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#1422 of 1617 Re: Road Vibration 2000 Silhouette [ronsmith38]
Sep 11, 2006 (8:09 am)
I have a 2001 Chevy Venture doing the same.(except it's on right turns!!) We have had the transmission rebuilt, new tires, balancing, new motor mounts, new axles and numerous trips and coversations with dealers & mechanics but nothing has changed. Have you found a solution, because I'm about to go crazy over this. There were some posting awhile back from GM, but they have all been deleted curiously enough. Please help!
#1423 of 1617 04-05 gaskets any better?
Sep 14, 2006 (12:05 pm)
I just bought a 04 Venture from my grandparents with only 26k miles. It has been a good van for them but I just started reading about the intake gasket issues. In the service bulletin it talks about 97-03 models. I called three different dealerships and they say that the gaskets in the 04 are no different. One of them said "it's just a bulletin, not a recall if thats what you're thinking", that pissed me off . I love the van but I don't want to have to watch the temp gauge constantly everytime I drive it. I wonder if the service guys know what they are talking about? If so, why would GM leave out the 04-05 models?
#1424 of 1617 Re: 04-05 gaskets any better? [escambiaguy]
Sep 14, 2006 (12:30 pm)
I called one more dealership and the parts guy said the part number is different for the 04 than it is for the 03. I'm not sure what to think.
#1425 of 1617 Re: Road Vibration 2000 Silhouette [jstevens4]
Sep 15, 2006 (1:09 pm)
Yours is the only reply I got. My front tires seem to be wearing out too fast, which leads me to believe it is an alignment problem. I had it realigned at the dealers after I replaced the tires, but the symptom is still there. I plan to take it to an alignment specialist shop and have it redone. Will keep you posted.
#1426 of 1617 Re: Road Vibration 2000 Silhouette [ronsmith38]
Sep 16, 2006 (10:10 am)
My front tires also, have had them less than 1 year, had them aligned and balanced with no change in vibration. I am at my wits end as I feel uncomfortable driving anywhere on the highway because the faster I go, the more it vibrates. Am just waiting for something to shake loose and fall off.. keep me posted.
(spoke with the dealer AGAIN about this and they claim there are no bulletins or defects with regard to a vibration and suggested that we have the transmission looked at again... that was what started this problem, I think.
#1427 of 1617 Re: Road Vibration 2000 Silhouette [jstevens4]
Sep 16, 2006 (11:34 am)
It sounds like your vibration problem is much worse than mine. Mine is somewhat subtle, and does not shake the car a great deal. Passengers in the rear don't seem to notice it.
#1428 of 1617 Re: 04-05 gaskets any better? [escambiaguy]
Sep 18, 2006 (4:52 am)
In Oct '03 there was a tsb for replacing the lower manifold gasket with p/n 89017279 PLUS replacing the manifold bolts with ones with pre-applied threadlock. The tsb also included new torque specs for the bolts. So I think your dealer was right, the 04's have a different p/n than previous years.
#1429 of 1617 Faded finish on mirrors
Sep 18, 2006 (5:16 pm)
I have an 04 Venture that I know has been garage kept since new and has seldom been in the sun, but the black finish on the mirrors looks dull and faded. The rest of the van still looks new. I have 2 months left on warranty. Has anyone else noticed this?
#1431 of 1617 Montana rear wheel cylinders
Sep 21, 2006 (6:37 pm)
Thank you for your reply in the Montana forum, I am posting here as I read this forum more frequently than the Montana forum also.
It is nice to hear that your van is still going strong despite the start-up noise. Our van gets a lot of city and suburban miles on it which means it gets a lot running time in the "rattle-mode".
Replacing the wheel cylinders was fairly easy but I do not think I have all the air bled out yet as the pedal feel is somewhat spongy. The brakes work normally, there is no pumping or anything abnormal required just a little different pedal feel.
I bled the brakes the oldfashioned way with a helper so now my question: Is the bleeding required to be preformed with some special equipment due to ABS, traction control and all that stuff?
Also how do like the Gabriels compared to the originals?