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by ihatemybike
Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: RUNNING ISSUES
Topic: Need advice on fuel pump or fuel filter problem
Replies: 4
Views: 2891

Re: Need advice on fuel pump or fuel filter problem

I've had to replace the hard fuel lines on both my current vans, but only because a line broke while dropping the tank to fix other problems. I've dropped the tank on almost every van I had, it's really not that bad to do. When your pump goes bad, only replace it with ACDelco/Delphi as others just d...
by ihatemybike
Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: TIRES
Topic: Tallest tire 15" available?
Replies: 4
Views: 2712

Re: Tallest tire 15" available?

I'm currently running 235/75R15 (29") tires with no lift or tire clearance mods on my 1999. It works by running tires that aren't aggressive on the outer edges.

If you are handy with tools, tune-ups are fairly easy on these vans.
by ihatemybike
Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: ENGINES GENERAL/PERFORMANCE
Topic: '05 AWD Astro Running Rough
Replies: 7
Views: 3841

Re: '05 AWD Astro Running Rough

Before you swap out anything else, go get yourself a couple bottles of GM Fuel System Treatment Plus. The P0300 is a fairly common occurrence with dirty injectors. I've had it on a few of my vans. (Currently hunting for my 8th Astro.) Regular fuel injector cleaner didn't cut it, but the heavy duty G...
by ihatemybike
Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Help! - Need a van in Reno, NV inspected before purchase
Replies: 2
Views: 1977

Help! - Need a van in Reno, NV inspected before purchase

Found a 2004 Astro AWD on Craigslist in Reno, NV that I'm interested in. Champion Chevrolet in Reno won't let me pay for the 27 point inspection over the phone. Does anyone live in the Reno area that would be willing to check the van over for me? Should the van check out, I plan on taking Amtrak fro...
by ihatemybike
Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: ASV Outdoors & Camping
Topic: Astro Camper Layout
Replies: 8
Views: 5801

Re: Astro Camper Layout

Just booked a Malibu for a Vegas trip March 6-9, only $59 a day with 100 miles per day. Beats getting a room and a car in Vegas, especially on a Nascar weekend.
by ihatemybike
Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: STARTING ISSUES
Topic: 2000 Astro will not start..
Replies: 6
Views: 3891

Re: 2000 Astro will not start..

Just because the pump pressurizes the line, doesn't mean it's enough to start it. You really need to hook a gauge to it. Harbor Freight has one that will do the job for $20. Need 50-55 psi to start the van.
by ihatemybike
Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: astro awd vs express awd
Replies: 9
Views: 5400

Re: astro awd vs express awd

Honestly, they are both good vans. I prefer the Astro AWDs because of size, number of vehicles produced with AWD, existing aftermarket lifts and MPG. Grumpy on road trips usually doing 5 mph over the limit, I'm able to get 19 mpg. Green stock was able to get 22 mpg on our Alaska trip. Depending on h...
by ihatemybike
Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Topic: new guy from Quebec
Replies: 3
Views: 2331

Re: new guy from Quebec

Welcome to the site!

Longest single trip we've done in one of my vans was three weeks Chicago to Alaska and back. Stayed in the van most of the trip and loved every minute of it. Really wanted to continue on when we returned.
by ihatemybike
Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: ASV Outdoors & Camping
Topic: Astro Camper Layout
Replies: 8
Views: 5801

Re: Astro Camper Layout

I might be renting one out in Vegas in March, if you aren't in a hurry I could take measurements.
by ihatemybike
Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: I think my Fan Clutch is going bad.
Replies: 5
Views: 3520

Re: I think my Fan Clutch is going bad.

Switch to electric?
by ihatemybike
Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: STEERING
Topic: Checking if a wheel hub/bearing is bad?
Replies: 4
Views: 3029

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

Doh! I looked at the 91 in his sig.
by ihatemybike
Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: STEERING
Topic: Checking if a wheel hub/bearing is bad?
Replies: 4
Views: 3029

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

Yeah, that kinda sounds like bad wheel bearings. You shouldn't feel pay in any direction. Fairly cheap and easy to do. Might as well turn/replace the rotors while they are off.
by ihatemybike
Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: STARTING ISSUES
Topic: 2003 Astro Van 4.3 L V6 Won't Start after changing Plugs.
Replies: 15
Views: 7522

Re: 2003 Astro Van 4.3 L V6 Won't Start after changing Plugs

Yeah, they can be installed 180 degrees off.
by ihatemybike
Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: STARTING ISSUES
Topic: 2003 Astro Van 4.3 L V6 Won't Start after changing Plugs.
Replies: 15
Views: 7522

Re: 2003 Astro Van 4.3 L V6 Won't Start after changing Plugs

Whole unit? Cap and rotors aren't whole units. Sounds like you replaced the distributor.

In that case, I'm really feeling that you haven't got it aligned correctly.
by ihatemybike
Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: STARTING ISSUES
Topic: 2003 Astro Van 4.3 L V6 Won't Start after changing Plugs.
Replies: 15
Views: 7522

Re: 2003 Astro Van 4.3 L V6 Won't Start after changing Plugs

Did you somehow get the rotor on backwards?