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Most Common 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 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...

3 Known 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.
Vehicles equipped whit a 4 speed automatic transmission may develop a harsh 1-2 shift and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light with code P1870 stored. This can be caused by wear of the bore fo...
Our technicians highly recommend that the transmission is serviced every 30,000 miles to avoid problems and maintain optimal operating order.

3 Known 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...

10 Known 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 intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Our technicians tell ...

5 Known Chevrolet Astro Exhaust & Emissions Problems

Illumination of the Check Engine Light may be the result of a loose or worn gas cap.
4.3L V6 multi-port FI only The exhaust gas recirculation valve (EGR) may stick open causing a rough idle and the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Our technicians tell us that a piece of carbon may...
The oxygen sensor can fail causing Check Engine Light illumination and the engine to run rich (burn more fuel than normal).

2 Known 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 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 Chevrolet Astro Miscellaneous Problem

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

1 Known 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 Chevrolet Astro Problems & Complaints

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.
4.3L V6 multi-port FI only The exhaust gas recirculation valve (EGR) may stick open causing a rough idle and the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Our technicians tell us that a piece of carbon may...
The oxygen sensor can fail causing Check Engine Light illumination and the engine to run rich (burn more fuel than normal).
The EGR valve may stick open causing a rough idle and the Check Engine Light light to illuminate. Our technicians tell us that a piece of carbon may become stuck in the valve causing this problem...
A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. The engine may overheat as a result of the coolant loss. A leaking water pump should be replaced.
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.
The spark plug wire rubber boots may get soaked with oil, causing a misfire or rough idle.
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...
The alternator may fail, causing a "no charge" condition. An internal bearing may also fail and cause an abnormal noise. If the vehicle is driven too long with a failed bearing, the alternator may ...
Timing gears may wear causing a mild to severe knocking noise from the front of the engine. Replacement of the timing gears is necessary.
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