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Chevrolet Astro, Chevrolet Venture, Van
#435 of 629 Re: 2003 Venture Van Stalls Intermittantly [jyoung15]
Apr 03, 2006 (10:01 am)
Thanks for responding, jyoung15 and familyof5. This info would not be as alarming to me if we were talking about a vehicle that had 150+K miles. However, I only have 61K miles on this van, taking care to do scheduled maintenance as suggested. I'm a repeat Chevy buyer and have been happy with each one; 96 Astro - lived to see 182K miles and a small repair history, 96 Silverado - 242K miles and small repair history, 99 Lumina - currently 175K miles and still going with only a small repair history. Again all have been good vehicles, lasting a very long time, and costing less in repairs than this particular Chevy vehicle. Until recently (>50K miles), I've been very satisfied with it. I've already paid $1300 in repairs in the last 5 months for this van.
#436 of 629 Re: 2003 Venture Van Stalls Intermittantly [ventureowner1]
Apr 04, 2006 (9:57 am)
mine only had 93000 when the problem started and i have heard that it has happened to people with as little as 35000 so hope this makes you feel better you can find the fuel pump on e-bay for about $128.00 instead of 448.00 from the dealer or auto zone has it for $280.00 good luck and keep me informed
#437 of 629 HELP!!!! Front End rattle 1989 Astro
Apr 11, 2006 (8:57 am)
Ok, I jacked the van tried to move the wheel and didn't see any excessive play. I changed the idler arms they were worn and showed some play, but the noise remains. Seems to be coming from the driver side and happens on bumps or uneven road. The noise sounds like something is loose and going to fall off, any ideas or someone who had a similiar problem?
#438 of 629 Re: HELP!!!! Front End rattle 1989 Astro [jericny]
Apr 12, 2006 (7:32 am)
it sounds like you may have a bad struit or its loose at the mounting bracket. does it make the noise on even roads or any other time
#439 of 629 Re: HELP!!!! Front End rattle 1989 Astro [jyoung15]
Apr 13, 2006 (10:06 pm)
There are shocks and a spring up front, smooth roads are ok just when you hit tiny or big bumps will you hear the noise and more to from the middle to driver side front of the vehicle.
#440 of 629 HELP...Mother of 7 & owner of 01 Chevy Venture needs air!
Apr 18, 2006 (8:11 am)
My van blows hot and cold air out of the vents. It is just very weak--no matter what setting I put it on (1-5). Any thoughts as to what is causing this????
#441 of 629 Re: HELP...Mother of 7 & owner of 01 Chevy Venture needs air! [tkjensen]
Apr 20, 2006 (5:13 am)
when you are driving does the air go from hot to cool then back to hot and when you speed up the fan does it go faster sounds like you may need a can of freon that your ac is low. and do you have the ac on max and the fan all the way to 5 keep me informed
#442 of 629 Re: 200 chevy fuel pump [jyoung15]
Apr 20, 2006 (7:31 am)
My Venture has 64K miles and had to replace the fuel pump about 1 month ago. I had the same thing occur 1 month after replacing the pump. I had it towed to a repair center but they could not find anything wrong. It started right up at the repair center but i'm worried it may start again. It would turn over but would not start. I listened at the gas tank but could not hear the fuel pump running. Any ideas guys??????
#443 of 629 Re: 200 chevy fuel pump [kcutshall]
Apr 20, 2006 (7:54 am)
had the same problem and found that the electrical connection plug that goes to the fuel pump was not plugged all the way in the terminal is right between sliding rear door and the drivers seat under the van pull it out and use come electrical contact cleaner you can get at radio shack then plug it back in hope that helps
#444 of 629 Re: HELP!!!! Front End rattle 1989 Astro [jericny]
Apr 20, 2006 (5:12 pm)
TWo things do you have steel wheels with the black centre caps that encompass the lug nuts? if so these things are held on with metal tabs from behind the lug nuts they can get loose and there you have your rattle! If you have the one piece aluminum mag wheels then you can also try this; while going over a known bumpy road that you can hear the rattle try gently pressing on your BRAKE pedal while holding your speed with the other foot, IF the noise goes away then whomever installed your brake pads forgot to STAKE (bend down)the large metal tabs that hold you brake pads from rattling you can also use some brake backing plate glue but sometimes this wears off. then they rattle again HOPE THIS HELPS! RON Y.