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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,157 miles

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1997 Chevrolet Astro Van exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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1997 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 182005

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,470 miles


While driving 70 mph vehicle commenced to lose speed. Vehicle would not accelerate more then 20-25 mph. Consumer was able to drive the vehicle to the dealer, who informed consumer that the oxygen sensor/ egr valve, and the catalytic converter malfunctioned. The consumer stated that the oxygen sensor/ egr valve, and the catalytic converter melted down. The engine light was on.

- Flat Rock, MI, USA

problem #2

Jun 202000

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Was coming to a stop light & started to apply brakes, and brake pedal went to the floor. Had no brakes. Did not hit anything. Had vehicle towed to dealer. Mechanic indicated that egr valve was opened due to carbon built up. Brake problem could be repaired, but could also reappear.

- Chautauqua, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 011998

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Egr valve failed.

- Fort Washi, MD, USA

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