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#882 of 2501 Spark plugs - replacement
Jul 26, 2001 (10:22 am)
I recently bought a 1999 Chevy Venture with 80,000 miles (125,000 km). So, I made the oil change, replace oil & engine air filter, PVC valve. When I came to spark plugs, I notice that 3 out of 6 were easily accessible. As for the 3 other ones located close to the fire wall, I'm still wondering how to do it. There's no place to pass even my whole hand! But there's one thing that I now understand, is why these plugs cost so much and why they should be change at 60,000m intervals! Does anyone knows the procedure how to replace them without taking the car to the garage (or dealer). Is there any special tool needed?
#883 of 2501 Great van breaks 30k miles
Jul 26, 2001 (11:08 am)
Our 99 Venture is still perfect.
#884 of 2501 Spark plugs - replacement
Jul 26, 2001 (11:30 am)
Is it possible that the dealer replaces them from under the vehicle?
#885 of 2501 Sparkplug change,
Jul 26, 2001 (12:04 pm)
I think requires the engine to be tilted forward, which invloves removing some accessories. I expect to let the dealer do this when the time comes.
#886 of 2501 Spark plugs
Jul 26, 2001 (12:10 pm)
When I change plugs in my old cutlass ciera, I have to unbolt the front engine mount and then rock the engine forward, slide the bolt in the second hole, then do the work. I imagine the same holds true for the minivan. Will have to look at my silhouette when I get home.
#887 of 2501 SPARK PLUGS #869 / #871
Jul 26, 2001 (12:12 pm)
They are expensive because that are platinum tips for clean firing and extended life. They are capable of going to the 100,000 miles recomended change interval under most driving. Therefore that is 3x longer then previuos designs. To replace them from above you have to remove the wiper motor cover and then you rotate the engine forward. Best to replace them from under the car on a lift.
#888 of 2501 RE: AC Vibrating noise
Jul 26, 2001 (6:54 pm)
I have had a similar sound like problem when idling, as well as a whining sound from what sounds like the rear ac unit when I slow down. Havent taken it to the shop yet, but would like to know if your dealer makes a final determination about it.
#889 of 2501 Odd rumble noise found
Jul 27, 2001 (6:47 am)
Last week our Venture developed an intermittent rumble at around 45 mph. Turned out to be loose crossmembers on the luggage rack fluttering in the wind.
Jul 27, 2001 (7:17 am)
I have a 2000 WB edition and really like it, but I am now having problems with a/c. I need to take it in but I wanted to get some feedback from those who have had similar problem. speed 1 and 2 doesn't seem to blow any air. Now 3 and 4 go off and on. And 1 and 2 now work (ocassionally Any one had same problem. Thanks.
#891 of 2501 RE: A/C problems.
Jul 27, 2001 (7:42 am)
Sounds like your fan switch or fan motor is kaput, which seems unusual in a new van. Could also be loose wiring given the intermittent nature of the problem. Have the dealer swap out the fan parts (under warranty of course!) and check the wiring. That should take care of your problem.
ps: I am not a mechanic - I just play one on TV!