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Help hey i have a 1995 astro van 4.3L v-6 when at an idle runs real rough. shakeing, rattleing it feels like its gonna stall i have replaced plugs,rotor/cap,fuel filter,and checked vac lines,wires,what ever the thing is that is on top of the block it's a circlewith 2 wires in it i pulled it out and cleaned it and put power to it from the batt. and it opened and closed without a problem. i also took the van to a friend of mine and he put it on his snap-on dyno and checked the eng. and tran. and it showed no codes or problems what elce can it be this is my familys only transpo. and i dont have funds to get a new vechile thanks, clayton nemechek

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  • gnoclue2 Dec 31, 2008

    I have a 1995 chvey Astro with a code 43 it run horible at times then runs ok at times the service engine soon light comes on and goes out at times also

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It is the egr valve. It has carbon in it and will not open or close. I have the same engine on a 1995 safari and 1994 trailblazer. I had the same problem on both vehicles until I finally figured it out. Have a mechanic clean it out but do not replace. EGR valve is expensive.

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Hi,

It would seem that you have checked/replaced most if not all of the usual suspects. Pls try:
1. start the engine on a dark night with the hood up. check for any arcing/high voltage spark from any of the high tension wires;
2. you may want to reconsider this step! run the engine, pull the spark plug wires (carefully, extremely high voltage) one at a time and note if the idle will not change. If no change that plug is not firing;
3. check the ignition B+12 going to the ignition coil primary terminal. If it is physically in contact with the A/C hose/line, it may be loosing a few strands inside the insulation, replace.

Other than the above, a few more checks (but not as simple):
a. check that the fuel pressure is between 50 to 66 psi;
b. replace your plugs to AC Delco CR43TSM or CR43TS or 41-803 Platinums.

This page may be of additional informative if not an interesting read. To my knowledge, a 1995 Astro van shares the same W engine with a GMC Safari and therefore would have the same concerns/solution.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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