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GMC Safari, Chevrolet Astro, Van
#1369 of 1973 Re: 1999 Safari AWD SLT - shuttering?? [dallan]
Jun 07, 2006 (8:13 pm)
I'm surprised that the man didn't know about the problem. All of them did the chatter when turning. The fix for it is changing the oil in the transfer case. Check with a GMC dealer and they can do it. GM payed for it during the first 36,000 miles. But I think they make you pay for now. I don't remember if the new oil has to be synthetic or not. The dealer should know because it was a common problem for 20 years.
#1370 of 1973 Hi, 2000 Chevy astro repair fuel ejectors now fuel smell...
Jun 08, 2006 (1:27 pm)
Hi, we took our van in for repair, they replaced the fuel injectors and it seems to be using too much fuel and there is a strong gas exhaust smell coming into the van it seems from the console area now. We also notice a heavy gas smell from the exhaust pipe, condensation on the pavement and smoke when we usually don't see any. Something has happened since the ejectors were put in (spider injector).
Any ideas appreciated, thanks, Jeff
#1371 of 1973 2003 Safari fails to start
Jun 10, 2006 (6:26 pm)
The problem goes back about a year. I turn the key and get only the click of the solenoid. At first, it was once in a blue moon in serious rain. Last week, it became more frequent. Today, it took 12 attempts before the starter came on. the engine then starts normally. Is this the solenoid? are there other likely causes? I am pretty handy, but wonder if this starter is a DIY or requires the dealer to replace. The diagram looks straightforward. Any help is appreciated.
#1372 of 1973 Power window problem
Jun 11, 2006 (8:10 am)
Hello I have an 88Safari and a 91 Astro. Problem I have on both is that the power window motor on the passenger side will go down on both vehicles but wont come back up. What can I possibly do myself to get the windows to come back up again?
#1373 of 1973 2002 astro 2wd brake problem
Jun 12, 2006 (8:38 pm)
first customer complained of abs light on and no brakes. found abs ring bad on rt frt rotor replaced. resurfaced left frt rotor. replaced left rear drum o/r and resurfaced rr drum. customer complained of skidding and not stopping rear brakes we think were adj too much and we backed them off. now still complaining no brakes and skidding. any suggestions
#1374 of 1973 Re: Parts for a 2000 Safari [newsafariowner]
Jun 12, 2006 (9:29 pm)
They sell arm rest caps that cover up the splitting of the vinyl on ebay for $40+/- a set.
#1375 of 1973 Re: 2003 Safari fails to start [bobble60]
Jun 12, 2006 (9:32 pm)
Rule of thumb. If they sell it in the parts store you can usually fix it yourself. They don't stock parts that people can't use themselves.
All you need is the book and the right tools (they loan you them at the parts store nowadays)
#1376 of 1973 Re: 2003 Safari fails to start [bobble60]
Jun 12, 2006 (9:41 pm)
It may be an electrical connection is loose. either at the selonoid itself or at the battery connections.
Could also be the battery is not fully charged.(dying)
There is a way to check the selonoid by bypassing it to check if it's the problem.
A chilton book will show this test.
#1377 of 1973 Re: Power window problem [zeus723pa]
Jun 12, 2006 (9:49 pm)
You can change the motor yourself.Not to big of a job.
But, if your not an mechanical person don't know if I would tell you to do it. Don't know your level of ability.
The only problem is that they usually rivet the motors into the door, so you have to replace them or use bolts to put the new one back in.
Just take the door panels off, remove the 3 rivets or whatever is holding the motor in place and replace it.