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2000 chevy astro I've bought it new and had braking problems forever it seems. I took the ABS fuse out and now works great. I just replaced lower ball joint and very expensive wheel bearing, changed the fluid in rear punkin and front differential and turning is now worse than ever. I thought maybe it was an axle but I will try changing fluid in transfer case before I go tearing ... Read More
i have a 2001 chevy astro all wheel drive with 151000 miles on it in June driving from my parents house came to a stop sign went to take off the van would not go. tried twice then tranny let out two big bangs then it took off, going down the road the tranny shifted funny and it would not go into overdrive, i got it home and went to leave ... Read More
My rear ac doesn't work on the van. I was told it was the rear ac switch that needs replaced but I do not know where it is located.
If you still have that diagram for the vac hose could you please send it to me via email
I would also like a copy of that diagram. Is it possible that you could send me a copy of it as well? Thanks for all you help on this topic. send to: email@example.com
Hi ohmickey63, Just post your email address for me and I will email you the vacuum diagram and the information on how to fix the problem.
I'm having same fan thru defrost vents only problem with my Astro van. Could you maybe help me out as well? Thanks so much.
Could you please e-mail me the vacuum diagram at firstname.lastname@example.org
Could you please forward that vacuum hose diagram to email@example.com Thanks in advance.
bdar- I have a 2004 chevy astro with the same problem. The hvac is stuck on distributing air through the defrost. It changes the type of air output (max ac, ac, vent air) but won't move the flaps to change the output direction. If you could e-mail the solution to me that would be great... babcock.tony at gmail.com
Thank you for sending the drawing and for taking the time to detail the repair. Very helpful and very appreciated!
Can someone please email me the diagram also. This has been an ongoing issue with my 2000 GMC Safari as well. Please help. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hi Mike. I will forward the information to your email address. Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner yesterday!
Hello, I feel like a bit of an eavesdropper, but I am having an identical problem with my 2001 Chevy Astro van (AC only blows thru defrost and "Max AC" setting blows same as normal "AC" setting). This is after being charged $1600.00 for a new AC system. No, I will never use that mechanic again, I swear. Do you still have a diagram of the vacuum system? If so, could ... Read More
Hi Rednekwizard, I wanted to say THANK ~YOU for the very valuable information you had sent me via email to my posting on a vacuum system problem with my 2005 Chevy Astro van yesterday. My boyfriend went up to the corner NAPA Auto Parts store this morning and spent $3.50 on some vacuum line hose. The job took just an hour to fix and now my ac runs perfect. Thank you ... Read More
Help!! My 2005 Chevy Astro van & need a vacuum system diagram also! Labor Day wknd & have no ac going across front driver panels. Ac works at defrosts & rear but not on front driver/ passenger sides! Hot, Hot, Hot! My van is 6 cylinder Vortec. I appreciate your help & enjoy this holiday weekend. email@example.com
Hi rednekwizard, I actually have a vacuum diagram for a 97 Chevy Astro. It should be about the same for the 2000 Astro Van. You can actually get it at the dealer. If you go to any Chevy Dealer and go to the Parts Department, they will usually print out any diagram that you need for free. I can send it to you if you give me your email address. So ... Read More
Can anyone tell me where to find a vacuum hose diagram for a 2000 chevy astro, had the same issues with the vacuum lines and replaced all of them from some vacuum scrap I had from rebuilding my camaro and also I need a part number for the rotary wheel that controls the rear ac/heat.
Sounds like you have lost ground from the firewall to the engine ! This will cause the problems you are experiencing ! You could try to install a ground wire from the motor block to the firewall !
I'm having the same problem with my 2000 Astro. It's been doing it for maybe two years and hasn't affected driving performance. However, now the security light is staying on and I'm worried about problems with inspections. Please share your thoughts! Tim
2000 Chevy Astro cargo 170k+ runs great but everyday while driving my gas guage needle, charge needle, temperature needle show a false reading also everything that can light up such as abs, security, etc. lights up like a Christmas tree does not effect the performance of the vehicle any ideas?
Thanks for your concern.... For your records, there's a known problem with the ABS system on the Astro/Safari vans. There's an official TSB but NO recall. Still amazes me why no formal recall. For details.... Bottom line is... Defector sensor (which needs to be replaced) or the existing sensor is too "rusted up" to work properly... ----------------- .... Basically, dirty sensor mounting surfaces cause the signal to drop out at low ... Read More
Hi Smithy from Pittsburgh here. Photographer and musician. I drive a 2000 Astro. It's been to the Grand Canyon,Up Mt Washington in NH, Here's my oldest son taking it up our hill Recently my Darling Daughter put me in charge of repairs on her 2002 venture.
On my 2000 Safari it was a bad turn signal switch. Replaced it and all the problems went away. I am not kidding that was the problem. if your turn signal is acting up I would look at this as the problem. My van has run without any problems now for a year now. Who would have thought that this would cause the problem.
I had the same problem in my 2000 chevy astro. Drove around for a year in high temps before I got it fixed. Meineke fixed it. It was a vacuum leak and cost about $72 to fix. I was expecting a lot more.
I've got a 2000 Chevy Astro (panel) van, just bought it used. I've been busy fixing things on it, have gotten lot's of help right here in this forum learning about vacuum hoses controlling the heater controls. Thanks! Now I am stumped though. the washer motor is not putting out fluid. I do not even hear the washer motor engage at all. I have red that they need to be primed, ... Read More
I hear to replace the cap and rotor, It was damp and foggy the last couple days here in Michigan we have a 2000 chevy Astro we are going to try that and see if it works The vehicle just stalled out a couple days ago. I will let you know. What was wrong with yours?
I have a similar problem with my 2000 Chevy Astro van. What I found to be the problem was a broken door jam switch on my sliding door. It's the spring loaded plastic thing that the door pushes in when you close the sliding door. Hopefully, your problem won't be any more complex than this. Whatever the outcome, keep us posted. These are great vans. Mine has 134,000 miles on it. ... Read More
First to "thebigirl" two years ago I had a choice to either put in a NEW or a Junkyard engine or scrap my van and buy a new one.....MOTOR died big time on me from a problem which many chevy owners faced with this years motor......since a good structurally, nice interiored van with NO working engine is basically worthless.....I bought a NEW Jasper Complete engine which came with a 3yr/75,000 mile ... Read More
For more details about design "weak spots" (sort of speaking) on the Astor/Safari brand, surf the Astro/Safari contents within: http://www.apa.ca/template.asp?DocID=23#General%20Motors ------------------ GENERAL MOTORS Chevrolet Astro, GMC Safari If you intend to keep the vehicle for a long time, replace the unreliable steering and suspension parts with the more durable Moog parts that come with a lifetime warranty. It is possible to modify the rear differential to increase durability in intensive usage: ... Read More
I just purchased a used Chevy Astro two weeks ago. When I took it for a test drive, everything seemed to be working fine. A couple of day's ago, it didn't seem like I was getting enough heat. It would blow heat a little and then one I didn't hear the fan running. What I do hear though, is a humming sound. Can someone please tell me if it's the thermostat, ... Read More
My Astro has 165,000 and auto trans, 2 years ago I noticed that when I drive on interstate at highway speed 65mph for about 25 miles or more only, when I take the exit ramp off the interstate and stop completely then merge onto public street the shift from 1 to 2 is hard and loud. The problem does not exist when driving on city streets at posted speeds from 25-50 ... Read More
I also have a 2000 Astro van with about 90K miles and has a similar problem. It has a vibration between 65 and 70 mph. The vibration has gotten worse over the last 6 months so I suspect that something is wearing out in the drive train. I had my mechanic check it and he balanced wheels and said that one tire took a lot of weight to balance but it ... Read More
I have a 2000 Astro Cargo Van, V6 2wd. Recently Purchased. When going between 40-50mph and I depress the gas pedal fully, such as trying to merge or pass, the engine revs, but there is no shift in the tranny. This only happens at the noted speed range. The tranny seems to work fine in all other ranges. Had a local mechanic drive it and he felt it may be a ... Read More
Is your van a Mini Cargo Van? Is it powered. Does it have the 2 doors or is it a 3 door? A 2 door will not have it and a 3 door should. Do you have a power key control buttons. I would suggest you go and look at another 2000 van and see if they have one. also, look by the steering column or even check your manual.
I have a wrecked 96 GMC Safari passanger van and a 2000 GMC Safari Work van. My work van rear hatch does not have a release botton. I tried to take the botton off the dash of the 96 van but there are no wires on the 2000 van to connect it to... any ideals? The actuator is on the hatch door and seems to work fine when I hook it ... Read More
Tranny sounds pretty bad. I would look to swap a salvage yard tranny if van is really high miles. Rebuilds are around $1500-2000.
I have the same problem with my 2000 astro when it rains the fuel pump doesn't get any voltage. Please if anyone knows why please post it . Thank you
18-21 highway (65-70mph) 13-15 city (hilly around town) 2000 chevy astro 175000 miles
I had the same problem with my 2000 Safari, 80,000 mi. It was a vacuum line under the hood, found by a freind in 2 minutes. The line goes from the AC vacuum collection tank (a black plastic ball-shaped thing down below the AC) to the intake manifold. It wore through up near the carburator, they should put some kind of protection on it. Reconnected and it's fine now.
Mine sticks form idle when I press the accelerator pedal. In other words you have to push it hard then it releases, and lurches forward some. I read in one of these forums that it is in the throttle body. I've read that others have this problem. You may have to get a lawyer to get your records.
Maybe you can have the records supeanod. Good luck
Hi All.... need some help.... For work I drive a 2000 Chevy Astro. Over the last few years the truck has had more then a few issues with the accelerator sticking. I have had the truck in for service and they said it was fixed everytime. Well I was recently in an accident in this very vehicle. The damn accelerator stuck again and this time I wasnt so lucky. I am ... Read More
Hi, we took our van in for repair, they replaced the fuel injectors and it seems to be using too much fuel and there is a strong gas exhaust smell coming into the van it seems from the console area now. We also notice a heavy gas smell from the exhaust pipe, condensation on the pavement and smoke when we usually don't see any. Something has happened since the ejectors were ... Read More
You can go to a Chevy dealer and get 6 bottles of AutoTrak II blue fluid for the transfer case. You are supposed to drain the old stuff, put in 3 bottles of the new, drive for a half hour, drain the 'new' stuff, then put in another load of new stuff! Sounds like a waste. We had this problem after 80k miles on our 2000 AWD Astro. This 'fix' worked ... Read More
I bought a 2000 awd Astro 2 years back. Good handling in Pennsylvania weather but have problems with ABS brake system. Pull ABS fuse and brakes work well. A mechanic said it was a sensor problem but I just had a similar problem with my 2002 Chevy Blazer and they replaced the computer board. I think I'd suggest looking at something else. When mfg. don't correct problems year after year or ... Read More
HI Did you ever get the bigger exhaust system or sway bar. Helwig makes ones for the front and rear. Most Astros come with a front one but no rear. I have both and it improves handling alot. I also have a Gibson 3" exhaust I am not using. It was on my 2000 for a short while but am selling the van so I took it off. Bought a 2005 ... Read More
gm has had lots of tranny problems ever since the switched to the 4l60e. i have about 50 safari & astro vans,and trust me, they have a lot of other problems. i've had trannys replaced with only 6000km on them. brace your self,,,it's about a 2000$ rebuild. when whining starts,start whining to your dealer about a torque-inverter. 700r4 rules,,,,bring it back G M.
I need to replace the outside door handle on the driver side of my 2000 Astro. I was able to remove the door pull, and the electronics panel. That is where I ran into trouble. The Chevy guys say that there are 8 plastic plugs on each side of the door. With all of them pulled out, one can then push up on the panel and remove it. I can only ... Read More
Thanks. I fixed the problem on the Astro. All vents now work. Can anyone tell me where the low pressure service port is on the AC system of the 99 Chevy Astro???????????????
I have a 2000 chevy astro van , and my head lights along with the tail lights stay on unless I over ride them with the switch but then I have no day time running lights , could it be the sensor on top of the dash? :)
2000 Chevy Astro Van. Driver side door handle just broke at the top hinge. Easy to replace myself? Will removing door panel give easy access for replacement? I know if I go thru dealer, they'll charge me plenty, although the window motor needs replacing too.
We just bought this and I'm a bit concerned as when we go to pass someone, even at 70 miles an hour, it shifts very loudly. Is this "normal"?
thanks for the reply. I have been asking hard questions on Edmunds for a few years now. My other Chevy is an 02 Trailblazer. The question of an extended warranty on that car was a no brainer. The TB has 7 computers and is completly controlled by computer. The engine was replaced at 2000 miles. Deciding on buying the extended warranty was easy. The Astro cargo van is so simple compared ... Read More
Well...after 20 years of Astro Vans, I finally gave up on the depreciation and on going maintenance of this van. Don't get me wrong, I love the utility of this van and the interior design. However, I can't continue to absorb the repairs and the depreciation of this vehicle. I just traded a 2000 Astro Van with 86,000 miles that needed a transmission, shocks, door window motor, door lock actuator, front ... Read More
I just had to replace the fuel pressure regulator on my 2000 Astro with only 42,000 miles. Has anyone else seen a similar problem? It alarms me that this type of repair was needed at such low miles. Is this a known problem with the 4.3 liter engine? I am hoping that Chevy will "help" with the costs of these repairs. Any feedback would be appreciated.
I have a 2000 Chevy Astro van currently with 29K miles on it. At around 24K miles the brakes started to squeal and grind. My Chevy dealer told me that I needed to turn the rotors and replace the pads - all for around $200! I contacted GM since, based on my other vehicles, I thought that 24K miles was a bit early to have such problems. According to GM, 24K ... Read More
I own a 2000 Chevrolet LS Astro van. I have checked the interior lights as the rear doors are opened. The lights turn on when the overhead door is opened. This may be a feature on the LS that is not available on other models. Just how much would it have cost GM to add this switch to all of the vans?
My parent gave me their 95 Chevy Astro and we have been pretty happy with it. The engine was rebuild in 2000 after a drive across America trip (Oregon -> NY -> FL -> CA.) Now that it's getting colder I am hearing a weird noise from the front. It sounds like the nutty professor's car (power by flubber.) It's really loud the first 5-10 minutes of the morning drive. But ... Read More
Looking to purchase a 2000 or 2001 Astro w/ AWD...Can anyone be so truthful/kind and tell me how it drives in the snow???? Also,how is the drivability while towing something like a 14' aluminum boat? Any comments would be appreciated... Thanx
I have a 2000 Venture LT that we purchased in January 2001 - it had 7600 miles on it and had been traded in (we were told) because the owner lived on the side of a mountain and found that it didn't handle well in the snow and ice, so they decided to get a Chevy Astro AWD. It has been a wonderful vehicle for us, at least until the beginning ... Read More
I wrote a letter to the owner of the dealership detailing out the course of repairs/problems I have had since purchasing my 2000 awd Chevy Astro. I called first to make sure he was in and then told him I would be faxing him a letter. About 1/2 hr. later he phoned me to let me know that they would take care of EVERYTHING no cost to me at all. He ... Read More
We have a 2000 Venture Ls. It is now 11/2 years old and is approaching 29K miles. At around 16K miles we started having trouble with the van. First little things like all the dash lights would come on and gages would go to zero in various driving situations like freeway 70 MPH or parking lots or while breaking etc. Took it in under warranty and dealer "could not duplicate problem" ... Read More
September 23, 2000 Chevrolet Motor Division Customer Assistance Center PO BOX 7047 Troy, MI 48007-7047 RE: 1997 CHEVROLET ASTRO VIN# 1GDM19W9VB228729 Dear Sir or Madam: On August 1, 1997 I bought the above vehicle from you through Bob Stall Chevrolet, La Mesa, California. On September 6, 2000, it developed the serious defect of abruptly shifting from 1st to 2nd gear after approximately 30 minutes or 17 to 20 miles of driving. ... Read More
My wife and I bought a 2000 WB Edition Chevy Venture about 3 months ago. Overall, we are very happy with the van (about 3000 miles so far). It's does a great job of transporting our 3 kids around town and so far we've had no mechanical problems with the vehicle. Since I'm convinced that GM employees and designers often "lurk" in these pages, I'm going to use this opportunity to ... Read More
I'm about to purchase a 2000 Chevy Astro. Does anyone know if you get any kind of suspenion upgrade when you opt for the trailer tow package? The Astro brochure states: Trailering special equipment, heavy-duty: includes weight-distributing hitch platform and 8-lead wiring harness. The $318 price for this option dosen't seem worth it if it's only the hitch since the wiring is already there, tucked in under the jack, without the ... Read More
I purchased a new 99 astro in May of 99 from my local chevy dealer. It was the worst purchase that I have ever made. The rear axle made a clunking noise from the first day that I had it. After only 750 miles, it was in the shop with a leaky windshield and a water leak on the drivers door. Before the odometer could reach 2000 miles, the rear cargo ... Read More
I'm the owner of a 98 Astro Van which I will be turning back in to the manufacture. I just won an arbritration hearing with the BBB due to repeated fuel injection problems. Chevy put out a letter confirming a problem in California with the poppet valves sticking due to a fuel additive that California fuel makers use. So now we're looking for another vehicle. We test drove an Ford Expedition ... Read More