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#1149 of 2501 Re: Leaking Venture
Feb 07, 2002 (9:37 am)
Hi Folks, I know you've probable read alot of the venture leaking, well here is one more.
We purchased a 2000 Chevy Venture Back in October 1999, What a wonderful van it was. you couln't beat the gas milleage on it.
After the first week of owning our Chevy Venture, it down poured really heavy. Didn't think nothing of it, till I went to drive it. As we started out it seemed ok, till we made that left turn, then all the water started gushing out from under the dash board on the passenger side.
To make a long story short, and many repairs, I filed the lemon law and won my case. They tore my venture into peice and had it 30 days, still could not figure out how it was leaking. Beleive me if they could guarntee me another venture that did not leak, I would have replace it with another one. I ended getting me a 2002 TrailBlazer.
Feb 07, 2002 (11:20 am)
safetyguy2, I have had similar problem with my 2001, although I don't believe it's Chevy problem, for once. My daughter thinks she can undo the shoulder strap herself, so she pulls without squeezing the release. Needless to say, now the release has little spring left, so it open very easily.
leihua5264, It's unfortunate it had to come to you waving the lemon law flag, but I am glad to see you victorious. Luckily I have had no major problems yet with 11K miles. We'll see when it hits 36.1K miles. Chevy wonders why buyers are looking for quality and extended warranties, when they are only offering 36K miles?? When they start to build a quality product, people will buy.
Feb 08, 2002 (2:07 pm)
jints2282: I was a little baffled that you don't believe the easy clip opening is Chevy's problem. Aren't we talking about the built-in child safety seats that are ordered as an option from Chev? It seems like Chevy should be responsible for all of their standard and optional equipment.
As a side note, the clip is extremely important, in that it correctly positions the straps on the child's shoulders. Severe injuries can occur during a crash if the straps are not on the shoulders.
Sorry if I sound a little preachy, but we see a lot of junk car seats (in our shop) that offer little, if any, protection for kids.
#1152 of 2501 Squeaky Steering Wheel
Feb 08, 2002 (5:59 pm)
I have a 2000 Chevy Venture and recently noticed my steering wheel squeaks every once in a while when you're turning it either to the right or left, does anyone know if theres a remedy for this without going through the hassle of taking it back to the dealership?
#1153 of 2501 Doors latch continuously
Feb 09, 2002 (6:39 pm)
The wife informed me that while driving our 2001 WB with power slider passenger door, the latch was clicking, attempting to lock, when the car was in motion. I asked for details, but didn't get too much info, so decided to take it out for a drive. Sure enough, after 5-10 minutes of driving, a clicking sound was heard every 2-3 seconds, as if though someone was pressing on the lock button of the remote control. It lasted for about 15-20 seconds, then stopped. Park the van in the garage, then I heard the clicking sound again. It seems like every door is trying to lock every 5-10 seconds. I check all 5 doors, and there was no obstruction. Closed the door, didn't lock it, and waited. About a minute later, all doors latched locked automatically, and the headlight flashed once (if locked by remote, light flashes twice). I purposely left the window open to see if I can unlock from inside, but no luck. I tried different combinations, but all with same result, the latching click would occur every 5-10 seconds again. Didn't want the battery to drain, or cause some other problems, so I disconnected the battery. Can't wait til Monday and see what the dealer have to say about this.
Feb 11, 2002 (8:11 am)
I had a Pontiac 6000 STE once that did something silmular. What I found was that one of the outside key lock cyclinders was partialy turned, causing the automatic locks to try to cycle. The vans use a simular key activated locks. Might try locking and unlocking the van by the keys and make sure the openning is straight up & down.
#1155 of 2501 Ticking noise
Feb 13, 2002 (6:00 pm)
I have a 98 Venture that when started has a ticking noise in the engine. The engine seems fine otherwise, it has about 50,000 miles on it. Is this something I should be concerned about?
#1156 of 2501 More info please jpc47
Feb 14, 2002 (10:58 am)
Does the ticking just occur on start up then go away, quickly or does it persist anytime the van is idling.
My first guess would be that you have a possible valve adjustment problem. If it only occurs at start up, it may be the lack of oil above the rockers allowing some chattering to occur.
The valves are generally easy to adjust once you get to them. However, if the offending valve is on the rear cylinder bank next to the firewall, you may have to pull the whole engine just to get at the problem.
May not be worth it to even bother.
Just my $0.02 worth.
Feb 14, 2002 (2:17 pm)
Hi Catam. My wife just pulled in and there was no ticking.
#1158 of 2501 body roll causing creaking noise
Feb 14, 2002 (7:06 pm)
I own a 2001 venture with 6000 miles on it. Since I bought it I hear a noise any time the vehicle moves coming from the driver side sliding door. I have had it at the dealer 3 times for the problem, today being the third time. the service manger told me today they can't fix the problem b/c it is structural. The reason for the noise is b/c the body rolls over the road and it causes the door to rub against the frame. He says it is b/c of a lack of support around the door frame. he said even if they give me a different van I will still have the problem. My friend has a 2001 and has no noise like my van makes. Does anybody elses van make a noise similar to mine? Does anyone think there is any truth to the service managers explanation? Any ideas on a better way to contact gm then thru their web site?