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#2441 of 2511 2000 Chevy Venture, Many problems.
May 19, 2009 (4:11 pm)
Ok, I bought a 2000 Chevy Venture 2 weeks ago and it has some problems. When driving it after it warms up for a bit, it tends to stutter/stall, typically under 40 mph. We replaced the crankshaft sensor, not sure which one, A or B, but it was behind the tensioner pulley. Now it it throwing a few codes. One is P0742, Torque Converter Circuit is stuck on, and Two is, P0336, Crank Shaft position sensor A, check range and performance. I m no mechanic by any means, but I do know that if it is the Torque Converter Clutch Switch, the tranny has to be pulled, which I cannot afford to have done. Any ideas on what could be going on? Thanks in advance. Oh, and I forgot to add.... sometimes when you start the van, it immediately dies, and it takes a few times to get it started, and usually once you start it, it idles very rough for the first few minutes.
#2442 of 2511 Re: Engine Squealing[442dude] [jeddry] [442dude] [jeddry] [chases] [jeddry]
May 19, 2009 (4:25 pm)
If you've ever changed a water pump, the one on the 3.4 is no harder or easier than any other. Most important things are that you torque the bolts correctly and you bleed the air out of the system when you refill.
#2443 of 2511 Re: 2000 Chevy Venture, Many problems. [corbyzmom]
May 19, 2009 (4:33 pm)
When you replaced the crankshaft position sensor, did you hook it up to a scanner to calibrate it? There's a learn procedure when you replace it... if you don't do the learn procedure it gets funky readings. It likely also explains the start and stall as well as the Check engine light..
As for the TCC - if the switch is stuck on, the torque converter is staying locked and is likely causing the stutter & stall under 40 MPH. Unfortunately, it has to be replaced. You can try changing the trans fluid & filter as I've seen that cure a stuck TCC but likely you'll need to have it repaired. They don't have to remove the trans but they have to remove a bunch of stuff to get to it. If you're not above average with tools its best left to a mechanic.
#2444 of 2511 Re: Engine Squealing[442dude] [jeddry] [442dude] [jeddry] [chases] [jeddry]
May 20, 2009 (7:01 am)
Just a couple of bolts and two hoses to unhook and its out of there.
#2445 of 2511 Remote Control for 2003 Venture Van
May 22, 2009 (1:16 pm)
I have been reading many posts regarding the entertainment system in my now six year old (2003) Chevy Venture Van. We bought the van new and now it is time to replace the dvd player and the remote or get it fixed. It will only play brand new movies and even after repeatedly changing the batteries, the remote no longer works.
I spoke to a Chevy dealer who had the hardest time finding out who the manufacturer of the dvd player is. Since he wasn't able to find it even by calling GM (very helpful) I was wondering if anyone out there had this information? Also, does anyone know of a reputable company that will sell me a refurbished dvd player and remote for my 2003 Venutre Van?
#2446 of 2511 Re: Remote Control for 2003 Venture Van [motherhen68]
May 22, 2009 (6:46 pm)
Panasonic manufactured the DVD players for GM. Don't even bother trying to get a refurbished one, it won't be much better than the one you have now - if you really want a DVD player, find a reputable car audio/video installer in your area and have them tell you what your aftermarket options are. You may find that your options in the aftermarket are even better than the original...
#2447 of 2511 Re: Rear Spark Plugs [sjc1041]
Jul 19, 2009 (3:36 pm)
On most minivans, rear plugs can be reached by jacking up the vehicle, crawling underneath to a point behind the rear tires, and looking up. You may need extensions on you rachette.
#2448 of 2511 Re: Squealing sound please help!! [jeddry]
Jul 25, 2009 (10:38 am)
Similar isseu on my wifes 2000 venture, ended up it was the tensioning pulley on the serpentine belt, bearing was going, was farily easy to replace in the driveway.
#2449 of 2511 in need of help here!!!!
Aug 14, 2009 (3:19 pm)
i have a 1998 venture ls.about a month ago the car died while driving it and wouldnt start(starter didnt even try)and the battery was dead.charged the battery and took it to autozone. said bad battery so i replaced it.1 hour drive time and dead battery again so i took it back, and bad alternator they say.so i replaced it.(made sure to buy the delco 140 or 145 amp cant remember) about 1 hour drive time later battery dead again.. so off to the dealer for a test. they say it is the pcm (transmisson section 800 dollars) so i found the same pcm (same chevy pcm and part number...brand new) they asked for my vin number for programming and stamped vin on it.(it is correct) and still keep killing the battery. it is almost like the alternator is not coming on. when i have it running and i disconnect all leads to the alternator i only get about 2.3 volts at the post(and no dummy lights come on). also you can watch the voltage while at idle on a meter go down about 1 tenth of a volt at a time(30 seconds) until about 5volts where it just dies. i removed the ground and cleaned it on the wheel well by the battery and removed and cleaned all connections at the starter.. someone please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!....i needpointed in some direction... i am out of ideas!!!
Sep 03, 2009 (1:55 pm)
I have a 04 van, and one of the power sliding doors will not open, checked fuses and all is there a way to over ride the electronic part of it. Seems like it wont un-lock Thanks