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Print this page Notes: The Chevy Astro is mechanically identical to the GMC Safari.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
110,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1997 Chevrolet Astro Van accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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1997 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #1

May 012002

Astro Van Gladiator 4.3L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles


On rainy days only as I have noticed, there is a dull rattle, rattle, rattle, sound in my front right dash area. After the 3rd rattle sound my check engine light pops on. I can knock it by taking battery terminal off for 1 minute, but after a few weeks or on a cool rainy day it comes back on again. I had the Astro garage to check this out and they couldn't make it do it for them. Does anyone else have this problem?

- , Enterprise, WV, USA

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