Mystery box under Astro? What is this thing?

Mystery box under Astro? What is this thing?

Postby A Random Bush [OP] » May 5th 2013, 2:51am

It is a little box located behind the left rear axle, with some sort of cable coming out the bottom of it and a rod going through to the back of the van above the bumper.

[EDIT] This is 1993 Chevy AstroEXT RWD
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The Box in question.
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Close up. Notice the cable coming down from it.
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The rod attached to the Box.
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The hole the rod goes into.
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you can see the rod, just inside this hole that is directly above the bumper.
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Re: Mystery box under Astro? What is this thing?

Postby Corsemoto » May 5th 2013, 2:58am

That's the spare tire cable assemby, looks like your cable broke and so the mounting piece is missing. End of lug wrench fits into hole and turns gear which raises/lowers cable.
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Re: Mystery box under Astro? What is this thing?

Postby A Random Bush [OP] » May 5th 2013, 3:07am

Corsemoto wrote:That's the spare tire cable assemby, looks like your cable broke and so the mounting piece is missing. End of lug wrench fits into hole and turns gear which raises/lowers cable.


That would explain why it didn't have a spare tire when I bought it. :lol: Thanks, I might look into getting that replaced. :ty:
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Re: Mystery box under Astro? What is this thing?

Postby SnRASTRO » May 5th 2013, 3:23am

I've got one from my '99 Astro. It's an Oregon vehicle so it's not all rusted out. I just mounted my spare on rear door so don't need the factory carrier. PM me if interested.
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