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by LiftedAWDAstro
Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: RUNNING ISSUES
Topic: 95 astro- poor idle, intermittent stalling
Replies: 1
Views: 1829

Re: 95 astro- poor idle, intermittent stalling

A new set of plugs, wires and AC Delco cap and rotor will help...unless they have been changed. My 95 had a weird idle as the 92 - 95 "W" motors are known for. It never stalled though. Not starting in the rain is a clue to an issue with ignition. If you can, remove the doghouse when it's wet out and...
by LiftedAWDAstro
Sun Sep 28, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: TRANSMISSION
Topic: Did I cook my tranny?
Replies: 5
Views: 2582

Re: Did I cook my tranny?

Yeah, you are fine. Change the fluid and filter and flush to synthetic and install that cooler! I have seen times with the SPB where I was running at 250* + while towing or climbing some hairy spots when wheeling. I just let it cool down as soon as I could and kept the Amsoil synthetic fresh.
by LiftedAWDAstro
Sun Sep 28, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: STEERING
Topic: power steering pulley play?
Replies: 1
Views: 1920

Re: power steering pulley play?

It's been a while since I messed with the steering pump but from memory, there should be no play in it. Sounds like it is time for a tensioner as well as a power steering pump.
by LiftedAWDAstro
Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Getting ready
Replies: 4
Views: 2016

Re: Getting ready

Sounds like it will be an awesome road trip! Have lots of fun! :supz:
by LiftedAWDAstro
Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Topic: Snowplows.
Replies: 2
Views: 1475

Re: Snowplows.

You can. There is currently nothing offered for them so it will be a custom build. Snowbear made mounts so you could run a Snowbear plow and I did on 2 different vans. I bought a set of the mounts a few years ago and they only had 2 sets left then. I just sold the mounts to member Logan and he mount...
by LiftedAWDAstro
Sun Sep 14, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: LOWERED / SLAMMED / CUSTOMIZED
Topic: astro van from chile
Replies: 50
Views: 22790

Re: astro van from chile

I like it! :supz:
by LiftedAWDAstro
Sun Sep 14, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: TIRES
Topic: New Snow Tires
Replies: 5
Views: 2830

Re: New Snow Tires

The 215's are narrower than the the 235's by 20 mm so no, they won't be too wide. The 65 number is the sidewall height. They will be too short though as they are a little bit shorter than the stock size.
by LiftedAWDAstro
Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: OFF TOPIC - We have SMURFS!!!!!
Topic: To the faithful........what can I say??.
Replies: 34
Views: 13387

Re: To the faithful........what can I say??.

Happy birthday Gary! :cheers: I have been away all summer...camping mostly. Firecakes and I have been busier than hell with life. Ben graduated high school and we celebrated yesterday. He will be heading off to the Air Force when the call comes. Jess is engaged to be married in summer 2015 so we hav...
by LiftedAWDAstro
Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: REAR AXLE / DRIVE SHAFT
Topic: "Rear Axle" --New Bearing / Axlels Will Not Go In - HELP!!
Replies: 9
Views: 4267

Re: "Rear Axle" --New Bearing / Axlels Will Not Go In - HE

Late to the party but I bet the issue was simply the end of the axle shaft hitting the inner spider gear and not sliding in. I have done tons of these and the shaft has to insert into the spider before it even hits the bearing.
by LiftedAWDAstro
Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: OFF-ROAD
Topic: LIFTED: Need help: Rolled Fenders vs Fender Flares
Replies: 12
Views: 5468

Re: LIFTED: Need help: Rolled Fenders vs Fender Flares

I didn't roll mine or cut them...I hammered them flat. Used a ball peen hammer on the inside hitting against a dead blow on the outside. Wasn't pretty but was functional. I guess you could use a heat gun to soften the paint so it doesn't chip. I ended up going over the outside with Herculiner anyways.
by LiftedAWDAstro
Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Topic: What is factory jack rated for?
Replies: 3
Views: 2465

Re: What is factory jack rated for?

I carry a small floor jack rated at 2.25 tons in my truck just for the camper. It isn't too big and is in a plastic case. It is overkill for the Astro's but works well. I bought mine at Sears. It's a Craftsman brand. Your best bet is to hit the pick n pull for a stock set. They store nicely in the s...
by LiftedAWDAstro
Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: TIRES
Topic: Tire questions
Replies: 7
Views: 3504

Re: Tire questions

You can use the 16's, just use a 215 or 225/70R16 tire with no lift. If you wanted, you could go to a 235/70R16 with a little torsion bar lifting up front and possibly a little light trimming if they hit. The 235's are a 29" tall tire...the max to fit with no lift and minimal trimming.
by LiftedAWDAstro
Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: BRAKES
Topic: new rotors = shorter lugs yikes?
Replies: 6
Views: 3480

Re: new rotors = shorter lugs yikes?

If you can tap the lugs out with a hammer through the hub, you can press in the new lugs with a wheel nut on backwards. Use some grease or oil so it spins easy and it'll pull the stud right in. Should be able to do it on the van if there is clearance.
by LiftedAWDAstro
Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: LIFT KITS
Topic: Home Brew Lift Kit 95 AWD
Replies: 81
Views: 57980

Re: Home Brew Lift Kit 95 AWD

Buy the tools with the labor savings. It is a time-comsuming but very easy job when following directions. You will have several hundred dollars of labor charges.
by LiftedAWDAstro
Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: TRANSFER CASE
Topic: REAL WORLD differences between 98 and 99 AWD ??
Replies: 6
Views: 3365

Re: REAL WORLD differences between 98 and 99 AWD ??

First thing is a large transmission cooler. After that, I would build the 98 for what you want. The BW4472 transfer case is way more reliable with only a few failures noted on here where the NP136 is well documented with issues. You already have built the tranny up enough to make it reliable (when a...