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GMC Safari, Chevrolet Astro, Van
#1076 of 1973 FLOATING GAS GAUGE NEEDLE?
Oct 19, 2005 (12:50 pm)
I HAVE A 2001 CHEVY ASTRO VAN AWD WITH 4.3 LITER ENGINE. MY QUESTION IS ABOUT MY FUEL GAUGE, IT DON'T GIVE ME AN ACCURATE READING AT ANY TIME NO MATTER WHAT I DO! THE NEEDLE ALWAYS FLOATS, IT GOES UP THEN DOWN THEN BACK UP AGAIN YOU GET THE PICTURE. SO I NEVER KNOW HOW MUCH GAS I HAVE IN IT, THE LOW FUEL LIGHT ALWAYS COMES ON TOO. EVEN WHEN I JUST PUT GAS IN IT! SO YOU CAN SEE HOW FRUSTRATING THIS IS FOR ME, OR ANYBODY FOR THAT MATTER. SO IF ANYBODY HAS ANY ADVICE OR KNOWS WHATS GOING ON WITH THIS PROBLEM PLEASE HELP ME! THANKS
#1079 of 1973 Re: Ref. to 1059 Success Story 95-Astro Van [bozie]
Oct 26, 2005 (12:58 am)
I am trying unsuccessfully to get my engine cover off my 94 Safari (to check the intake valve, "check engine soon" code #32). I have the Hayes manual, but ended up with the cover still screwed on from inside the engine compartment, but I couldn't find the screw heads.
Sorry for being dense, but are you saying I need to remove the "air intake filter compartment" and "shroud, top half around fan" before the engine cover can be unscrewed from inside the engine compartment? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Ginensky.
#1080 of 1973 Re: Ref. to 1059 Success Story 95-Astro Van [ginensky]
Oct 26, 2005 (9:38 am)
To remove engine cover on earlier models, you have to look for two hex bolts, with with flat-slot across its head, from under the hood. They are located at the top corners of the cover. They should be accessible without removing other component.
On later models, these screws are relocated to inside the cab.
#1081 of 1973 Re: Rumble/Vibration noise at highway speed. [2001astrolt]
Oct 26, 2005 (11:02 am)
Can anyone give me insight on a noise coming from the rear. Sounds like a ujoint or something, like someting is going to snap. I lookied underneath to find the shocks all good and firm and everything else. Was just curious if anyone else has experienced this? (2001 Astro AWD) Thanks!
#1082 of 1973 2001 Noise from rear.
Oct 26, 2005 (11:08 am)
I am experiencing a loud noise from the rear everyonce inwhile as of lately.
Sounds like a ujoint or something. I have looked underneath and do not see anything loose. Was just curious if this was a common problem other than that the 01 Astro has been a good ride.... thnks!!!!!!
#1083 of 1973 96 GMC Safari idles rough
Oct 27, 2005 (4:55 pm)
My 96 GMC Safari has recently developed a bad shake or vibration problem while idling in gear, with or without the A/C on. Of course, it is worse with the A/C on. Its only been about 10,000 miles since a tune up, so I don't think another is needed. If I raise the idle slightly by pressing on the gas peddle, the vibration goes away. I went ahead and put new plugs in even though the slightly used platinums looked great. No improvement. Soon after we brought this vehicle home, I noticed that the harmonic balancer wobbled, more than I've ever seen on a vehicle. I mentioned this to the dealership service rep. once and he told me this wasn't unusual and nothing was done. I thought that to be strange, but accepted his comment. Could the problem be that balancer has worsened over the years and is causing the problem? I'd appreciate any other ideas to look into. We'd like to keep the vehicle another year, if possible.
#1084 of 1973 Re: 96 GMC Safari idles rough [74transam]
Oct 27, 2005 (5:41 pm)
I recently had a similar problem with my 89. It turned out after replacing everything I thought it might be, it was actually a problem with the tensioning pulley. I'm not sure if the 96 has a tensioning pulley or not, but I would suggest looking at the main serpentine belt while the engine is running to see if it's slipping, and listen to see if it's "chirping" at all. I replaced the tensioner on mine and the problem disappeared, not after I spent $250 on everything else I could think of. Hope this helps!!!
#1085 of 1973 high speed blower speed
Oct 30, 2005 (5:28 am)
I've lost the high speed blower speed in my '94 Astro. I replaced the switch inside which did not fix the problem... I've replaced the relay on the outboard side and it still did not fix the problem. I found that the blower motor was under warranty as I had replaced it in 1999. I still do not have the High Speed although all other speeds improved because the motor was seizing up. I cannot find the high speed inline fuse!