Last post on May 09, 2009 at 4:52 AM
You are in the Chevy Venture
What is this discussion about?
Chevrolet Astro, Chevrolet Venture, Van
#495 of 629 1999 CHEVY ASTRO / SERVICE ENGINE LIGHT
Jun 27, 2006 (6:01 pm)
A couple of weeks ago I received a call from a friend telling me that their astro van would not start. After having the vehicle towed to their home, I came over to check the vehicle and found out that the coil wire(from distributor cap to coil) was arking against the engine, cancelling the spark to the distributor cap.
I replaced the spark plug wires and the engine ran great. While checking the engine to locate the problem, I disconnected a couple of items which triggered the "service engine soon" light. Sometimes the vehicle will shut off while my friend is driving but the engine will start up again with no problem.The vehicle also hesitates while driving.
I was told that the "service engine soon" light can be cleared using the factory radio. Is there anybody out there that has knowledge of this procedure?
#496 of 629 Re: 1999 CHEVY ASTRO / SERVICE ENGINE LIGHT [arch2]
Jun 28, 2006 (8:19 am)
Can't use the radio, to clear the codes disconnect the neg battery cable for a couple of minutes and the computer will reset. The other method is to remove one of the fuses in the fuse box by the battery under the hood but, I don't have my Hanes manuel here at work to tell you which one so just do the cable to be safe.
#497 of 629 Re: 1999 CHEVY ASTRO / SERVICE ENGINE LIGHT [cob]
Jun 28, 2006 (8:44 am)
I tried using this method before but the light stayed off for only a couple of minutes and came back on. After going around and talking to a couple of guys, both of them told me to use the radio method. They just didn't know the proper procedure.
Jun 28, 2006 (8:30 pm)
HELP!!! What is the best/cheapest way to get out of my 06 Uplander lease? I'm willing to include 2 brand new 50cc mini quads and a brand new Sony Flatscreen. Any ideas?
#499 of 629 Re: Uplander Lease [carsmart2]
Jun 29, 2006 (3:11 am)
Try this website. I believe that it can answer any questions you may have on vehicle leasing. go to www.leaseguide.com. I hope this helps!
#500 of 629 Re: Uplander Lease [carsmart2]
Jun 29, 2006 (10:25 am)
Another idea is to sell your mini quads and sony flatscreen to private buyers and then take the cash and put it towards any fees you will probably get from ending your vehicle lease early.
#501 of 629 Re: Nasty Vibration, HELP! [gigginpig]
Jun 29, 2006 (10:45 am)
I suggest replacing the front wheel bearings, but making sure you also replace the bearing races as well or you will be wasting your time. The problem sounds like the inner right bearing and race but I would replace all of the front inner and outer bearings and races so that you will not have to deal with this problem again in the future.
#502 of 629 Re: wife needs her ride HELP PLEASE!!!!! [bell5]
Jun 29, 2006 (10:51 am)
Have you solved the problem or do you still need help? Please reply.
#503 of 629 Re: smell coming from AC [jhorton]
Jun 29, 2006 (11:11 am)
I believe the problem is the evaporator in your A/C system. I suggest that you have the evaporator cleaned. One method is to purchase an air purifier, plug it in your home using an extension cord and carry the purifier out to your vehicle. Turn on the purifier at the highest setting and let it operate for a few hours.
You also should have your A/C system running while this is taking place with the settings adjusted so that the air is coming out of the dash vents. I am a distributor of some of the best air purifiers america has to offer. Visit www.ecoquest.com/endurancepurification.
Another method is to disassemble the dash until you can see the evaporator and spray it with a non toxic germ killer. Is sounds like you have bacteria in your evaporator.
Jul 02, 2006 (5:23 pm)
I have a 98 chevy astro that runs great but the blower for both the heater and the ac will only come out the defrost. The switch will turn the defrost up and down. When I first noticed a problem the blower would be stronger one minute and then I would get very little air the next. Now it only blows out the defrost. Does this sound like a vacuum line? Any help would be appreciated. Mom and kids are hot!