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Postby Safariescapepod » September 20th 2020, 12:02am

Bought a 2002 AWD Safari with approximately 120,000 miles on it a few months back. Working on a modest camper conversion and lift kit. The more I read the more my head fills w/ ideas! Y'all have an incredible amount of helpful info on this site.

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Postby Leeann_93 » September 20th 2020, 4:33pm

Welcome - and really nice find!
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Postby microbet » October 4th 2020, 11:27pm

I didn't notice this thread and just started a new thread in the projects/builds forum (awaiting mod approval).

I have this van on hold and, if everything goes as planned, I'll pick it up within a couple weeks. 2002 AWD Safari.

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Postby mglsite » October 5th 2020, 12:01am

New member but no van yet, I am looking at a 2000 AWD Astro with 200,000 miles a lift kit, awning, and a new motor. What would be a good price for it, he is asking $5,000 but I'm thinking more like $3,500. Any advice?
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mglsite wrote:New member but no van yet, I am looking at a 2000 AWD Astro with 200,000 miles a lift kit, awning, and a new motor. What would be a good price for it, he is asking $5,000 but I'm thinking more like $3,500. Any advice?
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Offer him $6K and beg him to sell it to you if free of salt / rust and depending on the Locale.
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Postby Rockridge » October 13th 2020, 7:52pm

does he have paperwork on that motor? Jasper engine, low mileage replacement or just an unknown rebuild?
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Postby perkssafari » October 27th 2020, 12:50am

Hi everyone!

I'm the proud owner of a 2001 GMC Safari :dance: It has a raised roof and a wheelchair lift. The odometer reads 144,000 miles but the title showed 166,000. I'm not too worried about the miles since I plan to update/upgrade everything. My plan is to turn it into our little home away from home (camper van). I'm a mom of 9 yr old twins and I'm a complete newbie that hasn't even done an oil change but I hope that with the help of this forum I'll be able to get it in shape to take short trips around the southwest :D I also plan to do as much of the work myself ( my husband thinks my "obsession" is weird :roll: ) as much as possible to save on cost :banana: :2: Anyway thanks for reading! 103038103036103034103032
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Postby Leeann_93 » October 27th 2020, 12:54pm

Welcome!

Fortunately for me, my husband caused my obsession and also encourages it, so there’s no trouble from that quarter.

Get in and start reading. You’ll be a decent mechanic in no time.
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Postby AstroWill » October 27th 2020, 2:11pm

Welcome to the site!

Leeann_93 wrote:Get in and start reading. You’ll be a decent mechanic in no time.

x2 100% Nothing about this stuff is hard and between this site, google, and youtube you can find out how to do anything to virtually any vehicle.

I would take the time to grab the GM Techline eSI, it's the digital version of the factory service manual(see the links in my sig). Has every repair procedure and diagram for your van.

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Postby sixsixsixsix is online! » October 28th 2020, 9:00pm

perkssafari wrote:Hi everyone!

I'm the proud owner of a 2001 GMC Safari It has a raised roof and a wheelchair lift. ...

Welcome to you and your Family, wishing you all "Big Fun" !!

:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:
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Postby perkssafari » October 29th 2020, 6:02am

Leeann_93 wrote:Welcome!

Fortunately for me, my husband caused my obsession and also encourages it, so there’s no trouble from that quarter.

Get in and start reading. You’ll be a decent mechanic in no time.


Thanks so much Leeann for the encouragement! I feel a little overwhelmed at this time but I'm just going to take it one project at a time! :shifty: :banana:
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Postby perkssafari » October 29th 2020, 6:08am

AstroWill wrote:I would take the time to grab the GM Techline eSI, it's the digital version of the factory service manual(see the links in my sig). Has every repair procedure and diagram for your van.


Thank you, AstroWill! I had planned to buy the digital copy of the Haynes Manual. Is the Techline manual better in your opinion?
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Postby perkssafari » October 29th 2020, 6:14am

sixsix wrote:
perkssafari wrote:Hi everyone!

I'm the proud owner of a 2001 GMC Safari It has a raised roof and a wheelchair lift. ...

Welcome to you and your Family, wishing you all "Big Fun" !!

:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:


:ty: for the warm welcome!
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Postby Rod's Trucks » October 29th 2020, 6:57am

Great find! and WELCOME!
The Haynes books touch on the general things ( sometimes poorly in my opinion).
When it comes to specific details, I have found them lacking for many things.
Maybe they have improved over the many years since I purchased one, but don't even try anything electrical with a Haynes manual attempt at a wiring diagram.
The factory electronic files mentioned previously, will have everything you might need. ( You can print them out for reference, like for multi-page wiring diagrams...almost a necessity for those)
But for my money, I prefer watching E-bay for a set of the correct manuals. Flipping back and forth between pages works best for me.
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Postby Leeann_93 » November 15th 2020, 5:08pm

Congrats! They are unequalled in versatility.
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Postby sumtingbig » November 26th 2020, 12:33am

Thanks for letting this old man join. 2003 Astro now replacing core support ( lot of fun just finding one). And 2 inch front blocks and S-10 springs in the back. One thing i learned about these vans is every 500 miles they need 500 bucks.
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Postby AstroWill » November 26th 2020, 1:42am

sumtingbig wrote:Thanks for letting this old man join. 2003 Astro now replacing core support ( lot of fun just finding one). And 2 inch front blocks and S-10 springs in the back. One thing i learned about these vans is every 500 miles they need 500 bucks.

Welcome, looks like you have a project on your hands. The good news is that after you get everything taken care of, you won't need nearly $1 per mile to keep it running. Definitely one of the cheapest vehicles to own that I have found.

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Postby sixsixsixsix is online! » November 26th 2020, 1:45am

sumtingbig wrote: ... every 500 miles they need 500 bucks.

More true words were ever spoken by less sane members...

Looks like you're a "Keeper"
Sure got MY attention with the core support work.
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Welcome from N. Ky.... in case I didn't already
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Postby Leeann_93 » November 26th 2020, 2:12am

Just be sure to treat the core support so that doesn’t happen again.

Lookin’ good, by the way. And welcome :D
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