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GMC Safari, Chevrolet Astro, Van
#1652 of 1973 Re: 1997 CHEVROLET ASTRO [wolverine2]
Oct 10, 2007 (3:52 pm)
I seem to be having a problem with ventilation in the tank.I think it is creating so much vacuum from someting not opening in the vent lines until it burns up the pump.I have to leave the fuel cap off to get it to run,it has to be something in the emission control not opening a vent line properly I think.I just can't figure where to start looking for the right valve or switch that controls it.This makes about six fuel pumps in two years so something can't be working right.Any ideas!
#1653 of 1973 Back door won't unlock
Oct 12, 2007 (2:42 pm)
New to the forum. Just bought a '92 Safari and can't unlock the rear door. The mechanism itself inside the door seems to work fine but when I insert the key it won't turn at all. Now, the rod that you pull on to manually lock/unlock the door has been replaced with a coat hanger so at some point it stopped working for somebody and they rigged up this replacement. Still, it doesn't look like the lock itself has been changed. I was wondering if there are any Safari owners out there that have had the lock seize up or break on them. If I have to replace the lock what is the best solution?
#1654 of 1973 Re: Back door won't unlock [bodrey]
Oct 12, 2007 (7:00 pm)
I have all kinds of trouble with the side door on my 94 Astro but never had and with the back besides sticking and wd 40 usally breaks it right loose. The contacts for the side door electric locks get corroded all the time and have to be cleaned or they don't work at all.Stick the small tube that attaches to the can inside the lock and it will probally break it loose;you might have to let it soak overnight if it's gotten a lot of moisture to it.
#1655 of 1973 Re: Starting Problems when cold [bizzbang]
Oct 13, 2007 (4:18 pm)
It could be the pump relay on the fire wall above the blower motor,their pretty cheap about ten bucks.I believe a fuel pump for that 97 van runs 300.00 to 350.00 dollars so I would try the relay first;and that's installing it your self.
#1656 of 1973 abs brakes on safari
Oct 16, 2007 (7:34 pm)
i have a 2003 awd slt and for about a year now the abs light will come on and stay on sometimes for 10 minutes ,it seems that this happens when the van goes over a large bump does anybody had this with there van also .how does one get it fixed, the dealers don't seem to care.
#1657 of 1973 Re: Back door won't unlock [dlm1954]
Oct 17, 2007 (2:48 pm)
I tried a WD-40 type of spray in the lock already and it didn't work. I'll try again because you can't fit a tube on this one. Perhaps not enough got in where it was needed. I don't have electric locks but I do have a different problem with the side door. You can't simply open the door by pulling on the handle. The door seems to get "stuck" at the back. You have to pull it out at the back and pull on the handle at the same time to get it to start sliding; annoying. I think it has a slight sag to it and this is keeping it from sliding smoothly but I don't know how I would go about fixing it.
#1658 of 1973 Re: abs brakes on safari [yukon252]
Oct 17, 2007 (3:53 pm)
Sounds like a bad ABS sensor on one of its front hubs. With a proper code reader, the exact hub can be confirmed under 2 minutes. However, to replace that ABS sensor, do expect to open your wallet. Those ABS sensors are expensive. My 2003 AWD van blew one ABS sensor. When the guy changed it, he said the other ABS sensor goes soon after. Approx 4 months later, its other ABS sensor blew.
The other problem could be its Braking computer. If the computer is gone, expect near $800 replacement bill. Most of the time, problems with its ABS is a front sensor. Which can be a $400 + taxes (per hub) replacement cost.
The only way to determine / "confirm the problem" is to get someone to read its internal computer code. re: Code Reader for your specific van.
For me, I pulled my 2001 AWD Safari van's ABS fuse, and drive it like a 60/70s vehicle. To me, my van never had better brakes.
Due what you think is best for you.
#1659 of 1973 Re: Back door won't unlock [bodrey]
Oct 17, 2007 (8:17 pm)
Those side door tracks get a lot of debries in them and some time you have to clean the tracks and put some white grease or silicone spray in them.I've had to do this to mine several times; the lubrication attracts dirt and every thing else that will stick to it.
#1660 of 1973 Re: Dutch Door stuck on 99 Astro [johnaec]
Nov 12, 2007 (12:20 am)
try pushing down on the door as you try and open it... thats how mine works on my 97
#1661 of 1973 Starting Problems when cold post
Nov 12, 2007 (6:42 am)