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GMC Safari, Chevrolet Astro, Van
May 10, 2005 (12:14 pm)
I just bought a 92 Safari XT. I've tooled around in a '78 GMC 2500 for the last 18 years, and decided to buy a more economical van. 500K on the GMC had a bit to do with the decision, too.
The XT seems to be in reasonably good shape, although it has 180K on the clock. If the rain holds off, I plan to pull a major service on it this weekend: vital fluids, filters, ignition and hoses (coolant,fuel and vacuum) as well as a general close inspection and crawl-under.
The only "known repair" I need to do is the air conditioner. Between the "test drive" last weekend and the "drive home" Monday the compressor clutch quit engaging. The radio also went out, so I half assume it may be a fuse. But the wiring schematic in a Haynes manual at the library shows that the clutch works through a A/C pressure switch and the "central computer", so I'd appreciate any hints on what else to check.
I need to pull a light utility trailer soon. Just a riding mower and trash trips to the landfill. I recall that many Chevy Astros used to use a simple hitch plate that mounted to the bumper. Is this still available (and useable on the '92)? I don't want to $pend a bunch on a frame trailer hitch _right now_ with unknown repairs and upgrades on a newly-used vehicle on my hands.
I've read through most of the 43 pages here, and this looks like a good Forum.
#846 of 1973 Re: Bundle of wires [dkelly23]
May 10, 2005 (2:52 pm)
Don, Thanks for the reply !
Do you have any idea what the little box is plugged into the wires? Kinda has me baffled as to what that is????
#847 of 1973 Re: lock sticking on sliding door [pbroekers]
May 10, 2005 (7:08 pm)
My 95 had the same issue. I cleaned the 2 brass connectors on the side of the post and on the door. The ones on the door have springs in them. This worked well for me.
#848 of 1973 Re: SAFARI Door Lock Woe's [one87zuk]
May 11, 2005 (6:24 am)
I have the same problem. Will you let me know if you get it figured out? I've done some investigating and found that the door has a vertically mounted device with a gear pushing a rod up and down. The small gear/rod device is sealed as one unit; and is riveted to the door (stupid design). It seems the motor doesn't have the "umph" to push and pull the rod. Thinking it may a restriction, I tried spraying some WD-40 type spray in the device, but it didn't help.
#849 of 1973 Re: Bundle of wires [jgd65]
May 11, 2005 (12:23 pm)
Jaime- My 2002 doesn't have that box and I don't remember if my 96 had one. My guess is that it is either just a connection box or possible (remote) is that maybe some sort of braking contraption.
#850 of 1973 Re: Bundle of wires [dkelly23]
May 11, 2005 (2:38 pm)
Thanks again fot the reply.
Time to stop being lazy, just get out the multimeter, find the wires I need, and be done with it.
#853 of 1973 Trailer wiring
May 15, 2005 (5:16 pm)
I have wired up the 8 wire trailer harness at the rear of the vehicle, but do not have any power coming to the auxliary wire (blue) or the fused auxiliary wire (orange) for the rv battery. I am assuming the wire needs to be hooked up at the fuse block or in the engine compartment, but cannot seem to find these wires up front.
#854 of 1973 2000 GMC Safari
May 16, 2005 (5:44 am)
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!