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GMC Safari, Chevrolet Astro, Van
#1 of 7 My van shuts off in the rain
Sep 28, 2008 (4:30 am)
My 2000 CMC Safari will just turn off while i am driving in the rain. It is also hard to start some time in the rain. Can anyone help.
#2 of 7 Re: My van shuts off in the rain [len8827]
Oct 03, 2008 (7:10 am)
Sorry, mine did the same thing. It only got worse. Good fuel pressure. New ground wires... Good coil. New distributor. now it won't even run. Looking forward to the answer you get.
#3 of 7 Re: My van shuts off in the rain [mklein1]
Nov 22, 2008 (1:17 pm)
97 Astro doing the same thing. I'm pretty sure it's the ignition wires. Just ordered new ones, I'll update you after I install them.
#4 of 7 Re: My van shuts off in the rain [len8827]
Jul 18, 2009 (6:28 am)
2000 safari same problem.
Replaced the turn signal switch no flames now !
All problems when goodbye.
Runs like a champ now.
#5 of 7 Re: My van shuts off in the rain [Steve_01]
Aug 30, 2009 (11:55 am)
My van shut off in the rain also. It was the ignition coil shorting out to ground. I found the problem by misting the whole area with a spray bottle while the engine was running and the dog house removed. The tower had a hairline crack.
#6 of 7 Re: My van shuts off in the rain [tonymaj]
Oct 06, 2010 (5:03 am)
my van wouldn't start in the rain changed cap,rotor,wires still wouldn't start then changed the ignition coil and have not had a problem for about 15000 miles
#7 of 7 Re: My van shuts off in the rain [bryono]
Sep 22, 2013 (4:56 am)
I know this thread is old but FYI, I had a 2000 Astro and it took my mechanic a week to find the problem(van shut off in the rain, stumbled in damp weather) He had bench tested the coil it was fine but a simple misting with a spray bottle told the tale. The coil had a hairline crack and would arc to ground in damp weather when it was dry no issues