1997 GMC Sonoma

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1997 GMC Sonoma Reliability Rating

KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems

Category

Rating

Comments

Engine

Significant Problems Common problems on this vehicle are failures of the Fuel Pump, Fuel Injectors, Fuel Pressure Regulator, Crankshaft Position Sensor, and EGR Passages. Failures of the Fuel Pump or Crankshaft Position Sensor can cause the vehicle to stall or not start. The cost to repair the Fuel Pump is estimated at $536.70 for parts and $169.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Fuel Injector is estimated $82.67 for each injector and $156.00 for labor to install one injector. The cost to repair the Fuel Pressure Regulator is $72.72 for parts and $156.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Crankshaft Position Sensor is $58.30 for parts and $39.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Transmission & Driveline

Significant Problems A common problem on this vehicle is failure of the Transmission Valve Body (automatic transmission only). The cost to repair the Transmission Valve Body is estimated at $485.00 for parts and $110.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Steering & Suspension

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Brakes

Moderate Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Front Wheel Speed Sensors. Failure of the Wheel Speed Sensors applies to (ABS equipped vehicles) only. The cost of replacing the Wheel Speed Sensors are estimated at $92.46 each for parts and $65.00 each for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Heating & Air Conditioning

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Starting & Charging

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Accessories

Moderate Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is the Ignition Switch Lock Cylinder. This condition can cause an electrical circuit to not power up or the vehicle to not start. The cost to repair the Ignition Switch Lock Cylinder is $139.75 for parts and $130.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Overall

3 out of 5 3 out of 5

*Repair costs are based on a flat rate of $65.00 per hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

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KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems  Moderate Problems Moderate Problems  Significant Problems Significant Problems
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Engine Significant Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems Moderate Problems
Transmission & Driveline Minimal Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems Minimal Problems Significant Problems
Steering & Suspension Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Brakes Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Minimal Problems
Heating & Air Conditioning Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Starting & Charging Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems
Accessories Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Overall 5 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5
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