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GMC Safari, Chevrolet Astro, Van
#1014 of 1973 Sherlock Holms mystery
Aug 14, 2005 (7:26 pm)
So, its $450 later, my baby (1994 Chevy Astro 4.3, v-6) has gotten a new battery, sparks changed, fuel filter changed, a new electric ignition switch, and a brand new fuel pump. My mechanic even says he "fixed" the fuel pump relay (I didn't know that they could be fixed, hmm). But not fixed yet. But all the mechanics in town say not to bring it in until it has a problem. Well, that IS the problem. It only has a problem intermittently. So, of course, as soon as I get it to the mechanics, it works, but I am still getting stuck all over town. Clues: It doesn't start only sometimes. It seems to not start after stopping at several places. It rolls and rolls and won't start. It has been hot weather lately. Sometimes it starts but then suddenly dies immediately afterwards. Usually, it runs fine once it has started except for ..... Weird clue #7- The engine dies on the road when we honk the horn????
Got some ideas?
Aug 16, 2005 (1:46 pm)
I have the same problem on my 94 it stalls then if you wait a few minutes it will go I think there is some kind of self reseting fuse in the system somewhere for the PW but I have been unable to find it maybe you may have more luck on yours
#1019 of 1973 Better performance ?? and MPG-- HOW???
Aug 18, 2005 (10:30 pm)
Is there anything in the after market world that will inprove performance and gas mileage ??
#1021 of 1973 Re: Door Handle [coonhound]
Aug 20, 2005 (1:16 pm)
I need to replace the outside door handle on the driver side of my 2000 Astro. I was able to remove the door pull, and the electronics panel. That is where I ran into trouble. The Chevy guys say that there are 8 plastic plugs on each side of the door. With all of them pulled out, one can then push up on the panel and remove it. I can only see one plug on each side. I can't find an exploded view of the inside of the door without downloading a Chilton or Clymer manual. Can anyone help with a drawing or more explicit instructions? Thanks
#1022 of 1973 Re: Alternator 97 Astro [cob]
Aug 20, 2005 (7:07 pm)
I agree, the altinator is easy to change, once you get to it. There are 3 bolts, the two in the front of the altinator are obvious, but the one in the back is the stinger. It's located top left in the back and its a 10mm. (Not sure why) Its really a pain to get to, theres no room to swing a wrench...so what I did was bought a cheap 10mm and cut it in half. Worked great, just took a ton of turns. The whole process took me about 11/2 hrs, not bad seeing I was on a camping trip in the middle of the Adirondacks when it happened. Luckily, my father had a set of tools.
BTW. I have a '96 safari
#1023 of 1973 ABS warning light is on, what does this mean?
Aug 20, 2005 (7:28 pm)
Hi, I have a 96 AWD safari. My ABS light has been on for almost two weeks. Luckily, my safari isn't my daily driver in the summer, so I've only driven it 3 or 4 times with the light on. I've done some simple tests, one being just too push hard on the brake while in park and see what I hear. It sounds and feels like the ABS is working...I can hear the brrrrr and feel it in the pedal, but they are definately not working. On my way home tonight I avoided a couple of deer on a rainy road and when I stomped on the brake, the front left tire locked up and the van swerved hard to the right. I felt like I was about to roll the van. Wheeew. I'm glad I'm here to type this message.
What are the possibilities here? Is there a computer that controls the brakes? Could it be a fuse? I read in an earlier post something about the ABS pump? Any help is always appreciated! Thanks