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1996 Chevrolet Astro Passenger Base Ext 111 WB RWD

1996 Chevrolet Astro Passenger
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Rear Wheel Drive, Extended 111" WB
16 mpg city / 20 mpg hwy
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December 21, 2012, 5:21 pm

Jimmy B

Question: Car won't start and instrument cluster crazy, not sure what to do?

I have a 1997 chevy astro van with 215,000 miles on it. It died yesterday after a bunch of store hopping. What it sounded like a first was a starter that was bad, turning over slow even when I was jumping it, and the engine not wanting to catch. I towed it home and replaced the starter. Now I can't get it to start at all. What it's doing now is when I turn to key to the run position, the instrument cluster goes crazy saying that I'm going inbetween 10-60mph with the car off, have a overly full fuel tank, reading 345,000 on the odometer, and when I turn it to start, a rapid clicking is coming from the starter. It's all over my head and I really need some help.

December 30, 2012, 1:16 pm

Elizabeth K

Stay focused on the problem with the starting circuit and don't worry about the dash gauges right now. Here is a troubleshooting guide to follow, don't assume anything works until you've tested it properly:

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