Up for auction is a well-cared for Chevy Astro. This Astro Van has the perfect set up for Road Trips, Tail Gate Partying, and Work. Fact is that Engine Oil is the life blood of your vehicle’s engine and I always changed it every 3 months or 3000 miles (usually every 3 months). I drive daily about 10 miles to and from work and school. And on the weekends I rarely go over 25 miles. I got this Astro in 2009 and I have done plenty of work to it which I have listed. I will also be including in the auction all the original working parts I removed, and extra parts I haven’t had the chance to replace. All parts replaced were new except for the hydraulic brake booster. I had many more plans for this Astro but unfortunately my situation has changed and I no longer have the space or funds to keep it. I live in the Bronx but the van is currently at my in-laws house in Wyandanch NY, L.I.E. off exit 51.
The Good = Religiously changed the oil and oil filter, Transmission filter and fluid, Preformed a FULL Tune up, REPLACED the water pump, thermostat, upper and lower hoses, heater control valve, thermostatic fan clutch, tensioner pulley, idler pulleys, alternator, drive belt, vacuum hoses, The ENTIRE ac system (compressor, evaporator, condenser, expansion valve) front shocks, rear shocks (replaced with air shocks controlled by an air valve under rear bumper) all steering linkages, Hydraulic brake booster (used), Master cylinder, Repaired spare tire mount and winch cable mechanism, Repaired oil fill tube and mount, within the past year I have REPLACED, Front wheel bearings, front rotors, and brake pads, rear drums with all hardware and mechanisms and brake shoes, Flushed and bled entire brake system, egr valve, catalytic converter, muffler and pipe.
The Not so Good = The paint (obviously from the pictures the hood and front fenders need help). A small oil leak (not a drip but when I change the oil there is some residue around the pan). The transmission slips a little when cold but once it warms up its good to go. A small exhaust leak (muffler shop would not warranty its work, small opening before cat). The ball joints clunk (ALL ball joints are included in the auction!). The driver window sticks every once in a while (just wait 15 seconds). Worn Idler control arm (causes front end vibration at 70-75mph stops at 80pmh).
The Extras!!! = New tires with less than 1,000 miles! (New valve stems and balancing). New extra fifth tire, Aftermarket alarm, Air Horns (also connected to alarm when triggered). K&N air filter, Yellow top optima battery, JVC detachable face cd radio receiver with front usb port, ipod interface and remote control. 1000 watt Audiopipe amp, Premium Scosche wire kit, Scosche farad 500k capacitor. 2 MTX 12” Bass box (woofers are beat up bad but still thump hard). 2000 continuous / 4000 peak watt power inverter wired independently from vehicle wiring system to prevent damage (using optima battery separate terminals). Custom made console/shelves to house inverter, amp, amp remote and capacitor. Used H.I.D kit removed from a Saturn View the same light set up High Low Beam 9005, 9006 (not installed). Heavy duty leaf springs (not installed). Upper, Lower, Left and Right ball joints (not installed). Extra lug nut covers (tend to disappear a lot). Extra Dash trim blank (original was drilled through for alarm warning light). New in box extra-long wide angled rearview mirror. New in box L.E.D. amp power fuses (x4). Factory radio and key fob and 4 keys 2 aftermarket fobs. Haynes repair manual, Class 3 hitch with wiring kit (only used once, I jumped the gun when I was offered a free boat and trailer but the offer fell through horribly).
For the drive home a FULL Tank of gas ($100 value) Fresh Oil and Oil Filter changed at exactly 254,433 miles, and Brand New Front and Rear Anco Wiper Blades!!!
Good Luck Bidding and please serious buyers only text me at 646-734-7386 with any questions you may have. Thank You.
This vehicle is being SOLD AS IS, Even though this Astro Van has been cared for and maintained it does have 254,478 miles on it and other problems that I am not aware of can still arise with driver abuse and regular wear and tear.