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#31 of 68 Re: 2003 chevy venture trans trouble [rocco7]
Nov 20, 2008 (6:18 am)
rocco7 - SEE MESSAGE # 3 and listed replies.
My own 2000 Venture started whining last night after a high speed 500 mile run on the PA Turnpike through the mountains and flat old I-70 West to central Ohio. Temps were around 28 degrees F.
It was fine on the trip until I got 5 miles from home and this noise began that sounded like running on under-inflated tires.
I'm going to have it checked but this transmission pressure or "transaxle pressure control solenoid" seems the likely culprit from what I've read here.
#32 of 68 Re: 2003 chevy venture trans trouble [duraflex]
Nov 20, 2008 (5:05 pm)
Your diagnosis is likely correct but try this:
1. Get a can of mass air flow sensor cleaner and follow the directions to clean the MAF.
2. Change your air filter.
While the solenoid is likely your problem, occasionally the MAF will get dirty and that combined with an air filter that has a little dirt in it will cause the PCM to get some wacky info from the MAF sensor causing it to shift with a bump and whine. For the
$ 15.00 it will cost you its certainly worth a try.
#33 of 68 Re: 2003 chevy venture trans trouble [442dude]
Nov 22, 2008 (10:25 am)
442dude - the shifting is fine with NO bumps or unusual noises.
My whine noise is constant as I roll, even if I put the car in neutral and coast with the engine on - of course.
What is mass air flow sensor cleaner and where would I spray it?
I am not a motor head but I can follow simple instructions.
#34 of 68 Re: 2003 chevy venture trans trouble [duraflex]
Nov 22, 2008 (1:37 pm)
The MAF is located between the air filter and the engine intake. Its the square looking thing with a wire connected to it and a short length of hose on either side of it. There's also an arrow on it to tell you which way the air should flow through it so you know which way to put it back in.
The cleaner comes in a aerosol can and is made by CRC (maybe others too?) You can find it at any decent auto parts store. Just be sure to follow the directions on the can to a "T". And don't let the little red hose on the can contact any part of the MAF sensor.
#35 of 68 Re: 2003 chevy venture trans trouble [duraflex]
Dec 10, 2008 (8:08 am)
Turns out my whining noise and the feeling that I was driving on under-inflated tires or that car would not shift to 4th gear was NOT a transmission problem.
The problem was a BAD FRONT WHEEL BEARING.
My local BP garage mechanic put the computer on it, found no transmission codes or anything else wrong with the engine.
He said I had a bad wheel bearing. He replaced it and now the 2000 Venture drives like new with 70,000 miles on it!
Cost was $400.
My clue that they were on the right track was when I was driving to put the car in Neutral and let it coast and it still dragged. To me that meant it must not be a trans problem.
#36 of 68 Re: Hard Jerking And Lack of Power [442dude]
Dec 27, 2008 (12:08 pm)
I have a 2000 Venture and I had that problem and throwing diferant types of codes. The mechanic I used to work for had me take the mass airflow sensor off and clean it with throtle body cleaner spray and a Q tip. Make sure all the stuff is off the wires then put it back together. Worked good for me. No running problems or anything for a while. But my tranny is acting wierd it whines shift hard sometimes and now shudders, I have to let is set when I start it cold bfore it will move.
#37 of 68 2000 Venture Transmission
Dec 30, 2008 (2:50 pm)
A couple of days ago I ran over a backpack blower that fell off someones truck. I immediately lost automatic shifting ability and later all ability to move. I found that my transmission line was snapped and pulled out. I replaced the line and all transmission fluid and oil. I was told by the chevy dealer that I would not need any pressure on the line for the transmission to reengage. After I replaced it it still fails to engage let alone shift into any gears including R. Anyone have advice for a person trying to save a buck.
#38 of 68 seized tranny, torque converter?
Dec 30, 2008 (9:22 pm)
happy new year to all. I would like to ask if anybody has experienced this on their venture and if they have an answer. my 02' venture's 40k miles odometer. starter burned out w/out warning, i replaced it only to find out it could barely crank.double checked everything.electrical all ok. tried to manually turn crankshaft main pulley and starter ring gear with a socket wrench and pry bar. no budge.before i disassemble the tranny. is it possible the torque converter seized? van was running great no tell-tale warnings or anythig out of the normal. thank you
#39 of 68 Re: Hard Jerking And Lack of Power [fng985]
Jan 01, 2009 (5:47 pm)
If the fluid levl is not full then its an internal transmission problem...make very sure the level is correct. Low fluid level can cause all of these complaints.
Jan 01, 2009 (5:59 pm)
No...torque converter not siezed...unbolt the converter bolts will verify it.