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#78 of 145 Will not start had security light come on
Feb 13, 2010 (12:34 am)
Just bought a 2001 Chevy Venture from a family member. This family member is very reliable and has had no problems with the van in the last two years. I bought the van on Tuesday. Drove it to work on Wednesday and it has given me problems every since. I can not get it started, I have tried charging the battery. If I jump the battery it will start, but when I turn it off not start again. When I try to start the vehicle it acts like it is going to start but than all lights go off and the "check engine light" comes on. One time when I got it started the "Security" light came on. Any and all answers will be appreciated.
#79 of 145 Re: Will not start had security light come on [srash]
Feb 13, 2010 (5:07 am)
I would check the battery terminals to make sure they are clean. If that is not the problem then possibly the battery has gone bad. You can always take it to your local Advance auto parts or Wal Mart to have battery tested. Hope this helps.
#80 of 145 1995 chevy venture van skipping
Mar 04, 2010 (10:31 am)
Van has a # 1 cylinder misfire code.Just had the head gaskets done and a complete tune up.
#81 of 145 2003 Venture Van Stalling
Jun 10, 2010 (3:23 am)
I have a 2003 Venture with 82,000 miles, which the engine randomly cuts out while driving. When it happens, I can pull over, and re-start with no problem. It does not happen every day, and has no check enjine light or anything come on. All that comes on is the battery light when it dies, and you lose power. Once even, it cut out and then cut back on before I pulled over. I have brought the vehicle in to two different mechanics, who say they do not know what to do with it. They say the computer shows no problems. We have put a fuel cleaner in it, and thought we may have fixed the problem until it happened again yesterday. I am afriad to put my family back in, and feel like we are 4 weeks into this and have gone nowhere. Can anyone help with ideas?
#82 of 145 Re: 2003 Venture Van Stalling [kcamp0118]
Jun 20, 2010 (10:54 am)
Fuel pump relay failing shutting down fuel and causing the stall??? Can't hurt to replace it - should be a fairly inexpensive part...
#83 of 145 Starter does not engage
Sep 08, 2010 (8:38 am)
I have a 2000 venture, I replaced the lower intake manifold gasket about 2 weeks ago. after I did this the van had some trouble starting, It would turn over very slow, but then it would start. now it will not even turn over. the lights all work and nevr even dim, the starter relay closes and the doors all lock but then the starter never even tries to kick out the bendex. Wires all look good, and I have power at the starter, but I am not sure how to check the control circuit for it. I took the starter in and had it bench tested, they say it is good. Where do I look next?
#84 of 145 Re: Engine wont turn [shchippyk]
Sep 08, 2010 (8:50 am)
I am having the same problem right now, starter benchtested just fine, but wehn I try to start it nothing happens. Fuel pump kicks on, all cabin lights work but when it is time for the starter to engage, all I get is a click inside the cabin. Did you ever get it solved?
#85 of 145 Re: Engine wont turn [hardlydriven]
Sep 08, 2010 (8:52 am)
Same problem as you, did you ever solve it?
#86 of 145 Re: 2000 Venture rough Idle [gregearn]
Sep 28, 2010 (7:03 pm)
the loud clicking are the clutches in the compressor engaging and disengaging the compressor (charging system) in the HVAC system. It is low on freon and causing the pressure switch to flutter (causing banging noise). Also causing the engine to run rough. Imagine the serpentine belt running smoothly (ac off) then getting smashed by the compressor engaging (stops the belt fraction of a mil/sec.) causing rough idle. #5 relay switch is only turned on when the HVAC is running. the switch makes the fans pull more air through the condenser/radiator. so it will only work when AC is running.
Fix: have the high and low checked on the HVAC system. if low then a leak is somewhere in the charging system. find leak and fix, also have the radiator and condenser cleaned of rocks and bugs, have fins straightened on radiator and condenser (maintain air passage).
matt: Mechanical engineer #88
#87 of 145 Re: 2000 Chevrolet Venture won't start...tried [busdriverjk]
Sep 28, 2010 (7:14 pm)
change the alternator. which requires dropping the engine or taking the intake off. the alternator isnt charging the battery and on a full charge of a new battery will run a fuel injected engine for 3 hours of solid driving or maybe a full day of occasional driving. the clicking is the starter solenoid hitting on and off (low battery charge). what u might of heard running is the fan motor (air vents), so not to worry. i would change the alternator to keep the battery from draining.
matt: mechanical engineer #88