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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Every time it rains It dies
Hi there. 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...
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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,...
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recently my Safari started "hesitating" or " shifting" roughly when shifting at low speeds. doesn't do it all the time
Hi there. Many electronically controlled transmissions are computer controlled. With that said, the input signals for the engine can have a direct affect on the transmission behavior. Do no rely on scan tool recommendations because it is just that, a...
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hello, i have 1997 gmc safari awd. it recently shut down on the highway and wouldnt start. pulled DTC p0108 MAP sensor high voltag
Hi there. P0108 is the code for a problem with the MAP electrical circuit sensor having too high voltage input to the Engine Control Unit (ECU). This means that the voltage input to the ECU is too high and that...
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Whining engine, goes with engine, in neutral or on the road 1998 GMC Safari
Hello - the whining noise you describe, which is related to engine speed, could be a worn alternator bearing, worn power steering pump (check your fluid level) or possibly the engine fan clutch. Any of these two can make an...
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Wheel bearing siezed to metal plate, hub snapped off. Will provide pictures to help better understand!
Hi there. Thanks for contacting us today. Unfortunately, we can't accept pictures on this platform to try and isolate the issue you're having. Anytime you have issues removing the wheel hub (which contains the wheel bearing), it's critical to let...
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97 safari code for crankshaft position sensor replaced it still doesn't stay running
It is possible that the misfiring cylinders could have low compression. I would recommend havong a compression test done on the engine to check for bad piston rings and valve seats. If there is low compression, the engine will not...
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Starter grinding
It sounds like you may have a starter solenoid that may be causing the starter gear not to fully engage the flywheel, resulting in the grinding sound you hear when turning the engine over. A faulty starter solenoid will generally...
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Van turns over but won't start guy told me it was ignition module but replaced the part but still won't start
Hi Nicholas. Generally speaking, when you're able to turn the key and the starter engages, but will not ignite the engine, it will be related to a fuel or ignition system component - or combination of them. Some common parts...
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My 98 gmc safari van will turn over but won't start replaced the starter and still doing it what can it be
Confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car from starting. If the immobilizer system is on, you may see a security warning light. If the warning light is on, to temporarily override the...
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1997 GMC Safari SLX 4.3L I Just install a coolant temp sending unit. now my motor wont start. but dose when unplug. what could be
The coolant temperature sensor sends a signal to the ECM to enrich the mixture when the engine is cold (cold engines need more fuel at initial start up), otherwise you will have hard starting or perhaps no starting. Something is...

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