GM Full Size Vans 1987-1997 Repair Guide

Grille

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1987-95 Models

See Figure 1



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Fig. Fig. 1: Grille mounting - 1987-95 models

  1. Raise and support the hood.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Remove the headlamp bezels.
  6.  
  7. Remove the sheet metal cross panel-to-grille retainers.
  8.  
  9. Remove the grille-to-lower front end panel retainers.
  10.  
  11. Lift the grille from the van.
  12.  

To install:
  1. Install the grille on the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Install the grille-to-lower front end panel retainers and tighten them to 12 inch lbs. (1.4 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the sheet metal cross panel-to-grille retainers and tighten them to 12 inch lbs. (1.4 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the headlamp bezels, connect the negative battery cable and close the hood.
  8.  

1996-97 Models

See Figures 2, 3, 4 and 5



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Fig. Fig. 2: Grille mounting - 1996-97 models

  1. Raise and support the hood.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the side marker lamp.
  6.  
  7. Loosen the grille-to-radiator support retainers.
  8.  
  9. Loosen the retainers at the top of the grille from the radiator support.
  10.  
  11. Lift the grille to disengage the locating pins on the bottom of the grille-to-radiator support
  12.  
  13. Remove the grille from the van.
  14.  



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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the grille's upper and lower retainers



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Fig. Fig. 4: It may be necessary to use a pair of pliers to slightly AND GENTLY depress the clips in order to disengage them



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Fig. Fig. 5: Remove the grille from the van and set it aside

To install:
  1. Install the grille and align the locking pins and lower them into position, then push to engage them.
  2.  
  3. Tighten all the grille retainers to 18 inch lbs. (2 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Connect the side marker lamp and the negative battery cable.
  6.  
  7. Close the hood.
  8.  

 
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