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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Astro Van suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 182000

Astro Van 4WD

  • miles


I own a 1990 Chevrolet Astro (van) and a 1998 Astro. The 1998 van is 18 inches longer then the 1990. The extra 18 inches were added to the same suspension as the 1990 Astro. The 1998 Astro has a bad sway to the rear suspenison weather you have slowed to turn into to a drive way or making a curve on the highway this van would still be rocking after you had completed this task. I have never been car sick in my life but sitting in the third seat would make you feel ill. On the 18th of Feb. My worst nightmare come true while travling over a mt.pass(Oregon hwy #20) I hit a patch of black ice I did all the right thing but the rear of that van had it own agenda. Witness state that they were shocked on how the rear of the van rocked or swayed the way it did and that were lucky that it did not roll. I have been talking with owners of this same type of van and most of them feel the same about the rear suspension. One person also stated that they had heard that there is some type of repair kit out to correct this problem. That is news to me!!! if this is so it sure would have saved seven people alot of pain and suffering. In the end when this accident is over the cost should be over $50,000 dollars. I have also lost a small part of my there a site that I can find out the types of accidents that this van have been in (or caused) or if this issue is a problem that has a repair kit out on the market? thank you for your time the wise family.

- Redmond, OR, USA

problem #1

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Slip joint makes noise.

- La Habra, CA, USA

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