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Need trick to get to TBI
Remove the "doghouse" from the inside of the van this is an access panel inside located under the center of the dash just pull up[ the carpet to reveal the fasteners that hold it in place some trim panels may have to be removed to get it all the way out
Posted on Dec 10, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
1998 chevy astro 4.3 v6 torque specs include :
* foot pounds *
balance shaft (if equiped) gear bolt = step 1 = 15 ft.lbs. step2 = additional 35 degrees.
camshaft sprocket bolt = 18 ft. lbs.
connecting rod cap = step 1 = 20 ft. lbs. step 2 = additional 70 degrees.
crankshaft damper bolt = 74 ft. lbs.
crankshaft oil deflectorbolt/nut = 27 ft.lbs.
cylinder head bolts = step 1 = 15 ft. lbs. step 2 = additional 73 degrees. (tighten in sequence)
exhaust manifold bolts = step 1 = 11 ft. lbs. step 2 = 22 ft. lbs.
flywheel bolt = 74 ft. lbs.
main bearing cap bolts = step 1 = 15 ft. lbs. step 2 = additional 73 degrees.
oil filter adapter bolt = 15 ft. lbs.
oil pan bolt/nut = 18 ft. lbs.
oil pump bolt = 66 ft. lbs.
rocker arm with press in studs = 18 ft. lbs.
rocker arm with screw in studs = 19 ft. lbs.
valve lifter retainer bolt = 12 ft. lbs.
water pump bolt = 33 ft. lbs.
* inch pounds *
balance shaft retaining plate bolt = 106 in. lbs.
camshaft retainer plate bolt = 106 in. lbs.
front cover bolt = 106 in. lbs.
intake manifold upper = step 1 = 44 in. lbs. step 2 = 88 in. lbs.
intake manifold lower = step 1 = 27 in. lbs. step 2 = 106 in. lbs. step 3 = 133 in. lbs. ** (tighten bolts in sequence)
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Posted on Dec 28, 2008
Check to see if the fuel pump is kicking in,
when you turn the key on without starting the van you should hear it kick on for about 2 seconds,
It could be...
A clogged fuel filter...
Blown fuse for the pump..or bad pump relay..
Bad fuel pump
Posted on Mar 07, 2009
The distributor in that engine can only be installed in one position. The hold down is built onto the distributor meaning when it is installed and the engine runs the computer is responsible for the timing. The distributor will move a little but won't correct major timing errors.
Posted on Sep 13, 2009
Paul is right you can go to radio shack or autozone schucks or any parts store and ask for the removal tool it cost $20.00 tops. Trust me you don't want to undo the dash as the air bag could detonate if you shorted the two wires that can control it and it could kill you.
Posted on Sep 22, 2009
Testimonial: "Thank you! I didn't even think about the safety aspect of removing the dash. Better leave this to the pros!"
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