What is the proper procedure for installing struts on a 1998 Chevy Astro van?
A 1998 Chevy astro has shocks instead of sturts.
All the sudden the rear hatch lift rams on my 1996 Astro dutch doors stop lifting the hatch what went wrong and how I fix it?
Answer: About an 80% probability that one or the other of the lifts have failed. Most lifts use a nitrogen-charged system that uses pressure to help lift the door, and are balanced to the weight of the door. Replacement of one or both of these struts are required in order to return the door to proper operation.
GTRV at http://www.gtrv.com/ has a pop-top for Chevy Astro vans. They cost about $8-9000.00 installed. Tiger-Provan located in the U.S. who still makes a Chevy Astro with a pop-top roof and does a complete camper conversion. You can often find used Tiger Pro-Vans on craigslist.org and eBay. I have seen a "homemade" Chevy astro pop-top conversion that a couple of guys in Boulder, CO made by installing a used Volkswagon pop-top onto a Chevy astro…