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Chevrolet Venture, Pontiac Montana, Oldsmobile Silhouette, Van
#1601 of 1617 Bye Bye 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere
Mar 27, 2011 (5:29 pm)
It's time to let our 1999 Old Silo Premere go. The for sale sign is on the window. This has been an excellent car and was siginificatly trouble free for 120,000 miles. Great car, loaded like crazy, good power, good MPG and the interior is better than the 2010 Chrysler T & C Limited I just bought to replace the car. Last year I did have to put a tranmission and head gaskets in the car, but at 122,000 miles that's okay since I did very little else to the car in the past 10 years. The paint still shines, the car drives and runs perfect, the leather is still nice and free of tears. This is still a nice car. No real reason to sell it other than it's 11 years old and we got a new one. This forum was very helpful to correct the minor issues we had with the van. To bad GM doesn't make Vans anymore, I probably would have bought one. The interior of the Limited just doesn't compare in utility or function to the Premiere.
#1602 of 1617 Re: Wipers work on high only. [CapeCod]
Jun 05, 2011 (10:02 am)
Hi, I would like to know if you fixed your wiper issue ?. If yes, it would be great if you could share what it was and how did you fixed ?
My 1999 Chevrolet Venture also have same issue. After a snowy day it only works on high speed, and it is not parking.
Thanks in advance
#1603 of 1617 Re: Dash lights and head lights flickering [hhua1]
Jul 13, 2011 (10:49 am)
The head lights flickering returned, I decided and replaced the alternator.
Based on my observation of the old alterernator, the issue can be the corrossion of the connections between the alternator and the voltage regulator which is mounted right behind the alternator. It should be very easy to unbolt and clean them all once you have the alternator out side.
To totally remove the alternator, I have to lossen (I don't have totally drop the engine) and lower the sub-frame 1/4"-1/2", which wasn't as bad as I thought. There is absolutely no room to remove the alternator without lowering the sub-frame, even when the wiper arm is disconnected.
#1604 of 1617 part from Venture fit Montana
Dec 16, 2011 (8:17 pm)
Will rack pinion steering from 2000 Venture fit a 2002 Montana.
#1605 of 1617 Re: part from Venture fit Montana [viv5]
Dec 16, 2011 (9:30 pm)
Venture and Montana are the same year by year for the most part. I can't remember when the mid cycle was done so it might matter between the 2 years. Steering gear should work so long as the same year. Sorry for not being precise.
#1606 of 1617 Re: Replacing the Catalytic Converter [cach22]
Jan 09, 2012 (9:52 pm)
Had to replace mine too. I purchased the direct fit and installed it myself. Only problem encountered are rusted bolts connecting with the muffler, just used air grinder cutter to cut it and purchased the bolts and nuts needed.
#1607 of 1617 Re: ***Intake Gasket*** [4wheelerfive]
Jan 19, 2012 (6:21 am)
Used copper seal for a steaming problem and antifreeze leaking smell on a 1997 venture with about 120k and has been two years now( knock on wood) not too into a tear down myself.
#1608 of 1617 thump in front of glovebox?
Jan 24, 2012 (8:25 pm)
With car parked, and key turned to accessory (engine not running) I hear a soft thump from under the dash in front of the glovebox. It sounds like a shutting a cigar box, and will repeat a couple of times a minute as though something were opening and closing. I can also hear it by raising the hood...seems to come from behind the washer fluid tank.
It also thumps when engine is running.
#1609 of 1617 Re: removing glove box latch mechanism? [maytum]
Aug 05, 2012 (5:53 pm)
Hello; I have the same problem, did you ever find the solution? If so would you please help me to remove mine?
#1610 of 1617 Re: removing glove box latch mechanism? [headprodon]
Aug 06, 2012 (2:05 am)
This may be no help, because somebody else removed and reinstalled my glovebox latch (I don't know how). But that didn't fix the problem. My problem was that the metal tab that the latch grabs was bent. I bent it into the correct position and the glovebox opens and closes now with no problem.
Very easy fix because the metal is so soft. Good luck.