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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 #1

Sep 011998

Astro Van

  • miles


Between 50-65mph the rear end has a loud humming sound low sound - talked to another customer who frank parra has tried to solve their problem. Brown funeral home buys a number of Astros. Problems with their 97 and 98 - same thing. Frank parra tried to cure by balancing drive shaft and putting a weight on the exhaust to no avail. Can you help. Really annoying.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

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