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Instructions how to change timing chain on a 1997 Chevy astro van

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SOURCE: 1997 Chevy Astro Van starting problems after rain

Rather than replacing everything why not find the hole and stop the leak.If it runs ok when dry the obvious solution would be to fix the leak.hell of a lot cheaper than replacing stuff that still works ok.Fix the cause not the result .Replace it all and its still going to get wet so problem has not been solved

Posted on Oct 17, 2008

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The control module is located just behind the ignition coil. Sorta hard to get to but we got it and the van is running great.

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SOURCE: 2001 astro chevy van 4.3 engines need to set the timing

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

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SOURCE: Timing on an astro van

No it can not it is run by the cars computer. If the distrubitor cap is on wrong than that can cause multiple misfire

Posted on Dec 02, 2009

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SOURCE: emergency brake wont release on 1997 chevy astro

You will have to manually release it. First make sure that your handle is still attached to the rod since these do sometimes have a tendency to brake, if it is broke, you just have to pull the rod by hand. If it's still intact, you will have to follow the rod to where it connects to the cables and once again, manually pull it by hand. You might have to actually follow it all the way to the back axle from underneath where the connections are made to apply pressure to set and release and make sure there isn't anything broke there. Worst case is that when you last set your e-brake, it broke inside the drums and you will have to rebuild. Hope this helps some. Good luck!

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