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Chevrolet Astro, GMC Safari, GMC Safari Cargo, Electrical, Van
#81 of 157 Re: 1995 GMC Safari that has no spark. [falconjim]
Sep 28, 2008 (9:15 am)
My 2000 GMC Safari had the same problem, The dealer replaced the Crank Sensor and found wires in the bundle that had heated up and fused themselves together. However, after over $1500 in money paid to the dealer, when they restored the spark, they found that that the Autozone Spark plug wires, when sprayed with a water mist while the motor was running, lit up like a christmas tree. They replaced the wires, the distributor cap (Autozone) and said they fixed it. The next rain, it would not start, back to the dealer. They said the Computer was bad and the cost for the compuer would be over $400 plus labor. I called GM and they said the computer is warranted for 80,000 miles, and after a long and angry discussion with the Service Rep, I called GM and they called the dealer. Computer + labor free!
The next rain It would not start again, I pulled the dog house off and checked, Gas, good, spark not good. Removed the Distributor cap and removed the Rotor, well it had more burn marks on it than if it had been in a fire, and it was still the autozone one. It seems that the GM Dealer did not replace it...is that a way to pump more $ out of me? About a year and a half later the problem reappeared, so I removed the dog house, dist cap and the rotor was again burned and very dirty. I used the air gin and blew out the distributor and paid special attention to a recess and a hole in the bottom which was plugged. I even poked a small wire in it to see if it was open. No more problems yet, but If it does I know to replace the rotor with a genuine GM.
#82 of 157 power locks
Oct 07, 2008 (2:37 pm)
changed the battery in my 2002 Astro van because it was 5 years old had no starting problems ever since I changed it the power locks & dome light go on & off when I hit a bump & the front bounces or make a turn the battery is secure and the cables are tight & clean at the battery & starter all I did was replace the battery I even took the new battery back thinking it had a loose plate but it does the same thing with the second battery any ideas
#83 of 157 1997 GMC Safari - dim headlights on low beam
Nov 02, 2008 (7:30 pm)
My 1997 GMC Safari has dim headlights when on low beam. I have checked fuses (all ok), replaced both bulbs, and I;ve cleaned up numerous electrical grounds. The alternator is only a couple of years old. Any suggestions? Thanks.
#84 of 157 2000 Chevy Astro Instrument Lights & Guages
Nov 22, 2008 (1:06 pm)
#85 of 157 2000 Chevy Astro Instrument Lights & Guages
Nov 22, 2008 (1:06 pm)
2000 Chevy Astro cargo 170k+ runs great but everyday while driving my gas guage needle, charge needle, temperature needle show a false reading also everything that can light up such as abs, security, etc. lights up like a Christmas tree
does not effect the performance of the vehicle any ideas?
#86 of 157 nena2
Jan 01, 2009 (8:31 pm)
I am loking for help with my safari 2000,control lamp of battery charging is coming off and on i checkall conections what can be please??
#87 of 157 Re: astro electrical prolems [jcavaness]
Jan 04, 2009 (5:01 pm)
The problem is most likely the fusible link connector which attaches to the terminal on the firewall behind the battery. The plastic housing around 2 of 4 contacts in the connector melt.
In addition to the lights, horn and fuel pump, this will also cause the high fan position to not work properly
Mine (1995 Astro) died on the road, so I cut the two wires for the links and temporarily wired them directly to the (insulated) stud which holds the mating connector to the firewall.
I expect this is a dealer part, but it won't be the labor...
#88 of 157 Re: 2000 Chevy Astro Instrument Lights & Guages [billerbob]
Jan 07, 2009 (5:21 am)
I'm having the same problem with my 2000 Astro. It's been doing it for maybe two years and hasn't affected driving performance. However, now the security light is staying on and I'm worried about problems with inspections. Please share your thoughts! Tim
#89 of 157 need to wire something through the firewall
Jan 09, 2009 (10:47 am)
i need to run a wire from the battery through the firewall on my 91 safari and i dont know where to do it, i was told that there are cables and wires already running through the firewall into the inside cabin but i dont know where
#90 of 157 Re: 1994 CHEV. ASTRO POWER PROBLEMS [dlm1954]
Feb 19, 2009 (4:51 pm)
i am having a similar problem with my 1994 astro van. i went outside to start it and noticed the interior lights did not come on, the instrument panel was dark, and the headlights (along with the warning buzzer) were not functioning. the starter still turned the engine over, but the van would not start. what fuse or series of fuses could cause this? or is it even a fuse issue. the strange thing is that i drove it to a friends house and was only there for about an hour, no problems getting there, everything was fine, but when i tried to leave, nothing. what could have happened while it was sitting there?