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#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!
#283 of 629 Water underneath driver's side carpet accumulating
Sep 13, 2005 (7:38 am)
Help.... we just had the catalytic converter replaced on our 98 Venture. Now water is accumulating underneath the driver's side carpet and is saturating it as well as the wiring. I lifted up the carpet and dried it out only to have it fill up again. Any help as to whether this could be related to the replacememnt of the converter (is the timing simply a coincidence?) or if it could be related to the A/C somehow.... Dealer where we had converter replaced stated that the catalytic converter couldn't have anything to do with the water issue since it is an exhaust item and, of course, wants to see the vehicle again.
Can I possibly fix this myself?
I hope so... please anyone with any ideas... Thank you.
#284 of 629 Re: 1999 Venture whine [freddo634]
Sep 14, 2005 (6:19 am)
Check your power steering fluid... I bet it's low... I filled mine up and the same noise went away.
Hope this helps.
#285 of 629 Re: Rear A/C Not Working [deniseh]
Sep 15, 2005 (5:44 am)
I am having the same problem whit my rear A/C that also blows hot air. did you find out what is was?
Sep 15, 2005 (6:48 pm)
I have a 1997 Venture. The switch that changes where the airflow goes is not working. When the air is on it blows mostly at your feet and a little on the upper vents. When you turn the switch in any direction nothing happens.
#287 of 629 Transmission out on 2003 Chevy and headlights blink off and on
Sep 19, 2005 (7:31 am)
Well, I must say I am not really impressed with this van! I LOVED it initially. Then I began having the headlights/interior lights...daytime running lights actually...blink off an on at different times. Once I get going for awhile this goes away. Took it in for service and by the time I got there it had stopped and the guy looked at me like I was nuts and said since it wasn't doing it then they couldn't fix it or tell me what it was...
Then this week, it started making this noise, like a whining when I went over 35 mph. Then, my automatic rolled backwards a bit in drive on a hill...hit me then it must be the transmission...Had hubby get in and try it...he said it has no 3rd or 4th gear anymore. Called for service...still under warranty, so we'll see. Anyone else had any similar problems?
#288 of 629 Power Window probs on 93 Astro
Sep 19, 2005 (6:48 pm)
Hi all, new here. The power windows on both pass. and driver side go down no problem.But when I try to get them to go up the go half way an stop for about 10 minutes. If I try later they will usually go up. It happens with both pass. and driver switches.
#289 of 629 ASTRO BLOWER
Sep 21, 2005 (1:24 pm)
To get tothe board that controls the blower do you have to take out the blower completely?& does anyone have any knowledge about the rear heater.the fan works but i get no heat.
#290 of 629 Re: '93 Astro Stalls/Fails to start periodically [scotthere]
Sep 21, 2005 (1:31 pm)
I have a 95 Astro that behaves similarly. Sometimes, when the engine is hot, it won't restart after turning off ignition (eg come out of variety store - no re-start). However, 1-2 hours later it starts and runs fine... Very frustrating... Only happens occasionally - about once a week. How did you make out? Did you determine what was causing your problem? Was it the fuel pump as someone suggested?