Astros and Safaris often have a problem with plugged fuel jets. Once it's running the flow is better but the problem while idling is not solved. GM makes a fuel treatment product that works well to prevent the plugged fuel jet (recommended once a year)and it could help to use the treatment now. It could be your motor mounts and transmission mount are worn out. We had the same problem and we were told it could be the transmission, fuel system, etc. The dealer wanted over $500 to repair it. We got all three mounts at Auto Zone for $60 and my husband fixed it in an afternoon.
A 1995 safari van transmission does fit into a 1997 astro van
Chevy Astro and GMC Safari
Overland Vans (overlandvans.com) has a variety of lift kits and other accessories for Astro and Safari vans.
The General Motors Company Safari Van was made from 1985 to 2005. The GMC Safari shared its platform with its sibling the GMC Astro van, which was very similar.
you have 3 on the astro & safari vans 4.3L
The Chevrolet Astro was discontinued in 2005, along with the GMC Safari, getting replaced by the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savanna. The Asro and Safari were having troble with gasoline and their motor, so they decided to discontinue them and replace them with the Express and Savanna.
Astro and Safari 100 ft. lbs.
Any of the astro vans I have worked on the plugs were best changed from underneath
Where is the coolant temp sensor on the 1998 gmc safari awd
It should be 25 gallons US, the same as a GMC Safari.
inspect the distributor gear.
Go to Autozone, in the HELP! section you will find replacement door handles for the Safari/Astro (they break that often) the instructions come with. This costs under $20
I got 21.5 last weekend driving back highways in WI in a 1998 AWD Astro
I have 15x8 on my 86 Safari van with 5x5 bolt pattern no rubbing even with 235-65-15 tires, I also have 245-60-15's that I run during the summer on 16x7 wheels
no you can not, the 95 tranny is computer controlled
!2.6 mpg easy driving
To change the spark plugs in a 1997 astro van do I have to change the spark plugs from the bottom of the engine/
It is claimed that the Chevy Astro cargo van can average about 28 miles to the gallon, but this will depend very much on the type of driving conditions. It driving is in a busy urban area, fuel consumption will be lower than when driving on country roads while maintaining a steady, moderate speed.
sounds like bearings in the differntial
Chevy stopped making the Astrovan when angels were smoking cigarettes' on the roof tops in fishnets in the morning, with the moon still glowing. That's when Jesus came down the strip in his final addition Astrovan, under the influence of Marijuana while a man named jerry supposedly played. (Astrovan by Mt. Joy if you didn't get the reference)
Aurora (Oldsmobile), Alero (Oldsmobile), Aztek (Pontiac), Astro (this name was used both by Chevrolet and GMC for entirely different vehicles. The Chevrolet Astro - also sold as the GMC Safari - was a minivan, whereas the GMC Astro - also sold as the Chevrolet Titan - was a Class 8 cab-over-engine semi tractor), AMC (now defunct car manufacturer).
Go to this web page and read this article: http://www.rsgear.com/articles/2004_10.pdf this should answer your question. Your van has the New Venture 136 transfer case. I have the same problem. This info is important. for all Astro/Safari AWD owners.
You cannot "convert" an AWD transmission to 2WD or vice versa, you'd have to take the whole thing apart.
I'm not a mechanic. I owned two vans: one was GMC Safari , the current is Chevrolet Astro. Both are 4.3 L engines and I've changed oil regularly every three month. I've noticed a 4.4L oil can is sufficient.