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GMC Safari, Chevrolet Astro, Van
#1094 of 1973 1996 chevy astro fuel problem
Nov 07, 2005 (11:50 pm)
I have a 1996 chevy astro van. It was having problems starting one day to the next sometimes it would and even run for days then stop. My hubby and the niehbor figured out that the fuel pump wasn't working u couldn't hear it come on and no fuel pressure from gage that shoots out gasoline above the fuel intake and outgoing fuel. well we replaced the fuel pump it works we are now getting pressure yeah nope!! it won't start so we replace fuel filter and again it won't start. HElp i can't afford to get computer diognostic test and its so hard to work on these vans anything you try to do something is in the way. Can someone help us figure out WHAT NOW???? any help or suggestions would be appriciated.
#1097 of 1973 Re: FLOATING GAS GAUGE NEEDLE? [shadydave]
Nov 10, 2005 (6:55 pm)
I have the same problem with my 2002. Did you find the solution yet?
#1098 of 1973 Rear end third member
Nov 10, 2005 (10:32 pm)
I have been trying to find out if GM put limited slip rear ends in any of the astro's or if any thing will interchange with the factory original. I can not seem to find any one that knows. I have not ask a dealer as yet, that is my next step from here. thanks.
#1099 of 1973 Re: Rear end third member [jiggs1]
Nov 11, 2005 (9:13 am)
The Astro was available from the factory with an optional locking rear differential. I believe it is an auto locker that locks when it detects one wheel losing traction. The manufacturing code was G80 if you find one in a junk yard check the build sheet stickers for this code. It was not standard equipment on any option package so there may not be alot of them on the road.
#1100 of 1973 Question about engine removal.
Nov 12, 2005 (11:02 am)
1989 Astro Van, How does it come out of that compartment? Frt or below? Any help would be appreciated.
#1101 of 1973 cutting out and non starter
Nov 12, 2005 (3:33 pm)
Hi ya chaps, I have purchased a Safari (1994) here in the UK. Recently I had the misfortune to break down, no fuel or noise from the pump, you guessed lots of wow and flutter and a tow back. I had found the problem the next day. The fusible link behind the battery has a connector to the fuse board on the bulk head, this had melted and caused an electrical failure to the pump and other circuits, worth checking before expensive diagnosis are enetred into. Oh yeah does any-one know where I can obtain some dust/grease caps for the steering joints from?
#1102 of 1973 95 Astro AWD briefly overheats w/no heat
Nov 13, 2005 (2:20 pm)
I have a 95 Astro AWD that, when starting cold, will (after a few miles of city traffic) get hotter and hotter until the temp. guage is at max. During this time, I'll have no heat in the van. After I pick up speed and, especially get on the freeway, the temp. guage will go down to normal and heat in the van will be restored. It will stay that way for the rest of the drive. Is this a thermostat issue? Any thoughts?
#1103 of 1973 Re: 95 Astro AWD briefly overheats w/no heat [emo3]
Nov 14, 2005 (8:55 am)
Sounds like a sticky thermostat. I would try replacing that first. It is relativly easy to replace. I would also get the cooling system flushed at the same time just to make sure nothing else is blocking the lines. The only other thing it could be is the water pump starting to fail.