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1996 Chevrolet Astro Overview

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

'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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    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?

    Why Would I Have Water Coming Out My Oil Pan?

    went to drain the oil first thing that came out was water then ugly oil,also i removed a spark plug and water came out,what could be going on?

    Why Would It Be Rocking Back And Forth

    driving on fwy and it start to rock ugly like someone in the back jumping up n down where i pull to the slow lane go 55 ok but then again,feels like im on a boat in the ocean,almost got sea sick lol

    What Of Oil Do I Need For A 1996 Chevy Astro 4.3 L

    what type of oil do I need for a 1996 Chevy Astro 4.3 L

    Advanced Ignition

    hi, i have a problem with my 4.3 vortec engine. the distributor is properly installed, but im having a problem with the advancing of the ignition. when it idles it is telling me that its at -20 degr...