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1997 Chevrolet Astro Van cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1997 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 162002

Astro Van 4WD

  • miles


I have had a number of problems with this vehicle: Both the left and right power windor motors; replace the key remote, both idler arms, front brake pad at 37,000 miles, serpentime belt, power steering pump - replaced twice, had to fix oil cooler lines twice, replaced distributor/rotor; replaced lower gasket due to intake manifold leak, and fuel pump modual. All of this was done before my car had 57,000 miles. The dealer has been very fair and repaired at low or now cost. I have had two trips shortened due to breakdowns and have spent over $1,500 on repairs not covered under warrenty or by the dealer. This is in addition to normal maintenance (oil and filter, four new tires, and transmission fluid and filter). I am concerned as to "what is next" and when the dealer when no longer be able to fix these problems at low cost to me.

- Willmar, MN, USA

problem #1

Sep 092001

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • miles
Coolant line rubbed up against the engine block and wore a hole in it. The new line has been redesigned to avoid the contact. The windshield wipers intermittently stops and has happened at least 15 times. The fuel gauge stopped working, reads full for 20 minutes then slowly comes down, dealer replaced the tank gauge

- St. Augustine, FL, USA

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