---SOLD--- 2004 Lifted AWD in Southern Calif. $8000

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---SOLD--- 2004 Lifted AWD in Southern Calif. $8000

Postby longboardguy [OP] » November 3rd 2019, 1:20am

It is still available.
Buyer backed out. The price has been reduced.


2004 Chevy Astro AWD All Wheel Drive $8000.


2003-2005 AWD Astro Vans are desirable and it is becoming more difficult to find nice ones.
The 2003 -2005 years have 16 inch wheels w/ 6 lug nuts, 4 wheel disc brakes and suspension upgrades.

No rust anywhere, No accidents. No bondo or repaint. Local California car. 2 previous owners in the same family, a mother and then the daughter.

The car is 15 years old. There are a few minor scratches and dings. There couple dings above the fuel fill door, (It must be tough getting that nozzle in that hole).
A BB ding near the drivers side rear view mirror, and on the top right rear corner has a new small dent from a portable basketball backboard post falling over and hitting the car just a few days before I bought it. See the picture.

No past fees due, the registration paid up until June 2020.
Passed CA smog test on 7-23-19 and I have been driving it ever since.

I started this build project to be a reliable, economical, camping off road, go anywhere, travel rig. Many people like to convert the insides for camping with beds, cabinets, sink and etc. My plan was to install a full length expedition roof rack, load up and go someplace quiet.

I currently use this van as a local driver. It's easy to drive and park. I have not taken this van off road, yet.

My plans have changed a little bit. I already have another completed gas guzzler 4WD camping vehicle that I am happy with. I just don't need 2 camper vans.

This isn't Mom's soccer wagon anymore.

2 inch Body lift
3 inch rear suspension lift with new S10 truck leaf springs
2 inch front torsion bar lift
5 new all terrain off road tires, (less than 200 miles on them)
4 New KYB Monomax shocks
New urethane body bushings
New urethane front sway bar bushings
Off road style front bumper just installed.

4 New Disc brake pads and new rotors
Recent new radiator and hoses and water pump
Recent new fan belt
Recent Battery
Recent catalytic converter
New parking brake cables and shoes
New front windshield
I just had a complete valve job done on both heads
New motor mounts.
New oil pan gasket
Front harmonic balancer, front pulley, new oil pan gasket
Recent tune up, plugs and wires, cap, rotor, air and fuel filters and lube and Fresh coolant, Radiator cap, Fuel cap
New 2 rear hatch door lift springs

Front and rear A/C, P/W, CC, PDL, P/mirrors, dual airbags
Oil pressure is good, and the car does not run hot or overheat.
No Check engine light

The Upholstery fabric and carpets are in good condition. No rips or tears.
I just had the carpets and upholstery professionally cleaned.
The head liner was not cleaned and still has fingerprints on it.
1 rear adjustable folding 2nd bench seat placed in rear position, with working seat belts.
Sony Bluetooth, CD, Sirius stereo, stock speakers.

It rides firm, steers straight, stops straight.
The autotrans and AWD both work good as they should.
189K miles

Unfinished:

Parking brakes shoes need adjusting at the rear wheels.
The fan belt is squeaking. I will get to this soon.
The front door panels are loose at the bottom and need new fasteners.
The front wheel alignment has not been checked since I have owned it and probably should be done.
I will update this ad as the above repairs are made.

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Re: 2004 Lifted AWD in Southern Calif. $8000

Postby longboardguy [OP] » December 15th 2019, 10:03pm

UPDATE:



The van is still available today 12/15/19. The Southern California response on my 30 day Craigslist ad has been good, but only a few people have shown up to check it out. And there have been a few offers.

The Parking brake shoes have been adjusted and work good.
And a new Fan belt tensioner fixed the belt squeaking, So that is done.
I drive it almost everyday so the updated Mileage is now 190K
The tires now have about 500 miles on them.
Not listed above is that the Timing chain and cover were replaced with the Dorman cover. As reported by many reviewers, the Dorman front crank seal is not a good seal. Mine is dripping about 5 drips after a drive.
I will get to this seal change soon. I hate oil leaks.

Just about every time I take it out, there is someone giving me a thumbs up or commenting on the van.
My thanks to the AstroSafari community for helping me with this build.
-fisher
2004 Astro AWD
2+1 Lift w/ S-10 springs
KYB Monomax shocks
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Re: 2004 Lifted AWD in Southern Calif. $8000

Postby longboardguy [OP] » February 9th 2020, 9:19pm

Bump.

Still Available. I have reduced the price to $7200.

$7200 was the highest offer I had received when it was listed locally on Craigslist. I had turned the offer down and the buyer purchased another Astro AWD.
My situation hasn't changed. I love this thing. I still don't need to sell it and I drive it every day. But it is an extra car for me.

What has changed is:

The door panel fasteners have been replaced with the correct OEM fasteners.
The rear differential oil has been changed and a new cover installed. The old oil had good color and there were just a light dusting of metal on the magnet.
The AWD Transfer case oil was changed using the correct oil.
I installed new door Hinge pins and bushings on both front doors.

Located in Southern California
2004 Astro AWD
2+1 Lift w/ S-10 springs
KYB Monomax shocks
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Images: 11
Joined: December 2018
Gender: Male
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Van Model Year: 2004
Van Make/Model: Chevrolet Astro
Extra Info: AWD

Re: 2004 Lifted AWD in Southern Calif. $8000

Postby longboardguy [OP] » February 29th 2020, 10:17pm

Sold it today 2/29/20 for $7200.

Craigslist Orange County, CA

Thanks to everybody on the forum and their "How To" article contributions.
-fisher
2004 Astro AWD
2+1 Lift w/ S-10 springs
KYB Monomax shocks
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longboardguy
Fueling (1/8 tank)
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Years of Membership: longboardguy has been a member for 1 full year
Posts: 19
Topics: 7
Images: 11
Joined: December 2018
Gender: Male
Alias (AKA): fisher
Van Model Year: 2004
Van Make/Model: Chevrolet Astro
Extra Info: AWD

Re: ---SOLD--- 2004 Lifted AWD in Southern Calif. $8000

Postby AstroWill » February 29th 2020, 10:35pm

Marked as sold, thanks for letting us know and congrats on the sale!
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