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Chevrolet Astro, Chevrolet Venture, Van
#383 of 629 Re: fuel pump [mimage]
Dec 29, 2005 (8:19 pm)
We have a Chevy Venture that is a 2005. Also have had numerous problems including the drivers side window not working properly (rolls down only when it wants to), the cup holder does not stay in, the cig lighter plugs where you plug in a cell phone charger not working, the front drivers side door panel falling off, the front head light filled with water, the windshield making this awful noise and now my cousin got her foot stuck in my sliding side door and could have lost her leg. Chevy is refusing to fix these problems or address the safety issues. I absolutely regret buying this van. Anyone who is considering buying one should run in the other direction now!
#384 of 629 Re: fuel pump [crackchecker]
Dec 30, 2005 (12:10 pm)
97 99 gm models have major problems with fuel pumps. Its a small switch that runs the gas gage that fails. Cost 700.00 to repair.
#385 of 629 Re: 2000 Venture transmission clunking, fuel gauge gone wild [mawiro]
Dec 30, 2005 (12:15 pm)
97-2000 GM fuel pumps are junk. expect to pay 700-800.00 to repair.
#386 of 629 No heat at floor vents
Dec 30, 2005 (12:23 pm)
2000 astro, Replaced vacuum line to correct AC problem in summer. Now heater will not direct on floor vents. It only goes onto windsheild. I figure its a vacuum line, but were?
#388 of 629 Help Please! Chevy Venture won't start
Dec 30, 2005 (8:52 pm)
3 wks ago the van didnt start up so we left it alone(its a 2001 we bought it at 27 thousand miles, its now at 35 thous , owned it 11 mos now) called up someone to pick it up..found out the battery was dead, alternator and starter are great...we get it back, we do errands, come home eat, then go to walmart, turn it off, go in store, come back and try to start it up, the lights flickered on like it was going to start, and then everything went black..nothing...someone jumped it, got it back home, we let it run, turned it off, now back to black...nothing...anyone know what might be the prob because im starting to get aggravated and we owe 9 grand on it still and we just paid 255 to get the battery, labor, a new tie rod, and the alignment done, we also have to dish out more money on weds to get two new tires put on it thanks to the other problems with it..we are on a tight budget and cant afford any other problems with it
come to find out when we bought the van, we were told we had 3 yrs warranty on it, come to find out we were lied to (by a salary employee), we were told why buy the extended now since you have 3 yrs to think about it..
we have since moved to texas from VA..we were told by the Va dealership if we bring it back up there, they will do a goodwill but down here they wont and they knew we were military and moving when we bought it...ugh!
#389 of 629 Re: No heat at floor vents [screwgm]
Dec 31, 2005 (6:44 am)
Check the line you replaced last summer again to make sure it did not break or come off. I am not sure if there are any lines under the dash that could have come off.
#390 of 629 Dutch Door Stuck on 99 Astro
Dec 31, 2005 (1:42 pm)
I recently purchased a 99 Astro with only 42K mles and the Dutch Door option. I really didn't want the Dutch doors, but it's what it had. Looks like I was right. Less than 2 weeks ownership, and the upper portion won't open. It makes all the sounds, like you can hear what seems to be the mechanism working inside the door, but no go.
I read a bunch of other messages here about similar problems, but none seem to address mine directly.
Any suggestions? I can't even see any way to get into the mechanism from the inside - there doesn't appear to be any way to get the inside panels off while the door is closed. Is a dealer shop going to be able to help me without damaging something? I've got a bunch of stuff that I really need to get out!
Thanks for any info - John
#391 of 629 Re: Dutch Door Stuck on 99 Astro [johnaec]
Dec 31, 2005 (2:29 pm)
Well, I managed to get the trim piece off from the inside, though it meant cracking it where the two upper side screws were, since you can't get to those unless the door is open, (bad design!). I was then able to see where the little plastic connector/holders that hold the outside ends of the release rods to the actual latches had broken on both ends. Hopefully I can get just these from Checy parts. (Why'd they make them plastic, anyway??). I really can't figure how both of them broke at once - maybe when I see what the whole part looks like it will make sense.
#392 of 629 Re: seeking help with no heat [lemieux]
Jan 03, 2006 (7:06 pm)
Hello...I had this problem with my Astro earlier today and found out I was low on coolant. Check it out. Hope this helps.