How often do you change the timing belt? or the water pump?
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2001 Chevrolet Astro Question: Does the timing belt need replacement, if so at how many miles?
Answer #1Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, March 23, 2010, 13:12Master
The 4.3L V6 on the Astro Van has a timing chain, and only needs attention if it is noisy.
Answer #2hemicuda March 23, 2010, 14:15Master
The water pump usually isn't changed until it begins to leak or can't perform
witteone January 11, 2012, 17:45Rookie
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!!