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by LiftedAWDAstro
Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: FRONT AXLE / DRIVE AND CV SHAFTS
Topic: Front Differential...What did it eat?
Replies: 10
Views: 5443

Re: Front Differential...What did it eat?

A front diff from 97 - 05 will fit. Best bet is to swap it out. You would need a complete rebuild kit, probably new ring and pinion and then a setup of the gears...way more cost than a used diff. Lots of them in the P&P as Matt said.
by LiftedAWDAstro
Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: STARTING ISSUES
Topic: It stopped running..
Replies: 11
Views: 5076

Re: It stopped running..

Glad its all figured out! :cheers:
by LiftedAWDAstro
Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: OFF-ROAD
Topic: 2003 AWD -- is this stock?
Replies: 14
Views: 6620

Re: 2003 AWD -- is this stock?

Looks all stock to me with the exception of the 235 tires and a little torsion bar crank in the front. The 03-05 vans ride rear high from the factory.
by LiftedAWDAstro
Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: OFF TOPIC - We have SMURFS!!!!!
Topic: AIBF
Replies: 5
Views: 4035

Re: AIBF

Awesome Skip! :supz:
by LiftedAWDAstro
Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Topic: Fresh meat.
Replies: 7
Views: 3151

Re: Fresh meat.

Very nice! Welcome!
by LiftedAWDAstro
Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Topic: light problems
Replies: 1
Views: 2220

Re: light problems

I would go back to the starter and make sure you have the wires in the correct locations and didn't miss one. I think there are a couple of them on the large battery post. Maybe one is intermittently hitting.
by LiftedAWDAstro
Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: STARTING ISSUES
Topic: It stopped running..
Replies: 11
Views: 5076

Re: It stopped running..

I would check for melted wires in a harness that run right across the top of the right cylinder head. I have seen and heard of this on a few of the early 90's vans. The wire harness comes from the ECM in the lower right kick panel and goes through the firewall near the doghouse cover. Best bet is re...
by LiftedAWDAstro
Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: STARTING ISSUES
Topic: Intermittent starting issues
Replies: 4
Views: 3191

Re: Intermittent starting issues

Sometimes you can get the starter to work by tapping it with a rubber mallet. 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 i...
by LiftedAWDAstro
Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: RUNNING ISSUES
Topic: 2000 Astro Sluggish / No Power and Hard Shifting
Replies: 2
Views: 2467

Re: 2000 Astro Sluggish / No Power and Hard Shifting

What about plugs and wires? Any MIL codes? Maybe unbolt the muffler/tailpipe just after the cat and see if it runs better. Maybe the muffler is plugged. Another thought is a worn out distributor gear.
by LiftedAWDAstro
Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Topic: Astro Van to Drive the Panamerican Highway
Replies: 15
Views: 7009

Re: Astro Van to Drive the Panamerican Highway

That's not too bad...for a Dodge! LOL Actually, the Astro/Safari won't get any better than that with a 4" lift and 30" or 31" tires. You might want to start saving lots of cash for gas!
by LiftedAWDAstro
Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: BODY
Topic: Hood Won't Open
Replies: 8
Views: 7042

Re: Hood Won't Open

I have had to give a closed fist smack right in the center of the hood before. You may need a helper hold the hood release lever open.
by LiftedAWDAstro
Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: OFF-ROAD
Topic: swing out tire and gas carrier build
Replies: 17
Views: 8690

Re: swing out tire and gas carrier build

I like it too! Very nice design! Can't wait to see pics of it completed!!!! :supz:
by LiftedAWDAstro
Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: CLIMATE CONTROL
Topic: 97 astro heater control valve
Replies: 7
Views: 6236

Re: 97 astro heater control valve

The 6 port is used if you have rear heat.
by LiftedAWDAstro
Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: DRIVETRAIN
Topic: weird vibrations
Replies: 17
Views: 8951

Re: weird vibrations

Pull the rear drive shaft and check the joints.
by LiftedAWDAstro
Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: ENGINES GENERAL/PERFORMANCE
Topic: Stable Rides and Seats
Replies: 3
Views: 2779

Re: Stable Rides and Seats

There is a front one....tucked way up in there. For the rear, Hellwig is the way to go. I have put one on every Astro I have owned. Another way to help the ride is installing LT rated tires when the time comes.