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#509 of 629 1998 Astro 1995 Engine?
Jul 10, 2006 (1:34 pm)
I purchased a 1998 astro van a few years ago and have had a number of fuel related problems. I have had to replace the fuel pump twice. The van will not start after sitting for a few hours. If you turn the ignition on but do not start the van for about 2 minutes it will start after a few tries.My mechanic was going to check the fuel injection but it seems that the engine appears to be a 1995 engine instead of the correct motor. He sees no sign of any modifications to indicate that the engine was ever replaced. Is it possible that chevy put a 1995 engine in a 1998 van? I have heard that this happened to a number of vans made in 1995 with 1992 engines.
#510 of 629 Responding to 1998 Astro 1995 Engine!
Jul 10, 2006 (11:24 pm)
I have to begin by answering a question with a question. Did you purchase your chevy used, and if so, did you purchase it from a dealer or private seller?
If you purchased the vehicle from a private seller, it is possible that the engine could have been replaced before you purchased your astro van.
If you purchased your astro van from the dealer as a used vehicle, it is possible that the previous owner could have replaced the engine before trading in the vehicle. I've never experienced this problem with dealerships, but anything is possible.
Concerning your fuel problem, have your mechanic check the fuel pressure while cranking (without starting) the engine with a fuel pressure gauge. Compare the readings with the specs in a repair manual and see if the pressure readings on your mechanic's fuel gauge are within the fuel pressure requirements in the repair manual.
If the pressure readings are ok then you probably should check your injection system for restrictions. (I.E. dirty injecters, fuel pressure regulator etc).
If the readings are low on your mechanic's fuel pressure gauge, then it is possible that there could be a restriction in the fuel filter, and again, it is also possible that the fuel pressure regulator could be defective. Check for trash in the fuel tank and the fuel lines.
One more thing, have the mechanic check to see if there is too much voltage operating the fuel pump. Some fuel systems have a set voltage from the ECM (brain) which is below battery voltage (12 volts). If your fuel pump is receiving too much voltage, it could be the reason why you are replacing your fuel pumps too quickly. It is also possible that the quality of the part (fuel pump) is poor.
I hope this helps. God bless!
#512 of 629 1994 Chev Lumina Van
Jul 11, 2006 (6:50 am)
I have a 1994 Chevy Lumina Van. All of a sudden I can't get it to shift. It seems to be stuck in first gear. Does anyone know if this is a serious problem and should I go to a garage or a transmission shop? Thanx in advance for any advice I receive. Sharon
#513 of 629 98 ASTRO DAUL AIR
Jul 11, 2006 (3:10 pm)
I HAVE 1998 ASTRO THE A/C BLOWS COLD OUT THE DASH BUT NOT THE BACK IT IS FULL OF 134-A ANYBODY GIVE ME ANY HELP OR DIRECTIONS THX
#514 of 629 Re: 2000 Chevy Venture: CD Player and Van Gremlins!! [leppycharms715]
Jul 12, 2006 (6:55 am)
I got the same problem with my 2201 venture the thing I found is to stop playing the thing for a couple of weeks and clean the cd player with one of those cd cleaners if that doesn't work you need to go to the scaryard and get a used one. they go for 75$
#515 of 629 Venture taillight problems!!
Jul 22, 2006 (12:17 pm)
I have a 1999 Venture and when I turn on the right signal and hit the brakes the lights blink like crazy and the radio flashes. If I'm in reverse, sometimes the radio light goes dark and the emergency flash indicator stays lit until I put it in drive. My husband replaced the taillight assembly as it looked to have gotten hot. Also, sometimes but not always, the tranny shifts really hard but if I park it for 10 to 15 minutes, it's O.K. The tranny problem has been going on for about 8,000 miles and the blinker started acting up not long after. It's got 106k on the odometer. Anybody else have these problems? Did you get them resolved? How? Thanks.
#516 of 629 Venture A/C Port?
Jul 22, 2006 (2:51 pm)
Where is the low pressue A/C port on a 99 Venture? I need to reacharge the air conditioning system and can't find the port (sigh).
#517 of 629 Astro Van Transmission
Jul 23, 2006 (2:05 pm)
I have a 1993 Astro Van and my tranny went bad and i bought another astro van transmission for the V6 4.3 Liter Astro Van from a guy who dropped the tranny out of his 1997 Astro. I compared them side by side and the 97 one has a throttle body on it and has different hook ups for the electronics. I was wondering if it is possible to even put the transmission in my 1993 van and if i can, can i get some kind of converter for my electronic hook ups to work on the new transmission or can i cut and splice. Please Help.
#518 of 629 Re: 1994 Chev Lumina Van [tazzyshar51]
Jul 23, 2006 (6:25 pm)
I would have to say a transmission shop. I'm having the same problem with my '95 lumina. It is messing with my head too. I was backing up my driveway and heard a thump. Everything seemed fine and I could still go in reverse. As I left, the van wouldn't shift out of first. I could only drive 20 mph. I just don't understand why I would hear that in reverse and lose 2nd and drive, but not reverse.