2002 Astro Battery Tray 15020343 Options

2002 Astro Battery Tray 15020343 Options

Postby Raleigh [OP] » December 3rd 2017, 11:28pm

I replaced my battery today with the ACDelco AGM78 (fantastic battery, btw, at $181), and of course I took the old battery out and the tray is rusted out so bad it's gone, just the pieces around the bolts are still hanging on. So I've found that 15020343 is the correct replacement part, but it's like $90-135 while there are tons of other trays out there for like $16. Are there other options that people have tried for this? If I need to shell out $100, fine, but thought it would be worth checking to see if others have had success with other parts or creative options. Thanks!
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Re: 2002 Astro Battery Tray 15020343 Options

Postby Rinny » December 3rd 2017, 11:45pm

get one from a JY sand blast it and POR it. Better than new
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Re: 2002 Astro Battery Tray 15020343 Options

Postby markmitch » December 4th 2017, 2:53am

I agree
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Re: 2002 Astro Battery Tray 15020343 Options

Postby MI_Ghost » December 4th 2017, 4:02am

And find an old rubber mudflap to cut out a liner to place under the battery. This will stop electrical flow through the tray.
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Re: 2002 Astro Battery Tray 15020343 Options

Postby 1lowcab » December 4th 2017, 4:15am

get one from a JY sand blast it and POR it. Better than new


That ^^^


And find an old rubber mudflap to cut out a liner to place under the battery. This will stop electrical flow through the tray.


And that ^^^
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Re: 2002 Astro Battery Tray 15020343 Options

Postby sfeaver » December 5th 2017, 4:06am

The factory tray is probably obsolete or close to it, thats why its so expensive now. A few years back it was only 15 bucks. It also has the mount for the PCM. If the cheaper one you found is the same, then go for it. Otherwise a junkyard one and clean it up is the way to go.
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Re: 2002 Astro Battery Tray 15020343 Options

Postby RECox286 » December 5th 2017, 10:30pm

Once, when I needed to replace a tray, the plate part of the assy was toast, so, I just fabricated a new plate out of

3/16" mild steel, and made the one leg, where the cable goes thru, into a three piece bolt together affair. Saved

having to take the cable apart getting the tray out and then back into position. Wasn't really that difficult to do.

If you're not set up to fabricate, I can see that my easy job would become more of a stinker to do.

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Re: 2002 Astro Battery Tray 15020343 Options

Postby jdemaris » December 12th 2017, 3:29am

I needed a new battery tray for my 2002 Astro. I found plenty for late 90s Astros that were cheap. Easy fit into my 2002. Only difference is the 2002 tray has two channels for the plastic computer mount to slide into. I just drilled two holes and bolted the bracket to the older style tray and it worked fine.
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Re: 2002 Astro Battery Tray 15020343 Options

Postby AstroWill » December 12th 2017, 3:43pm

jdemaris wrote:I needed a new battery tray for my 2002 Astro. I found plenty for late 90s Astros that were cheap. Easy fit into my 2002. Only difference is the 2002 tray has two channels for the plastic computer mount to slide into. I just drilled two holes and bolted the bracket to the older style tray and it worked fine.

Making it work, I like that, thanks for the tip!

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Re: 2002 Astro Battery Tray 15020343 Options

Postby TheLAD » October 28th 2018, 4:00am

where did you find cheap battery trays for 90's astros? I need one for my '96.
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