2003 Chevrolet Astro Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Chevrolet Astro
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2003 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.
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.
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.
2003 Chevrolet Astro QuestionsNew battery new alternator gauges still read the same no change engine kill batt (2 answers)
I've had a new alternator bench testing the batteries charged fine but I pull the plug off the battery in the battery cuts out the engine doesn't run smooth I pull the battery fuse and the lights go away in the engine runs better but I pull the battery terminal and it still cuts off I don...
My rear AC works sporadically. When it works it cools fine, when it doesn't it won't blow at all. Sometimes you can shut the front doors hard and it will come on but not always.
2003 Chevrolet Astro RecallsBall Joints May Separate Due to Premature Wear
An interference fit between the lower ball joint rubber boot and the steering knuckle may cause the rubber boot to be cut. This would allow entry of water, dirt, salt, or other contaminants, possibly leading to premature wear. Failure from premature wear could lead to separation of the steering knuckle and lower control arm, which would cause the vehicle to drop at the affected corner. Vehicle handling and braking could be compromised, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the steering knuckles. The recall began April 8, 2004. The GM recall number is 03044.