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#58 of 131 03 Chevy Venture Igntion, starter
Jan 11, 2009 (8:37 pm)
I have a 2003 Chevy Venture, 93,000 miles on it. I bought it used and it is in good condition about a year ago, with 80K miles on it. Every once in a while, when I turn the key, which the car always starts very well, and when I let go of the key, the starter or the ignition keeps on turning. I brought it to my mechanic, and he did witness this himself also, and said that the computer may need recalibrating. He said that in these cars there is a chip in the key and this may be the cause of the problem.
The above description happens very randomly, can never tell when it is going to happen. I could be running the car, stop for something, and restart the car, and it happens, I don't really think it happens in the mornings when I first start it however.
Does anyone ever have the same problem? I can't find anything online anywhere about this.
#59 of 131 Our 2000 Venture died Monday . I tried to start it and it would not start i
Jan 23, 2009 (10:08 am)
Our 2000 Venture died Monday . I tried to start it and it would not start i could not even up the door with the electric key opener
So, we replaced the battery and it started right up. Left it sit the other night and now it wont start again.
Been dead for two days, This morning brother in laws came to give us a boost now it starts. what could the problem be. I see a lot of people posting questions about this and no one replying with an answer
Any ideas where to go from here?? Thanks so much.
#60 of 131 2000 Venture Stalling
Jan 25, 2009 (2:57 pm)
My 2000 Venture stalls sometimes when I brake for to slow down for a turn or to make a stop. As well, it sometimes stalls when I am in park. It only seems to happen when it is a little damp. It will keep doing this until I stop and turn it off for awhile. I have had it to my mechanic and they have checked for codes but not found anything. I have also taken the mechanic out for a drive when it has happened and of course, it didn't happen (however, I did turn it off to go in and get him). He is suspecting that there is a vacuum leak in the brake booster, but until he can see it happening he is hesitant to do anything because it is a costly repair. Has anyone else experienced this?
#61 of 131 Re: 03 Chevy Venture Igntion, starter [OzAkman03]
Mar 18, 2009 (7:04 pm)
This problem is exactly what is happening with my 03 Venture. No codes come up, taken it to the garage and they said they didn't know what it was but gave me a tune up. Didn't do it during winter, seems only when it's warm out. Did you get any answers or figure out what the problem was? This is really getting on my nerves, I can't shut my van off because i may not be able to start it again. Have had it towed 4 times now. If it's left to cool off for a couple of hours it starts back up. Clueless.
Any input would help. Thanks
#62 of 131 Hard start when warm
Mar 22, 2009 (6:15 am)
I have a 98 Venture with 114,000 miles and have had a problem with hard starts when warm for well over a year. I've had to local garage and dealer and they tell me they can find nothing wrong. The fuel filter has been replaced but no change. It starts hard about 80 to 90% of the time when warm. Starts great when cold. Have to crank and crank and whe it does start I have to play with the accelerator to start. Then sometimes it idles up and comes down. If I don't play with the accelerator it will start and stall. Any ideas? I see some other have had similar situation and mentioned crank position sensor(s). Thought I might find someone with similar problem and have a solution.
#63 of 131 Re: Hard start when warm [cheeze74]
Mar 24, 2009 (3:07 pm)
Most likely the crankshaft position sensor just like you stated - all too common on GM V6 engines - the no starting when the engine is hot is the classic symptom.
#64 of 131 Re: 2000 Venture Stalling [judomom]
Mar 24, 2009 (6:34 pm)
I had this problem last summer and that was how I had found this site. My 2003 Venture was at the shop for 3 weeks and they couldn't figure it out either. We finally had it towed to a dealer(after diagnostic tests and a new ignition switch on the column.) The dealer figured it out quickly and it has been fine ever since. The problem on mine was that the wire harness dropped out of place behind my brake pedal. When I pressed on the brake it would short it out and thus make my vehicle stall. It was mind boggling as it would stall only when I was coming to a stop or getting ready to make a turn. Hope this helps someone! In the end the actual repair for the brake harness/wire was about $170.00.
#65 of 131 Re: Hard start when warm [442dude]
Mar 24, 2009 (7:51 pm)
Thanks for the reply, I understand there are two different crankshaft position sensors. Can you teel me which one is usually the culprit? Thanks!
#66 of 131 Chevy Venture
May 18, 2009 (5:41 pm)
1999 Chevy Venture starts good runs good! make a right turn and it will stall.each time you make the right turn.After the van gets hot Stalling/Idle Issues.108K miles
#67 of 131 Re: Chevy Venture [raldridge]
May 18, 2009 (7:49 pm)
Crankshaft position sensor would be my 1st guess - there are 2 - its most likely the 24X sensor which is located behind the crankshaft pulley