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#2028 of 2501 chevy venture
Nov 21, 2005 (10:35 pm)
I'm new to the site. i have a 2001 chevy venture and fell in love with it. my mechanic told me my head gasket need replaced. 1st why does it take so many hours to replace the $300.00 gasket. they told me 17 hours worth of work which equates to $1,000. I find this hard to believe. 2nd my van runs great, what signs should i see if my head gasket is going bad? yes, i am getting a second opinion. i just want to be more on top of things when i get my 2nd opinon. can anyone help me?
#2029 of 2501 Re: Chevy Venture Keyless Entry Remotes & Programming Instructions [93miata
Nov 23, 2005 (8:54 am)
What did you find out about the Keyless entry for the Venture. I've got the same problems you have, but I haven't won any of the bids on ebay. I placed a bid last night that had 4 days left on it, then this morning I see that I have "lost" the bid and the only ones still available for the venture are all "Buy it now" at twice the price I bid last night.
#2030 of 2501 Power window on passager side stop working
Nov 26, 2005 (6:10 pm)
I have a 2003 Chevy Venture and my passager side window rolled down today and now won't go back up. The other side works, Has anybody had this problem, do you know how to fix it or is this a dealership thing? Does anybody have any solutions for this
#2031 of 2501 2001 Venture SES light
Nov 29, 2005 (9:31 pm)
The SES light came on in my 2001 venture.SES is lit up
solid not blinking.I changed to gas cap to a locking one after finding out some thugs where trying to siphon my gas.
I changed the back to the factory gas cap.SES still stays lit.Where do I start to try and find out what is wrong?
Is there a way to get the error codes from the computer?
Vehicle just turned 37K.Any assistance greatly appreciated.
#2032 of 2501 I've replaced my alternator 3 times in the last month! Help!!!!
Nov 30, 2005 (1:18 pm)
My '98 Venture died on me one night driving down the road. Lights went dim, power steering failed, everything went dead. This started the long process of taking the Venture to the shop 3 times. The first time the alternator was rebuilt. It ran for 10 days and broke down again. A second rebuilt alternator was put in everything else checked out ok and the van ran for less than 24 hours before it died again. A brand new alternator has been put in and I've driven it for 2 days and the signs of the fading alternator are coming back. Can anyone tell me what is burning up the alternator? Because my mechanic sure can't!
#2033 of 2501 Re: I've replaced my alternator 3 times in the last month! Help!!!! [marif
Dec 01, 2005 (7:12 am)
I have replaced my alternator in a 2000 Venture 2 months ago with a new unit and everything is working well. I had some strange system failures before the alternator was detected as needing replacement as is usual with these modern vehicles. First, I would have to question the quality of your rebuilt alternators. My mechanic insisted I purchase a new unit with a warrantee so as to not have any future problems. A new unit was not much more than a rebilt type. At this stage of the game, I would seek out another repair facility to diagnose and check the condition of your present unit and go over your entire charging system. This is not a complicated problem normally to have spent so much of your time, money and energy. It could just be a problem with the type of alternators your mechanic stocks. Good luck on this frustrating problem.
#2034 of 2501 Re: I've replaced my alternator 3 times in the last month! Help!!!! [marif]
Dec 02, 2005 (10:27 am)
Be sure to check the wiring that connects to the alternator. A slight or intermittant disconnect could cause all kinds of problems. A loose fitting or bad wire might work for a while, then work itself loose. The difficulty in changing the alternator can also cause the wires to be pulled on, possibly damaging them in a way that is not obvious or consistant. The mechanics I have used in the past and present have all warrantied the parts and labor, if a problem arose, they would fix no charge.
Check those wires and grounds!!!
#2035 of 2501 Re: 2001 Venture SES light [jsm1a]
Dec 02, 2005 (10:31 am)
Most large chain parts stores can read and/or clear the codes on the vehicle computer, no charge. Normally the code will clear itself if the problem goes away.
#2036 of 2501 Re: Power window on passager side stop working [murphygirl]
Dec 02, 2005 (10:35 am)
It depends on what you are capable of in the way of repairs. Check fuses and check the power switches - they pop out of the arm console easily without taking apart the door. If one has a bad connection, niether the driver or passenger side switches will work. If that does not help, then use a repair manual (if you feel comfortable with it) and take the door apart and take a look.
#2037 of 2501 Re: 2001 Venture SES light [ts60423]
Dec 03, 2005 (1:00 am)
Thank you.I was ready to spend $75 for a diagnostic.