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


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,000 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Astro Van suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 112004

Astro Van 4WD 6-cyl

  • 87,000 miles


While braking at low speed the ABS would cause extended stopping distance. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. Front wheel speed sensor replaced. Left front window hangs when going up. Window tracke lubed. Pads and rotors replaced. Rer brake adjusted. Brake pedal kicked up when almost to a stop. Replaced brake calipers/rotors/ backing plates and removed sensors and cleaned rust build up on sensor and hub assemblies. Both idler amrs and front and rear shocks were replaced due to front end play.

- Cranberry Township, PA, USA

problem #2

Jul 032001

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While making turns or accelerating from a stop a loud metallic noise will occur, coming from driver's side. Dealer cannot determine cause.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #1

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle experiencing suspension failure. Vehicle constantly pulling to the right while driving.

- Sierra Mad, CA, USA

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