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GMC Safari, Chevrolet Astro, Van
Jun 09, 2008 (7:46 pm)
We have a 2001 GMC Safari and the whole entire pad from the back of the van to the front of it are SOAKED! We took a 6 hour trip this weekend to MN when we noticed we have a GREAT BIG problem! My husband has torn everything out, all of the seats, carpet and pad. Where should we start to look for the leaks? We know that the seal/weather stripping has to be replaced in the back of the van but we are wondering how could soooo much water be on the inside of the van. (granted it rained about 60% of our trip) I have read some of the similar postings but am not sure what step is next in this long process.
P.S. I enjoy our van very much and am a little distressed about this. I have to drive my husband's pick-up , so any advice to speed this up would be very wonderful! Thank you for this site!
#1784 of 1973 Re: Wet Carpet! [hulscher]
Jun 09, 2008 (8:08 pm)
The rear doors on these Astros are notorius for leaking, Sometimes mine will leak real bad and I'll put some kind of rubber conditioner on the gasket and it'll quit leaking sometime for a year or more. But there is a whole lot of other places it can leak to the roof from small rust holes you can't see because their on the top or the floorboard.I'd wait until the next hard rain and see if I couldn't see where it was coming from which is your best bet.DLM1
#1785 of 1973 Re: Wet Carpet! [hulscher]
Jun 10, 2008 (8:23 am)
First thought is the seal at the top of the rear hatch or doors (close vehicle up and have someone run water on the roof while someone inside looks) and my second thought is if you were useing tha air conditionioning, check that the water from the AC is draining to the outside. If it isn't, run a flexable rod up through the drain hose from underneath and the pastie muck will flow out. When this is clogged, the water backs up and spills out under the floor rugs.
#1786 of 1973 Re: 02 Astro with sticky rear hatch door [johnginct]
Jun 10, 2008 (8:42 am)
Make sure the rear bumper has not been "bumped" and is up against the bottom of the door. It doesn't take much!
#1787 of 1973 Re: Wet Carpet! [dlm1954]
Jun 10, 2008 (12:26 pm)
Thank you for your input - we appreciate!
#1788 of 1973 95 safari van fuel pump problems
Jun 10, 2008 (12:40 pm)
I replaced the fuel pump and it wont pump gas out of the tank. I can hear it prime when turning key on.I unhooked fuel line at filter and had the key turned over but no fuel.The vehicle is also draining batteries.It ran when i parked it.The fuel pump i replaced was only a year old. If i can hear the pump and am not getting fuel what could be the problem.If i pour gas in carb the van runs until that gas is used.
i have dropped the gas tank in my driveway 4 times looking for problems.Could i have hooked up the pump wrong?Where is the underhood fusebox/relay?
Help ME please.I was hurt at work and can not afford to go to a mechanic.I need to sell this van badly.Thanks
#1789 of 1973 Re: Wet Carpet! [egillett]
Jun 10, 2008 (1:24 pm)
GREAT! The seal idea is what my husband is planning on doing tonight. But do you know where the AC drain is located? Many thanks!
#1790 of 1973 Re: replacement rim [pmpatrick]
Jun 12, 2008 (11:29 am)
I have two rims with tires on them. You can email me directly for pictures and info. GawgaDaveyahoo.com
Also, check with Discount Tires, they keep some in their warehouse system.. new they were $500+ used you could get around $200.
#1791 of 1973 Re: 2000 GMC Safari [lak2]
Aug 02, 2008 (8:38 am)
This is a reply to a very old post (May 2005): "My 2000 GMC Safari has a problem where the dome light flickers on and off. Typically during a turn and more often when its raining. While it is happening I can here a clicking sound uder the dash. Help!" My 2000 Safari is experiencing this exact same problem. It seems to be vibration-related and becomes more pronounced when it's raining. The relay under the dash chatters in unison with the flickering dome light. I suspect a wiring problem, but has anyone seen this before?
#1792 of 1973 Re: 2000 GMC Safari [jedecad]
Aug 03, 2008 (5:29 pm)
You might want to check the main wiring bulkhead that sits behind the battery on the firewall, the main ignition wire is in this and it pulls so much power it sometimes melts and gets a bad connection where it plugs in the firewall for the fuse box. I've had to take mine loose and clean it three or four times because I would louse all power to the ignition or it would be intermittent. I took it loose and used contact cleaner and a pin knife to clean the connector and it's worked fine ever since. DLM1