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Hope you fixed it but if you didn't.... The problem may be in two places. The first and easiet is the manifold located on the left side facing the engine. It is located to the right of the black box. One line goes through the firewall, one goes down, and one goes across the top of the engine. In my case, mine was badly worn on the down part and the ... Read More
Cant do a pic, as I would have to remove the upper air filter cover, and air intake, which requires what I mentioned before, just to take a pic. Snap up the 2 clasps for the air filter, loosen the 2 hose clamps, unplug the 2 electrical connectors, and remove this assembly. The broken end of this plastic vacuum line, runs over top of the rad hose, and underneath, what you ... Read More
Our 2000 GMC Safari SLE misfires off idle when the engine is cold and has just been started. It starts fine and idles with no skip as long as the throttle pedal isn't pressed. The skipping continues until the van is completely warmed up. It then runs absolutely fine, for the rest of the day, as long as the engine is not allowed to cool off thoroughly.
Thanks for your reply. Can you give me a little more info on what I am feeling around for? A pic would be great.
Sorry about long reply. Have been away from puter, for awhile. The other end goes off to your right, under the air intake, and across the top of the engine, on the driver's side. You almost have to reach inside there and feel around for it. I found loosening the 2 air intake clamps, unplugging the connectors, and removing the intake, made it easier to repair the line.
There is little to no heat on the front heater. Rear heater works fine. What do I got to do to fix this?
Thanks for your reply. I do see a broken vacuum line as you describe but where is it connected too?? Their is a couple lines coming through the fire wall and the broken one is attached to like a 90 degree ell but where is the other end???
No matter which position I set my air control knob air only comes out the defrost vent of wind shield. Also when I move air control knob to MAX A/C blower motor does not increase speed. Hope someone can give me some help on this issue and maybe someone has a vacuum diagram they could email me.
I can tell you exactly what the problem is, as I have fixed this on, 3 seperate work vans. It's a broken plastic vacuum line. If you lift the hood, and look just above the alternator, you should find it. I just usually get a 12" piece of 1/8" rubber vacuum hose, from Napa, break out the brittle section of plastic, and use the rubber line, to rejoin.
OK I have a 2000 GMC Safari Van and I am having problems, Recently had problems with starting so we changed the fuel pump but it only ran for about 14 days, now it won't start again, Any suggestions? Desperate to get this fixed.
Lemmer, Can you email me a copy of the vacuum system that you have for the GMC 2000 Safari? firstname.lastname@example.org
can you please send me the diagram of the vacuum hose rear terminal on my 2000 gmc safari. please email me at email@example.com thanks
I have a 2000 GMC Safari and I have searched a very long time to find a vacuum diagram for my vehicle. I found one that was close but had a few extra parts my vehicle did not have. I have four vacuum lines, one coming from the PCV to the tee, one from the vacuum ball to the tee, one of two that comes from the firewall. This one is ... Read More
does anyone have a diagram of the vacuum hoses on my 2000 gmc safari? If anyone has it can you please email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org?
Can someone please email me the diagram also. This has been an ongoing issue with my 2000 GMC Safari as well. Please help. email@example.com.
My local transmission specialst tells me that ALL GM van transmissions run hot. Especially within the Safari/Astro design - that doesn't reflect the wind very well (compared to today's smaller mini-vans). He recommends ATF aux cooler (LPD Design) be installed in all Safari / Astro vans - even non-towing vans. For example, Hayden 678 or 679 LPD design. re: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/HDA-678/ If wondering, I installed Hayden 679 in my prev AWD Safari ... Read More
lines to the radiator are to hot to touch, could this be a result of a plugged line , if so how would you go about unplugging the line
Two things to would check, did you over fill the trans, if not, check the lines to raditor, might be stopped up !
i have recently changed my trans. and just drove it 300 miles 2 day ago everything went smooth then today drove home it seemed ok but when i popped my hood i had tranni fluid all over place took it to car wash came home and cant get it to leak it still has plenty of fluid in it but wont leak any ideas
Need help 2000 GMC Safari Steering wheel has locked up and Ignition key will not turn to start engin. How do I unlock.I believethe answer is in owners manual which I lost in a breakin last year. Any sugestions.
I had this same problem. I ended up changing the coil and the ignition module and it fixed the problem. As soon as it was damp outside if wouldn't start. I hope this will fix yours.
I would check for a bent exhaust pipe, my wife caught my tail pipe backing out of my driveway in all that snow and tore it off. If it had bent it,it would not have run right or at all. If you have fire intermittently at the distributor it also could be a bad wire on the coil that's not getting a good connection. I just replaced one on my motor ... Read More
Sounds like you have spent a lot of time and money. Have you put any "dry gas" in it? Moisture / dampness could be the problem. Good luck.
I have a 200 GMC Safari 140K miles on it. We had one snow storm drop 13 inches of snow on us in Indy. The van did great in it but every since, when ever it rains or is wet out It wont run. I've changed the fuel filter, dis. cap, rotor, wires, plugs, O2 sensors, and cat. converter when the peoblem first started and it was spitting out the P0420 ... Read More
My 2000 GMC Safari will crank but not start. I Get a po753 (shift solenoid)code. Whats the problem?
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 ... Read More
Thanks for your concern.... For your records, there's a known problem with the ABS system on the Astro/Safari vans. There's an official TSB but NO recall. Still amazes me why no formal recall. For details.... Bottom line is... Defector sensor (which needs to be replaced) or the existing sensor is too "rusted up" to work properly... ----------------- .... Basically, dirty sensor mounting surfaces cause the signal to drop out at low ... Read More
Sounds like your radiator is leaking water into the trans cooler side of radiator. I can't be sure because I haven't seen your radiator.Just an ideal to look at!
Im having trouble removing fuel lines for GMC Safari pass. Van Yr.2000 do i need a certin tool or equipment.
I purchased my second GMC Safari Van, July of 2004. At the time, it only had 54,000 miles on it. A few weeks after I began driving it, I could not get it to shift into "park". I was told the bolts on the transmission were loose, and had it fixed. At 97,000 miles, I made a 1000 mile trip, to check on my 91 yr. old Mother who was not ... Read More
Long story short. Trouble started after a very slight roll over. Wouldn't run in the rain. Progressed to very hard to start. Ran fine if you could get it started. Now won't fire at all. Family's favorite vehicle. Owned since new. 2000 GMC Safari 133,000 miles. New coil, new distributor, new ground wire to coil. New wires and plugs. Fuel pressure 50 psi. Tapping the key when starting used to help ... Read More
I have a similar problem with my 2000 Chevy Astro van. What I found to be the problem was a broken door jam switch on my sliding door. It's the spring loaded plastic thing that the door pushes in when you close the sliding door. Hopefully, your problem won't be any more complex than this. Whatever the outcome, keep us posted. These are great vans. Mine has 134,000 miles on it. ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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. ... Read More
I was trying to take the middle row windows out of my 2000 GMC safari today. It proved to be harder than it looked. I was unable to do it. It was almost as if the two screws at the top were locking screws or something. Anyone know how to take them out?
does anyone know how to take out the middle row windows on a 2000 GMC safari. It's almost as if it has locking bolts on it or something
Check your neutral safety switch located on the driver side of the tranny
Hello, I have a 2000 GMC Safari w/ the Mark III conversion package. The issue I have is my reverse lights do not work. I've replaced the bulbs and it is not the bulbs. Where do I go from here? Anyone have any pointers?
I have a 1998 GMC Safari that lost oil pressure on the burlington skyway bridge in ontario (probably the worst place in Ontario to break down!) I knew it was bad news, but getting rear ended is worse. I tried to make it to the top so I could coast down to safety, all the while watching the temperature gauge which stayed around 60C. Before I reached the peak I could ... Read More
For more details about design "weak spots" (sort of speaking) on the Astor/Safari brand, surf the Astro/Safari contents within: http://www.apa.ca/template.asp?DocID=23#General%20Motors ------------------ GENERAL MOTORS Chevrolet Astro, GMC Safari If you intend to keep the vehicle for a long time, replace the unreliable steering and suspension parts with the more durable Moog parts that come with a lifetime warranty. It is possible to modify the rear differential to increase durability in intensive usage: ... Read More
Hello, My 2000 GMC Safari is very difficult to start. If it is jumped or if the battery charger is on it, it starts easily. It starts best usually if you just bump the starter. Cranking will only assure you it won't start, but just drain the battery. The alternator and battery were changed early fall. The alternator was just about stuck at that time. I have always wondered if the ... Read More
Same problem on my 1998 GMC Safari in 2003. Engine 1870 code. I had the valve body in the transmission updated at a transmission shop. $368.88 and the problem has been fixed for the last 4 years.
The fuel pump on my 2000 GMC Safari is acting up. When looking for a replacement part, should I get the pump assembly with wiring harness or without? Any other parts necessary to replace the pump assembly? Is it best to use a Delphi replacement part and not some other brand?
Hello I was reading your post and it sounds alot like the problem iam having now. Well I was on my way back from a long fishing day I was pulling my boat when i came up a hill inotice that the check engine light came on its nothe first time it dose this so I know it not the weight of the boat. Well the ? I have for you ... Read More
Is your van a Mini Cargo Van? Is it powered. Does it have the 2 doors or is it a 3 door? A 2 door will not have it and a 3 door should. Do you have a power key control buttons. I would suggest you go and look at another 2000 van and see if they have one. also, look by the steering column or even check your manual.
I have a wrecked 96 GMC Safari passanger van and a 2000 GMC Safari Work van. My work van rear hatch does not have a release botton. I tried to take the botton off the dash of the 96 van but there are no wires on the 2000 van to connect it to... any ideals? The actuator is on the hatch door and seems to work fine when I hook it ... Read More
The driver's cigarette lighter is out, I need my ipod! Where do I look for the fusebox? I heard there are two, and I can't find one. This is 2000 GMC Safari
Joe from NY I just started 2 weeks ago to get a similar whining comming from the front end of my 2000 GMC Safari. Doesn't appear to be a wheel bearing since the whining noise stays the same in a right or left turn. I have been using a thruway on/off ramp as my gage for that since you can do about 30-40MPH. Front and rear diff are full and the ... Read More
I have a 2000 GMC Safari van. Today my van died on me while idling on a encline driveway for about 3 mins. My van will crank all day but wont start. I have checked the coil and not getting any spark from it. I swapped it with a known good one off my other old van and I still have the same problem. I even swapped the ignition control module. ... Read More
Go to Google and type in "2000 GMC Safari" and you will find all kinds of information.
I have the same problem with my 2000 astro when it rains the fuel pump doesn't get any voltage. Please if anyone knows why please post it . Thank you
18-21 highway (65-70mph) 13-15 city (hilly around town) 2000 chevy astro 175000 miles
I have a 2000 gmc safari. Every once in awhile, it goes crazy and the compass will show us going in "C". This does not change as we change our direction. Also, even when it is warm out, sometimes the temp shows as "ICE". It happens infrequently, but when it decides to act up, it is like that for a few days. Does anyone know what could be wrong?
I've fixed this problem before by fixing a vacuum line on the intake manifold that goes to your ac.
I just bought a 2000 GMC Safari,I have replace the Engine oil as well transmition flush, now i feel while the transmition is shifting it's like stop for a second and after that is shifting. Anybody has an Advise. Tanks.
Thank you but I had it replaced & rerouted a while back. When that small vacuum line got brittle with engine heat & age, it just disintegrated in many pieces. Splicing was not an option in my case.
under the front hood remove the air box and u can see the small hard vacuum line where it has been damaged. One inch of rubber hose can connect the ends and a/c will return to blowing out every vent.
Hi, tmiddleton, Try asking the folks in our Maintenance & Repair Forum -- there are two discussions there -- Maintenance & Repair Costs and Fuel Systems Maintenance/Repair that might be helpful.
I have no experience with Pep Boys but it sounded like one of those chain stores that employs high pressure sales reps. From what you've described, I won't let them touch my van with a ten foot pole. I believe the main cause for your cut-out is either no fuel or no spark but not a combination of both. If your fuel filter is not badly plugged, which can be tested ... Read More
Hi, today my Safari just cut out on me while I was driving. I towed it to Pep Boys and they said that I have no fuel pressure and not enough sparks. They said I need to replace the fuel pump, fuel filter, relay, air filter and get an oil change. The total cost would be $1133. That sounds crazy to me just to get it running again. They said I ... Read More
There're lots of discussions on this subject on recent posts. What eharston posted is correct except that the entire job can be done from under the hood. It is a bigger job to remove the dog house than the actual repair. I found it out the hard way. You don't want to mess around with it.
I just fixed this same problem on my 2000 Astro last night. The vent system is vacuum operated and a vacuum leak will cause the symptom you have described. The most common cause on the Astro/Safari is a cracked vacuum line that runs across the top of the motor towards the front. The vacuum line is exposed to high heat continually and gets brittle and begins to crack in numerous places. ... Read More
My air-conditioning quit blowing out into the cab low to high in Max A/C, A/C, or vent mode. Defroster works (blows cold air). Rear A/C works (I understand they are two different systems). I can hear the blower running. I checked the fuses, but they seem to be okay. I can't find anything in the manual on how, what, or where to check. Any ideas? Thanks!
You might want to look at a Chilton's manual. I know they made them up in til 1997. I've got an AWD 2000 Astro. No books written. Problem I fixed today was thanks to this site. Its nice to have AC on 104°F day since the damn windows will not roll down on passager side. Found the fix but with AC now, Who needs to roll the window down? Good luck. ... Read More
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!
I have owned 2 astros (1986 & 1993) and 2 Safaris (2000 & 2003). All but the 2003 have been excellent vehicles once I changed the Uniroyals for Michelins. I have logged over 450,000 miles on the first 3 vans. The 2003 has had a vibration thats close to a rumble that becomes so loud at 70mph that you can't have a normal conversation and now at 9000 miles has developed ... Read More
Hi I had a 2000 AWD Safari and just traded it in on an order out Red/Tan 2003 AWD Astro. The 2003 Chev Astros and GMC Safaris are Clones: same price, same features, same colors. Best buy is who has the best price. They are made on the same Baltimore assembly line, just depends on what day it is. Differences are grille trim and some labels/badges. They are going to make ... Read More
Hi folks: I have a 2000 GMC Safari AWD that I bought as a NEW left over in the spring of 2001. It now has 24,000 miles on it. The front end is pulsing and shaking when I step lightly or otherwise on the brakes. I suspect warped rotors. Before I start with the dealer on a warranty claim; is this common, --happened to any of you? Is this covered under ... Read More
Mdunne1. Mike, I just bought a left over new 2000 AWD Safari. I pick it up in 2 days. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org how I can take advantage of the $2000 GMC rebate card you posted above. Thanks
September 23, 2000 Chevrolet Motor Division Customer Assistance Center PO BOX 7047 Troy, MI 48007-7047 RE: 1997 CHEVROLET ASTRO VIN# 1GDM19W9VB228729 Dear Sir or Madam: On August 1, 1997 I bought the above vehicle from you through Bob Stall Chevrolet, La Mesa, California. On September 6, 2000, it developed the serious defect of abruptly shifting from 1st to 2nd gear after approximately 30 minutes or 17 to 20 miles of driving. ... Read More
I'm the owner of a 98 Astro Van which I will be turning back in to the manufacture. I just won an arbritration hearing with the BBB due to repeated fuel injection problems. Chevy put out a letter confirming a problem in California with the poppet valves sticking due to a fuel additive that California fuel makers use. So now we're looking for another vehicle. We test drove an Ford Expedition ... Read More
I bought a 1997 GMC Safari new in Dec 1996. It was in the shop 42 times in the first 11 mouths I had it. I got so fed up, I was going to start Lemon Law proceedings (in Califrnia). Then GM gave me a free 100,000 mile extended bumper to bumper warranty. Alot of the problems had to do with the fuel injectors(they were replaced four times!). I have not ... Read More