1996 Chevrolet Astro Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Chevrolet Astro
Verified by mechanics, reported by drivers like you
Ask a mechanic in our community
Never overpay. Check prices with our estimator
Our experts translate recalls into plain English
1996 Chevrolet Astro ProblemsInternal Faults in Distributor Can Cause Engine Problems
The distributor may develop internal faults. This can cause a rough running engine or stalling condition, the Check Engine Light may or may not illuminate. Our technicians tell us that the distributor should be overhauled or replaced to correct this concern.
Vehicles equipped whit a 4 speed automatic transmission may develop a harsh 1-2 shift and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light with code P1870 stored. This can be caused by wear of the bore for the TCC isolator and regulator valves in the valve body. This condition does not commonly occur until the transmission reaches normal operating temperature. If the valve body is worn, replacement will be necessary to correct this concern.
On vans with rear AC, the AC may stop blowing cold air due to a damaged AC line near the back of the engine. It is common for these lines to rub on the engine block, causing a hole in the line and a refrigerant leak.
1996 Chevrolet Astro QuestionsNew wires new plugs new distributor cap and button runing bad and missing (2 answers)
96 chavey astro van hard to start
its occuring now
any speed, only does it when brakes are pushed hard.