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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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July 5, 2013, 4:25 pm

Iltae K

Question: transmission/speedometer problem


I have 1994 Chevy Astro van with appr 210,000 on it.

It began to develop transmission shift problem-- transmission will not shift to

2nd and/or 3rd stage and when this happens the speedometer stops working.

However, when I start the car first time in the morning, the transmission

works fine for 15-20 minutes.

I had fluid, filter, solenoid and speed sensor replaced. Not much difference.

Someone suggests to replace the ignition switch to get good contacts

to the voltage lines going to solenoid and speedometer. But, my mechanic

says it will be just waste of money.

I will greatly appreciate your advice on this, as I can not afford to the expensive

transmission job.

Iltae Kim


July 6, 2013, 10:37 am

Tyler O

Sounds like a problem internally with the transmission. I'd replace the unit with a good used or rebuilt one.

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