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#2096 of 2512 Hazard Light Switch Broken
Feb 08, 2006 (4:36 am)
Just bought a 1997 chevy venture - didn't pass inspection due to Hazard light. The hazard light switch isn't working properly. When I push it down it pops back up. The Hazards don't come on at all. however, When I hold the button down (and don't let go) only the passenger side flashes. The Inside directionals do not flash when I hold it down. However, Directionals work no problem. Any Ideas?
#2097 of 2512 How do I install a new Hazard light switch?
Feb 08, 2006 (9:59 am)
How do I install a new Hazard Light Switch? The switch is located on the steering column of 97 Chevy Venture. It is a one piece unit with the directional and it has cruise control. Does anyone know how to install? ">
#2098 of 2512 Re: Remote programming [ekarasik]
Feb 09, 2006 (7:59 am)
SAME HERE ON MY 2005...FOUND OUT THAT IT HAD BEEN ORDERED WITHOUT REMOTE LOCKS- THE PROGRAMMING PROCEDURE WORKS FINE UNTIL THE LAST BEEP...DAMN. I ORDERED THE REMOTE LOCK CONTROL UNIT TO SEE IF IT MIGHT WORK IF I PLUGGED IN AND THEN PROGRAMMED BUT HAVE NOT HAD TIME AS OF YET.
#2099 of 2512 Re: Question about the gas tank [whizerbang]
Feb 11, 2006 (8:34 am)
I have a 2001 Venture that had the same spastic gas gauge problem. Before you go out and buy a new one, treat a tank of gas with Sea Foam. I did this, it cleared out the gunk and now my gauge works perfectly.
#2100 of 2512 Re: mumbly6 [neveragain1]
Feb 11, 2006 (8:42 am)
You now, your post and similar ones are interesting. There are so many negative Venture posts on this site. I guess that worries me and at the same time, I feel lucky. I have an '01 Venture, almost paid off, with 53k miles. This vehicle has been a dream machine. Other than new brake pads recently, I have had no problems and have not spent so much as a nickel for non-maintenance out of pocket repairs.
I don't have a particularly strong attachment to the Venture or to Chevrolet, I'm just posting my experience to let others know that not all Ventures are bad. I just hope my good fortune with this vehicle continues, as I'd like to keep it for a while once it's paid off.
#2101 of 2512 Re: 2001 chugging and stalling [neveragain1]
Feb 12, 2006 (6:57 pm)
Just an update since the last one - GM did not come good for the fuel sending unit but since I took it to a new garage, it cost only $500. Re-routed wires, sprayed water on coil, coil wire, spark plug wires, etc and nothing acted strange.Hoped problem was solved. Nope. Yesterday it nearly stalled going up a hill near our house.Luckily got it home before it quit - turned off the motor and a sulphur smell came into the van. I've smelled this once before. Today, again, drives good and then going up a hill, it starts bucking and nearly stalling. Put it into a lower gear and nothing improved. Now back at the garage again.
Has anyone else had this problem? I really could use your help on it - we are heading south with it or renting if we have to, by the end of the week! HELP!!
#2102 of 2512 Re: Remote programming [dbyrd3130]
Feb 14, 2006 (11:39 am)
I don't know whether mine came with remotes, I bought it second hand, and received 1 aftermarket remote with it. I bought a identical remote, but no luck with the programming. The old one still works, I just want a 2nd one. I tried following the programming instructions on the 1st, but it won't work! grrrrrrrrrr.......
#2103 of 2512 my chevy venture
Feb 15, 2006 (12:33 am)
won't start on, wants wrong, battery is ok, alternator and starter ok,
#2104 of 2512 my dodge caravan wipers
Feb 15, 2006 (12:59 am)
my wipers don't move but the engine on the wipers is working always, anyone has the same problem, and how to fixed
#2105 of 2512 Misfire problem, easy fix - A MUST READ!!!
Feb 15, 2006 (3:42 pm)
I have a 2000 Venture with 212k miles. Lately the fuel milage has been down, and I thought the vehicle was dying on me. I was experiencing misfires, knocks, bad fuel economy, and poor performance. The misfires also gave emissions, fuel, and spark error codes.
The fix? There is a 5/8 inch hose that runs from the intake manifold to the firewall under the master cylinder. Mine was loose, which means that it was sucking air and causing misfires the same way that an intake leak would. I fixed it with hose clamps at each end, though neither end looked loose or damaged (the hose was hard from age and heat). For the record, there is no clamp at the firewall, and the one at the intake was not holding tight. The hose is the assist for the brakes, and my brakes behave a little better now as well.
Gas milage is way up and runs like new - I recommend everyone spring $.30 and take the 10 min to fix or do to prevent this from happening in the future!