. Besides doing all the standard maintenance items on my own when I first bought it, I have had relatively few problems with it. The Astro has been praised for its towing capacity, versus that of a minivan similar in size, thanks to its truck platform. It should be a firm ride unloaded. Extremely stiff, bone jarring, harsh and noisy ride. Look for signs of delivery service lettering, worn arm rests and seats etc.
Astro vans come standard with a tilt steering wheel, cruise control, and full power accessories. Max Trailer Tongue Weight 23,500 lbs. The average transmission in your van should not have the problem you describe if at all until 300. The car has not let me down rain or shine. The drivetrain is available with both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations. Recall Date 1900-01-01 Description Seatbelt buckles may not latch or unlatch properly.
Causing the throttle to remain in the open position as one of the steel lines that make up the cable broke inside. The auto slider door feature is a big help when you have your hands full or it raining. I got a great deal on it brand new. Creaky door panels if you even touch them. Additionally, find 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
Around 12-13mpg very lightly loaded. They are great seats until they get worn. You did mention the seat had little support. Model year 2004 Year of manufacture 2004 First year of ownership 2009 Most recent year of ownership 2011 Engine and transmission 6. Looks like the vehicle had been serviced and the cable was bent in a tight position causing the steel cable to have excessive friction until the one of the steel cable lines eventually broke. While moving cargo and loads may be a snap for the Astro, its ability to move passengers from A to B is the downside. The Chev Van has a very advanced frame design, and under loaded conditions it is a smooth controlled ride safe.
Primary Use: Utility towing boats, transporting cargo, etc. Pros: Reliable, a little more powerful than what the Ford Econoline offers. One of my customers has your identical van with 700. Max Trailer Weight 12,000 lbs. Additionally, find 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components. Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating 8,550 lbs. The accelerator cable broke while I was on a highway.
Extremely, extremely, extremely rough riding. City - it depends on who is driving it. Horrible build quality and materials. The Chevy Astro Van returned unchanged for the 2004 model year after a number of small alterations involving brakes and trim levels for 2003. With the second- and third-row seats removed, cargo space totals 170. Water and road contaminants may become trapped in the protective conduit that covers the fuel filler pipe and may cause the pipe to corrode.
The door handles for some reason was not working, maybe it had been pulled to hard. Primary Use: Family transportation My Chevy Venture Is Great! The midsize truck-based Astro offers buyers a choice of rear- or all-wheel drive, different rear-door layouts, and a cargo van interior configuration. Bottom Line I Would Recommend This Van To Any Family Looking For A Family Vehicle — Well Appearance. General Comments: I was never a Ford fan until I owned a Chevy. On the highway I get 27mpg or better.
On a dead calm day I'm looking at the trees wondering why it's blowing the van around. Noisy, creaky, crunchy plastic junk interior. Seating for eight passengers is available through two front buckets and two rows of three-seat benches. Installing Sulastic spring isolation helped, but it still sucks badly compared to any used Ford Econoline from 1975 and up. Max Trailer Tongue Weight 23,500 lbs. Front Gross Axle Weight Rating 4,670 lbs.