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Chevrolet Astro, Chevrolet Venture, Van
#295 of 629 Re: Transmission out on 2003 Chevy and headlights blink off and on [rnmoman
Sep 30, 2005 (4:08 am)
Please, what problem did I not have with this van. Funny though that the 2003s still do this. I have a 98 Chevy Venture, which I bought used. I took it back to the dealer 2 months after I bought it because every time the car shifted gears it would jerk very hard. The dealer told me I had no clue because I was a woman and that it was supposed to do this. I threatened him with a lawsuit and he finally agreed to do "exploratory surgery". I got the car back a month later and it was fine for a while. I found myself at the top of a very large hill, took my foot off the brake to go and literally rolled down the entire hill backwards in DRIVE. Then of course it started a very loud clanking noise every time we went up a hill, turns out my transmission was completely shot. Had that rebuilt, and now every light is on in the car, from the ABS, TCS, Brake, Service Engine Soon, etc. My daylight running lights switch on in the sun and off in the dark. My interior lights are half on/half off. My mechanic told me that it was an electrical problem. Now I am told by another mechanic that the converter is either the wrong one or was installed wrong. I can't win with this car.
Oh well, figured I would share my pain.
#296 of 629 Re: Transmission out on 2003 Chevy and headlights blink off and on [rnmoman
Sep 30, 2005 (6:04 am)
Sorry meant to say my actual headlights not the daytime running lights.
#297 of 629 seat covers
Oct 02, 2005 (5:17 pm)
Yesterday, I bouhgt some slip over seat covers from sam's club, and when i tried to put them on, i relized that the arms are in the way, if any one knows a way to get these arm rests off, please message me.
#298 of 629 2001 Chevy Venture- power locks and power windows not working
Oct 04, 2005 (5:29 am)
As I was driving, my power locks and windows stopped working. The locks started to flip to "unlock" while driving by themself. The next day, they all worked fine. Thought I might need to replace the fuse, and I wondered which fuse # belongs to the power locks? I see the one for the power windows. My battery that was not even 2 years old died just days before this happened, and I wonder if this had drained it. Hoping to keep it from happening to this new more expensive battery. Please help? I have a 2001 venture.
#299 of 629 2000 Chevy Astrovan
Oct 04, 2005 (3:05 pm)
I have a 2000 Astrovan with 93K miles on it. The service engine light came on and stayed on, and engine misfires. I took it to a local mechanic who diagnosed the problem as needing a tuneup. As a result, the sparkplugs, distributor cap, air filter, gas filter, wire set, gas gap and fuel injector cleaner were replaced at a cost of over $400. Two miles down the road, the service engine light came on again and it started misfiring again. Returned to service station where he cleared the service engine light and left again. Five miles down the road, service engine light comes back on and engine starts misfiring again. Now have appointment to return for a third time. Has anyone else encountered a similar problem? Can't trade it in while it is doing all of this......would really like to get to the bottom of this. Thanks.
#300 of 629 2000 GMC Safari bu Bosco2
Oct 04, 2005 (5:33 pm)
I found out that the fuel pump is in the gas tank. I need the easiest way to rplace it. Thanks
#301 of 629 Re: 98 Venture Stalls after starting then restarts/runs ok [eenaef]
Oct 05, 2005 (7:13 am)
Thanks for the information. It seems i might have the same problem. One question though, Did your van stall when you were coming to stops and/or rounding corners?
#302 of 629 transmission swap
Oct 06, 2005 (1:54 pm)
Will a transmission from a 1998astro van fit a1993 astro?
engine on both is 4.3w transmission model e40d to 700r4
#303 of 629 Re: Transmission out on 2003 Chevy and headlights blink off and on [rnmomandie]
Oct 06, 2005 (5:39 pm)
gm has had lots of tranny problems ever since the switched to the 4l60e. i have about 50 safari & astro vans,and trust me, they have a lot of other problems. i've had trannys replaced with only 6000km on them. brace your self,,,it's about a 2000$ rebuild. when whining starts,start whining to your dealer about a torque-inverter. 700r4 rules,,,,bring it back G M.
#304 of 629 Re: '93 Astro Stalls/Fails to start periodically [astro3]
Oct 06, 2005 (5:46 pm)
check your fuel pressure, see manual for unit pressure. is fuel gauge fluctuating? have coil tested. and believe it or not, check your neutral safety switch.