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#600 of 629 Re: HELP! No oil pressure, starts and cuts off [ancobaca]
Mar 17, 2008 (12:49 pm)
Sounds like you did the correct diagnosing of the problem. The next bit of research you should do is to price search to find a better shop price for the repair.
And yes I would repair it.
All in all I feel that the problems these vans have all cars are bound to have similar problems at some time. It just seems worse on these vans because the average shade tree mechanic cant fix due to the shoe horn engine.
I have had just about all of these problems that you can read about on this forum. And still I really like driving this van and I get really good gas mileage for such a high profile vehicle.
#601 of 629 Re: HELP! No oil pressure, starts and cuts off [ancobaca]
Mar 17, 2008 (7:20 pm)
I wouldn't be afraid to spend $ 800 on it - ours is a 2000 and we still like it alot...for all of their faults these Ventures are pretty good vans - think about it...800 is 3 months worth of payments on a new one if you're lucky...and yes...labor charges are always brutal on these things because of the way they shoe horned the motor under the hood.
All cars break sooner or later - sure sounds like its an oil pump issue, I can't think of another reason for your issue that you haven't already checked - I've heard of a couple in the 60 degree V6 motors, yours wouldn't be the first...anything can break on any car...
Find a good mechanic that's willing to do what it takes to fix it and get it done...if you can't, maybe you can find one that would put a used or rebuilt motor in it...sure it will be more expensive than the oil pump fix but you'll be good for a long time...just an idea....Good Luck
#602 of 629 Re: 2003 Chevy Venture ext LS [442dude]
Apr 18, 2008 (2:37 pm)
Did you replace the thermostat yourself or a garage?
#603 of 629 Re: 2003 Chevy Venture ext LS [fknstr]
Apr 21, 2008 (6:04 am)
I was going to do it myself but the car was in for an oil change and I've been real busy at work so I let them do it....
In hindsight, I should have done it myself and saved some $ but unfortunately there are only so many hours in a day and most of mine were taken up....
Its not a bad job...just takes a little patience....
#604 of 629 2003 Venture Won't Crank after running awhile
May 05, 2008 (7:34 am)
We have a 2003 Venture. If we are on a trip and stop for gas or food (running 30 min or so), it will not crank back up. After cooling off, the van will crank like nothing is wrong and runs good after that.
We have replace the cam shaft and crank shaft sensors with no results.
Does anyone else have this problem????
#605 of 629 Oil pressure light and lack of power
Dec 09, 2008 (2:35 pm)
Ok here is my situation
1998 Chev Venture 160,000 km
The other night we had a big snowfall (not sure if that matters) I drove home in this and parked the car out front of my house. No problems.
The next morning I go to start the van, startss running real rough, the check engine light flashes and the oil PRESSURE light comes on. I drive it back to my house (about 200 feet) and the bus idles real bad for about 30 seconds then dies. Oil level is good.
I started the van this morning and drove it around back and into my garage, ran like HELL and lights still on. I know it wasn't the best to drive it but I need it in my garage not on the street.
It sounds like an oil pump but man there was no warning, do pumps just GO or do they usually give a warning?
How can I test the pump?
Is there anything electrical that it can be? I awas thinking something got disconnected or wet or something during the drive in the snow?? Sounds unlikely but one never knows
What about the timing belt? I have never changed that, if it jumped timimg would it cause these symptoms?
Thanks I will run a scan on it tonight and let you know the results.
#606 of 629 rear side window motor
Jan 20, 2009 (8:44 pm)
On my 2001 venture the rear side window (driver side) is not closing or opening all the way when switch is pressed..what is the procedure to correct this and how to remove the motor if needed
#607 of 629 2004 Chevy Venture P0341 Code
Feb 16, 2009 (7:11 pm)
#608 of 629 2004 Chevy Venture P0341 Code
Oct 17, 2008 (8:04 am)
My 2004 Chevy Venture has been running funny, it cuts out going down the road on occasion, and sometimes stalls at stopsigns/lights. At this point it starts right back up. When it first happened the check engine light came on and the code P0341(camshaft positioning sensor) was the result. We changed that sensor and the light went out but the problem did not go away, I have tried dry gas, fuel injector cleaner, changing spark plugs, replacing the fuel filter, and crank sensor, my husband also checked to see it the coils were sparking and they are not? I don't know what to do next, short of taking it to the shop?
#609 of 629 Re: 2004 Chevy Venture P0341 Code [jenroe22]
Nov 24, 2008 (9:19 am)
Pull the eletrical plug apart under the drivers side of the van near the drivers seat and check all the pins in that plug. The main power pin going to the fuel pump might be shorting. Clean it up, adjust for better contact and apply some eletrical grease and reassemble.