1997 Chevrolet Astro Overview


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1997 Chevrolet Astro Overview

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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    How To Disassemble A 97 Awd Rear Differential

    I am trying to rebuild my rearend(pinion shaft and bearing are shot) Ive got the axles out c-clips removed ring gear bolts and retainers removed but cant get spyder gears out so that I can complete te...

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    What Makes A Van Ride For 30 Mins And Then Shuts Off And Wite 30 Mins And I...

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    When I apply the brakes my vehicle shudders the abs light stays on ,and now I get a popping noise when I apply the brakes

    17 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)

    My 1997 Astro Engine Turns Over Fine, But It Does Not Start

    I ran out of gas ealier in the day but drove with no issues after that, the next morning the engine just turned over but vehicle will not start.

    495 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 years ago)

    Torqu Converter Has Big Gap Between Itslelf And Flywheel.... Why? Its Not ...

    I just finished installing a transmission for my 97 Chev Astro 2wd 4.3 L V6. The tranny that was in there was not of the original... there were some things that were modded to work. However the one I ...

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