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GMC Safari, Chevrolet Astro, Van
Aug 20, 2006 (7:15 am)
I bought my extremely low miles 1993 Chevy Astro from the Air Force. Ever since I bought it it has belched white smoke, not when I first start it, but after a short trip. I assumed that the valve seals were leaking from lack of use, so I just finished replacing all the intake and exhaust valve seals. Did not (ouch) fix the problem. The big question, is the white smoke from water or oil in the exhaust? And how is it getting in there? The van has full power, so even though I have not done a compression check, I doubt it has a head gasket leak.
#1456 of 1973 Re: Driveline vibrations 97 Astro [haulen]
Aug 20, 2006 (8:20 am)
my 2000 astro vibration was at 45-50mph, stepping on brake made it worse and pedal and steering affected, after several other attempts, dealer found front brake hose had colapsing inside liner, caused brake on one side to hang up
#1457 of 1973 cruise "out of" control
Aug 20, 2006 (8:55 am)
2000 awd astro, after cruise control use, braking or turning off CC, the engine idles at 30-35mph, makes braking at off ramp or toll booth very dangerous after turning engine off; back to normal after restart.???
#1458 of 1973 Re: suspension lifts for SLX AWD? [terribletim]
Aug 20, 2006 (11:01 am)
Check out www.overlandvans.com
They have what you are looking for. 2”-12 lift for astro and savanna.
#1459 of 1973 Re: Old 87 GMC Safari [rompinreggie]
Aug 24, 2006 (10:18 am)
you should verify the firing order on this motor. there is a misprint in the astro van engine in the haynes manual. this is exactly what you will get if the firing order in the manual is followed.
#1461 of 1973 interior lights keep blowing 20 amp fuse, where is the free manual
Aug 24, 2006 (11:08 am)
how do you fix this, i bigger fuse, but then the wiring will probably fry, anybody know where to get a free on line auto manual? thanks
#1462 of 1973 2002 Rear defogger
Aug 25, 2006 (5:24 am)
I have a 2002 Astro LT passenger. The rear defogger doesn't work any more. I checked the fuse, which looks OK. The defogger doesn't work, and the light in the switch doesn't go on. The Haynes manual doesn't cover the defogger at all. Any suggestions?
#1463 of 1973 Front Differential leak
Aug 27, 2006 (7:35 am)
I'v got a 94 Safari AWD with 150k miles that has begun to bleed gear oil pretty good when going down the road. It appears to be leaking on the driver's side where the spindle or driver's side wheel shaft meets or goes into the differential. Given that I know next to nothing about differentials or transmissions, is this leaking seal anything I could tackle myself or would I be looking at taking out the entire differential in order to fix the leak? Also if anyone else has had any experience with having this fixed.........what kind of money am I looking at to have repaired?