Exterior Marketed in one body length, Astros ride a 111. The video above shows where the transmission fluid dipstick is located in your Astro and how to check the transmission fluid level. You don't change the spark plugs by going through the engine housing but through the wheel well. Tighten Tighten the bolts to 47? Refer to Oil Filter Adapter Replacement. You may have to remove its transmission if it malfunctions or if the torque converter malfunctions. Within the cap are individual contact points that match the position of each of the spark plug wires connected to it. Cover's now free, pull it back and wrestle it out of the way.
Carbon builds up over time in the spaces between each of the contacts. . Tighten Tighten the oil pan drain plug to 25? I used the brand kits. I do a lot of different vehicles, so bear with me. Failure to achieve the correct oil pan alignment can result in transmission failure.
You can use a regular deep socket if you want but you run the risk of cracking the porcelain insulator on your new plugs when you install them. Jack the van up about a foot-Remove wheel- remove nut on top of shaft a special tool may be required -remove two bolts in bottom of shock on the under side of lower a frame. You can find more money saving fix-it tips by reading our blog. Turn the engine off and engage the parking brake. Install the oil pan to the engine. Mine has one wire that had to be disconnected from the cover. Doors that are still on the vehicle can best be removed by using an air chisel between the head of the pin and hinge.
The easiest way I've found is to jack up the front as high as you can if no access to a lift and just drop the whole sub frame with motor and all. Be sure the helper is out of the way before proceeding. These bolts are captive so they stay in place when loosed off. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. This minivan used to fit between the top-selling Dodge Caravan and Grand Caravan in size, but things have changed since the 2001 redesigns from Dodge were made.
You will probably want 2 wratchets and 2 sockets aslo to help this ardious task. From under the vehicle, disconnect the exhaust manifolds from the exhaust pipe, remove the bell housing cover, bell housing bolts and the starter motor. Hammer on the spindle at the ball joint to get them to release. Driving Impressions In both size and the overall driving feel, the Astro and its Safari companion are more like scaled-down Express vans than enlarged Venture minivans. Installation is mostly reverse of removal whrn you get the new motor mount placed right in there cinch down the 3 nut and bolts evenly incorperating at least a 2 wave tightening method.
Side-impact airbags are not available, but four-wheel antilock brakes are standard. It is really hard to even see it at all from underneath because of all the wires. Remove the oil filter adapter. Never place any part of your body under the vehicle or engine that is supported by only a hoist or jack and always use a solid support stand. Make sure both seats are slid back as far as they go, then slide the engine cover back and swing it to the drivers side tilt back and the engine covers come out.
For 1990-92 vehicles: Install the insulator, spacer and retainer onto the support crossmember. All joints are basically pressed into the spindle with the nut. Use a 9 mm socket to remove the battery cable The Astro was a rear-wheel drive van manufactured by General Motors and sold under the Chevrolet nameplate. For ample hauling capacity and a spacious cargo hold, the Astro can be a useful compromise. Remove the bolt holding the bracket for the starter wiring harness and the transmission cooler pipes.
I've always thought the Chevy Astro van to be pretty helpful. Ironically, I figured i'd change the plugs as long as i had it off, but it sure didn't seem much easier to get to the plugs with the cover off. The all-wheel drive versions of the 2000 to 2003 Astro have only a faulty transfer case shift motor to worry about. Mark either left or right because the bars are different. Notice: Any time the transmission and the engine oil pan are off of the engine at the same time, install the transmission before the oil pan. Technician may find Diagnostic Trouble Code P0442. Refer to Differential Carrier Assembly Replacement in Front Drive Axle.