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2001 Chevrolet Astro Question: Does the timing belt need replacement, if so at how many miles?

 

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Visitor, 4.3L V6, Diamond Bar, CA, March 23, 2010, 10:44

How often do you change the timing belt? or the water pump?

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, March 23, 2010, 13:12
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    The 4.3L V6 on the Astro Van has a timing chain, and only needs attention if it is noisy.

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    hemicuda March 23, 2010, 14:15
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    The water pump usually isn't changed until it begins to leak or can't perform

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    witteone January 11, 2012, 17:45
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    Have a 2002 astro van. It has been a good one. Very few problems for over 100.000 miles.
    Finally changed the water pump and fan belt with 155,000 miles on it.
    My brother has a 2006 astro van and samething for him. It now has 225,000 miles and it is still going strong!
    To bad they quit making them. I have had 4 and none were any trouble!!

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