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by 2002Safari
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: ENGINES GENERAL/PERFORMANCE
Topic: OBD2 code P0303...Misfire on cyl 3
Replies: 2
Views: 1885

Re: OBD2 code P0303...Misfire on cyl 3

Take a look through these articles: http://troubleshootmyvehicle.com/gm/4.3L-5.0L-5.7L/index-of-articles-1 It's a job changing plugs and wires. With the codes you posted you may have more problems than just plugs, wires, cap and rotor. Do a bunch of research before taking off on the project. I just ...
by 2002Safari
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: STARTING ISSUES
Topic: 98 Safari still not starting. Possible fuel issue???
Replies: 12
Views: 3837

Re: 98 Safari still not starting. Possible fuel issue??? Con

Take a look at http://troubleshootmyvehicle.com/gm/4.3L-5.0L-5.7L/how-to-test-the-fuel-pump-1 From what I understand you need in the mid-50's psi to fire. Also http://troubleshootmyvehicle.com/gm/4.3L-5.0L-5.7L/spider-injector-troubleshooting-case-study-1 This range of articles are taken from http:/...
by 2002Safari
Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: ENGINES GENERAL/PERFORMANCE
Topic: GM 4.3L, 5.0L, 5.7L Index of Articles (Diagnostic)
Replies: 0
Views: 1110

GM 4.3L, 5.0L, 5.7L Index of Articles (Diagnostic)

http://easyautodiagnostics.com/index_gm ... cles_1.php.

Since most of us are here to save money and enjoy (don't mind) working on our vans, having a ready wealth of diagnostic ideas and how-to's available is a must. I've found this site worthy for ideas.
by 2002Safari
Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: GENERAL PROCEDURES
Topic: 95 Astro Intake gasket replacement info and pics
Replies: 9
Views: 6787

Re: 95 Astro Intake gasket replacement info and pics

Went for a longer drive today, the miss started again with a P0300 so have more work to do. At least it isn't making a mess all over my concrete driveway.
by 2002Safari
Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:24 am
Forum: GENERAL PROCEDURES
Topic: 95 Astro Intake gasket replacement info and pics
Replies: 9
Views: 6787

Re: 95 Astro Intake gasket replacement info and pics

I took the bate and proceeded with the repair. Since I'v not working and presently don't need to have the van running, I did the repair in "puttering" mode. The actual work wasn't that hard. Cleanup took probably as much time as tear down/re-install. Before I started the process the van had a slight...
by 2002Safari
Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: BRAKES
Topic: S10 Blazer rear disc brakes to an Astro rear axle
Replies: 3
Views: 2982

Re: S10 Blazer rear disc brakes to an Astro rear axle

Some years back I believe it was SoCal V8 tried rear disc brakes. His results were unsatisfactory as he couldn't get the front and rear to properly equalize and work as a team.

Please note that 2003 thru 2005 did have rear disc brakes. They also had 16" wheels.
by 2002Safari
Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: COOLING
Topic: Coolant Leak - Intermittent - 2002 4.3L Safari
Replies: 2
Views: 2042

Re: Coolant Leak - Intermittent - 2002 4.3L Safari

My 2002 Safari is doing the same thing. It appears to be an intake manifold gasket issue. I put a radiator pressure tester on it, pumped to 15 lb, in a couple minutes it dropped to 14 lb. Looked under the van and saw nothing. Pumped back to 15 lb and started to see a couple drips. I put the van on r...
by 2002Safari
Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: GENERAL PROCEDURES
Topic: 95 Astro Intake gasket replacement info and pics
Replies: 9
Views: 6787

Re: 95 Astro Intake gasket replacement info and pics

I have a 2002 Safari that's leaking cooling fluid. Thanks for this post. This is an older link; however, replacing the intake gasket will happen. I found this excellent extensive how to: http://www.handymanlyness.com/archives/auto/repair/engine_mech/intake_manifold/GM_truck/gasket_replace_99_Jimmy.h...
by 2002Safari
Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: ENGINES GENERAL/PERFORMANCE
Topic: Couple of questions - replacing intake manifold gasket
Replies: 11
Views: 4010

Re: Couple of questions - replacing intake manifold gasket

This is an older link; however, replacing the intake gasket will happen. I found this excellent extensive how to: http://www.handymanlyness.com/archives/auto/repair/engine_mech/intake_manifold/GM_truck/gasket_replace_99_Jimmy.html It's for a Jimmy, but the process is the same other than sheet metal ...
by 2002Safari
Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: ENGINES GENERAL/PERFORMANCE
Topic: GF Performance Chip Kit
Replies: 11
Views: 2861

Re: GF Performance Chip Kit

I probably will not bite. I do keep continuous records of fuel/service usage via a spreadsheet. I just finished a 6 week driving stint from Sacramento to LA which gives 400 miles each way plus driving in the area. I put on over 6000 miles in that period. Gas ate me alive. I planned some $350 per wee...
by 2002Safari
Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: ENGINES GENERAL/PERFORMANCE
Topic: GF Performance Chip Kit
Replies: 11
Views: 2861

GF Performance Chip Kit

http://www.gfchips.com/gmcsafari.aspx

Has anyone tried one? For $69 seems to be a reasonable cost. They say nothing about needing higher octane fuel so I would expect 87 would be fine.

The company is in southern LA area, Irvine, CA.
by 2002Safari
Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Thinking of moving to California
Replies: 35
Views: 6445

Re: Thinking of moving to California

I moved from Washington State with a stock 2002 Safari US emissions with no problems. Not cheep living in California.
by 2002Safari
Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: B&M ShiftPlus for 4L60E
Replies: 8
Views: 1331

Re: B&M ShiftPlus for 4L60E

Nick Mackey was the first to request, so I am shipping it to him today.

Thanks to all who requested it.
by 2002Safari
Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:20 am
Forum: TRANSMISSION
Topic: 'Service engine' light came on and started to shift hard
Replies: 34
Views: 13297

Re: 'Service engine' light came on and started to shift hard

Check you separator plate. I would expect you will find some wear where the balls hit the separator plate. I had the P1870 on a 97 Astro. I replaced the separator plate and did a shift correction kit. After doing the job myself and seeing the success when finished I would do it again. Were I to have...
by 2002Safari
Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:36 am
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: B&M ShiftPlus for 4L60E
Replies: 8
Views: 1331

B&M ShiftPlus for 4L60E

I have a B&M ShiftPlus for 4L60E without tow/haul mode. I had it installed on a 97 Astro. I took it off when I sold it. I do no have the installation instructions any more and would not be able to reinstall it again without instructions. I just would like to find someone who needs it and is willing ...