Chevrolet Astro owners manuals
- Outside Door Handles May Fail
- Door Locks Stop Running
- ABS Light caused by Brake System Control Unit Malfunction
- Rear AC On Vans May Cease Working
- Power Brake Units Can Leak Fluid From Hydro-Boost Unit
- Substitute Fuel Filter Each 30,000 to Limit Fuel Pump Failure
- Power Window Motors May Break From Overheating
The Chevrolet Astro is a van that was produced and sold by the Chevrolet division of American carmaker GM from 1985 through 2005. Marketed beside the GMC Safari, the Astro was sold in many forms, counting passenger minivan and cargo van.
The Astro and Safari shared the General Motors M platform, using a rear-wheel-drive chassis. They were manufactured by the Baltimore Assembly plant and would be the last model line made by the facility. In total, roughly over 3 million Astros and Safaris were built from 1985 through 2005.
The Astro was powered by a 4.3-liter V6 engine delivering 190 hp and 250 pound-feet of torque. Originally, GM offered a default five-speed manual transmission, but nearly all vans were marketed with a four-speed automatic that shortly became the only transmission present. Old vans were only rear-wheel-drive, but in 1990 Chevrolet added the option of all-wheel drive. Properly equipped, the towing capacity was 6,000 pounds with either powertrain.
Chevrolet Astro known problems
Some of the common problems or complaints owners have about the Chevrolet Astro are: