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Chevrolet Venture, Van
#1813 of 2511 Re: Do I have a bad gasket? [offham]
Mar 24, 2005 (1:32 pm)
I have a 1999 Chevy Venture and they told me there was never a recall on any of the vans. I had to have a new motor put in my van because of the intake gasket. They replaced the gasket on the new motor that they put in so that I would not have the same problem on down the line. It had a crack in it when they took it out. If I had not had it replaced before it was put in, I would have had the same problem with this motor....I have spent almost $3,000 on this problem to get it fixed.
#1814 of 2511 Re: Accessory Part [dkenright]
Mar 25, 2005 (4:00 am)
The missing part is a CD holder that sides in and out.
#1815 of 2511 Re: VCP IDLE [vango]
Mar 25, 2005 (5:58 am)
Hi. Did you ever find out what the problem was? I'm having the same problem.
#1816 of 2511 Re: Accessory Part [offham]
Mar 27, 2005 (7:10 am)
Thank U...!! The dealer had no Clue.
#1817 of 2511 Re: 2000 Venture Coolant level sensor [offham]
Mar 30, 2005 (11:54 am)
Thanks for the info on the sensor, found it an replaced it without busting too many knuckles and it fixed the info light from coming on.
#1818 of 2511 Re: dhehn [jrdwyer]
Mar 31, 2005 (5:59 pm)
Tonight I received a quality assurance call from an agency working for GM. They wanted to know how my "customer experience" was related to my interactions with the GM customer service center. Needless to say, they didn't get any positive ratings. The 10 minutes survey ends with "would you buy another GM vehicle in the future?" and "would you recommend GM to your friends and family?".
GM deserves the poor earnings they are expecting. They have earned them with their approach to customer satisfaction.
#1819 of 2511 99 Venture - Occasional hard shifts
Apr 01, 2005 (2:52 am)
We have a 99 Venture with 73k miles on it. Every once in a while, it will shift very hard for one trip, every shift. Then, go in the store, or whatever, come out 15 min later, and all is well. Had this occasional problem now for 4 years. Looking for any ideas of what to fix. I have not had it to the dealer because it would never misbehave if I took it there. . .
#1820 of 2511 Re: 99 Venture [venture97000]
Apr 01, 2005 (10:54 am)
I just found out that my driver side regulator might need replacing. I nearly fainted when told the cost at a dealer. any suggestions on finding at replacement a little cheaper than ($400-600) total repair cost?
#1821 of 2511 Re: 99 Venture - Occasional hard shifts [chuk]
Apr 01, 2005 (5:21 pm)
It would be worth taking to a transmisson specialist and I don't mean Aamco etc.
or the dealer. Look in your yellow pages. When did you last change the fluid and have the filter cleaned? Should not be more than $50 to $75
I have the transmission fluid changed very 35K and I had installed a transmission cooler as on one long trip loaded up with college stuff from NJ to Boston and AC going the transmission started slipping and the fluid was foaming. We were staying over night and it was OK the next day for the return drive but never had a problem since the cooler went in and new fluid
The manufacturers cheap skate it by running it through the radiator which is quite ineffective compared with a front mounted transmission cooler. They are easy to fit and best performance is on the front of the radiator. No more that $50 plus installation.
I have just bought a Suzuki SL7 it had been on lease and getting the same thing done next week the cost is insignificant compared with a transmission replacement.
#1822 of 2511 Re: 99 Venture - Occasional hard shifts [chuk]
Apr 02, 2005 (7:07 am)
I have the very same problem on my 2000 OLDS Silhouette with 88K miles on it. Like you, once, twice or three times a month it would start shifting hard for the duration of a drive. I tried pulling over and shutting off and restarting the engine which did not clear the hard shifting. Letting the van sit for 30 minutes or more did clear up the problem till the next time.
After a couple of months of observation I noticed that hard acceleration from a standing start while making a turn tends to cause the hard shifting, so now I accelerate gently while making turns and haven't had this problem for several months.
Hope this helps. Good luck....
BTW - My Silhouette has the towing package which includes a heavy duty transmission fluid cooler and I changed my transmission fluid and filter which did not resolve the hard shifting problem.