MY 2000 GMC SAFARI, TOOK IT TOO THE CAR WASH LAST NIGHT WASHED IT. NOW IT WONT START ITS CRANKING OVER GOOD BUT IT WONT RUN AT ALL IT HAPPENED TO MY THE OTHER DAY IT WAS RAINING WHEN I GOT HOME AND PARKED IT THEN WENT TO LEAVE IT WOULD NOT START BUT THE NEXT MORING IT STARTED AND RAN FINE TILL LAST NIGHT AT THE CAR WASH
Sounds like water ingress to either a control module or the coil pack, check all control box locations eg footwells for water and then check the engine bay for loose or naked wires, dry and clean and possibly cover with a plastic bag etc and it should be fine.
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try jumping if it jumps or you get power from a jump its your battery it can die over night this is common runs good one day then will not do it the next i would start there first if it turns over after a jump that is your problem.Replace the battery most batteries only last up to 18months
One way to check the fuel pump is to turn the ignition to on and listen for the pump to run. It should run for a few seconds. It may be a couple of seconds after you turn the ignition to on before it runs. Normally you can do this repeated times.
If you don't hear the pump run that is most probably the problem.
I have a 2002 Safari with around 220k miles. I went out of town for several days and when I came back it would not start. I eventually got it started after about an hour. This happened again when I did not driver it for a week. This time I could not start the van. The fuel pump was spinning and it was getting gas. I took off the engine couling inside the van and inspected the rotor and cap. They were completely corroded. I put in an after market set for less than 30 bucks and the van started right up. I plan on getting the wires and plugs replaced but I don't think I want to do that myself due to tight access. Good luck.
Have you checked that you have power to the coil on cranking?You may also want to check wether you have a good strong spark at the spark plug.It could be an ignition module breaking down.If you have no power to the coil you may need to change the ignition relay.Its close to the battery.