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#1975 of 2511 Re: 1997 Chevy Venture Electrical Systems Problems [skrueger]
Sep 25, 2005 (9:36 am)
Use an electronics parts cleaner on the connection, and use bulb grease on your bulbs, as well as the connector pins. It seems to help - the aluminum parts inside the brakelight assembly are prone to corrosion. The ground likes to heat up and melt, causing the same problem you are having. Mine got so flakey that my cruise stopped engaging - the cruise disengage is on the same circuit, and had the same effect as tapping the brake pedal.
#1977 of 2511 Re: 97 Venture-engine seems slow [mom2kacm]
Sep 25, 2005 (9:50 am)
The problem with most front drive cars is the lack of space under the hood. When talking about an alternator, this means tighter, lighter wieght windings, which wear out faster, and also drive up cost. Less space around the alternator also means less air to cool it down, also adding to wear and tear.
I highly recommend having your mechanic order you the part - that way, if there is a problem with a rebuilt part (which is more likely than with a new part), the mechanic will normally cover your labor, as well as deal with warranty issues. If you order the part, you are liable for any labor involved! Trust me, with something as intricate and labor-intensive as the alternator, don't fool around.
#1978 of 2511 Re: Need help with power window [ts60423]
Sep 26, 2005 (5:02 pm)
good point.. I did that and I should have remembered to mention that
#1979 of 2511 No Brake lights
Sep 26, 2005 (5:35 pm)
Can anyone tell me what i could try? I have no brake lights on my 99 venture. I have tried the bulb, fuse and pedal switch? thanks
#1980 of 2511 Re: Need help with power window [ts60423]
Oct 03, 2005 (3:49 pm)
Is it complicated to remove the door panel? I have a dead speaker and am afraid to try taking off the door panel myself. One guy on another forum said just pull off the panel and remove the bolt holding the switch asembly and another one near the latch, but that isn't very descriptive to a rank amateur like me.
Thanks in advance for your help.
#1981 of 2511 Stalling Problem
Oct 05, 2005 (7:01 am)
My 98 Venture stalls intermittently. It usually happens when you are coming to a stop or rounding a corner. It starts immediatly and you can continue. this has been going on for about 2 years. sometimes it will not stall for months, then it will stall 3 times in one day. I have had it to the dealer twice for this problem and they say nothing is wrong with my van. Does anyone know the fix for this problem?
#1982 of 2511 Tranmission Won't Change Gears
Oct 05, 2005 (2:46 pm)
The Tranmission on my Chevy Venture won't change after the first gear but after a few blocks when the engine heats up, then it changes normally.What could the problem be?.
#1983 of 2511 Re: Tranmission Won't Change Gears [lou77]
Oct 05, 2005 (2:57 pm)
When did you last have the transmission serviced ? Suggest you take to a transmission specialist not a high street type. The filter may be dirty and fluid will only move when it is warm. Get new fluid and filter and cleaned out.
I change mine every 35000 and I also put a transmission cooler on a coiuple of years ago and has been fine. Compared with the cost of a new one a good investment.
#1984 of 2511 Re: Stalling Problem [venture98]
by Claire@Edmunds HOST
Oct 06, 2005 (6:53 pm)
Welcome to the Forums, Venture98! You might also want to ask about your problem in the Idle or Stalling Problems: All Vehicles discussion -- the folks there are likely to have some answers for you.