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1997 Chevrolet Astro Van engine problems

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1997 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 251997

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Driver's side rear window will not stay open, clips that should hold it up are blocked by material, window slams shut when going over a bump. Transmission went out at 45000 miles. Oil leak, dealer ordered axle output shaft seal and crankshaft sensor. Electric fuel pump replaced due to vehicle cutting and would crank, but would not star. Oil pressure gauge erratic, dealer replaced oil pressure sender. Front brakes and pads were replaced, rotors were resurfaced. Consumer states there is play in the steering, dealer replaced both idler arms and reset toe in. Power door locks inoperable, dealer replaced power door lock switch. Power window inoperable, dealer replaced power window switch. Shifter was hard to move, dealer replaced shift cable. Gas pedal binds at times, dealer ordered throttle cable and replaced accelerator cable. Driver seta seems loose when braking, dealer ordered driver seat track assembly and replaced driver seat adjuster. PCM fuse kept blowing out, dealer removed engine cover and traced wire harness, repaired shorted harness at the rear of the transmission.

- Seaford, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 261999

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Accelerator cable wire started to unwined and got stuck in the sleeve around the cable, causing the accelerator to be wide open. Dealer has been contacted.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

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