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2003 Chevrolet Astro Problems

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Most Common 2003 Chevrolet Astro Problems

The outside door handles are prone to breaking—all doors are affected by this condition.
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.
The Anti-lock brake system (ABS) control unit may fail internally causing the ABS warning light to illuminate.
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2 Known 2003 Chevrolet Astro Brakes Problems

The Anti-lock brake system (ABS) control unit may fail internally causing the ABS warning light to illuminate.
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...

2 Known 2003 Chevrolet Astro Drive Train Problems

A fluid leak may develop from the transmission output shaft seal. This leak may cause the transmission mount to become oil soaked and require replacement of the mount along with the leak repair.
Our technicians highly recommend that the transmission is serviced every 30,000 miles to avoid problems and maintain optimal operating order.

3 Known 2003 Chevrolet Astro Electrical & Lights Problems

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.
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...
The headlight switch used on the Chevrolet Astro is known to fail through normal operation. Since the headlight switch is also integrated into the interior lights, a malfunctioning switch can cause...

4 Known 2003 Chevrolet Astro Engine Problems

The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.
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 distribu...
The spark plugs should be replaced every 100,000 miles. Our technicians recommend replacing the spark plug wires also at this time.

1 Known 2003 Chevrolet Astro Exhaust & Emissions Problem

Illumination of the Check Engine Light may be the result of a loose or worn gas cap.

2 Known 2003 Chevrolet Astro Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

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 an...
Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.

1 Known 2003 Chevrolet Astro Maintenance Problem

Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.

1 Known 2003 Chevrolet Astro Miscellaneous Problem

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

1 Known 2003 Chevrolet Astro Suspension & Steering Problem

The idler arm, pitman arm, or center steering link may wear and cause excess play in the steering. If any of these components are replaced, the front end alignment should be checked.

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Known 2003 Chevrolet Astro Problems & Complaints

The Anti-lock brake system (ABS) control unit may fail internally causing the ABS warning light to illuminate.
The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.
The idler arm, pitman arm, or center steering link may wear and cause excess play in the steering. If any of these components are replaced, the front end alignment should be checked.
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...
A fluid leak may develop from the transmission output shaft seal. This leak may cause the transmission mount to become oil soaked and require replacement of the mount along with the leak repair.
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...
The headlight switch used on the Chevrolet Astro is known to fail through normal operation. Since the headlight switch is also integrated into the interior lights, a malfunctioning switch can cause...
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 distribu...
Our technicians highly recommend that the transmission is serviced every 30,000 miles to avoid problems and maintain optimal operating order.
The spark plugs should be replaced every 100,000 miles. Our technicians recommend replacing the spark plug wires also at this time.
Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.
Illumination of the Check Engine Light may be the result of a loose or worn gas cap.
Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.
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.
The outside door handles are prone to breaking—all doors are affected by this condition.
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