Astro/Safari Vans Chevrolet Astro And GMC Safari Van Specific Discussion.
Discuss the cabin from the headliner to the carpeting of your Astro or Safari van. Topics include door panels, and seat belts or the dash and carpet, trim, and seats. Talk about your center console, seats, door handles, upholstery, steering wheels or any other item in the cab of your van.
Anything to do with the outer exterior of your van. Discuss all body modifications and repairs including fenders and bumpers, hoods and grilles, or doors and windows. All body related things like body panels and handles, wipers and roof racks, mirrors and trim.
Discuss the system of springs, shock absorbers, and linkages that connects your van to it's wheels. The suspension is the the system contributing to the vans handling, and keeps vehicle occupants comfortable and isolated from road noise, bumps, and vibrations.
The engine forum is where all of our engine discussion and conversation takes place. Talk about engine diagnostics, adjustments, modifications, performance and care. Motor tuning and repair to gain horsepower and fuel efficiency.
Topics regarding exhaust systems beginning at the headers down the pipes and through the catalytic converter and the mufflers and exhaust tips. We can also discuss emissions, performance cat back exhausts, or any exhaust related topics.
Transmission / Drivetrain
Transmission and drivetrain related components. Discuss automatic and manual trans repairs and performance or talk about driveshafts or rear-ends and differentials. Diagnostics of 4-speed, 5-speed, or even 6-speed transmissions.
Lets talk about brakes and brake performance. Disc, drum, anti-lock brakes(ABS). Discuss brake components like the pads, rotors, calipers, shoes. Pads can be ceramic, metallic, or other. Rotors can be standard, cross-drilled, or slotted.
Discussion about wheels and tires also called rims and rubber. Tires come in low profile radials, all-terrain passenger tires, sport or off-road tires and even swampers or mud boggers. Talk about backspacing, aluminum or alloys, inflation and wear.
Topics regarding the climate control in the cabin of the van. Discuss things like air conditioning, refrigerant recharging, and dual climate controls, a/c vents, accumulator or defrosters, heater core, or fan inside the van.
Discussion specific to electric components of vans. Category for alternators or batteries, starters and ignition parts, anything 12v and electrical issue like fuses, circuitry, wire, terminals, switches, connectors, bulbs, relays, and wiring. Voltage and amperage diagnosis.
Discuss towing and trailers and plows, or overdrive and hitch towing capacity (GVW) and tongue weight for heavy loads. This is the place for tow hitches, receivers, and trailer wiring as well as snow plowing.
Talk about audio systems and mobile video, navigation systems and GPS, car alarms and security systems. Discuss auto competition with amplifiers, subwoofers, sound quality, and SPL. Entertain with satellite radio, CB radio, DVD players, and game consoles.
Share wiring schematics or discuss color codes. Run diagnostics, diagnose SES light, check engine light, RPO Codes, or decode VIN numbers and error codes. Get in over your head with prom burning, ALDL data, or ECM topics.
Each members' project build thread. Post details and photos, past and present, of your projects coming together. Restorations, modifications, or customizations of a vehicle and a sequential history of the progress. Build-up threads only!
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Marketplace This area of the forum is for commerce related posts. When shopping for items for your van - this is a good first place to look at what other members have found is available, and recommendations for where to look.
This area of the forum is for posting and browsing classified ads. All classified ads MUST be specifically related to Chevrolet Astro or GMC Safari ONLY.
Tell about your experiences! Who to buy from and who to stay away from. If there are excellent shops in your area make sure you share your experiences with any products or services here; good or bad!
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Good evening, I've had a p0306 code on my safari for a few months and finally got around to giving it a little love (time and money) Anyhow, I did the plugs, wires, rotor and cap. Code switched to p0300 so i replaced the ignition module and coil which cleared the codes the problem is, ive been...
Stock SuspensionMy van, I've done lotsa rehab stuff, but driving it was not much fun due to funky handling. I started with replacing upper and lower ball joints some while back..Hard job, that. Then the swaybar bushings and raising the torsion bars. Added Helwig helpers... recently replaced the idler...
97 awd Safari w/230k miles I finally got around to the job of replacing the intake manifold gaskets. It's not fun and it's not a quick job but I like the van and I'm not wealthy enough to pay or very happy with the work I have paid for in the past, so I'm doing it myself. Here's a few tips...
I want/need to change the fluid. I have new ACDelco Gold shoes & pads. I'm going to order new rotors as well but torn between ACDelco Gold or Silver units. I'd like to go Gold just being I have the Gold shoes/pads, but not sure if twice the price($88 vs $44) is worthwhile. Or if there's really...
4WD,AWD And Transfer CaseOn both the NP136 and 233 transfer cases, there is a 3-port vacuum fitting adjacent to the shift linkage (or encoder motor on the 233). Since I currently have the B/W version, and do not see those vacuum lines, what are they supposed to do on the later vans ('99 and up?) Obviously, the...