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power steering no retrun
If you are having issues with your power steering system, I would recommend having your power steering pump, hoses, and gearbox inspected for proper function. If your power steering system has a leak, this can cause the systems performance to...
Missing on cyl 1,3,5.
Hello. No spark for an entire bank, or side of the engine, can be caused by a few different things. If cylinders 1, 3, and 5 are all experiencing the same issue I would consider the possibility of a faulty...
how many bolts is there on the A/C compressor on a 95 astro van?
You will have a hidden bolt on the very back of the compressor. The bolt is a small L bracket bolted to engine and back of compressor.
Q: The serpentine belt
You will need to replace the tensioner and pulley. The tensioner can cause the misalignment and over tight belt damaging it.
Q: Wont start
Hello, thank you for writing in. At this point you may be facing more than one issue. Due to the multiple attempts at starting, the battery has likely been drained, which is why you are not experiencing any form of...
After numerous no-starts on rainy days I've decided to replace the distributor cap, rotor, sparkplugs & wires.
Hi there. What made you determine that the parts you stated were the cause of the no start? If these parts fail, an engine drivability concern quickly follows. I do not feel confident that replacing these parts will alleviate the...
How much to replace intake manifold gasket on 1999 chevy astro van 4.3 engine?
On your model, it probably takes around 4 hours to replace both the upper and lower intake manifold gaskets but if you have rear A/C it is somewhat longer. A gasket kit is necessary because other gasketed parts are removed...
I have a 93 chevy astro and im not getting spark to from my ignition coil
There is a problem on the primary side of the ignition circuit. If your distributor was not replaced and contains a Hall effect pick-up assembly that can be tested using a self powered “indicator light” that is made for this...
My car wont go above 40 mph,has a burning smell,and has a noise?
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like you may have a clogged catalytic converter. The catalytic converter converts toxic exhaust gases into less harmful pollutants that are suitable to be expelled into the atmosphere. When the catalytic converter is...
Q: Leaking antifreeze
Hi There, The heater hose leaking may not immediately cause damage, however depending on how severe the leak is, the coolant may be leaking out at a pace that could cause engine damage or overheating relatively quickly. I would not...
What brand rotors and pads should I use on my 2000 Chevrolet Astro Van
Hello. If you want to use the best quality products then you want to make sure that you are purchasing premium parts. They do not always need to be American made as there are some import products that are good...
Had intake gasket repaired and know 97 astro won't hold idle with mapping plug undone runs fine
Hi there. In many cases, a problem as you've described is caused by a vacuum line that is not properly attached. It could also be a problem with the electrical harness connected to the mass air flow sensor that is...
Q: Transmission does not shift properly
What you are describing is often a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer...
93 chevy Astro won't start
If the engine cranks at adequate RPM, be sure there is adequate fuel in the fuel tank and that the fuel is not older than 3 months. Download any OBD-I trouble codes that have been stored and examine those codes...
Is there away to test if the temperature sensor is working?
If your car died while driving and doesn't re-start, it probably isn't because of the temp sensor. In the rare occasions that a temp sensor could cause a car to shut off, it will be because the circuit is open...
Why Doesn't My Brake lights Work And I Changed The Brake light Switch
Hi there. It sounds like you may have either a blown fuse or a broken wire. Check and replace the fuses/relays as necessary. It may be necessary to check for battery voltage with a digital volt/ohm meter at the brake...
How to fix a locked brake
To fix something like this, the caliper (particularly the piston in the caliper bore) and sliding pins that connect to the brake torque plate should be carefully inspected. Those parts may be sticking. Also, the brake pads could be sticking...
Where are the fuses for a 2005 Astro van
Hi there. The fuse box on a 2005 Chevrolet Astro van is located under the hood, near the back of the engine, on the driver side. It's contained inside a "black box" that has a few clips on the box...
Oil pressure switch was just changed in a 1997 Cherolet Astro Van, the pressure gauge has always read around 40, now reads 80. The
Hi Diana. Thanks for contacting us today. Usually when the engine oil is overfilled, it will cause excessive oil pressure to build inside the engine. This is probably why the gauge is reading 80 now. In regards to how this...
Is there an adjustment on the oil pressure switch?
There are generally three types of oil pressure sending units. The earlier model vehicles were designed where the switch is mounted in the output side of the oil pump to which a connecting tube is attached. This links up to...

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