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1996 Chevrolet Astro Van drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1996 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 292001

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


ABS light is on, and when brakes are applied stopping distance is not normal. Dealer has been contacted. Consumer has had numerous repairs on vehicle, differential was overhauled, windshield wipers work intermittenly, fule injection system was repaired, ignition switch cylinder was replaced, as well as alternator, the entire ABS system has been rebuilt, consumer states rattle sound from front of engine drivebelt was replaced as well as tensioner, also fule/air filter was replaced. Automatic transmission was replaced. Front and rear shocks were replaced.

- Garden Grove, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 031998

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Differential unit failed while driving. Consumer intermittently would hear a clonking noise from the rear of vehicle; vehicle was taken to dealer on three occasions, and was informed that nothing could be found. Differential is inoperative, and dealer repaired problem, paid part of the cost.

- Man, WI, USA

problem #1

Mar 011996

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Differential ring and pinion gear failed 5 times.

- Santa Maria, CA, USA

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