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BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER.... A's, G's & E's


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1978 GMC Vandura

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Post by rascal4now Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:09 pm

Hello all. Stumbled across this forum. Hoping to share and maybe get ideas and advice on my old girl.
Friends of mine had an old camper van sitting in their field. I bought it and drug her out. I use it now for camping and fishing. She only has 59 thousand original miles on her!!! So much fun to drive! I have all the original furnace, fridge etc paperwork for her so if anyone would like information I will gladly share.

I do have a question; does anyone know where the heck the wind shield washer motor is? Wiper motor is under dash. Washer pump is not in reservoir. No idea where it is. Any help is appreciated
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Post by rocky69rhodes Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:32 pm

follow line from reservoir to pump
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Post by Twinpilot001 Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:09 pm

should be on the ws wiper motor!!
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Post by rascal4now Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:59 pm

Thank you. I did try following the hose and looked on the wiper motor but it's H getting under there. It would help if I could get a picture at least of what the pump even looks like. I'll try again. Trouble is, the seat doesn't adjust too much so mighty tight under there
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Post by Joe Van Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:35 am

Most all of the 3rd Gen Chevy/Gmc Vans had the washer pump mounted next to the reserve bottle look for a L shaped plug by the reserve bottle...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 1978 GMC Vandura Images11 My answer was "Wrong" it must be the later 3rd gens with that style my 1975 Chevy Vans washer pump is like donivans picture also...I should have looked at mine first. Smile .


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Post by donivan65 Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:43 pm

So,,,,,,are the nozzles clogged,,,,,hoses off,,,,,,wires off,,,,,pump bad,,,,,,switch bad?????
The pump is part of the wiper motor,,,,it lives above the gas pedal,,,,,,probably take the drivers seat out to get a good look at it,,,,,,,,pull the hoses off one by one see if water sprays out of the white plastic pump,,,,,,check for voltage at the 2 wires that go to it,,,,,,check if switch is energizing the pump,,,,,,,you could put one of those washer bottles with the motor inside it,,,or a foot pumper   or  an inline washer pump if you think you cant live without window washers,,,,,,



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Post by vanny Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:32 pm

This site comes equipped with Donipedia, just ask and chances are he has some nice photos available!!! Very Happy


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Post by donivan65 Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:55 pm

I like to never got out from being wedged between the drivers seat and doghouse after taking those pictures of my 78 Chevy Van an hour ago.....
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Post by vanny Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:03 pm

You go beyond the call of duty all the time and we certainly appreciate your efforts Don. 1978 GMC Vandura Thumbs12


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Post by donivan65 Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:17 pm

seems to me,,,,,, if someone takes the time to join up and ask for help,,,,,,,we should at least take the time to try and help them,,,,,,
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Post by vanny Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:40 pm

That's what makes this site so Great... cheers


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Post by rascal4now Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:34 am

Oh thank you so much vanny!! I should get a chance to look at it next week. This is VERY helpful!! Great pix too!! (Sorry about you getting stuck:)
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Post by vanny Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:01 am

Those pics were all Don's hard work! He's the man when it comes to helping people out.


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Post by rascal4now Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:04 pm

Ooops. Sorry. Thank you Don
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Post by donivan65 Sun Oct 12, 2014 1:46 pm

This site is reserved parking for the Early Vans,,,,,the originals,,,,,,the ones without hoods,,,,now if you got an OLD van,,,,,,the ones with a hood,,,,,,you can park it in back in our EARLY ENOUGH section right here,,,,this is the camper section and there is also another section for OLD STUFF,,,,,,,my 78 Chevy Van is a TransVan,,,,,,it has everything  in it,,,,,,,,,so is yours a conversion van,,,,,whats all in it?????



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Post by rascal4now Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:19 pm

Oh. Didn't know I was on the wrong forum. It's a camper van. Has stove, fridge, sink, bed and furnace. Short little fart....like me. Do I qualify or do I need to relocate?Smile
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Post by Twinpilot001 Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:30 pm

Your Van is a 3rd gen gm- this site is for 1 & 2nd gen  vans -earlies as we refer to them. You are welcome yet must post under  Talk about  other  vans & whatever u wish-area. the site ur  looking for is called=
Vintage chevy vans-----   http://www.vcvc.org/content.php

Great group -mainly for   later model vans!  1971 & up   This one here is for 1970 & Down models . We have =NO HOODS on any of ours!! cheers
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Post by donivan65 Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:42 pm

You are welcome to post in the EARLY ENOUGH sections,,,,,,and you are in the camper one right now,,,,,these are places people who are not lucky enough to own a classic Vintage Van can post questions or pictures of something old..........I guess what I am saying is that you might find a few people here that know or care about campers or vans that have a hood,,,,our engines and radiators are inside between the front seats......so these vans are one of a kind,,,,,,,,,not much in common with a van that has a hood,,,,,
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Post by rascal4now Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:38 pm

ah. okay. well thanks for letting me know. lol Will the moderator forward my posts to other site or should I cut and paste? Again, thanks for the help. Really appreciate it even if you guys don't have hoods Razz
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Post by donivan65 Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:09 pm

We are all separate sites specializing in different types of vehicles,,,,,you have to join any one that you want to participate in.........

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