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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...
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Pickup coil shield missing on new distributor.
There is more than one manufacturer of distributors or its internal components and will operate the same way but have some small different changes that do not affect the performance of the part. You should not have any problems without...
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Unable to start after it rains or misfires until the engine heats up in high moisture conditions
Hey there. This misfire no-start in wet or damp weather is going to be caused by the ignition system of the engine. In order to isolate the cause you can remove the inside engine cover and then start the van....
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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...
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I had a leak in my lower radiator hose so I changed it. Now the car won't start now and the Check Engine Light is on.
Hello, lets start with the basics: since the Check Engine Light is on, what problem codes are set? The codes are your friend - will make diagnosis much easier. Do you have spark at the spark plugs while cranking? If...
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I have a starter/solenoid/starter system failure
Hello, the whirring sound is a mechanical failure possibly created from an electrical fault. The starter solenoid controls power to and starter and moves a starter drive assembly into a ring gear (flex Plate). It is two gears that mesh...
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Can bad ball joints cause the wheels to have a lot of play from side to side?
You may be feeling the steering moving back and forth since you have both tires off the ground. Try to only have one tire off the ground at a time and see if you still feel the movement. If you...
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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.
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The serpentine belt
You will need to replace the tensioner and pulley. The tensioner can cause the misalignment and over tight belt damaging it.
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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...
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Where is the fuel pressure regulator located at
The regulator is below the upper intake manifold assembly. There are quite a few steps involved and exceptional care has to be taken during replacement to ensure that there are no leaks on re-assembly. If the car has over 150,000...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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