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#333 of 629 Excessive fuel consumption
Nov 05, 2005 (7:26 am)
I have a 1995 Chevy Astro with a 4.3l multiport. I am burning an excessive amount of fuel and there is a strong smell of fuel in the engine compartment, the cab and out the exhaust. My suspicion is that the injector O-rings are leaking which requires the replacement of the entire system. Anyone have any other ideas where I might diagnose before I go through the trouble and expense of replacing this part. The part is about $400 and i don't want to waste time and money if there is a simpler solution,
#334 of 629 Re: Chevy Venture Won't Start - Sometimes [crackchecker]
Nov 05, 2005 (8:10 am)
I am having electrical problems with my '99 venture.
Sometimes it won't start. Also, the fan/blower works
on levels 3,4 and 5, but won't run at all on speeeds 1, and 2. I checked and there is a separte fuse for low fan speeds, but the fuse is fine. I also replaced the switch itself, a $25.00 part, but that didn't change anything either.
I am looking for help on either condition???
#335 of 629 2000 Venture Dash light problem
Nov 05, 2005 (11:57 pm)
When the sensor on the dash senses that it is getting dark out it puts on the exterior lights and the interior dash lights on. The dash lights, radio lights and the heater control lights go out. It is intermittant and annoying. The dash lights will not come back on until the vehicle is stopped and the ignition turned off and restarted. Have had the headlight dimmer switch replaced twice and have had it in the dealership to be checked, and surprise . . . . they have no idea what is causing the problem. Any suggestion . . . other than trading it in?
Nov 07, 2005 (8:00 am)
I have a 95 Astro which I just recently had in the shop for a transmission rebuild. Now I'm fighting what appears to be an intake manifold gasket leak. I'm rough shifting in 1-2, losing coolant with no puddle and having a strong coolant smell. What number do you call at GM and how do you approach the problem to get them to defray the repair costs? My van is reasonably low mileage (under 90,000).
#337 of 629 Re: Intake gasket [sunshinemitten]
Nov 07, 2005 (9:01 am)
There is an 800 number for customer service in the back of the owners manual.
#338 of 629 2002 Chevy Venture Brakes
Nov 07, 2005 (9:08 am)
I have a 2002 Chevy Venture and the rear brakes have been creaking when the van comes to a complete stop. This happens at stop lights, when we park etc. It sounds like they are dry or something. I have taken off the drums and everything seems fine. The vehicle stops well but I am certatin this should not be happening. It is definitely the brakes and not rear shocks or any other component. Any suggestions or solutions is very much appreciated.
#339 of 629 Re: Chevy Venture Won't Start - Sometimes [99venture1]
Nov 09, 2005 (1:28 pm)
As for the fan. You need to first check the wire to see if it is getting anything on speed 1 and 2. Might be that the fan motor is just tired and needs the extra juice it gets on speed 3 and higher to run now.
Look for my post on fuel pump. I just replaced mine and now the starting problem is gone on mine.
#340 of 629 2001 VENTURE PROBLEMS
Nov 10, 2005 (6:33 am)
I am disgusted with being conned into purchasing this vehicle brand new. 1 year after the AC no longer works, which we barely used. There is a crack (forgot name of where this crack is) where the freon goes or passes through. This problem diagnosed by a trusted mechanic, my brother in law who one of the good guys at firestone. Now the passenger side window will not come back up. Also, received recall notice in mail for air bags or something. It should only take 15 minutes to repair, as long as you make an appointment. The only thing is that I have to travel 2 hours to get to repair shop. I live in San Diego, CA, which is major city that should be able to accommodate the recall repair. Go figure! I wish that something could be done legally, like after so many confirmed complaints that it is mandatory for manufacturer to replace /trade in vehicle at no loss to buyer. I still owe so much and the first few years I added tons of miles so depreciated so much that I owe more than its worth!
#341 of 629 Re: 2000 Chevy Venture (Wont Start) [bjaycen]
Nov 10, 2005 (7:54 am)
Try replacing the battery to start with, and then the battery cables.
My battery once caused my car to do all kinds of weird things because it was shorting out.
Do the easy things first.
#342 of 629 Re: Excessive fuel consumption [aprater]
Nov 10, 2005 (1:33 pm)
I had a 92 4.3 Astro that had the same problem along with a very rough running engine...to the point where it finally wouldn't start.
You may need to replace the temperature sensor (located next to the thermostat housing in the intake manifold)
The sensor is inexpensive and is easy to replace.
The sensor is part of the fuel management system and tells the 'puter what the engine temp is and how much fuel to deliver.
Hope this helps!