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New member from 'Bama 2 Astros in yard

PostPosted: February 14th 2013, 4:47am
by thezipster
New to the board but not to Astros. I have a 97 that ran real good until someone spun in front of it on the interstate (ouch). Still working on it, radiator supports,etc all jacked up so still working to cut the nose off and getting one to re-weld to it. The second is a 2002, which up until Monday was running great lol. Now it is giving me fits.

Both are just broken in good at approx 200k miles. I haven't had to do anything major to either just yet, 4 fuel pumps, 2 alternators, one water pump, repair ac vacuum line, a couple of belts and of course brakes/tires, lights.

I seem to have to learn everything the hard way lol but eventually learn but all advice appreciated.

This is the 97 on the side of the road right after the accident.
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Re: New member from 'Bama 2 Astros in yard

PostPosted: February 14th 2013, 1:28pm
by xit
Welcome to the forum, you will get up and running in no time :thumbup:

Re: New member from 'Bama 2 Astros in yard

PostPosted: February 14th 2013, 8:22pm
by 94 Van Guy
Welcome to the forum,

Keith

Re: New member from 'Bama 2 Astros in yard

PostPosted: February 15th 2013, 4:54pm
by thezipster
Well I got the 2002 to crank last night but it sounds rough. Will open a thread in engines later today. Wondering about several things including something on new fuel pump (added gas and it cranked, no wasn't empty) but speedo pegged at 100 sitting still.

Re: New member from 'Bama 2 Astros in yard

PostPosted: February 15th 2013, 5:40pm
by jrsride2002
I would just check the MAF sensor. It could through an monkey wrench into the whole plan

As for the speedo, beats me bud... Sorry

Keep it goin, would like to know whats doing what. Welcome to the Board :rockon:
~Junior

Re: New member from 'Bama 2 Astros in yard

PostPosted: February 16th 2013, 12:40am
by Big_kid
Welcome aboard!
:chevy:

Re: New member from 'Bama 2 Astros in yard

PostPosted: February 16th 2013, 2:21am
by Ragenme
Welcome to A/S!

Re: New member from 'Bama 2 Astros in yard

PostPosted: February 16th 2013, 6:00am
by thezipster
jrsride2002 wrote:I would just check the MAF sensor. It could through an monkey wrench into the whole plan

As for the speedo, beats me bud... Sorry

Keep it goin, would like to know whats doing what. Welcome to the Board :rockon:
~Junior


Well, it cranks right up right now. Drove it tonight for a bit. Hard to tell, the doghouse was off so noisier. Will look up how to check the MAF. The speedo bumped and dropped off of 100 and seems to be working now..

Makes me nervous, Saturday it drove fine, Sunday, it wouldn't crank. The battery was a little weak but it wouldn't jump off, turned over but no fire. Added the gas and it finally fired.. The new fuel pump/sending unit shows empty at about 15 gallons even though there is plenty of fuel in it at that point. When it was parked it was just above where the low fuel light would come on. Will do more testing tomorrow.. Just plain strange.

Re: New member from 'Bama 2 Astros in yard

PostPosted: February 16th 2013, 6:23pm
by ProStreet_LS1
Welcome

Re: New member from 'Bama 2 Astros in yard

PostPosted: March 1st 2013, 2:30am
by redfury
Could be the wrong year fuel pump if the gauge isn't reading right or you have a stuck float or bent the float arm.

I should be getting my van back from the spin out I encountered last thursday. Fortunately for me, it was on ice so the impact was minimized ( and the fact that we were all doing about 30mph helped.

Try removing your gas cap if you have problems with it again...stranger things have fixed these vans and removing the gas cap and ultimately replacing it fixed another members van.