1996 Chevrolet Astro Overview

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3 Dr LS AWD Passenger Van Extended
3 Dr LS Passenger Van Extended
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3 Dr LT AWD Passenger Van Extended
3 Dr LT Passenger Van Extended
3 Dr STD AWD Passenger Van Extended
3 Dr STD Passenger Van Extended

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Average User Score

4.25 stars

Based on 4 reviews

1996 Chevrolet Astro Awd by Tony2259
 — This is my family wagen. A 4.3L All wheel drive Vortec engine mated to the famous and highly utilised 4L60e gearbox. This is a wonderful vehicle for long trips. 4 captains seats of beautiful soft le... Read More
Astrong! by Ryan
 — This thing has been a beast! It has over 340,000 kilometers on it and has had no serious repairs. It's had its bumps and bruises, a brand new hatch, and new sliding door, but nothing major mechan... Read More
Chevi Van by Aaron
 — quick on acceleration and a veri good sound sistem, it has not needed ani repairs on it at all, it has a full size bed in the back and leather sits, a for sound sistem and mood lighting, onli does abo... Read More

1996 Chevrolet Astro Overview

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1996 Chevrolet Astro

Ten years after introducing the Astro mini-van, Chevrolet finally added leg room in the front for its 1996 Astro. Also new on 1996 Chevy Astros are
passenger-side airbags, new seats, a new instrument panel, and an improved climate-control system throughout the van with air ducts under the seats. The 1996 Astro also has side window defrosters.

In 1996, Chevrolet reduced the torque by 10 pound-feet on its 4.3L, 190-HP engine. This change caused it to peak at a reduced rpm for improved
driveability.

'96 Chevy Astro owners say the van is spacious and great for hauling and towing. Many report trouble with the transmission, oxygen sensors, front torsion bars, and fuel pump. If you want to take advantage of the maximum cargo space, you must remove two heavy seats; owners report that this is no easy task. Some complain of poor visibility when backing up.

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Chevrolet Astro Questions

Laura C Sloan
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Need To Know Whats Happens If Your Front Shock Blews Or If Your Torquesion ...

I have a 1996 AWD astro van..I was driving down the road and heard a pop and then my driverside front dropped to 1/2 inch off from touching my tire. When I look under the vehicle all looks good and in...

120 views with 2 answers (last answer about a year ago)
rywatson76
0

Today I Drove To Gas Station Left Van Running While I Put Gas.after I Finis...

162 views with 5 answers (last answer about a year ago)
andyit
25

Gas Consumption Is Higher

my astro 96 its realy clean and runs smooth ,but since last two week it takes too much gas.What i have to do to solve this problem.Thank you .

200 views with 2 answers (last answer 6 years ago)
krisal
5

Awd Or Not???

we just purchased a 1996 Astro van. I'm unsure how to tell if it's an "AWD" or not! It is an LS edition....can you tell me how?

234 views with 1 answer (last answer 6 years ago)
96astro
0

Is There A Chip For More Hp For This Van?

Is there a chip for more horsepower for this van?

268 views with 1 answer (last answer 7 years ago)