1996 Chevrolet Astro Overview

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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 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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    rywatson76
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    Today I Drove To Gas Station Left Van Running While I Put Gas.after I Finis...

    256 views with 5 answers (last answer 3 years ago)
    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...

    216 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 years ago)
    MrsHolliday_22312
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    Why Does My 1996 Chevy Astro Van Make A Loud Pop When I Go Around Corners W...

    The van creaks and squeaks when we are turning and going at low speeds...suspension issue? Please help

    41 views with 3 answers (last answer about a year ago)
    96astro
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    Is There A Chip For More Hp For This Van?

    Is there a chip for more horsepower for this van?

    292 views with 1 answer (last answer 9 years ago)
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    The Last To Replies ( Thanks For Trying ) Refer To A Different Seat, Does A...

    149 views with 1 answer (last answer 9 years ago)