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by LiftedAWDAstro
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: OFF TOPIC - We have SMURFS!!!!!
Topic: I'm now a registered member of ALS forum
Replies: 28
Views: 10720

Re: I'm now a registered member of ALS forum

It's been a while for me....

So sad to see Tom has passed. I never got the chance to meet him but remember his build well and I remember all the trip reports he posted. I always loved reading them. Sucks that he had to leave us so early in life but God needed him more than we did. RIP buddy!
by LiftedAWDAstro
Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:02 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: What did you do to/with your van today?
Replies: 2508
Views: 311323

Re: What did you do to/with your van today?

Cobra...Nice bumper!
by LiftedAWDAstro
Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:07 am
Forum: RUNNING ISSUES
Topic: 97 astro, noisy fuel pump...
Replies: 18
Views: 6081

Re: 97 astro, noisy fuel pump...

Yup...time for a new pump!
by LiftedAWDAstro
Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: WANTED!
Topic: Looking for a new van.
Replies: 31
Views: 9186

Re: Looking for a new van.

That'll buff out! :muhaha: Any chance you can buy it back and fix it?
by LiftedAWDAstro
Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: OFF TOPIC - We have SMURFS!!!!!
Topic: Astro van and their owner's retirements..kinda quiet
Replies: 38
Views: 12799

Re: Astro van and their owner's retirements..kinda quiet

Thanks for the donation!

I like your SAS and diesel swap choices! :supz:
by LiftedAWDAstro
Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Topic: Not exactly new, but been inactive for a while
Replies: 3
Views: 1950

Re: Not exactly new, but been inactive for a while

Very nice. With some apparently needed maintenance, she'll make you a nice reliable van.
by LiftedAWDAstro
Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: On the hunt for a Unicorn (2005 AWD astro/safari )
Replies: 18
Views: 8979

Re: On the hunt for a Unicorn (2005 AWD astro/safari )

The only differences between the 1999 - 2002 and 2003 - 2005 vans is that the 03 - 05 vans have rear disc brakes, 6 lug axles, 16" wheels and they seem to have either stiffer or more arched rear leaf springs. Other than that they are identical. I personally prefer the 02 and older with the rear drum...
by LiftedAWDAstro
Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: STARTING ISSUES
Topic: 2000 Astro will not start..
Replies: 6
Views: 3071

Re: 2000 Astro will not start..

I agree...start with fuel pressure. The wrong or a defective pump could have been installed. Next, I would pull the plugs and replace them. The van has 160k on it and you got it with 110k. I am willing to bet the plugs have never been changed.
by LiftedAWDAstro
Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: RUNNING ISSUES
Topic: 97 astro, noisy fuel pump...
Replies: 18
Views: 6081

Re: 97 astro, noisy fuel pump...

Have you put fresh gas in it? I would change the fuel filter first. Then throw a pressure tester on the fuel rail and see what it does when it dies.
by LiftedAWDAstro
Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: STEERING
Topic: Checking if a wheel hub/bearing is bad?
Replies: 4
Views: 2393

Re: Checking if a wheel hub/bearing is bad?

To properly check the wheel bearings, you need to remove the wheel and tire, caliper and rotor. You can then spin the hub over freely and feel for any roughness or noise and look for any play. The 03 has a hub unit so no need to mess with rotors unless it's time anyway. The ABS unit is internal to t...
by LiftedAWDAstro
Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: CLIMATE CONTROL
Topic: AC Compressor/Clutch Seized?
Replies: 6
Views: 3351

Re: AC Compressor/Clutch Seized?

Spray some rust penetrant on it. Hopefully you can break it free. The next option is a bypass pulley and new belt.
by LiftedAWDAstro
Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: RUNNING ISSUES
Topic: 98 Running AND Starting issues
Replies: 5
Views: 2649

Re: 98 Running AND Starting issues

I would start with fuel pressure check then pull the cap off to inspect it and the rotor. After that, I would look at pulling the distributer out and inspect the gear on the end. We have seen quite a few of these bad over the years on here.
by LiftedAWDAstro
Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Anybody Home?
Replies: 11
Views: 3864

Re: Anybody Home?

I am still here...once in a while. I sold my last van to skippy a while ago and have slowly been disappearing for a while at a time. Last summer, we were camping so much I didn't log in for almost 2 months. Whats hard is that GM stopped making these vans on May 13, 2005 so there are no new versions ...
by LiftedAWDAstro
Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: OFF-ROAD
Topic: Operable locking diff for 7.5" GM
Replies: 22
Views: 8951

Re: Operable locking diff for 7.5" GM

Herbie, I wouldn't fear the gear! Go with 4.10's. You won't notice any worse fuel economy, you'll have more towing, pulling and climbing power and the van won't bog on hills. I went with 4.10's in my 05 that ran no lift and only slightly larger diameter tires. My mileage went from around a 15.3 aver...