scanner should I use to read PCM codes on a GMC c5500 TopKick?
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Can you add a fifth TPMS sensor to a GMC Savana 3500?

I have a small truck built on a 2013 GMC Savana 3500 cutaway. I recently got new tires and the tire shop saved the best of the old tires so I could have a spare. I ordered an new wheel to install the ...
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Fuse for reverse light

I have a 2010 GMC Terrain that both reverse lights don’t work. I can’t seem to find what fuse to look for.
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Adding coolant into reservoir it comes out overflow on radiator

I changed water pump 02 gmc sierra 1500 and of course I had to drain the coolant system to do that . As I am adding coolant back into the system through the reservoir it is coming out radiator ...
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What wiring issues am I looking at for engine swap?

Thinking of putting 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer 4.2 L engine in 1981 GMC Sierra. Complete 2003 Trailblazer donor vehicle. 1981 GMC has a small block 305 and 3.42 rear-end. What wiring issues will I ...
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95 gmc vandura 2500 part name?

I'm working on my 1995 gmc Vandura 2500, with 5.7L v8, TBI engine. I am trying to figure out the name of a part that appears to be missing a tube/hose so I can find a diagram to figure out what it is ...
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05 Yukon XL Evap Test Incomplete, Need Troubleshooting Help

I own a 2005 Yukon XL, and I'm facing issues completing the evap test. I've attempted various drive cycles with the gas tank half full, as well as driving for 5 minutes and then idling in park for 5 ...
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New alternator and 2 new batteries but still get bad battery light

Have a dual battery setup in my 2000 gmc Sierra with an auxiliary battery for my sub isolated through a relay to the other for charging had some issues with the lights dimming so I replaced the ...
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How do yo turn the v8 to v4 off?

On a GM v8 that goes to v4 econo mode, is there a way to make it stay in v8 mode?
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Car steering issues

I have a 2011 GMC Acadia SLE. I can move the steering wheel easily even though the car is off. I can even move the front tires with relative ease side to side. What could be the problem, if any? I ...
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Engine Revs Up and Down when Idling Right After Startup; Stabilitrack and Engine Light Comes On; Engine Power Reduced

I have a GMC 2010 Yukon Denali XL, when I start the car, and have the engine running idle. The engine runs a little bit rough and every 20 seconds or so the engine starts to rev up and down from 400 ...
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When I turn the key to start it it acts like the battery is dead: It wont even click

I have a 2011 GMC Acadia Denali. When I turn the key it doesn't even click, but I still have headlights and interior lights, my gauges work, I can roll my windows down and move my seat (both are ...
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2002 gmc sierra 2wd rpms rise when applying brakes

Truck is 2wd 5.3 v8 non flex fuel When driving anywhere from 60mph to 80mph rpms rise when I lightly tap or touch the brake pedal. I also get intermittent abs and brake warning lights when hitting ...
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Transmission swap on 2010 from 2017 6l90

Evening Everyone, Just recently had the transmission go out on my 2010 gmc savanna 2wd v8 i have a friend of mine who has a transmission that he pulled from a 2017 chevy express 2wd v8 my question ...
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Can I put 255/40 R20 tyres against manufacturer recommended 225/60 R17 on GMC terrain 2015 SLE2 version

I have GMC terrain SLE2 trim 2015 model with R17 225/60 tyres as manufacturer recommendation. When I bought this car, it was installed with 275/40 R20 tyre. However, now its time for for tyre change, ...
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Is an exhaust pipe broken at engine connection fixable by a DIYer?

I took my 1999 GMC Sierra 1500 w/5.3l to a transmission shop to have it replaced. The process requires disconnecting the exhaust pipes going into the engine to get access to the transmission. When the ...
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03 yukon electrical

Its an 03 yukon with a brand new battery in it. In the past 3 months it has went in for a no crank no start issue twice . Both times it was just an ignition fuse. Something is causing this fuse to be ...
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No crank no start 03 gmc yukon

I have an 03 yukon(5.3L) it wasnt starting a while ago and it just needed a new ignition fuse. After a week of driving it, it didnt want to start again. It has a brand new battery on it and the ...
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What is this under-seat part on a '99 GMC Sierra, and can it be repaired?

This part of the driver's side broke off so the left side of the seat collapses a few inches down on that side. It's part of the seat power height system so I'm guessing a 'seat-height adjuster'? It ...
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Transmission slipping after losing fluid from line rupture

2007 GMC Sierra 1500 four-wheel-drive. I was driving to work the other morning and I blew the upper transmission line off the transmission lost all fluid and of course my vehicle slipped and slipped ...
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2004 GMC Yukon Denali, intermittent no crank/no start/no noise

OK, it started doing this a few months back with no rhyme or reason. Before this happened, sometimes would start beeping after engine start. A long 18 beep procession. Don't know if related. When ...
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Change single caliper to dual

I currently have single calipers on the rear axle. Am I able to replace these with dual calipers on each side of the rear axle or will there be issues?
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Coolant bubbling on 82 K1500 6.2 diesel

Vehicle is a 1982 GMC K1500 6.2 diesel. It's got a 1987 6.2 diesel engine in it swapped by some previous owner (there were many). The truck has sat for a while since I didn't really have time to work ...
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08 GMC Canyon automatic 4l60e won't engage when shifted from park into drive, but will engage if shifted from park to 1st

I have a 08 GMC Canyon 4x4 automatic transmission 4l60e that when shifted from Park into Drive it won't Engage but if shifted from park to 1st it will engage. The transmission won't go when shifted ...
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A/C is not blowing thru front vents

Recently had battery changed....I recalibrated the HVAC but that did not work. There is a possibility that I pushed an A/C button before the calibration was complete. Could this cause the front ...
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What is causing my brake calipers to stick?

I sit at a job site with my 2009 GMC Sierra idling for heat, or aircon. After 20 minutes of idling, I go to drive off and the brake calipers are locked up. Already replaced pads, discs, short lines, ...
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Where can I find a manual for my old school bus?

My father and I have a 1967 (we think--I have my suspicions that it's a 69-73, due to the fact that the 1967 model for GMC had a different hood) GMC 950 B-Series 12-window bus, long since converted ...
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Correct placement of an aftermarket transmission cooler

I previously installed an aftermarket transmission cooler in a 2006 GMC Envoy (4.2, 4L60E). I installed it "after" the factory oil-water heat exchanger built into the radiator (that is, the ...
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Power steering pump not sucking fluid

Just replaced the PS pump in a 05 Yukon Denali with a remanufactured one. During the bleeding process, lock to lock many times with engine off, the resevoir on the pump never seemed to suck down any ...
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2002 GMC Sierra Brakes spongy

I have a 2002 Gmc sierra SLT that I just picked up a few months ago. The issue is that the brakes are awful, and they appear to be an issue the previous owners were chasing down too, all calipers, ...
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Power steering leak in 82 GMC truck

I have a 1982 GMC K1500. This junction where the steering column connects to this other part is moist and occasionally drips a reddish fluid. What is this other part called and what is involved in ...
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What does this symbol on my dash mean? GMC W4500

The light can be switched on or off by operation of the stem on the right of the steering wheel, the same control that operates the windshield wipers. I can't detect any difference whether it is on ...
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Driving in 3rd gear what will it do to the transmission

My daughter drove her pickup in 3rd gear on the highway. Will it damage the transmission?
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Transmission is slow to engage

I have a 1988 GMC Sierra 4x4 truck, and I recently bought a rebuilt NV3500 transmission from a 1995 chevy truck (I picked this year, because from 1993 onward, this particular transmission used a ...
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1997 gmc jimmy Car cranks but wont start

So we have a 1997 jimmy GMC that has been running very well for quite a while. One day suddenly the car would not start. We had a couple of friends look at it and they said it might be the fuel pump ...
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GMC VLOM replacement necesssary

I replaced the head on a 2012 gmc 5.3 vortec. Now getting codes of 3401,3425,3443 & 3449. Being told it is always necessary to replace VLOM when doing this kind of work. Is that true?
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instrument symbols for a 2008 GMC w5500

Just bought this truck but have no manual for it. Just wondering if anyone knows where I can get one, or information for a website where I could go to get information on symbol meanings for the ...
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Tire pressure and new tires

I bought new tires in September. I have returned to the place I purchased them many times due to malfunctions. I feel like I am putting air in my tires all of the time. I know with temperature change ...