1997 Chevrolet Astro Overview


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

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Average User Score

4.35 stars

Based on 9 reviews

Astro Vans Never Die by garyworkman
 — I bought my first Astro Van new in 1986. The only real problem we ever experienced over a 15 year period was that we had some freeze plugs go early on. I really can't say enough about these vehicles. ... Read More
Great by Verla
 — great for hauling and trips. We have pulled a trailer since day one. It has done great. It has been very reliable. Low cost repairs. It is great for hauling people and stuff. We love it for trips... Read More
Astro by Sean
 — i love that i finally got a van and it has dutch doors in the back its paid off and its got power and is so comptible to drive and it has low miles for the year and is nice to go to the drive in in. Read More

1997 Chevrolet Astro Overview

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1997 Chevrolet Astro

The 1997 Chevy Astro mini-van introduced an anti-theft system, entry and exit lighting inside, and daytime running lights on the front and back exterior. Chevrolet improved the steering and the
problematic transmission, making steering and shifting smoother.

The 1997 Astros also had composite headlights and a new grille, which had previously been only on its more expensive trims. As with previous models, they had 4.3-liter, 6-cylinder engines.

Owners rave about its comfort and practicality for long trips hauling lots of stuff (including motorcycles and boats). However, many owners cite expensive maintenance issues, such as the window
motors and (according to one owner-reviewer) "everything electric."  Owners also complain of poor gas mileage and poor reliability.


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Chevrolet Astro Questions


How To Replace Heater Control Valve

where do the 6 hoses connect from to the heater control valve

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How To Replace Alternator

removed belt, engine cover, and 2 front bolts and I'm stuck. Can't get alternator out. Can't find bolt in back- doe 97 have one? HELP

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