1990 GMC Safari Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 GMC Safari

1990 GMC Safari Problems

Driveability Problems Due to Internal Distributor Fault

The distributor may develop internal faults. This can cause a rough running engine or stalling condition, the Check Engine Light may or may not illuminate. Our technicians tell us that the distributor should be overhauled or replaced to correct this concern.

Oil-soaked spark plug wire rubber boots can cause misfire or rough idle

The spark plug wire rubber boots may get soaked with oil, causing a misfire or rough idle.

AC Not Cold Due to Refrigerant Leak

On vans with rear AC, the AC may stop blowing cold air due to a damaged AC line near the back of the engine. It is common for these lines to rub on the engine block, causing a hole in the line and a refrigerant leak.

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1990 GMC Safari Questions

I have a 1987 gmc safari.When i drive it seems to not want to go and its cuts of (4 answers)

I have a Safari 1987, i changed my spark plugs and my car is starting to stall and cut off on me when im driving not sure what the problem is. I was told its the fuel pump but not sure!

How much will hydro boost system repair costs (1 answer)

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engine wont idle running rough tune up brand new tps new possible cause ? (1 answer)

Problem occurred on Sunday 1/2/2011 the van was trying to stall at a light. Managed to get it home without stopping and when I pulled into the driveway it stalled out. Its been running rather rough and will not idle correctly ever since! Installed new tune up parts, plugs, wire, rotor,cap and t...

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1990 GMC Safari Recalls

Recall 93V187000
THE RECLINER MECHANISM AND THE SEAT FRAME MAY HAVE FOAM AND/OR VINYL BETWEEN THEM, CREATING A "SOFT" JOINT. THIS "SOFT" JOINT RESULTS IN LOWER THAN SPECIFIED BOLT TORQUE WHICH LEADS TO JOINT LOOSENESS, CAUSING BOLT FATIGUE AND EVENTUAL BOLT FAILURE.
Recall 93V119000
SEVERE CORROSION DUE TO ROAD SALT AT THE JOINT OF THE STAMPED STEEL CENTER SECTION AND THE CAST OUTER SECTION CAN CAUSE THE SECTIONS TO SEPARATE.
Recall 91V164000
SEAT BELT ANCHORAGE BAR FOR REAR SOFA FAILED TO SUSTAIN LOADS REQUIRED BY FMVSS 210.

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