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Re: New van owner from Nebraska

Hello Spencer from Nebraska.
You paid less for your entire van than some people pay for tune-ups!
Good job!

Welcome!
by Mmusicman
Yesterday, 1:02am
 
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: New van owner from Nebraska
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: which injector cleaner fits Astro misfires over 30mph

$720 thats what it cost me to replace plugs, wires, and cap. Last week it was running rough. $720 dollars spent, it still runs rough? I'm out $500 in fees plus income and now it's not driveable. I need a win here, and bad. $720 to replace plugs cap and wires? OUCH!!! :o HUGE RIP OFF! Sorry to say.....
by Mmusicman
October 18th 2020, 3:45pm
 
Forum: Engines
Topic: which injector cleaner fits Astro misfires over 30mph
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: GEAR SHIFTER STUCK IN PARK.

Also, the key will not rotate to the off position. It comes out of the slot but the alarm goes off when the door opens like the key is there. Sounds like a possible issue with the key alignment locking mechanism. Sorry I have no fix solution. Also keep in mind the key needs to send an additional si...
by Mmusicman
October 18th 2020, 3:32pm
 
Forum: Automatic
Topic: GEAR SHIFTER STUCK IN PARK.
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

I've never tried BLUE... mine are usually BLACK or RED... :mrgreen:

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by Mmusicman
October 18th 2020, 2:08am
 
Forum: Uncategorized
Topic: What have you done to/with your van today?
Replies: 16184
Views: 758285

Re: Power Steering and Brake loss

Is the fan the only obstacle? Have the pump released from brackets just having trouble trying to wiggle out. This is why I remove the bracket (with the pump still attached).. then easily lift the whole assembly out. (only 4 easy access bolts hold the A/C compressor which you suspend up and out of th...
by Mmusicman
October 17th 2020, 3:25pm
 
Forum: Steering
Topic: Power Steering and Brake loss
Replies: 17
Views: 262

Re: 2000 Astro buying question: good deal or lemon?

A van sitting for a year certainly would NOT make it a "lemon". It "might" need some attention.. but all little minor things. Low mileage, low rust, good condition, good maintenance.. this is what makes for a great buy. That fact it needs some minor attention from sitting should ...
by Mmusicman
October 17th 2020, 2:13pm
 
Forum: Uncategorized
Topic: 2000 Astro buying question: good deal or lemon?
Replies: 11
Views: 295

Re: '04 Astro - upper control arm torque specs

They need to be tightened in their "normally resting position" with the full weight of the vehicle on the ground
by Mmusicman
October 17th 2020, 2:07pm
 
Forum: Stock Suspension
Topic: '04 Astro - upper control arm torque specs
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Power Steering and Brake loss

My AWD, I pulled the accy bracket.. then remove/install the pump to it, then back to the engine. If you undo the idler arms.. it gives you some wiggle room. Be aware there is a bracket on the back of the pump (accessible though the fender.. I didn't reuse it) I change the pulley on the ground using ...
by Mmusicman
October 17th 2020, 12:08am
 
Forum: Steering
Topic: Power Steering and Brake loss
Replies: 17
Views: 262

Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Hung out with buses today...

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by Mmusicman
October 16th 2020, 10:40pm
 
Forum: Uncategorized
Topic: What have you done to/with your van today?
Replies: 16184
Views: 758285

Re: POWER STOP KC487336 on rockauto

Your problem is with CarID (the people who collected your core charge), not Powerstop.
My Powerstops were new and had no core charge.
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/pwr- ... odel/astro
by Mmusicman
October 16th 2020, 12:26pm
 
Forum: Brakes
Topic: POWER STOP KC487336 on rockauto
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

MechBob wrote:WOW Mmusic, that is living on the edge!!!!

I was going to keep going a little further... but I caught a red light so I pulled in. LOL
by Mmusicman
October 16th 2020, 3:17am
 
Forum: Uncategorized
Topic: What have you done to/with your van today?
Replies: 16184
Views: 758285

Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Wokka wrote:This to the oil pan
Soft sand plus big rock at exactly the right height

OUCH!

Today I filled up with 27.681 gallons .. (I think this is my highest record)
Not sure how much further I could have gone... :mrgreen:

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by Mmusicman
October 15th 2020, 11:37pm
 
Forum: Uncategorized
Topic: What have you done to/with your van today?
Replies: 16184
Views: 758285

Re: Engine rattle and stall

Typically, I wouldn't think the stalling is related to the knock. I'd certainly be sure something isn't simply hitting something against the engine somewhere. Also pull the belt to be sure it's not something that's turning. Flex plates are also known to crack.. but this sounds a little more serious....
by Mmusicman
October 15th 2020, 11:26pm
 
Forum: Engines
Topic: Engine rattle and stall
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: Tire size

The size you ask about is pretty short. Personally, I think it "might" look a little goofy running little tires all the way around on a van. But then maybe you're going for a certain lowered mini-van look? It really may depend on how it sits as well. There are tire size calculators on the ...
by Mmusicman
October 15th 2020, 10:59pm
 
Forum: Wheels/Tires
Topic: Tire size
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: Loss of power on hills

Be aware that older engines naturally lose power with time. Struggling up a hill (heavy throttle) may cause it to run unusually rich, which (as mentioned) may be causing issues with the catalytic converter. It's also important to know they can be wiped out rather quickly when fuel mixtures are not c...
by Mmusicman
October 15th 2020, 10:42pm
 
Forum: Engines
Topic: Loss of power on hills
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: Ran a gallon of fresh PS fluid, still dark

Routed the feed hose into a series of jugs while keeping PS tank topped up and pumping brakes / turning steering wheel.. I assume by this you mean you were constantly pumping in new fluid while completely flushing out the old fluid, never allowing it to recirculate? My method for flushing is to rem...
by Mmusicman
October 15th 2020, 10:18pm
 
Forum: Steering
Topic: Ran a gallon of fresh PS fluid, still dark
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: just found these offered on rockauto

dcsleeper wrote:Look good thru my wheels too.

Very important! lol
One more thing to wash now... :D

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by Mmusicman
October 14th 2020, 1:54pm
 
Forum: Brakes
Topic: POWER STOP KC487336 on rockauto
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: just found these offered on rockauto

Anyone try them yet? I guess you missed my ENTIRE post on these! lol https://www.astrosafari.com/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=141372 (although I didn't buy the kit with the rotors..but I likely would have if I had seen them) https://www.astrosafari.com/download/file.php?id=238758&mode=view https://...
by Mmusicman
October 14th 2020, 12:57am
 
Forum: Brakes
Topic: POWER STOP KC487336 on rockauto
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: Looking for V8 into AWD info

Or just lift the motor-mounts if you lift the body
by Mmusicman
October 12th 2020, 7:19pm
 
Forum: V8 Swap
Topic: Looking for V8 into AWD info
Replies: 36
Views: 908

Re: Hub Centric Rings and Why They're Important!

A tapered seat will do more to locate an object then a simple round one. That might be true if the rim were able to keep sliding into place as you clamp down on each lug nut. I've found one you start tighten the lug nuts, the wheels stops attempting to center itself perfectly. If you tighten the lu...
by Mmusicman
October 12th 2020, 12:47pm
 
Forum: Wheels/Tires
Topic: Hub Centric Rings and Why They're Important!
Replies: 22
Views: 664
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