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by marco10
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: ENGINES GENERAL/PERFORMANCE
Topic: Motor mounts maybe an issue?
Replies: 2
Views: 1343

Motor mounts maybe an issue?

Recently I have been feeling and hearing some vibration in the van when accelerating from a stop. Could this be motor mounts? Transmission mount? How much would motor mount replacement cost at a shop?
by marco10
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: ENGINES GENERAL/PERFORMANCE
Topic: Hit Pothole. Now Cylinder 5 misfire code.
Replies: 0
Views: 1320

Hit Pothole. Now Cylinder 5 misfire code.

On the highway this morning. Hit a pothole and right away engine light starts flashing. The van was idling rough when I stopped. Reader gave a misfire on cylinder 5. I'm thinking loose cable either on the spark plug or at the distributor. Maybe coil? Any other issues it could be? Maybe coil?
by marco10
Mon May 01, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: RUNNING ISSUES
Topic: P0305 Code after driving for long period
Replies: 1
Views: 1384

P0305 Code after driving for long period

I just had the intake manifold gasket replaced on my 2003 Astro. It was running fine after the repair. A week and a half later I took a 1.5hr drive and engine started shuddering and engine light came on. Pulled over an put the scanner to it and got a P0305 code. Cylinder 5 misfire. It stayed like th...
by marco10
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: COOLING
Topic: Rough Idle before warm up and now water pump leak
Replies: 0
Views: 1301

Rough Idle before warm up and now water pump leak

Recently I have noticed that if I don't warm the van up before driving off, the van would idle rough and make a rattling sound when stopped at a traffic light. However if I warm up the van for about 5 or more mins, it is OK. Just yesterday I noticed a small puddle of coolant. I am pretty sure it is ...
by marco10
Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: STARTING ISSUES
Topic: Intermittent starting issues
Replies: 4
Views: 2506

Intermittent starting issues

Sometimes the van will not start. I am thinking ingnition switch problem but how to be sure? Dash lights/chimes come on but when turned to the start position ... nothing. I keep trying and eventually it starts. Sometimes it works in 1 to 2 mins, sometimes it takes 5 to 10 mins of jiggling and slowly...
by marco10
Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: RUNNING ISSUES
Topic: Squeeking sound when humid or raining
Replies: 1
Views: 1521

Squeeking sound when humid or raining

Hello all. On very humid days, or when my Astro is left on a grass field overnight or when it rains, it makes a squeeking noise when it is running and eventually goes away within 1/2 hour after engine warms up. I am guessing it has something to do with moisture in and around the engine. No sound whe...
by marco10
Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: CLIMATE CONTROL
Topic: Fuse for blower motor
Replies: 1
Views: 1690

Fuse for blower motor

Can somone please direct me as to which fuse is for the heater blower? Is it specific or is it shared with another component? Is it under dash or under hood? Heat works but blower stopped working during -40C temperatures. Doesn't work on low, med or high. Would like to start with fuse first before m...
by marco10
Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: CLIMATE CONTROL
Topic: Thanks wifey.....now what
Replies: 5
Views: 2790

Re: Thanks wifey.....now what

Can someone tell me if the fuse for the blower motor is dedicated or is it shared with another component? Which one is it on the fuse panel?
by marco10
Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: ENGINES GENERAL/PERFORMANCE
Topic: Strange bubbling/gurgling sounds
Replies: 2
Views: 1704

Strange bubbling/gurgling sounds

I am hearing gurgling sounds coming from the passenger side under the dash when I rev the engine. What is that?
by marco10
Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:05 am
Forum: ENGINES GENERAL/PERFORMANCE
Topic: coolant leak
Replies: 3
Views: 1343

coolant leak

I am having a coolant leak and cannot seem to find/see where it is from. I looked under the engine and all I can see is drips coming down from where the belts are? I'm not sure. It is kind of strange though ... I will drive short distances at normal city speeds and when I stop and turn off the car, ...
by marco10
Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: DRIVETRAIN
Topic: Speedometer Jitter affecting transmission
Replies: 4
Views: 2234

Re: Speedometer Jitter affecting transmission

I replaced the VSS. The speedo now works properly and the van is running smoothly. No more gear shifts. Now, to take care of the ABS light.
by marco10
Fri May 31, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: DRIVETRAIN
Topic: Speedometer Jitter affecting transmission
Replies: 4
Views: 2234

Re: Speedometer Jitter affecting transmission

Can anyone help me in locating the VSS (vehicle speed sensor) on my vehicle? Or if it even has one? Would like to replace if needed after I check all connections and wires.
by marco10
Thu May 23, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: GENERAL PROCEDURES
Topic: abs light/brake light on,youtube fix.
Replies: 3
Views: 2832

Re: abs light/brake light on,youtube fix.

Where is this module located? Can it be removed without jacking the van up?
by marco10
Thu May 23, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: DRIVETRAIN
Topic: Speedometer Jitter affecting transmission
Replies: 4
Views: 2234

Speedometer Jitter affecting transmission

About a few months ago, the ABS light and the hand brake light came on. A few days ago the speedometer started to jitter back and forth while driving. The transmission feels like it gears down once in a while. Can someone please explain this? I'm wondering if the ABS sensor is affecting the speed se...
by marco10
Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: COOLING
Topic: Dex Cool
Replies: 2
Views: 771

Dex Cool

Had to use cheap coolant one day because I couldn't get the Dex cool. Now I want to replace the coolant with the good stuff. How do I go about doing this myself? Please help.