Last post on Oct 27, 2013 at 1:07 PM
You are in the GMC Safari & Chevy Astro
What is this discussion about?
GMC Safari, Chevrolet Astro, Van
#1007 of 1973 Re: 1999 Chevy Astro Air cond. problem, [dcoggins]
Aug 10, 2005 (8:23 am)
I was told that there is a valve under the hood on the a/c lines that has a black cap on it. You are supposed to be able to turn it with a screw driver. I have something different on my 97 since it is an aftermarket unit from the conversion company. Anyhow this valve controls the cooling cycle between front and rear and sounds like it is stuck on the rear setting. I was told to have someone sit in the van while it is running and turn the rear air on and off while someone else taps the valve under the hood to get it unstuck. It may or may not work but it is a free fix. Let me know if it works for you.
#1008 of 1973 Re: changing headlights? [joeyags21]
Aug 12, 2005 (4:10 pm)
Assuming you have the composite Headlamps, here's the instruction:
Open the hood. Remove the sidemarker/turn signal lamp by removing two screws. Remove the corner reflector by removing the screw behind it. Remove the headlamp assembly by removing 3 screws. Replace bulb from behind. Caution: do not touch halogen bulb with bare hand.
#1009 of 1973 Missing Emission label
Aug 12, 2005 (4:54 pm)
Recently I Bought an Astro 1994 AWD, CS, automatic, with only 50k miles, (may be becose it catch a small fire and was parked a couple years), the thing is that doesnŽt have the emission control label and I canŽt adjust the time nor the idle speed, does anybody has a van like mine and can send me an e-mail with the info on the label, IŽll aprecciate it.
#1010 of 1973 Re: Great Vans, strong heart [henkel]
Aug 12, 2005 (10:04 pm)
Anything less than a 97 will not make you happy.2000 went downhill.Consumer reports states to many problems till 97.
#1011 of 1973 Re: Re-Setting Theft-Loc Codes - Need Assistance [TDambrosia]
Aug 12, 2005 (10:13 pm)
I also have a 97. I dont even know what a theft-lock is .Maybe you can help me. My vehical also just goes slap dead without warning from time to time. Did repacing the altenator really fix the problem ? Hope so cause I dont know what else it could be except for 50 other things ive been afraid to tackle.
#1014 of 1973 Sherlock Holms mystery
Aug 14, 2005 (7:26 pm)
So, its $450 later, my baby (1994 Chevy Astro 4.3, v-6) has gotten a new battery, sparks changed, fuel filter changed, a new electric ignition switch, and a brand new fuel pump. My mechanic even says he "fixed" the fuel pump relay (I didn't know that they could be fixed, hmm). But not fixed yet. But all the mechanics in town say not to bring it in until it has a problem. Well, that IS the problem. It only has a problem intermittently. So, of course, as soon as I get it to the mechanics, it works, but I am still getting stuck all over town. Clues: It doesn't start only sometimes. It seems to not start after stopping at several places. It rolls and rolls and won't start. It has been hot weather lately. Sometimes it starts but then suddenly dies immediately afterwards. Usually, it runs fine once it has started except for ..... Weird clue #7- The engine dies on the road when we honk the horn????
Got some ideas?