Showing articles & questions for topic
Safari

Related questions

Question
Van shaking and misfiring.
Hello, a P0300 is a general misfire code without pointing to any one cylinder. There should be more codes present indicating which cylinder(s) have a misfire condition. You are correct in stating that a misfire is a combustion concern. To...
Question
Key stuck in ignition switch
I believe the part you might be referring to is not the ignition switch but rather the lock cylinder. The ignition switch as an actual electronic switch located further down the steering column on your vehicle. The lock cylinder is...
Question
Leaking water pump
Hello. It is common for the water pump to randomly fail on this engine. If it is leaking then it needs to be replaced. I typically start by replacing the pump and then doing a cooling system pressure test to...
Question
My passenger headlight keeps going out, then tap it and comes back on?
Hello. This sounds like the bulb filament in the glass is intermittently loose or the plug connection to the back of the bulb is loose, corroded, broken, or intermittent. If the bulbs are many years old, they have probably lost...
Question
low brake pedal
Hi there. If the brake master is leaking, then it needs to be replaced. You do not need to replace the brake booster unless the brake fluid has leaked into the booster. Lastly, the brake light switch should be checked...
Question
Speedometer
The problem may be with the speedometer itself or the speed sensor. The vehicle should be scanned and road tested to see what the speed sensor is inputting to the computer. If the sensor is at fault then it will...
Question
The engine is making rattling very high noise when you start the engine and constant.
The fact that the oil pressure drops when slowing down or stopping would suggest that the oil pressure is lower at lower engine RPM's. This means that the oil level volume is low. The oil capacity in an engine is...
Question
Bluetooth works engine off
Hello. EMI (electromagnetic interference) is electromagnetic energy that is passed through electronic devices. EMI is disruptive and can affect bluetooth devices and/or your GMC Safari's electronic system if not properly shielded. This is not a common problem, but it is...
Question
Car dies two miles
Hello. It is possible that there is an issue with your 2005 GMC Safari's alternator in that it may not be charging properly. This normally leads to the battery dying, which will prevent the engine from starting. Another possibility is...
Question
Idles high without accelerating
Hello. Thanks for writing in about your 2002 GMC Safari. There are several components that may be causing this problem. There could be a bad throttle position sensor, a throttle cable that is sticking, or a vacuum leak. All of...
Question
Take Off Squirrel Cage
Hello. Before attempting to remove the clip, I would contact your local dealer to find out if they keep that clip in stock, so you can replace it in the event that it breaks while you are trying to remove...
Question
Won't Start in rain
Hello. It sounds like moisture may be causing the camshaft sensor or crankshaft sensor to give an improper reading of engine timing. The camshaft sensor and crankshaft sensor read the timing of each respective shaft. If one or both of...
Question
Van will turn over but not start
You should have a technician inspect the vehicle as to why it is not starting. Disconnecting the battery while the vehicle is running to check the charging system on late model cars is not advisable. Electronic control units like the...
Question
Idler pulley for surpentene belt fell off
Hello. If the bolt is gone then it either broke or loosened. If it simply fell out then the bracket is fine. I usually check the bracket hole to make sure that the threads are still there. If the threads...
Question
AC compressor clutch disengages after a half hour, then won't come on again until the next day.
The low pressure cut off switch is on or near the accumulator. The high pressure or compressor cut out is on the back of the compressor or in the high pressure line near the condenser line connection. You may want...
Question
abs light on brake line broke have been replace I bleed brake line but brake pad still go to the floor now wheels lock up
Hello. If the brake pedal is going to the floor then that means that it is not building pressure. If the brake system has been fully bled and there is no air in it then most of the time it...
Question
Hard shifting from 1st to 2nd
Hi there. The problem with your transmission is the 1 to 2 shift accumulator has either a broken spring or a split o-ring on the piston. You can replace this very easily. Drop the pan and gasket. If you just...
Question
No power.
Hi there: In many cases, when a vehicle experiences an overheating issue, coolant will spill onto electrical components including relays and other connections that are vital for supplying power from the battery to the accessories and the starter. However, it's...
Question
It's runs really bad upon start up, but if allowed to idle for 30-45 min it will run perfectly.
Hi there. What seems to be happening is your engine is being leaned out when running cold until the engine reaches operating temperature. Check the coolant temperature sensor or the engine temperature sensor. These sensors could have a fault in...
Question
My GMC safari van misfires on the freeway or when I go faster than 65 mph then the check engine light comes on steady for 15 minutes
Hello - first task is to determine what problem codes are being set which are turning on the Check Engine light. Most auto parts stores will read these for you for free. This problem could be weak ignition (old plugs,...

Need a mechanic?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 700 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

Get a quote

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.


Ask a question