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#921 of 2501 Engine problems - 2000 LS Venture
Aug 20, 2001 (8:51 am)
I see that there are a few folks that have been having engine problems. Ours stopped the day after we bought it with about 3450 miles on it. April 200. It was a salemans driver car before we bought it.Finally got it started after poking around. Next was at about 7290 when it started sputtering and then died when trying to make a turn on a major highway in Virginia.(April 2000) Towed into dealer. Unable to duplicate at dealer but found that starter wire and positive battery cable loose.Dealer fixed that. Next was coming home from Florida in April of 2001 and the engine died in the Welcome Center (Northbound) on I-95 in SC. Car would not start again. Towed into dealer just over border in GA. Next morning the dealer started the car up without any problem. Computer showed problem w/anti theft system program. Replaced program. Service manager said he would almost guarantee this would not happen again (99% anyway) While travelling on the NY state Thruway out of Albany northbound during the rush hour, the engine quit again. Got over to shoulder. Shut down and then started right up again. About an hour or so later while passing a truck on I-88 across to Binghamton NY the engine quit again. Got over to side, thanks to the alertness of the truck driver who noticed that I was having a problem. Started up again made it to dealer in Binghamton who said that it was the Anti theft program which had been replaced in GA. Said that chip should be replaced. Took to dealer in Virginia after talking to Chevrolet. Dealer had over night with tech driving the vehicle home and back. Service manager said that they could not duplicate the problem and since Chevrolet was aware of the problem and that the engineers were wroking on the problem, it was now up to Chevrolet to do something. I am putting my notes together and will present things to Chevrolet. My wife is afraid to drive the van because we have to travel a major highway with speeds of 55+ and lots of 18 wheelers.I will keep you appraised of what happens.
#922 of 2501 wipers won't park
Aug 21, 2001 (12:27 pm)
I have a minor (I hope) but annoying problem with the wipers in my '97 Transport. The wipers do a great job while swiping the windshield but when turned off, they do not park below the top lip of the hood as they used to. The problem is intermittent - will work sometimes when the van is moving slowly but they never park while travelling out on the highway. I've received a couple of different suggestions thus far but am curious as to the thoughts of this group. Thanks in advance.
#923 of 2501 Re: problems + some
Aug 22, 2001 (7:21 pm)
I have 97 transport with 118K. Good car but it has had problems. 1st GM routed a wiriing harness on the drivers side under carpet over a stud, over time the wires drove into the stud and weird stuff statred happening, so I fixed it. Also driver side windows glass does not go up correctly, I have to push it back as it rolls up. The biggest problem though has been a major water leak were the e-brake goes through the floor panel, it is a poor design that allows water to come up and soak the carpet, very hard to find, you have to pull carpet up. hope this helps
#924 of 2501 New for 2002
Aug 24, 2001 (3:14 am)
Only thing I have seen in print is that Venture 2002 will offer DVD entertainment facility and Positrak 4 wheel drive as per Astek.
Aug 24, 2001 (3:44 pm)
Does anybody know if there's a liftgate tent (like the Aztec's) on the market for the Venture?
#926 of 2501 Hi big__daddy
by steve_ HOST
Aug 24, 2001 (3:48 pm)
I see a few advertised now and then, like this one I found doing a google.com search. Maybe someone has actually used one and can recommend a brand?
Vans, SUVs and Aftermarket & Accessories Message Boards
Aug 27, 2001 (2:06 pm)
Does anyone know where I can get plastic molded to fit car mats for Chevy silo/transport like the ones commonly used for SUV's? thanks
#928 of 2501 Re 912 Floor mats
Aug 28, 2001 (3:32 am)
You can get these for the GM vans in black, gray or tan. MacNeil Automotive are the company at
1800 441 6287.
The whole lot, front, two for middle, two for third and cargo area liner run about $280.00
When you get them, the front passenger and third row have to be trimmed to fit properly. This is not hard but you need a strong pair of scissors.
#929 of 2501 STARTING PROBLEM FIXED!
Aug 31, 2001 (7:57 pm)
The problem was security codes in the system. The codes had to be cleared and the ignition module replaced. Now it starts like a dream! There were others on this site with similar problems. Perhaps this will help. Only resolution to air bag light issue was to replace seat belt buckle. Reoccurs though, anyone have a different fix done that resolved problem permanently? Also had A/C odor problem. Dealer cleaned and deodorized the system. Waiting for parts for the installation of a fan kit that is supposed to dry the ventilation system after the engine is shut off. Kind of a wierd solution... Has anyone had the fix done? Did it help. It is in a TSB for 1999. Newest development, the compass on my Venture's trip computer is giving crazy readings. It said 57degrees today when it was 78degrees outside. Anyone else had this problem? How did you resolve? Was it related to any other electrical problems? Let's keep each other posted on problems and fixes. It really does help.
#930 of 2501 lots of trouble
Sep 01, 2001 (12:47 pm)
We have a 2000 Venture that is almost 2 years old and has almost 20000 miles. Last month an electronic part for the ABS went. Recently we're received the "Low coolant" message.
We brought it in, and after a day were told that it was an intake gasket leak. After another day, the gasket was replaced but a lifter wouldn't work. After the third day, they said it was fixed, but the engine made a ticking noise that it had never before. I refused to drive the van. The dealer is infuriating, as they keep saying the van will be ready and it isn't. I've made 3 wasted trips in (they gave a cavalier) to pick it up. Now it has more problems than when I brought it in. I'm frustrated and dissatisfied with Chevy and the dealer. I'm worried that some further damage was done that may not appear for awhile. I hoped to keep this van for years, but now I don't know what to do. Any suggestions? Shoudl the dealer do anything for me?