General Comments: We feel like we got the bad seed of Astro vans. There is a place in Denver that everyone in my area sends the Valve Body's too. A small amount of fluid can be held in the torque converter, meaning your transmission was not completely emptied. If wheel is off center, center it and lock in place. In addition to the original warranty, select items, like tires, are typically covered by respective manufacturers. Year of manufacture 1998 First year of ownership 1998 Most recent year of ownership 2004 Engine and transmission 4. Don't Lose the Check Valve Balls!!!!! At 65,000 miles, the rear end had to be replaced.
Posted on Jan 07, 2010 P1870! If base pressure is low, trans or pump is worn out. Hope helps and good luck remember rated this. If at some point the transmission begins to slip, P1870 sets and line pressure is elevated in an attempt to stop any further slippage and prevent further damage. You get kicked in the A everytime if shifts from 1st to 2nd? The Astro could improve on its fuel economy. The 1995, 1996 and 1997 Astros' transmission woes are mostly restricted to valve body malfunctions. He contacted one of his friends who still worked at the Chevy dealership where he was formerly employed.
At 46,000 miles, the transmission was serviced due to hard shifting. The trany is taking too long to lock or unlock the convertor. Does not include air filters. If you're just starting off, you really need to get experience in a manual truck. Changing break fluid in Chevrolet Astro 1998 is also is a simple task. With that said, the brakes might wear out quickly if you're carrying a lot of weight or driving the van hard.
What do the Safety Ratings mean? No, at least, not unless it's something they've just started. Make sure it is correct color and amount. Important If all of the following conditions are true, it is not necessary to rebuild the transmission or to replace additional transmission components beyond the control valve body. The all-wheel drive versions of the 2000 to 2003 Astro have only a faulty transfer case shift motor to worry about. Also, brake wear is affected by the driving pattern and loads carried.
Overfilling your transmission can cause damage. When it's in Overdrive, the forward clutch and the 3-4 clutches are applied, as well as the 2-4 band. Mark current position with something that won't wash off then turn excentric to move the top of the tire away from the area that's wearing, and lock it down. Side Impact Crash Test - Rear: Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger. Condition Some customers may comment on a harsh 1-2 upshift and the Check Engine Light or Service Engine Soon indicator is illuminated. Passenger Crash Grade: Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger. Don't Know Review Date: 11th September, 2002 This sounds just a bit odd.
The problem was first noticed as I left an intersection and the van violently shifted gears throwing my family's and my head back with extreme force. The hole in the Valve body is not big enough and sets the code. If most folks took a little extra time to take care of something that gets them from point A to B, they would probably have a few less problems. Are you getting the big yet! Driver Crash Grade Original Warranty An original warranty is the warranty associated with a vehicle when it is brand new. Transmission oil does not burn off like engine oil does. Not exactly a gas miser at 18 highway, however it has a factory tow package.
This seems to happen when the engine is warm. If you do your homework first, you might get the job done in 5 hours. I at first suspected the mechanics, but research has shown there are many other Astro van owners experiencing the same problem; believe it to be a manufacturing defect. You get kicked in the A everytime if shifts from 1st to 2nd. Examples of non-covered items are brake pads, wiper blades and filters.
It depends on the manufacture date of the 1998 Transmission. I paid a hefty price for what was supposed to be a great van only to find out that Chevrolet has manufactured a vehicle knowing that it has severe defects in the transmission that could cause costly repairs, injury, or possible crash-related deaths and refuse to remedy the situation. It will be most noticeable during the 1-2 upshift as the computer will have to increase the pressure to the sticking valve. ³Maintenance visits must occur within two years or 24,000 miles of vehicle delivery, whichever comes first. See participating dealer for other restrictions and complete details. The original warranty is often broken down into multiple sections, including: Basic Warranty: Typically covers everything except for parts that wear out through normal use of the vehicle. The vehicle was not in warranty so I took it in for inspection by my local mechanic, who had previously worked as a service tech for a Chevy dealership.