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1998 Chevrolet Astro

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1998 Chevrolet Astro Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

The outside door handles are prone to breaking—all doors are affected by this condition.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The power door locks may stop working in one or more doors due to a failed actuator. Replacement of the failed actuator should correct this concern.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

A door window may move slowly or stop in mid travel due to a failing power window motor. The affected window may start working again after the motor cools off. Replacing the faulty window motor will commonly correct this concern.

Brakes -- Verified

Power brake systems using "hydro-boost" may leak power steering fluid from the hydro-boost unit located behind the brake master cylinder. Replacement of the hydro-boost unit is the common repair to correct this concern.

1998 Chevrolet Astro Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., January 21, 1999

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINI VANS EQUIPPED WITH INTEGRATED DUAL CHILD SEATS. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES MAY BE MISSING A SEAT BELT RETRACTOR CLUTCH SPRING AND/OR PAWL SPRING IN THE CHILD SEAT. IF THE CLUTCH SPRING WAS MISSING, THE SEAT BELT WOULD LOCK IN THE RETRACTED POSITION AND COULD NOT BE USED. IF THE PAWL SPRING WAS MISSING, THE SEAT BELT RESTRAINT WOULD CONTINUALLY PLAY OUT AND WOULD NOT LOCK.

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Body, Interior & Misc., June 27, 2001

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINI VANS. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION." THE "FASTEN SAFETY-BELT" AUDIBLE WARNING OCCASIONALLY MAY NOT COME ON OR MAY TERMINATE IN LESS THAN FOUR SECONDS AS REQUIRED BY THE STANDARD.

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Body, Interior & Misc., April 24, 2003

Summary: CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, MINI VANS, AND PICKUP TRUCKS MAY DEVELOP A SHORT CIRCUIT IN THE ELECTRIC OUTSIDE REARVIEW MIRROR SWITCH.

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1998 Chevrolet Astro Questions and Answers

dURANGO_1, 1998 Chevrolet Astro, Hinesville, GA

How do you take play out of steering gear box of a 98 Astro van

dURANGO_1, 1998 Chevrolet Astro, Hinesville, GA

How do you take play out of steering gear box of a 98 Astro van

Tie rod, drag link, idler arm was inspected and check out good. This is the reason why I think the gear box has too much play

Podhalan, 1998 Chevrolet Astro, Blaine, WA

I have a relay hard time with this one.
The van won’t start and stay running. I can start it and make it run for 2 to 5 seconds at a time by first pumping accelerator pedal a few times. With out t...

Frugalfolk, 1998 Chevrolet Astro, Milford, CT

Is price quote for both or each tie rod end

Frugalfolk, 1998 Chevrolet Astro, Milford, CT

Dealer quotes $560 to replace both idler arms. Seems a bit high? No listing on site for idler arms

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1998 Chevrolet Astro Reviews

At the age of 19 i got my first Astro Van that was an 87. I drove this one for 5 years and the only problem i had was the horse shoe braket on the front of the motor broke due to rough driving. 6 years after selling this one i have now bought a 1998 astro and will never let this one go. i love the fact that of the mini van world the astro is built like a truck unlike the others. Thank you chevy!

At about 115k the plastic plug protecting the engine from antifreeze and cooling fluid broke and the antifreeze went into the cylinders.
Back window rusted out. Fuel gauge is inaccurate measures 1/8 tank and is empty. From the dealer floor used 1 qt oil every 20000 miles - no smoke oil just gone - a perpetual oil change.
Blower motor intermittent as well as wiper motor.
Fuel lines rusted out and fuel pump just went.

Our van looks just like the one in the picture. Has over 200,000 miles and still going strong. Us it to tow cars, trucks, tractors, travel trailer, etc and would not hesitate to drive to the west coast. Only maintenance are items like oil changes, tires, batteries, generator, brakes, etc. The stuff that wears out has been changed. Great vehicle. :-)

This has been overall, the best vehicle we have ever owned, by far!! Way to go Chevrolet!!

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