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#2014 of 2501 fuel guage, electrical, windows...oh my!!!
Oct 31, 2005 (4:04 pm)
So I love my 1999 chevy venture, but it's giving me a headache. My fuel guage goes up, then down, then up and sticks somewhere around 1/2 a tank. My ABS and seatbelt lights come on whenever they feel like it, and stay on if they choose. Occasionally my digital readout on the roof (LS edition) tells me there's ICE outside!! Well, it was 90 degrees out the last time it did that! My AC makes noise like it's sucking in helium. My window rolls down but then rolls up funky and i have to grab it to make it stay back on track. SO.... I doubt all these problems are related...but I'm thinking a few of them may. Suggestions, tips and witty comments are welcome.
I don't know where to begin!!! Oh, and I've already replaced the corroded tail light bezzel thinga-ma-jigger..... Well, my husband did it, but now my directional lights work so it's not that!!
#2015 of 2501 Re: Venture Code 300??? [sully0522]
Oct 31, 2005 (8:03 pm)
I have a 97 Venture that was running a bit rough occasionally and then died on Friday. We were told that we need to either rebuild or replace the engine. We only had 77000 miles on it . The only other thing I had noticed was that it seemed to be going through coolant quickly, but we never noticed a leak.
Are these problems common? We have never had a problem up to this point, but this is really depressing. I really love my van, but I am afraid of it turning into a money pit. Any advice?
#2016 of 2501 Re: Is it my tranny? [chevyventure]
Nov 01, 2005 (8:16 pm)
I read your message and I just experienced the same problem but with my drive, 3, 2 gear. I can't drive the car in Drive gear.?
Did u get any replies? Is it a problem with the transmission, I hope not. Please, help me if you know what the problem turns out to be?
#2017 of 2501 My chevy venture won't go into Drive or 1st Gear.
Nov 01, 2005 (8:29 pm)
I parked my Venture in front of the house 1 hour ago then I went to drive it into the garage but the van won't drive although I have the gear on drive. I tried on 1st gear and still it didn't drive. The only way was to put it on second or third gear. We never had a problem with this van and wonder what happened? I really hope it was not the transmission. Please, HELP!
#2018 of 2501 Re: Venture Code 300??? [jdmddltn]
Nov 03, 2005 (6:20 pm)
I had coolant issues with mine and it was the orange coolant that caused the issue, 600 dollars later I had all my gaskets replaced and the problems fixed....of course now I have OTHER problems with it...but no more coolant and over heating issues.
#2019 of 2501 Re: fuel guage, electrical, windows...oh my!!! [cbower]
Nov 06, 2005 (6:53 pm)
My window track has the same problem, I have not taken the door panel off yet to see why. As for the other things it sounds like a wiring harness plug is loose somewhere and electrical contact of those connections is hit and miss. Not sure bout the AC noise. The fuel readout may be the fuel sending unit on/in the gas tank, it has wires and fuel lines and if the connections are crappy from moisture or corrosion that could be it. Inspect the wire harness plugs under the dash with a flashlight and wiggle them while pushing them together. Then drive it and see if anything changes. The dealership might be the next option. Good luck.
#2020 of 2501 Problem starting '98 Venture : Electrical?:
Nov 07, 2005 (1:55 pm)
Hi everyone, Im new here so be gentle.....
I have a 1998 Chevy Venture and recently been having issues leading up to it not starting at all. I thin k I narrowed it down, but need help if possible:
-Service Engine light came on a while back, garage said nothing was wrong and it may be a short in wire tripping the light to appear.
-Frequently the automatic passanger sliding door would trip a fuse due to our kids not letting it open itself. According to manual all you do for THAT problem is pull the 15v fuse , wait 30 seconds and put fuse back in, ALWAYS worked when I had to do this.
-Now, the electronic driver's seat has stopped working and the automatic sliding door........pulled ALL fuses and NOTHING.SO I drove for about another 2 weeks......
-The car would not start after sitting for over an hour at a local football game. I had someone jump start me since I ran the battery down turning it over........it started right up! Went about 3 days ok so I took it to get inspected and the guy at the garage called said it was dead where I parked it. He pulled it in garage and he THINKS it is the fuel pump.
-I have the car home now in my garage, and had a haunting feeling the ELECTRICAL issues I have been having were somehow tied to no pwer to fuel pump.
-I now found 3 wire harnesses under the driver side sliding door which are connected to the gas tank, the emissions something or other and the third Im not sure.
-I unplugged the harnesses and water came FLOWING out of all of them. ALL day today I sprayed Electrical contacts cleaner in all harnesses and took out each individual wire from harness and scraped all the GREEN mess that was covering them. Now there are all cleaned up , put it back together and it started!! ....Then it crapped out!!
#2022 of 2501 Re: Venture Code 300??? [jdmddltn]
Nov 08, 2005 (3:20 pm)
I assume you have the 3400 (3.4 litre) engine. If so, your coolant leak may have been the cause of the engine's demise. These engines have a problem with the intake manifold gaskets eventually failing. This allows coolant to enter the crankcase and mix with the oil. When this happens, the oils ability to lubricate key components such as bearings is greatly compromised. If not addressed quickly, the bearings get "wiped out" - motor failure.
#2023 of 2501 Removing Door Panel
Nov 09, 2005 (7:11 am)
Hi, I have a 2005 venture and I need to remove the door panel on the inside passenger door. Can anyone help out? Now remember I need specific, I don't want to break it. Is it hard to do? any help would be great thanks