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#42 of 629 AWD Disabled and ABS Light (see 37's problem)
Mar 22, 2004 (8:13 am)
At 12000 miles I took my 1 year old 2003 Chevy Venture WB edition in for an oil change then left for a 3000 mile cross-country road trip from Wyoming to Pennsylvania. In Penn. the AWD disable light came on in the message center as well as the ABS light on start-up. The van had not been driven overnight and it was cool outside so this could not be an overheating problem. ... I also noticed when they changed my oil and rotated my tires that the oil reading was not in the 90's but in the 50's (in the odometer area) so who knows if they even changed it.
On a side note: The power door is much easier to open than the manual sliding door when iced over. The brakes started squeaking off and on at 500 miles. Everything else works great! Our 2 small kids and my husband love the DVD player. The leather/cloth combo seats were very comfortable to travel in with just enough cup holders. We have been able to use all types of infant & child car & booster seats in all 2nd and 3rd row locations with ease.
#43 of 629 Looking for info on the G10, 20 , & 30 conversion van
May 05, 2004 (5:48 pm)
Anyone out there with a conversion van?
I would like to know more about this elusive
and land yacht.
#44 of 629 Re: Venture overheating [weepingwillo #3]
May 25, 2004 (12:24 pm)
The 2 major items are water pump and radiator.
1. If it overheats more when you are working it hard, like prolonged speed or towing, a plugged or restricted radiator can be the culprit.
2. If it tends to heat up when running slow, in traffic etc., the water pump may be getting worn. However, it also,usually leaks out of the weep hole, because the pump bearing is bad.
3. Even though you are in a warm climate, be sure to run 50/50 antifreeze to water ratio. The antifreeze increases the cooling efficiency. But too extreme from 50/50 mix will undo the effect.
4. Heaven forbid, a bad head gasket can also make it run hot by letting exhaust gasses into the coolant.
#45 of 629 VENTURE FAN KEEPS RUNNING...DRAINS BATTERY
Jun 03, 2004 (5:20 am)
I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MY 2001 VENTURE. THE FAN KICKS BY ITSELF AND KEEPS RUNNING TILL THE BATTERY DRAINS. I TOOK IT TO A LOCAL REPAIR SHOP, AND HE CHARGED ME $250. HE SAID HE CHANGED A FEW RELAYS, BUT THE PROBLEM IS STILL THERE. SOMETIMES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, I GO TO MY GARAGE AND I HEAR THE FAN RUNNING. CAN SOMEONE HELP MY MECHANIC, BECAUSE HE HAS NO CLUE AND CANNOT FIND THE PROBLEM. HOWEVER EVERY MORNING WHEN HE CHECKS THE CAR THE BATTERY IS DEAD. HE SUGGESTS THAT I BUY A NEW BATTERY.
#46 of 629 Re: fuel injector failure [slimbo31 #21]
Jun 08, 2004 (8:21 pm)
How did your Venture feel/sound with the failed injector? I suspect a failed injector in my 96 Astro (135K miles), but I don't know how to diagnose it for sure. It coughs on & off at highway speed and shows no diagnostic trouble codes. I have recently replaced my fuel filter, my fuel pump, and my camshaft position sensor (after I got a code for it).
#47 of 629 Re: Looking for info on the G10, 20 , & 30 conversion van [acudoctari #43]
Jun 15, 2004 (4:32 pm)
Well, I have just purchased a used 1993 G20 "MarkIII" conversion van for my son. In the process I had to learn a whoe new world of info and terms. And specificiations, etc.
Maybe I can offer some insights ...
#48 of 629 Re: trailering specification [chris203 #11]
Jun 15, 2004 (5:11 pm)
I would go to your local trailer/RV dealers and get that info from them. They should have it in a form suitable for the inspector. I believe The actual capacity of your G30 will be on the order of 5,000-6,000 lb depending on engine.
Here is a website that references towing information (2d para):
Notice if you follow the link to "Trailer Life" that you can secure older model specs from the company ... via email.
#49 of 629 ABS warning whent turning left
Jun 21, 2004 (9:04 am)
I have a 01 Chevy Venture LS and I experience this problem:
whenever I turn left, the ABS warning pops up, but ABS is still working.
Can anybody help me in this problem?
#50 of 629 oil pressure (not oil level) light
Jun 22, 2004 (5:53 pm)
All right sports fans, here is another gremlin in the 98 Venture. My wife ran up to the movie store and when she came home, she said the oil pressure light came on. I checked the oil, it was fine, took it for a spin, no problems. The airbag light and the seat belt light come on occasionally, but there is no pattern to any of this. Are these vehicles just plagued with a short problem?? Any help appreciated
#51 of 629 Venture intake leak and AC Problems
Jul 20, 2004 (2:24 pm)
We have a 2001 Chevy Venture, bought new. We have a leak in the intake manifold and a hole in the condenser. Our mechanic says it shouldn't be happening and that GM knows but they will not help us. Has anyone else had these problems?