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by Astrophysics
Sun Aug 07, 2022 8:54 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Spark plug change
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: Spark plug change

Hi, Some of the spark plugs can be reached with the engine cover, aka dog house removed. The forward plugs can be reached through the inner fender after removing the trim fasteners and removing the plastic flap. Get spark plug socket and extensions and universal joints etc to get in to the tight spo...
by Astrophysics
Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:21 pm
Forum: SUSPENSION
Topic: Torsion bars needed source???
Replies: 39
Views: 2715

Re: Torsion bars needed source???

Hi Again, If Sway Away can really make the firmer torsion bars, we should also post this good news on the other Astrosafari.com users group. Many people there would benefit from the higher spring rate on their AWD or 4x4 Astros with heavy front bumpers. We should also inform Mike at Jouneys Off-road...
by Astrophysics
Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:02 pm
Forum: SUSPENSION
Topic: Torsion bars needed source???
Replies: 39
Views: 2715

Re: Torsion bars needed source???

Hi All,

That is great news!

I need firmer torsion bars for my lifted, 2003 AWD turned 4x4 Chevy Astro. Then I can mount winch up front.

Yippee!

Herbie wants torsion bars too.

I will call him next week.

Thank you,

Astrophysics
by Astrophysics
Mon Apr 04, 2022 11:41 pm
Forum: RUNNING ISSUES
Topic: rough idle
Replies: 10
Views: 1993

Re: rough idle

Also,

11. Spark plugs and cables

12. Cap and rotor for cracks and carbon arc tracks
by Astrophysics
Mon Apr 04, 2022 8:13 pm
Forum: RUNNING ISSUES
Topic: rough idle
Replies: 10
Views: 1993

Re: rough idle

Hi

Also, try OEM air filter instead of K&N

AP
by Astrophysics
Mon Apr 04, 2022 8:12 pm
Forum: RUNNING ISSUES
Topic: rough idle
Replies: 10
Views: 1993

Re: rough idle

Hi, 242,000 miles. That is great. 1. Check vacuum 2. Check electrical grounds at studs 3. Check fuel pressure 4. Check O2 sensor readings on OBD 2 scanner running real time data 5. Clean throttle body gate with special spray 6. Check compression at spark plug holes with WOT, wide open throttle to lo...
by Astrophysics
Wed Mar 09, 2022 9:22 pm
Forum: SUSPENSION
Topic: AWD Front Shock Measurements (tab to tab)?
Replies: 4
Views: 1693

Re: AWD Front Shock Measurements (tab to tab)?

Hi,

Also visible the the rubber Timbren helper spring which replaced the bump stop.


AP
by Astrophysics
Wed Mar 09, 2022 9:20 pm
Forum: SUSPENSION
Topic: AWD Front Shock Measurements (tab to tab)?
Replies: 4
Views: 1693

Re: AWD Front Shock Measurements (tab to tab)?

Hi, Took off winch and tray and recovery D rings from front of my 2003 AWD Astro. This removed 103 lbs. Front springs still too weak. May try to ‘find custom shock guys you could do a mild coil over shock to replace Bilstein shock. Space is tight but since I will keeps torsion bar as main spring, th...
by Astrophysics
Mon Feb 28, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: EXTERIOR
Topic: rear bumper idea.
Replies: 7
Views: 3136

Re: rear bumper idea.

Hi,

There is company in Redding, CA that makes winch ready bumpers for trucks.
Www.winchreadybumpers.com

I sent them a message asking if they could Fab a rear Astro winch bumper.

AP
by Astrophysics
Wed Feb 16, 2022 10:30 pm
Forum: EXTERIOR
Topic: rear bumper idea.
Replies: 7
Views: 3136

Re: rear bumper idea.

Hi, Here is photo showing concept to install hidden winch tray at rear hitch of Astro and use the volume of space where OEM spare tire used to be. I test fitted a 2" draw bar which can fit into the backside of the OEM hitch. Then use the Curt C31010 tray. Then cut hole in bumper skin to mount f...
by Astrophysics
Tue Feb 15, 2022 8:17 pm
Forum: EXTERIOR
Topic: rear bumper idea.
Replies: 7
Views: 3136

Re: rear bumper idea.

Hi, Since my spare tire is inside my 2003 Astro, the volume behind the 2" receiver is available to install a hidden or stealth winch. Then cut hole in OEM bumper to mount fairlead. The Curt C31010 hitch mount winch tray looks like a good fit because it come with no carrying handlers. 4127 for t...
by Astrophysics
Mon Feb 14, 2022 7:44 pm
Forum: Fuel System
Topic: Fuel Pump - Fuel Sender Assembly - Replacement Procedure
Replies: 35
Views: 31953

Re: Fuel Pump - Fuel Sender Assembly - Replacement Procedure

Hi, The Astro tank is actually easier to remove than the ones on the Tahoe and Yukon. The super long strap M10 1.5 mm pitch, bolts are 70 mm long which lets one lower the straps about 1 1/2 inches to allow the Fuel and Return quick connectors to be released before lowering the tank. The OEM bolts we...
by Astrophysics
Sat Feb 12, 2022 9:50 pm
Forum: Fuel System
Topic: Fuel Pump - Fuel Sender Assembly - Replacement Procedure
Replies: 35
Views: 31953

Re: Fuel Pump - Fuel Sender Assembly - Replacement Procedure

Hi,

Astro runs great now with new fuel pump.

<irrelevant information removed>

AP
by Astrophysics
Wed Feb 09, 2022 8:41 pm
Forum: Fuel System
Topic: Fuel Pump - Fuel Sender Assembly - Replacement Procedure
Replies: 35
Views: 31953

Re: Fuel Pump - Fuel Sender Assembly - Replacement Procedure

Hi,

New pump installed. Now, I can re install tank.

AP
by Astrophysics
Sun Jan 30, 2022 8:53 am
Forum: Fuel System
Topic: Fuel Pump - Fuel Sender Assembly - Replacement Procedure
Replies: 35
Views: 31953

Re: Fuel Pump - Fuel Sender Assembly - Replacement Procedure

Hi, Fuel to the People! <Off topic content removed. I asked you nicely at New Years to keep it out of the technical section please. - MMJ> I ordered a replacement rubber filler hose since I damaged the end of original with flat blade screwdriver on removal. On line $18 from Filler Neck supply. On th...