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#1021 of 1973 Re: Door Handle [coonhound]
Aug 20, 2005 (1:16 pm)
I need to replace the outside door handle on the driver side of my 2000 Astro. I was able to remove the door pull, and the electronics panel. That is where I ran into trouble. The Chevy guys say that there are 8 plastic plugs on each side of the door. With all of them pulled out, one can then push up on the panel and remove it. I can only see one plug on each side. I can't find an exploded view of the inside of the door without downloading a Chilton or Clymer manual. Can anyone help with a drawing or more explicit instructions? Thanks
#1022 of 1973 Re: Alternator 97 Astro [cob]
Aug 20, 2005 (7:07 pm)
I agree, the altinator is easy to change, once you get to it. There are 3 bolts, the two in the front of the altinator are obvious, but the one in the back is the stinger. It's located top left in the back and its a 10mm. (Not sure why) Its really a pain to get to, theres no room to swing a wrench...so what I did was bought a cheap 10mm and cut it in half. Worked great, just took a ton of turns. The whole process took me about 11/2 hrs, not bad seeing I was on a camping trip in the middle of the Adirondacks when it happened. Luckily, my father had a set of tools.
BTW. I have a '96 safari
#1023 of 1973 ABS warning light is on, what does this mean?
Aug 20, 2005 (7:28 pm)
Hi, I have a 96 AWD safari. My ABS light has been on for almost two weeks. Luckily, my safari isn't my daily driver in the summer, so I've only driven it 3 or 4 times with the light on. I've done some simple tests, one being just too push hard on the brake while in park and see what I hear. It sounds and feels like the ABS is working...I can hear the brrrrr and feel it in the pedal, but they are definately not working. On my way home tonight I avoided a couple of deer on a rainy road and when I stomped on the brake, the front left tire locked up and the van swerved hard to the right. I felt like I was about to roll the van. Wheeew. I'm glad I'm here to type this message.
What are the possibilities here? Is there a computer that controls the brakes? Could it be a fuse? I read in an earlier post something about the ABS pump? Any help is always appreciated! Thanks
Aug 20, 2005 (8:45 pm)
hey i got a 94 safari and last week when i was trying to back up i found out that the reverse did not work.......i dont know anything about cars but someone told me that it was the transmission. any one knows how to fix it?
#1027 of 1973 Re: door handle Viking64
Aug 21, 2005 (9:45 am)
On my 97 the door panel mounting locations have slots that slip down over the pop out mounting plugs. The plugs are the one time use type, if you pull or pry them out. I think it is neat that GM slotted the door panel mountings so that the plugs did not all require replacement. But, it is best to have two people to hold in on the panel during replacement in order to engage the panel with the plugs.
Now engagement is difficult, that is why I say buy some new plugs and you can mount them in the door panel and push them in just like most door panels mount.
Sometimes the plugs are not completely destroyed when pulled out and possibly may be re used.
#1030 of 1973 95 astro backseat
Aug 30, 2005 (6:08 am)
i dont know if this has been posted before, i looked and didnt find it..
i have a 1995 astro AWD and i cant figure out how to fold down the rear bench seat.. it has a few levers [2 in front 1 in back] and i figured out how to slide it forward and back, but folding it into a 'bed' eludes me.. please help...
thanx in advance.