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by Astrophysics
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: ENGINES GENERAL/PERFORMANCE
Topic: 3rd gen Fuel Tank: size and dimensions
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Re: 3rd gen Fuel Tank: size and dimensions

Hi Again,
Looking for photo of my auxiliary fuel tank.
Here it is, and mounted spare tire in side on left.

AP
by Astrophysics
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: ENGINES GENERAL/PERFORMANCE
Topic: 3rd gen Fuel Tank: size and dimensions
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Re: 3rd gen Fuel Tank: size and dimensions

Hi Everyone, I have a 2003 AWD Astro LS window Wagon. I think my fuel tank only holds about 22 gallons. Maybe there is a typo in some literature. I will try to measure my tank to compare with the dimensions you listed. When I go off road camping I often carry a 20 liter, 5 gallon Jerry can with spar...
by Astrophysics
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: BRAKES
Topic: Eaton/Detroit, Torsen or Yukon seems to be the question
Replies: 7
Views: 1352

Re: Eaton/Detroit, Torsen or Yukon seems to be the question

Hi,

Which one of the limited slip rear units did you finally buy?
I am waiting to decide on my 2003 AWD with 3.42 ratio.
I may go 4.10 or 3.31 to get better acceleration with 30" tires.

AP
by Astrophysics
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: REAR AXLE / DRIVE SHAFT
Topic: 7.5 " 10 bolt Chevy 98 to 2002 rear axle
Replies: 4
Views: 1222

Re: 7.5 " 10 bolt Chevy 98 to 2002 rear axle

Gotta add photo of the Astro

AP
by Astrophysics
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: REAR AXLE / DRIVE SHAFT
Topic: 7.5 " 10 bolt Chevy 98 to 2002 rear axle
Replies: 4
Views: 1222

Re: 7.5 " 10 bolt Chevy 98 to 2002 rear axle

Hi,
Good info.
I hope to get 4.10 ratio to replace my 3.42 OEM, plus either a Gov loc or tru track rear
Since I have 30" tires on lifted 2003 Np231c equipped Astro

AP
by Astrophysics
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: REAR AXLE / DRIVE SHAFT
Topic: 7.5 " 10 bolt Chevy 98 to 2002 rear axle
Replies: 4
Views: 1222

7.5 " 10 bolt Chevy 98 to 2002 rear axle

Hi, Saw a you tube video of G80 Torson type gear limited slip rear axle being OEM in Chevy Camero. So Astro posi was Eaton with friction plates. Supposedly, friction plates are quieter and may corner better but Torso is stronger? I am still waiting to get 4.10 in my 2003 Astro with no231 and 2 " lif...
by Astrophysics
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: BRAKES
Topic: parking brake adjustment & locking clamp
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: parking brake adjustment & locking clamp

Whoops, need to attach file? With photo.

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by Astrophysics
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: BRAKES
Topic: parking brake adjustment & locking clamp
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: parking brake adjustment & locking clamp

Howdy,

Attached is photo showing stainless steel clamp and machine screws and nylon lock nuts. I also added some nice yellow adhesive tape that has inch ruler markings to allow some reference point of before and after adjustment settings.

AP
by Astrophysics
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: BRAKES
Topic: parking brake adjustment & locking clamp
Replies: 2
Views: 283

parking brake adjustment & locking clamp

Hi, My parking brake cable on lifted 2003 Astro seems to back off and loosen over time causing parking brake to not hold the Astro on an incline. After snugging it with 16 mm wrench on the nut and 5 mm wrench on the flat, I added a small clamp to attempt to prevent the cable from turning. I will try...
by Astrophysics
Fri May 24, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: New to this for and the Astro/Safari platform...quick questi
Replies: 28
Views: 1889

Re: New to this for and the Astro/Safari platform...quick qu

Fantastic!

The 2003 AWD is a great Astro.

Congratulations.

AP
by Astrophysics
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: WHEELS
Topic: Please Verify that Soft 8 Style Steel Wheels Fit On An '04
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: Please Verify that Soft 8 Style Steel Wheels Fit On An '

Hi, The 03 to 05 Astro has rear disc brakes and the front disc are bigger brakes. You need 16" or 17" rims. You may want to find some Tahoe Z71 wheels which are 17" or late model GM 16" wheels to clear the brake caliper. I would stay with GM OEM wheels. There is more testing and product safety in Or...
by Astrophysics
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: New to this for and the Astro/Safari platform...quick questi
Replies: 28
Views: 1889

Re: New to this for and the Astro/Safari platform...quick qu

Hi,
You could also get a Jeep solid axle kit from JOR Journeys Off aRoad in Prescott , AZ.

Perhaps, They could weld it into the 2 WD Astro.
Call Mike at JOR. 928 925-2360, to chat with him.

AP
by Astrophysics
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Topic: Speedometer No longer works HELP
Replies: 25
Views: 8534

Re: Speedometer No longer works HELP

Hi,

Excellent work troubleshooting this issue!

Thank you for sharing the results.

My 2003 AWD has 133,000 miles.

I hope not to have similar issues for many more years. But, I will know about wiring issues.

AP
by Astrophysics
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: DRIVETRAIN
Topic: Van locked up/died in parking spot
Replies: 33
Views: 2276

Re: Van locked up/died in parking spot

Howdy, Sounds promising. Drive slow and leave van in 2nd gear to have compression braking. Also, be ready to push parking brake in emergency. Also, turn on 4 way flashers, and make sure horn works. Good luck. AP Amazingly, the large diameter steering wheel on Astro does help give one enough leverage...