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Chevrolet Astro, Chevrolet Venture, Van
#485 of 629 Re: climate control switch 1997 chevy astro [eaglebird2]
Jun 10, 2006 (5:29 pm)
The Chevrolet Astro thread has many posts about the A/C stuck on defrost. A small diameter vacuum line is usually the culprit. It runs from the passengers side front by the freon recharging tube to the drivers side of the engine where there is a vacuum port. It usually melts on the front of the engine. I think there are also posts about the power windows also. I have the same year van but a gladiator conversion and the rear A/C heater unit only blows warm air year round. I have not been able to get a fix from this forum on that problem. The Haynes manuals are ok I guess there is a Helms manual which has even better info but none will talk about the conversion parts. There is a web site that is call conversion van parts where you can get many of the parts the conversion company put into your van, good luck.
Jun 20, 2006 (10:27 am)
I'd like to know if it's normal that the thermostatof my chevy venture 2001 has to be changed
mileage 99000 miles
#487 of 629 Re: bad bad venture [srobichaud]
Jun 21, 2006 (8:47 am)
It is not unusual, your lucky at 100,000 if you haven't had to replace the starter, alternator, water pump, and transmission. Be glad it is only a $10 thermostat.
#488 of 629 Re: bad bad venture [cob]
Jun 21, 2006 (9:08 am)
but my temp is still higher than normal could it be the gasket head?
#489 of 629 Re: bad bad venture [srobichaud]
Jun 23, 2006 (6:07 am)
Is your coolent level low? Are you seeing any white smoke out the tail pipe? Usually a bad head gasket shows these signs. The only gasket problem on these vans is the lower intake gaskets. When they leak it leaves antifreeze on the floor or it goes into the oil. I would do the simple and easy job first and replace the thermostat and do a coolent flush.
#490 of 629 Thanks & Good Bye
Jun 23, 2006 (5:28 pm)
just wanted thanks to all that have posted here and the replies that i got to questions i asked....
after having some of the problems many of you had with my 2000 chevy venture, never any of the gasket problems yet... however, with the transmisson acting funny, and being quoted $1800 by 2 different transmission shops to fix/rebuild, we decided to move on to a new car...
i'll check back ever now then to remind myself why i went into debt...
best of luck to all....former texas venture owner...
#491 of 629 electrical problem
Jun 25, 2006 (5:38 pm)
help ! I'm having a problem with the fuse blowing on my 97 astro's parking lights. it comtrols the parking lights, dash lights and warning chime for the lights. I've checked all the obvious places for a short and bad filaments in the bulbs with no luck. any help will surely be appreciated on where to start. i have also replaced the headlight switch. also i have the same problem with the control switch for the heat and a/c and i found the vacume line broke but where does it attach to on the engine.
#492 of 629 Re: bad bad venture [cob]
Jun 26, 2006 (5:53 am)
Sounds good. to add to the problem my a/c stopped working is this all related???
#493 of 629 Re: bad bad venture [srobichaud]
Jun 27, 2006 (6:17 am)
The other problem is not related to the A/C not working just normal for 100,000 mile GM vehicle to lose A/C.
#494 of 629 Re: electrical problem [braveheart]
Jun 27, 2006 (6:20 am)
Don't know about fuse problem I have not run into that one yet. Vacuum line attaches to the drivers side of motor there is a vacuum port on the intake manifold. That is where the line attaches to the engine. It is about half way back on the motor. Easier to see if you take the inside covers off but that is always a pain to do. You can find it by reaching behind the A/C compressor.