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1997 Chevrolet Astro Van brakes problems

brakes problem

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1997 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 122002

Astro Van

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My wife and daughter were in the vehicle. My wife was driving. Suddenly, the accelerator stuck in an open position. Close to home and uncertain what to do, my wife was able to get in our driveway at home. The new rear brakes installed a week before were ruined. I had mechanic replace them and a rear brake cylinder also. The stress apparently caused the cylinder to start leaking. My mechanic also investigated the throttle problem. A factory wiring harness strap had broken and flipped around into the throttle linkage. Fortunately, no one was injured. We live in a rural area and traffic was not very heavy. My engine on the other hand is not so fortunate. It seems that it ran at too high an RPM for too long. It has developed a severe engine knock. GM does not seem very interested in hearing about my safety concerns and appeal for repair compensation.

- Gainesville, GA, USA

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