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#2122 of 2512 Re: 2002 Venture WB DVD Remote Missing [slowmo2]
Mar 28, 2006 (6:13 pm)
I have a 2001 chevy venture with the vhs system. I bought the van used in 2004 w/o a remote and had the same problem as you did, you can't control the volume w/o the remote. I found a company, I think it was Sybesmas electronics (I found them in the internet and am pretty sure this was the company I called and ordered by phone), who sold me the remote for about $25, including tax and shipping (much better than the $78 the dealer wanted). I don't know if it would be the same remote as your 2002/DVD, but it might be worth a shot. can go to sybesmas.com or call #616-392-6911. Good luck!
#2123 of 2512 Re: 02 Venture - Falling Out of Love [tina503]
Mar 29, 2006 (7:42 pm)
Did you ever figure out the problem? My 1999 Venture is doing the same thing. The temp is all over the place and the low coolant light goes on an off. Or if anyone else can help me, I would really appreciate it. I've had it in the shop three times already and have spent over $1,000. The first time they said it needed a tune up but the next day the temp went way hot and I had to pull over. The next place said it was an air pocket and they "bled" the system. I drove two miles and it was doing the same thing. I took it back to the first place and they said it was the head gasket (?) Again, I drove about two miles and the low coolant light came on again! Then the temp started flucuating again. It doesn't go all the way to hot but it's just a matter of time. Can anyone help!!
#2124 of 2512 Re: 1999 Venture is a Venture to mechanics [nanny2]
Apr 01, 2006 (3:58 am)
I too have a 1999 and have had the intake manifold gasket problem twice. The first time it was leaking on the outside and cost me $475. I noticed my coolant level dropping slowly last year and a coolant odor inside the vehicle. I had it checked at the dealer nearest my home and was told "heater core," approx. $400 to fix. It was not dampening the carpet so the service mgr said it did not need replacement right away. I continued to drive it and maybe every 2 months needed to add coolant. Well...about 3 weeks ago on my way home at 10:30pm my car overheated and went into the RED ZONE on the temp indicator! Cooled it down and limped home slowly. Diagnosis: overheating from failed intake manifold gaskets which caused head warping to the tune of $950 at the dealer near my job. All gaskets were replaced for the intake manifold and head and the heads shaved, no cracks! The service department at this place is very good and they always give me a break on price. I think the damage could have been prevented if the first dealer had given the correct diagnosis! The original first replacement of the intake manifold gaskets was at about 65K miles; it now has 133K on it. The service mgr who handled my repair this time said that the gaskets are a new type, and there are new procedures for replacement that weren't in place last time I had the work done.
In retrospect the very first symptoms began around 49K miles. At that time GM was not owning up to the defect after warranty (36K miles). Now they will fix the problem up to 60K, according to my service mgr.
Venture is a venture to me! I am tired of fighting with the van and am in negotiations to purchase another vehicle.
#2125 of 2512 Re: 02 Venture - Falling Out of Love [sharib]
Apr 01, 2006 (4:04 am)
When my intake manifold gaskets went I had the same symptoms you describe. Both intake manifold gaskets had to be replaced, as well as the head gaskets. The heads had to be shaved down as well. GM has changed the gaskets to new ones and there is a new procedure as well designed to prevent further occurances. Perhaps you can find a dealer with a great service dept. who charges a "low" hourly rate. Since mine was fixed it has been great! It runs better than it has in about a year.
#2126 of 2512 Re: Thanks All- And a Question About Integral Child Seat [mjhinnant]
Apr 01, 2006 (5:49 pm)
The Toyota Sienna offers the same configuration as the 8 passenger set-up in the Venture/Montana/Uplander/Relay/Terraza vehicles. Plus, they're givin' Siennas away right now. Run, don't walk to your Toyota dealer.
My Venture is a 2002 LS, for which I paid $22,000 brand-new with 19 miles on it. I did the same cost vs. repair analysis one of the earlier posters put on here and came out on the same losing end. My car has burned a quart of oil every 2000-2500 miles since it was brand new (Chevy says up to a quart every thousand is "normal operation"). Plus, in 73,000 miles of mostly highway driving, I have had to replace a left front wheel bearing, an a/c compressor, two sets of brakes, the lower intake manifold gasket (twice - at 38k and again at 60k - so much for the revised gasket and bolt torque specs), wires and plugs (the latter done only b/c to get at the back wires cost me $350 in labor to tilt the motor forward and so I had them do plugs at 65k so as not to pay for it again in 100k), and a right front wheel hub. And that's just the BIG stuff - we won't go into all the switchgear, rubber door seals, contact patch switches, etc. or the electrical gremlin that produced what I've affectionately nicknamed "The Chevy Christmas Tree Light Show."
#2127 of 2512 Re: Two Problems w/my 1999 Venture [sirdrivealot]
Apr 10, 2006 (9:20 pm)
I have the same problem too did you get it repaired? what was the problem and how much did it cost.
#2128 of 2512 Transmission Problems
Apr 10, 2006 (9:42 pm)
My chevy venture does not feel like it's shifting in to 4th gear the rpms are to high, but it downshifts fine. When I shift from 4th to 3rd in downshifts but 3rd to 4th i don't feel the shift. Does anybody know what should be the rpms at 65mph? overall the van has been good, dealer fix all problems during the extended warranty. This is the first Major problem since the expired van. yr 2000, miles 99980. Thanks
#2129 of 2512 Re: GRINDING [jdavis5]
Apr 10, 2006 (10:02 pm)
did you recent have a brake job? which end is grinding front or back? I found out that if you have a shop do your brakes they will usually put lower quality drums & shoes for the rear. as for your last reply from the other person. FORD, and Dodge don't have good quality vehicles either. hope that helps.
#2130 of 2512 Re: Transmission Problems [boga228]
Apr 11, 2006 (1:44 am)
close to 2000 + - 100 rpm
#2131 of 2512 04 venture 3rd seat -- stowable??
Apr 12, 2006 (4:45 am)
I'm looking into a 2004 Venture LS. I'm wondering if the 3rd seat is stowable in all models? Or was it an option??
I had a 2000 Venture, but the 3rd row was just flip down. I can't seem to find any info about the stowable 3rd seat except a comment about a 2001 with one.