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1996 Chevrolet Astro Van steering problems

steering problem

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1996 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 152001

Astro Van 4WD

  • miles


A metallic noise was heard from front of vehicle. Steering would not function properly. Consumer found the steering mechanism had come undone, that the bolt and nut had come unscrewed and the steering arm unconnected from the steering mechanism. Dealer however, found broken idler steering arm and loose upper ball joints, dealer also stated that a front end alignment was needed. Manufacturer notified.

- Woodinville, WA, USA

problem #4

Sep 012001

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On two occasions, vehicle almost lost steering, due to excessive play in the idle arm, consumer states idle arm fails every 20000 miles.

- Clawson, MI, USA

problem #3

Feb 292000

(reported on)

Astro Van 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Control arm broke, causing the front end to drop which may cause a loss of vehicle control. Also, idler arm broke 5 times. Dealer could not determine the cause of the problem.

- Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 151997

Astro Van 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Idler arms failed causing vibration and premature wear of the tires.

- Kent, IL, USA

problem #1

Sep 011996

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Idle arm failed.

- Riverside, CA, USA

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