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2000 Astro Van help

Postby gunblaze92 [OP] » April 18th 2009, 5:56am

Im new here i wud like all of you to know that my name is Rey...I own a 2000 Chevy Astro Van AWD and Iv'e noticed something strange. When going in reverse, if i turn the wheel all the way right or left, the van hesitates to back up unless i turn the wheels in a little bit more. In addition, when leaving my parking spot, when i turn the wheels all the way to the left, upon moving the van makes a strange thumping sound similar to the one the Jeep Cherokee does. I would like to know if this is normal, or if there could possibly be a problem and how i can fix it.
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Re: 2000 Astro Van help

Postby gtkane » April 18th 2009, 7:15am

A lot of them will do that, just because of the AWD parts "binding" up a little bit-it's usually a normal condition.

That being said, just make sure things like your wheel bearings, u-joints, etc are ok. And make sure your tires are evenly worn, because as little as 2/32" difference in tire tread can cause binding.
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Re: 2000 Astro Van help

Postby gunblaze92 [OP] » April 19th 2009, 3:24am

thanks a bunch. I know its not the tires tho. I just got new wheels and tires put on the van about three weeks ago.
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