Model year 1998 Year of manufacture 1998 First year of ownership 2000 Most recent year of ownership 2010 Engine and transmission 4. I drove the van through very high mountains in Oregon state on my way to Seattle Washington for federal govt. We used it mostly for traveling and it hasn't seen much use the last couple of years. The consumer walked back to car lot and the was told everything was fine that the mechanic had checked over everything completely and to just fill the vehicle up with gas. Tires don't have 8000 miles on them since replaced. The Astro van has more power when driving up hills and can carry more things. Rides high and considering its size, one at least feels safer on the road.
I'll have to agree with the above the costs are too high, and as for the brakes, the van is in fact built on a truck frame and is as heavy as a midsized truck. Year of manufacture 1998 First year of ownership 1998 Most recent year of ownership 2002 Engine and transmission 4. I only attemped two times because I cant aford to pay that much money and the problem to not get fixed. The van is comfortable and the automatic driver seat adjustments make a short person like me able to find the best position for comfort and ease of driving. This seems to happen when the engine is warm. And with the recent rain they are high enough they dont get stuck in high water.
With both of the rear seats in place it can hold up to eight adults although I wouldn't want to be part of the crew if it was going cross-country. Year of manufacture 1998 First year of ownership 1998 Most recent year of ownership 2004 Engine and transmission 4. Some people have even chiseled access hatches under the rear seat to allow easier access to the fuel pump when it goes out. Diagnostic system was defective and didn't provide warning that the engine was overheating. I found out that this is a common issue with these vans.
At 46,000 miles, the transmission was serviced due to hard shifting. Yes Review Date: 21st September, 2003 I have owned a 98 Astro van since buying it used from a rental car agency in 2000. Just put my supplies in a tent. At 52,000 miles, the passengers window motor failed. Its being sold simply because we don't use it anymore and is listed as-is due to age. Its been around long enough to have the bugs worked out and its designers engineered an internal balance shaft into it to dampen out vibrations as the power went up. All legal matters including mediation and lawsuits are governed by Florida law and must be executed in Palm Beach County, Florida.
Faults: Normal maintenance, however it is rough on idler arms. With a few Power Options such as: Power Windows, Power Locks, and Cruise Control. The body is good with normal bings and bangs scratches that you would expect for a vehicle of this age and price range. Don't Know Review Date: 11th September, 2002 This sounds just a bit odd. General Comments: Overall, a good all around family van with plenty of room for long trips. When I tried to get it repaired nothing was done except for a fluid change.
The failure and current mileages were 92,349. This system is also designed to assist your service technician in correctly diagnosing any malfunction. The Astrovan is reported to be bulldog-tough which is in keeping with the reputation that Chevy trucks have gotten over the years. I have had no mechanical problems with the engine or the transmission that have disabled this van. We will gladly assist with any questions and can help you to arrange for inspections.
Pulled an 18 foot boat with it and it does just fine with the exception of one thing. Being an skier, I look forward to the weekends in the snow when we have a full-time all-wheel-drive vehicle so that I don't have to stop on the highway to have chains installed. It is very roomy and feels safe. Very dependable has never let me down. The 1998 Astro Van Is Good For People Who Are Survivors.
If you were to buy a new Astro or even a used try to get a long warranty to cover things that have gone bad. This van has traveled only 56,136 miles with 1-owner and has a clean carfax. Yes Review Date: 18th October, 2010 Faults: The brakes went bad after 25,000 miles. I am very happy with the solid reliability of this van, I just wish it wasn't so bumpy! The front seats should be able to move back further for big tall African-American guys like myself. That's about as close as I want to get to being in that kind of cold weather. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage.
Removed seats heavy and put a queen sized mattress in the back. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact was informed that the head gasket failed and caused engine coolant to leak into the motor abnormally. The contact stated that the built- in diagnostic system was defective and did not provide warning that the engine was overheating. Don't think the compression is uneven -may smooth out when s clean the sticky throttle body. Its V6 engine is a bit dated as are all Chevy truck powerplants with two valves per cylinder that are operated by pushrods, but it puts out plenty of power. As far as brakes go, 20,000 miles is a fair lifetime for pads on such a heavy vehicle. They have have design flaws in the fuel pump which is in the gas tank.