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


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1998 Chevrolet Astro Van drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1998 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 201999

Astro Van 4WD

  • miles


At 35,000 miles had idle arm replaced, bad wheel alignment caused lose of four tires, at 40,000 had two idle arms and differential replaced.

- Holland, MI, USA

problem #1

Dec 121998

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
This rear differential unit has been replaced 3 time as a whole unit and three times it was tried to be repaired and the problem still has started when the vehicle was new(12000) miles, and it is still ongoing.the dealer and the factory has been contacted and are unwilling to help.please let me know if im the only one with rear end problems on my Astro van, because thats what the dealer and factory tells me!! thank you in advance for your help!!

- Brea, CA, USA

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