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You are in the GMC Safari & Chevy Astro
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GMC Safari, Chevrolet Astro, Van
#1270 of 1973 Re: chevy astro [robbyt]
Apr 10, 2006 (10:14 pm)
Did you ever get the bigger exhaust system or sway bar.
Helwig makes ones for the front and rear. Most Astros come with a front one but no rear.
I have both and it improves handling alot.
I also have a Gibson 3" exhaust I am not using. It was on my 2000 for a short while but am selling the van so I took it off. Bought a 2005 and my wife doesn't like the health rumble. I did! But, oh well.
Apr 11, 2006 (8:00 am)
Hello. My husband is currently deployed and serving in Iraq and the turn signals on our Safari are not working. I have already changed the fuse and still nothing. Where is the flasher and how do I get to it so that I can change it myself? I am hoping to save money by doing it myself. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
#1272 of 1973 Re: Turn Signals Don't Work [armywife463rd]
Apr 11, 2006 (8:08 am)
There is another fuse/relay box under the hood above the battery location. I believe you may find the flasher there and also all the large fuses and relays. I assume the fuse you replaced is under the dash by the drivers feet.
#1273 of 1973 Re: Turn Signals Don't Work [cob]
Apr 11, 2006 (8:14 am)
Thanks Cob, yup, the fused I changed was under the dash. I am going to go and have a look now over by the battery.
#1274 of 1973 95 Chevy Astro
Apr 11, 2006 (10:27 am)
I am new to this board, so please bear with me.
I have a 95 Astro, that has been just giving me a complete headache for the last four years. It will not pass the curb emissions test, as it is producing too many hydro-carbons (however, the treadmill test is passes). You name it... it has been done and I feel like I am in a money pit. No codes are being thrown and no mechanic can seem to diagnose and fix it. The problem is the van starts no problem, idles up and down for a few seconds (roughly, like it is going to stall), the exhaust stinks (rich) and gas mileage sucks. Also, on a cold start, when I place my foot on the brake to shift it into gear, it will 60 percent of the time stall. It does however start up again, with a little bit of hesitation. The van runs great other than that; however, tends to lack some guts.
The van is presently on a conditional emissions pass as it it needed (according to the GM mechanic) a new cat converter, which has been done. It has had a complete tune-up, new O2 sensor, MAP sensor checked, Air idle control valve checked and cleaned, vaccum check, fuel injectors cleaned, it has been diagnostic checked up the whazoo, Fuel line filter, EGR has been checked, throttle body sensor replaced and then some more.
SO... anybody have any suggestions... I could really use the help.
#1275 of 1973 Re: 95 Chevy Astro [clewis1]
Apr 11, 2006 (3:22 pm)
Our previous van was a '95 Safari. Before it went in for emissions tests, we used to run 3 takes of mixed gas/ethonal through it. When it got tested, it would pass with flying colors. The numbers were very impressive. As a suggestion, consume 3 "full" tanks of ethonal mix and see if it 100% passes the E-Test after that.
Hope this helps...
#1276 of 1973 Re: 95 Chevy Astro [clewis1]
Apr 13, 2006 (7:00 pm)
Have you had the fuel pressure checked? If not get it checked and if it is low get the fuel pump and the "pulse dampener" changed, its right there next to the pump that is inside the tank. My 96 has 330,000 on him and on the 6th fuel pump, they are notorious for eating fuel pumps.
#1277 of 1973 98 astro charging problem
Apr 14, 2006 (1:13 pm)
I am having trouble with my 98 astro keeping the battery charged. I have replaced the alternator twice and it has a new battery as well. weird thing about it is the battery will charge most of the time when its at idle, but voltage drops when there is a load on the motor. on the highway the drop is down to 10 to 12 volts and killing the motor. I was suspicious of the fuel pump. could a bad pump cause this type of problem? When I drive up a hill or at any speed you can hear the pump going up and down and if I am pulling a trailer it will start to sputter like it is out of gas. any suggestions?
#1278 of 1973 red light (ext)
Apr 15, 2006 (2:46 pm)
I have a 1995 astro with a starcraft conversion it has a red light on the dash to the left of the steering column with EXT on it . it comes on with the ignition lights and again after startup briefly before going out again. any ideas what it is for?
#1279 of 1973 Re: Turn Signals Don't Work [cob]
Apr 17, 2006 (11:02 am)
I have had a a similar problem. One day the left signal started clicking faster then the right. It seemed the directional (rear) was burnt out. I replaced the bulb, but it still clicks much faster than normally it would. Both the inside directional and the external flashing are very quick. It does not even seem like I have my directional signal on it clicks so fast. Any ideas?