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Re: Running boards - removal?

This is the thread you need. There will be cosmetic issues that will need to be addressed just behind the front wheels. They do not bother me enough to care at this time, but I may clean up the front at some point. There are additional pics in that thread. Factory installed body cladding/running boa...
by Wiley
Today, 1:21pm
 
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Running boards - removal?
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: Installing Polyurethane engine mounts.

Oh shoot, keep us posted, I think those are the ones I have.
by Wiley
May 26th 2020, 7:05pm
 
Forum: Engines
Topic: Installing Polyurethane engine mounts.
Replies: 54
Views: 4849

Re: 2000 gmc safari died, wont restart

Rinny wrote:My ruck did that to me. After chasing down the entire ignition system it was a key I had made that engaged the security system and shut the truck down. The key wa made at an ACE center.


Interesting....does a new key resolve it, or do you have to get the system to reset somehow 1st?
by Wiley
May 26th 2020, 1:39pm
 
Forum: Engines
Topic: 2000 gmc safari died, wont restart
Replies: 10
Views: 170

Re: Installing Polyurethane engine mounts.

Do you know what make/model you used, was it the energystar, or some off brand? I will take a look at my energystar this afternoon for piece of mind.
by Wiley
May 26th 2020, 1:36pm
 
Forum: Engines
Topic: Installing Polyurethane engine mounts.
Replies: 54
Views: 4849

Re: 2000 gmc safari died, wont restart

My bad, you mentioned that in the OP. Good luck, I have no idea where you should look, someone here will let you know soon I am sure.
by Wiley
May 25th 2020, 9:18pm
 
Forum: Engines
Topic: 2000 gmc safari died, wont restart
Replies: 10
Views: 170

Re: Any advice on removing front passenger fender?

20 bucks might be worth it, I don't know how easy it is to get to the lower bolt behind the cladding behind the wheel (3rd pic provided above) that is probably the toughest to get to from looking at it months after I took everything off, so I am may be mistaken. The bumper/grill is some minor work t...
by Wiley
May 25th 2020, 2:20pm
 
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Any advice on removing front passenger fender?
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: 2000 gmc safari died, wont restart

Did your fuel pump die? They are prone to failure, can you hear your fuel pump turning on/prime when you turn the key, it may be as simple as the engine not getting any fuel, which is why it wont fire up, but you can crank it. This would be my 1st area of investigation.
by Wiley
May 25th 2020, 2:12pm
 
Forum: Engines
Topic: 2000 gmc safari died, wont restart
Replies: 10
Views: 170

Re: Is this my suspension?

Take a look at the leaf spring bushings, these are the black rubber ends where the leaf springs Sportsboy mentioned are bolted at each end of the leaf spring. Judging by how your bump stop is degraded, I bet those are shot and need to be replaced, and could be the issue causing noise. The problem is...
by Wiley
May 24th 2020, 2:54am
 
Forum: Stock Suspension
Topic: Is this my suspension?
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Any advice on removing front passenger fender?

I bet you are right about the hood, it would be stupid if that isn't how it is designed, I didn't take a look.

EDIT: I just looked, you DO in fact need to remove that hood bolt, thanks Chevy, as always....it's the little things. The fender supports the hood directly.
by Wiley
May 23rd 2020, 11:16pm
 
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Any advice on removing front passenger fender?
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Any advice on removing front passenger fender?

I think it is just a couple of 10 mm bolts, and a 12mm to remove the hood. I have not removed mine, but aside from the bolts it looks like you probably have to remove the bumper, cladding panel, and a panel up near the mirror.
by Wiley
May 23rd 2020, 6:35pm
 
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Any advice on removing front passenger fender?
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: 2004 AWD Base Astro - DCsleeper

dcsleeper wrote:NI've worked on Astros before and always said "remind me not to buy one of these".
But I had a stroke last August, and somebody posted about AWD and I fell for it. :doh:



Congrats.....there are times I have HATED my van, but deep down I love it!!
by Wiley
May 22nd 2020, 8:23pm
 
Forum: Projects/Builds
Topic: 2004 AWD Base Astro - DCsleeper
Replies: 7
Views: 288

Re: "bracket" beneath the transmission bracket?

chevymaher wrote:Picture would help, Is it a awd and maybe they are torsion bars.

Damn Wiley beat me to the punch LOL.


Come on bro, look at your status, your firing on 8 cylinders, i'm only firing on 1....keep up!!
by Wiley
May 22nd 2020, 8:20pm
 
Forum: Stock Suspension
Topic: "bracket" beneath the transmission bracket?
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: "bracket" beneath the transmission bracket?

The two long rods are your suspension (torsion bars) used on the AWD vehicles. The transmission crossmember is what sounds like is rusted, this holds up the transmission, and has a transmission mount which connects the transmission to the cross member. You will need to get an unloading tool to unloa...
by Wiley
May 22nd 2020, 8:13pm
 
Forum: Stock Suspension
Topic: "bracket" beneath the transmission bracket?
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Fark Me, Shop Put Green Stuff in the Dexcool...

Also note you may not have a radiator petcock, in that case you just remove the hoses, it's a little messy. Having the sludge myself, My green/orange issue started 10 years ago, and I took the van on a two year trip after the mixing of coolants, so it is not the end of the world. That said, I would ...
by Wiley
May 22nd 2020, 2:56pm
 
Forum: Engines
Topic: Fark Me, Shop Put Green Stuff in the Dexcool...
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: Connecting Solar Wires to Controller

Have you successfully used 1 panel yet, do that please, it will take you 2 minutes. We are assuming everything else is good, which I believe it is, but you should verify that the controller is working properly with 1 panel, and you will then know what your controller looks like when operating normal...
by Wiley
May 21st 2020, 3:19pm
 
Forum: Projects/Builds
Topic: Connecting Solar Wires to Controller
Replies: 52
Views: 749

Re: Leaky TigerXL

That thing is sweet!!!! Do we get to go inside??
by Wiley
May 21st 2020, 3:43am
 
Forum: Engines
Topic: Leaky TigerXL
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: Connecting Solar Wires to Controller

How did you choose to wire the solar panels together, before wiring into the controller? I believe you can do both series or parallel, this will probably hep others here diagnosis the issue, as I only have 1 panel I would not be the best to provide suggestions, but I suspect it is due to how you &qu...
by Wiley
May 20th 2020, 6:06pm
 
Forum: Projects/Builds
Topic: Connecting Solar Wires to Controller
Replies: 52
Views: 749

Re: Hello all

After you add pics here, you can start a thread in the "projects/builds" section, so we can follow along...looking forward to more pics of this thing.
by Wiley
May 19th 2020, 11:31pm
 
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 17
Views: 274

Re: Leaky TigerXL

It is a relatively easy fix to do yourself...after several years (5?) with the fix, I started to get leaks again (3 times) so I finally did the delete. I do think fixing them is the better route to go, but also feel the delete is negligible overall. What you can do is follow the thread here by cargo...
by Wiley
May 19th 2020, 11:18pm
 
Forum: Engines
Topic: Leaky TigerXL
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: Espar Heater Installation Help

I think you are crazy....I went 2 years traveling in the van without a heater, it is doable, but man is it a nice to have. Do you have reservations with the container inside the van, or the install itself? There are a lot of electrical connections but the install is not overly complicated, and you a...
by Wiley
May 19th 2020, 7:13pm
 
Forum: Projects/Builds
Topic: Espar Heater Installation Help
Replies: 14
Views: 284
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