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#273 of 629 Re: 1999 Chevy Astro Van Heater/AC Controller [alastairh]
Aug 29, 2005 (7:09 am)
I have replace this part twice in my case for the venture 97. Remove blower first, and then his control board back to it. Unscrew few turns away the 2 bolts on back and remove the one on front.
See post #220 :
Your problem with your blower is more than likely the control board for the blower. I have a 98 venture with the same problem and replaced the board which is mounted on the passenger side way up toward the floorboard. The original board had small "resistors" mounted on it that burned up. The replacement board was made much heavier. I expect that this common failure caused G.M. to make a better board to do the job. I paid roughly $30.00 for the board at the dealer.
#274 of 629 2000 Venture Code problems
Aug 29, 2005 (1:36 pm)
We just bought this 2000 Venture used and has already cost us $600.00 for 2 new 02 sensors. Check engine light keeps coming on - mechanics think it is a wiring to the sensors as sensors are good. Going uphill - gas cuts out - makes it difficult to pass anyone or pull out of somewhere in a hurry. This appears to be a intermittant problem. Also the transmission is giving what feels like a kick in the butt. This too is a intermittant problem. Van is currently in the garage - mechanic has a list of at least 6 bad codes - doesn't really know where to go from here. What he has checked has turned out ok. Has anyone else had similar problems?
#275 of 629 Knocking noise under Van
Aug 30, 2005 (12:29 am)
I have a problem with a chronic rattling or knocking noise under or in that vicinity of the passenger door (Behind the driver) of my 2000 Venture Van, whenever I drive over a bump, driveway, well, you get the idea.
Is this a common issue? Is it an issue I can resolve myself or should I take it to the dealer?? Any advice would be great...thanks
#276 of 629 2000 Astro VAN AWD, stalls and then starts back up
Aug 31, 2005 (6:09 am)
My 2000 Astro has around 108K miles on it. Right before we took a long trip I had to have the AC compressor replaced and I also had them flush the injectors. on the trip the Van performed normally. Once we got to our destination it would occasionally die right after you started out to go somewhere. You shut off the key and then started it back up and would be fine for the rest of the day. This happened a couple of times while we were there. On the way back we came straight through a little over 1000 miles and it ran ok. Once we got home and started making short runs around town it started the dying things again but it always starts back up. My Mechanic has it in the shop and it has not thrown any codes even when it has done it for him. He did say the computer is advancing the time 12 degrees for some reason but they can't find it. Anyone else had this problem.
#277 of 629 Re: 97 Astro Van fan blows but nothin' [phoneguy5]
Aug 31, 2005 (4:14 pm)
I have a 2001 Astro van doing the exact same thing. I have had this problem before and they always say it is a vacuum hose or line that is loose. I do not know were to look for the loose hose.
#278 of 629 Re: Chevrolet Venture Turn Signal Problem Also [nstg8r]
Aug 31, 2005 (5:21 pm)
My 2001 Venture (Ext) is doing somthing very similar. First it was rear turn signals not working properly - one side would work, the other would be very dim and cause both sides to work. Traded out tail lights assemblies and problem DID NOT follow. Then it went away - PFM?
Tonight (wife said started a week ago), hazard light indicator in dash group lights up steady when brakes applied. Noticed that there were NO rear lights at all with the exception of the third (overhead) brake light. No tail lights, no turn signals, no brake lights - no nada. Looked through manual, no help. Got home, pulled into garage, and WALA - everything works normally - again PFM!!
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Doug.
#279 of 629 Re: 1999 Chevy Astro Van Heater/AC Controller [alastairh]
Sep 06, 2005 (9:24 am)
Purchased the Blower Motor Resistor at the dealer
Cost Cad $59.99
Part GM# 89018643
or buy this one at rockauto.com
AC Delco # 1580571 $24.79 U.S.
I have paid $36.90 Cad
#281 of 629 Chevy Venture's mysteriously shattering glass....
Sep 10, 2005 (5:06 pm)
This has happened three times over about three years with two Chevy Venture vans my parents own(ed), the latest time being this past week. Their 2005 Venture was parked along their front curb. It was about 90 degrees and sunny. The vehicle had been driven on a short trip about an hour prior. My daughter was playing basketball on their driveway when her ball went bouncing away toward the street. By the time it reached my parents' van, it was going at a slow roll and gently hit the right rear tire. I stress the word gently. When contact was made, the right rear window panel inexplicably shattered. On the two previous occasions, it was the rear hatch glass that burst without provocation while the vehicle was parked. Fed up with this problem, I recently called GM's customer service line to explain the latest shattered glass episode, and they thought I was nuts. They said they'd never encountered anything like this and gave me the runaround, ultimately steering me to filing an insurance claim. That really rubs me the wrong way because the van they now have is less than a year old with bumper-to-bumper coverage, plus my parents purchased an extended warranty. But surprise, surprise, none of those protection plans covers unexplained window shattering. I guess they'll be buying a Honda or Toyota minivan from here on out. Has anyone else experienced this problem at all?
#282 of 629 2000 Venture Electrical Problems
Sep 12, 2005 (4:46 pm)
Our 2000 Venture had been working fine until about a week ago.
Then the right front window wouldn't go down and the front right blinker was blinking fast.
Next (this morning) it wouldn't start (seemed like a really dead battery). We jumped it and it started. But, when we turned it off (even after driving around the block a few times), it wouldn't start ... dead as a doornail. I replaced the bulb, still dead as a doornail. I inspected the battery and the positive post was corroded. I touched it and it literally broke apart with the post still in the battery!
So, I pulled everything apart and took out the battery. I tried to get the post out, but that caused the battery to start leaking acid.
Went to Sears, got a new top-of-the-line battery.
Put everything back together ... all we get is "service engine soon". All else is dead. No lights, no radio, no AC, nothing.
I checked all the fuses, one at a time with a multimeter ... they all seem good.
Any ideas? Is there an electrical system reset somewhere to get the computer back online, etc.?
Help please ... we need this van!