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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Astro Van engine problems

engine problem

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1996 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 262002

Astro Van

  • miles


While driving the belt tensioner flew off the front of the engine, I lost power steering, all brakes, and dash was out. This is a very dangerous situation that will cause loss of life sometime. Something should be done about it's a very poor design I have not seen anything like this before. If the belt brakes or the pully come's off your in big trouble. Not only for your life but life of other's too. Something has to be done about it. I intend on contacting General Motors soon. Thank you for your website.

- Newark, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 201997

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving the vehicle loses all power which causes loss of control. Cause unknown.

- Oak Ridge, TN, USA

problem #1

May 011996

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine failed, causing oil leak.

- Orange, CA, USA

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