Chevrolet Express owners manuals

Chevrolet Express

Model overview

The Chevrolet Express and its similar twin GMC Savana are full-size vans produced by General Motors. In 1995 they substituted the Chevrolet Van and GMC Vandura. The Express and Savana, built on the GMT600 platform, highlighted full-body frame structure, V6, and V8 engines, and greatly enhanced drive and handling from its GMT400-derived platform.

After 2003, the Express and Savana were equipped with the LS (Gen III) engines while the remainder of the body was not changed. Another update came in 2008 when the interior was refreshed and side-impact rooftop airbags were added on all passenger models. Both 2008 models of Express Van and Passenger were equipped with the E85 Flexfuel Vortec 5.3L V8 engine while the Diesel option of the 6.6L Duramax V8 engine was added in 2006.

The new model of Chevrolet Express is equipped with a 4.3-liter V-6 engine developing 276 horsepower and 298 lb-ft of torque, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. There is also a more powerful 6.0-liter V-8 engine delivering 341 horsepower and 373 lb-ft of torque, paired with a six-speed automatic gearbox. The most fuel-efficient choice is the 2.8-liter four-cylinder diesel engine mated with eight-speed automatic, producing 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. The van is fitted of towing up to 7000 pounds, and it can support a payload of up to 4250 pounds. 

Chevrolet Express known problems

Some of the common problems or complaints about the Chevrolet Express are:
  • Natural wear and tear from using the load area of the van can cause injury to the tail light wiring causing the rear lights to stop running. 
  • Another common issue for Chevrolet Express Cargo owners is to notice that their fuel tank may register the fuel level inaccurately. In this case, it is advised that the whole fuel pump module be replaced. 
  • The intake manifold gasket may produce an external engine oil or coolant leak causing the coolant to mix with engine oil. Operating the engine with this internal leak can produce engine damage.
  • If the coolant leak originates from the water pump, it might be produced by engine overheating. 
  • Several electrical parts under the front carpet or rubber mat may become corrupted if excess water is used when cleaning.

Chevrolet Express PDF owner manual

Below you can find the owners manuals for the Express model sorted by year. The manuals are free to download and are available in PDF format. Is is recommended to check the owners manual corresponding to the correct year of your Chevrolet Express to solve the problems or to get insights about the car.

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