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Chevrolet Venture, Auto Repair, Van
#117 of 145 Re: Engine runs for a minute or too then stalls [benson75]
Feb 09, 2012 (11:14 am)
I had this exact problem on my 1997 Chevy Venture. Stalling, no codes, no other apparent problems. I solved the problem by replacing the Camshaft Position Sensor. The sensor is located on the passenger side of the engine near the top. You have to remove a lot of stuff to get to this simple sensor, but it worked. Now I have no more stalling, failing to start or other related anomalies.
I also changed the Crankshaft Position Sensor just because . . .
#118 of 145 No crank No click Just lights and fan ect.
Apr 14, 2012 (7:54 pm)
Thought I would share this. A few days ago, our Venture after pulling it into the garage and shutting it off for 5 min it would not start up. Acting like an ignition problem, I ran tests and replaced a few parts. The Ignition switch and relay and checked all related fuses. Having my wife try to start the van while I checked the circuits and tapped the starter I noticed the starter start smoking at the purple ignition wire on the starter solenoid. Around a month ago the Venture had a oil leak from a sensor right above the starter. I replaced the sensor and it ran great. The oil is now causing the starting problems. I plan to replace the starter and clean all leads. It should take care of it. Hope this helps. I was on the right track with the ignition curcuit.
#119 of 145 Re: 2003 Chevy Venture Crank Shaft Postion Sensor. [towheelie]
Sep 13, 2012 (1:09 pm)
I am currently having the same exact issue with my 2003 Venture...Did you ever come up with a solution for your problem? I really need help figuring this out cause the shop that my van is at wants a $1000 to replace the computer in the van but they are not sure that is what is causing the problem...I am NOT willing to give that kind of money without a positive answer for problem to be fixed.
#120 of 145 Re: 2003 Chevy Venture Crank Shaft Postion Sensor. [sfnystrom]
Sep 14, 2012 (8:37 am)
When my van had the problem of not starting or idiling and then stalling out we tried many things and then found that the problem was a loose wire behind the brake. It was a simple fix but took forever for them to figure out.
#121 of 145 Re: 2003 Chevy Venture Crank Shaft Postion Sensor. [kerrick1]
Sep 14, 2012 (4:56 pm)
my crank but no start after warm was the cam position sensor, solved it. then after the water pump went it started to happen again. the coolant shot everywhere and assumed it hurt the sensor again. put another in and seemed to work again. still once in a while will get a funny start but maybe other issues w/TPS or IAC.
I'll get to them some other day, for now only real issue is gas gage and sometimes the coolant temp gage not reading correct. I always thought might be a wire to the instrument cluster. a wire behind the brake pedal? I'll look under there once I have a chance. also traction control issues once in a while. sometime "service traction control" message which means to me just turn it off. need to check/clean brakes soon will check connections then.
#122 of 145 2005 chevy venture wont start
Sep 17, 2012 (2:19 pm)
I have a 2005 chevy venture has always ran great, shut it off today and it would not start again. All the lights still worked, battery was good, starter checked out fine. My mechanic checked all the wireing and was puzzled. I tried my spare key. Guess what it started just fine.So try your extra key before you pay a ton to have someone look at your van. Hope this helps you out
#123 of 145 Re: 2005 chevy venture wont start [jimmy1966]
Sep 18, 2012 (1:09 pm)
was happening with my key and my wifes key. I thought it could be the anti theft but fought this for almost a year before I got lucky and got a cam position low code. again we still get some funny starts but so far IMHO, that is what was stopping fuel.
only $30 sensor and (1) screw but impossible without removing power steering pump which is not easy. damned front wheel drives!
Jan 04, 2013 (3:29 pm)
I got a 2003 venture and lately its starting to spitting and sputtering. it only does it once in a while though. put it in neutral and you can rev it all day.I dont want to start replacing a bunch of stuff without some input.it also lately dont want to downshift very good, any input would be appreciated
#126 of 145 1999 Chevy Venture starting issue
Jan 13, 2013 (11:08 am)
The van periodically is not starting. You turn the key, it makes sounds like it's going to start, but doesn't. The lights and radio are fine so doubtful that it's the battery.
Someone mentioned moving/pushing the van a little then trying to start it. That worked once yesterday.
Any ideas as to what this could be?