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#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.
#305 of 629 Re: 2002 astro van corroded rotor and cap [astro5]
Oct 06, 2005 (5:51 pm)
were the plugs changed at the same time? if so, check the base of the distributor,where the screws set in, for cracks,distortion or pitting. check grounds on engine,firewall and body.you will find a moisture track somewhere.
#306 of 629 Re: Wiper Failure - Random [garryshaf]
Oct 06, 2005 (6:01 pm)
sure is,,, motor & circut board is only 150$. you need a 10 mil socket, t 20 torx screwdriver, and a bit of patitence,,, pop the rod off before you loosen bolts
#307 of 629 Re: transmission swap [makris]
Oct 07, 2005 (8:15 am)
Both transmissions are the same size dimensionally and will fit in either van. The problem is the 4L60E is controlled by the computer and the 700R4 has a tv cable that runs to the throttle bracket on the throttle body which controls the shift points. The best way would be to swap the engine, transmisson and computer from the 98 into the 93. I would check also with different publications like hot rod magazine for more information on this swap.