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GMC Safari, Chevrolet Astro, Van
#1341 of 1972 Re: Chevy Astro AWD [drumcircle]
May 13, 2006 (4:19 pm)
I bought a 2000 awd Astro 2 years back. Good handling in Pennsylvania weather but have problems with ABS brake system. Pull ABS fuse and brakes work well. A mechanic said it was a sensor problem but I just had a similar problem with my 2002 Chevy Blazer and they replaced the computer board. I think I'd suggest looking at something else. When mfg. don't correct problems year after year or offer a help line for we backyard mechanics, I say "let them all go under"! They are not loyal to us, why be loyal to them? ANYONE KNOW WHERE THE ABS BOARD IS LOCATED IN A 2000 ASTRO AWD???
#1342 of 1972 TELL THEM WHAT YOU THINK
May 13, 2006 (4:26 pm)
I suggest that we start a campaign to let the "big three" auto makers know that if they want us to buy their products, they need to offer us support here in the field. Not everyone can afford to constantly drop money at the dealers while they try to fix a problem that has been around for years. I would be loyal to any mfg that would step up and offer an "after market" hand at resolving issues. I didn't buy their vehicle to make the dealer rich on service and parts! What say you???
#1344 of 1972 Re: 1990 Chevy Astro won't run [dreamcatcher2]
May 16, 2006 (8:57 am)
I have a 98 Astro 4.3L V6. Sounds familiar. Mine would do the same thing not to the same exreme as yours but I ended up replacing the coil and problems were fixed. The coil when mine was going bad was not creating the proper amount of spark at the sparkplugs in the cylinders so it would chug now and then and stall out. Hope it helps.
#1345 of 1972 Re: missfire [ldoscher]
May 16, 2006 (9:09 am)
I have a 98 Astro. You will have to take out 2screws one on each side of the console. there are 2 bolts at the bottom also. Once the screws and bolts are off yank the console out a bit. Its only held in by some clamps so just give it a yank. Be careful cuz there is a wire attached to it. Just unclip it. After that grab a 5/8 socket and ratchet. you will need a long, extension. These are located inside the cab but towards the motor up about a foot off the floor. Remove those two bolts and yank that big thing out of there. Cap, Rotor and the camshaft sensor is also called a pick up coil. I just replaced mine had same code, same description. My van still not running right though.
#1347 of 1972 02 Astro with sticky rear hatch door
May 16, 2006 (5:56 pm)
I need some help on how to get inside the rear hatch door of my astro. The last time I used the hatch door, it closed fine but when I went to open it later in the day, the left side wouldn't release. I hear the mechanism working inside but only on the right side. The left side release is not popping for some reason. Any ideas on how to get inside the hatch door? I already tried to attack it from inside the vehicle by removing the two lower screws on the molding but I still can't get the plastic molding off. It looks like there are few other screws that I can't reach when the door is closed. Any suggestions other than the jaws of life?
#1348 of 1972 Astro gear ratio
May 20, 2006 (10:27 am)
I'm not sure how to find the gear ratio on my 99 astro. I wasn't sure what the max tow weight is. The owners manual lists three possible-3.27, 3.42, 3.73. I bought it used and the previous owner didn't know either.
#1350 of 1972 Astro AWD Hopping
May 25, 2006 (3:28 pm)
I have a 2000 Astro AWD. As I turn corners the wheels hop. It feels like the old full time 4 wheel drive truck when you turned corners it hops just not quite so bad. I was told that if it happens when you turn left to change the right front axle. I changed it with no improvement. I have had it to several tire places with no ideas of what to do. Any help...