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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,667 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Astro Van drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1998 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 152003

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles


Cannot get air throught vents in dash, all controls work properly vacuum actuator moves, there is vacuum at the swithc, no one knows the answer paint on gas door bubbling and looks like it is going to fall off transmission shifted hard into 2nd gear since we bought it ( 54000kms) finally started to slip, bought used trans and had it installed, quoted $3000 to rebuild, dealer was past even belief. ABS comes on when coming to a stop every time. Lf front sensor reads O mph when other sensors read movement causing it to assume a skid situation, replaced sensor at $205 no better, does not set code in computer according to mechanic. Pulled fuse. Has had vibration in driveline since purchased no one can find anything sugeestion range from replace all U joints, did some of them no better to replace rear end. It is not possible in nova scotia to obtain a blasting permit to blow up your car even if you take precautions and hire a professional. I have never in 40 years of driving some bad stuff from old english cars to Transport trucks with more miles than there are numbers, ever had this kind of problem, most things can be fixed. You have never lived until you have taken the whole dash apart on one of these, the vehicle was designed by madmen.

- Nova Scotia, UN, USA

problem #2

May 152001

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles
Van shifts from 1st to 2nd realy hard. When I tried to get it repaired nothing was done except for a fluid change. The van still had the same problems. I only attemped two times because I cant aford to pay that much money and the problem to not get fixed. The air and heat only blowes out on the passenger side.

- Sims, AR, USA

problem #1

Apr 031999

Astro Van

  • miles
Consumer stated that, this will be the fith time she is going to take vehicle for repair on the transmission, because shift by itself.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

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