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Chevrolet Astro, Chevrolet Venture, Van
#588 of 629 Re: 2003 Chevy Venture ext LS [robofire]
Jan 09, 2007 (4:44 pm)
I have a 2003 Chevy Venture and it does have an power sliding door on the passenger side only and my seat is power adjustable which stinks by the way because the seatbelt always gets snagged and moves my seat out of adjustment all the time. Last but not lease I do have the compartment above.
I have a question for you... Does your starter sometimes stick when you start the van? Does your heater work right? Mine won't get warm until the van is in motion. Does your radio work alright? Mine will get louder when I drive fast up on the highway. I think my van has a major electrical problem somewhere in the front end. I ram starting to regret buying this van. I purchased mine in August of 2006.
#589 of 629 Re: 2003 Chevy Venture ext LS [herbo97]
Jan 10, 2007 (7:35 am)
I don't have any of those problems yet. Maybe the power sliding door is part of a power pkg seeing you have a power seat? The radio has an AUTO button that allows the volume to adjust with the speed of the vehicle. You can disable that function by pushing the auto button on the right side of your radio. I was reluctant to buy a Chevy/GM mini van based on Consumer reports recommendation, but most personal reviews were positive that I read. I was on a tight budget and only plan on keeping the van a couple years, it is in show room condition and only had 15,500 mi on it. For $10,500 I figured what the heck. As far as the heater goes, I really haven't used it yet. I live in Florida and the A/C works great! Much better than my Vibe I traded in.
#590 of 629 Reply to: Robofire
Mar 12, 2007 (6:39 am)
Starter runs until motor starts, regardless fo how long you hold the key. This keeps you from holding the key on too long and wearing out your starter, or "tapping" the key and killing your solenoid. The heat DOES take along time to warm up if just idling. Normal.(I live in the snow belt)The radio sound is also a convenience feature built into all GM radios at this time. You can turn it off. I am now on my second Venture and would buy a 3rd. I have had some small problems and some big ones, but I think that just comes with trying to buy an "American" vehicle, ANY of them.
#591 of 629 Re: 2003 Chevy Venture ext LS [robofire]
May 25, 2007 (1:07 pm)
I wonder if this Venture was a Canadian Vehicle brought into the US used for resale...
#592 of 629 Re: 2003 Chevy Venture ext LS [scott78]
May 25, 2007 (4:57 pm)
I'm pretty sure that's not the case. According to CARFAX it was purchased and leased the whole time in Miami Florida.
#593 of 629 Re: 2003 Chevy Venture ext LS [herbo97]
Dec 05, 2007 (4:19 pm)
My starter sticks intermittently when I start it, has almost from day one, I am the original owner of a 2001 with 67000 miles.
And yes, the heater could be better, I think it's a matter of being underpowered considering all the space it has to heat up.
Mar 10, 2008 (3:49 pm)
Our 01 Venture has quit on me 2x while driving. Had it towed to garage, fuel lines and wires were melted to top of gas tank as well as gas tank melted some. Replaced once already. Was told lucky that it didn't blow up on me. Last mechanic said we needed new fuel pump. Has anyone else had any problems like this or know of what might be the cause? Have spent more thatn enough $ already. Don't want to put another gas tank on and have it do the same thing 25 miles down the road.
#595 of 629 Re: 2003 Chevy Venture ext LS [stan3plman]
Mar 10, 2008 (4:48 pm)
We found that the reason the heater was so bad was because the thermostat was shot & sticking open...once I replaced it the heat was much better...still not great, but certainly better - seems the OEM thermostats are only good for about 80,000 miles or so...
#596 of 629 Re: fuel system [tlsisson]
Mar 11, 2008 (5:09 am)
How many miles do you have on the engine? I haven't experienced your situation yet, but I'm concerned with the numberous engine seal leaks I have with only 31,000 miles.
#597 of 629 Re: fuel system [robofire]
Mar 11, 2008 (1:53 pm)
We have about 180000 KM on it.