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GMC Safari, Chevrolet Astro, Van
#1609 of 1973 GMC Safari/Chevy Astro: Hatch door on rear of van
Jul 17, 2007 (6:33 pm)
I have a wrecked 96 GMC Safari passanger van and a 2000 GMC Safari Work van. My work van rear hatch does not have a release botton. I tried to take the botton off the dash of the 96 van but there are no wires on the 2000 van to connect it to... any ideals?
The actuator is on the hatch door and seems to work fine when I hook it to the 96 van. Where is the botton on the 2000 van?
#1610 of 1973 Re: Opening Dutch doors when latch will not release for window [dlralph]
Jul 24, 2007 (12:19 pm)
Look inside the right door panel and pull up on the rod. I had this problem also. Did you try the lock on the right door? if your key will not go in or turn then pull up on the rod. When you get the top open, do not open the left side. The handle and the bottom piece has to be changed. Just make sure the left door is all the way forward. You should be able to use the top window and the right door only. hope this works.
#1611 of 1973 Re: GMC Safari/Chevy Astro: Hatch door on rear of van [mechone]
Jul 24, 2007 (12:23 pm)
Is your van a Mini Cargo Van? Is it powered. Does it have the 2 doors or is it a 3 door? A 2 door will not have it and a 3 door should. Do you have a power key control buttons. I would suggest you go and look at another 2000 van and see if they have one. also, look by the steering column or even check your manual.
#1612 of 1973 Re: Safari rear doors ( 3) [adickenson]
Jul 24, 2007 (12:26 pm)
I would check the shocks on each side of the window. They could be bad. Also, check your lock on the right door to make sure your key is working both locking and unlocking. This should help you out.
#1613 of 1973 Re: [rddrummer1]
Jul 24, 2007 (1:09 pm)
Change your gas station.
#1614 of 1973 Re: Thank you [gtrag1]
Jul 24, 2007 (1:11 pm)
Try another gas station and use the 87 octang gas. I have only used Speedway and get good gas mileage. You might wanna try Costco if you have one in your area.
#1615 of 1973 Re: Soaked carpet [kharrison]
Jul 24, 2007 (1:14 pm)
Do you remove any back seats? I would check and see if there are any holes where the seat is connected in the floor. I have taken out my seats in the back and the carpet got wet. I looked inside the holder where the seat bolts down into and sure enough there was a hole. This is where the water was coming in.
#1616 of 1973 Re: Beef-up suspension [drumcircle]
Jul 24, 2007 (1:24 pm)
If you are looking to buy a newer one i would not bother. But take it to a shop and have them lift it up to see what is wrong and they will give you a price.
#1617 of 1973 Re: Hey All [paisan]
Jul 24, 2007 (1:48 pm)
I own a 96 Safari and i love it. The difference is the Safari has a better heavier underbody than the Astro. There has not been any Recalls on the Safari's but they did on the Astro's. Any Safari is very good.
#1618 of 1973 Re: New Astro owner [postmamz]
Jul 24, 2007 (1:50 pm)
Check back where you got it for more details. Some dealership or private dealership would tell you more on it.