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#47 of 66 tranny trouble
Jan 16, 2010 (9:08 am)
my transmission started whinning about a year ago shifting rough now it will not shift past 2 nd gear and it winesover 40 mile hr car dealer said 2 nd 3rd shift solenoid still same problem
#48 of 66 Re: Rough shifting [creames]
Jan 28, 2010 (6:54 pm)
Good news I changed a few plugs & wires it ran great, but I messed with the wires & the tble started again with the jerking, maybe the distributor or a wire close to it. Let me know if your mechanic figured it out.
#49 of 66 Chevy venture trans won't engage
Feb 10, 2010 (9:35 pm)
My daughter parked her 2000 Venture at work, when she went to leave no transmission at all. I checked and the shift lever is moving on top of trans and rod into trans seems to be turning shift linkage moving arm and rod never had one fail like this? is their an electrical plug or connection that will cause an instant failure? fluids full and clean. something internal that could cause this? anybody else ever had this??
#50 of 66 Re: Rough shifting [creames]
Aug 22, 2010 (10:36 am)
My Venture has been doing this for years. I've taken to different mechanics and nothing has stopped it. Odd that so many people have this problem and they cant fix it. Why turning the car off for 10 seconds makes it stop is bizzare, but it only works for a while. It drives me crazy.
#51 of 66 Transmission rebuilt still whining and shifting hard
Aug 27, 2010 (6:52 pm)
On round 2 of the transmission rebuild. Word from the shop is that everyting mechanical has been replaced. Now they are hunting an electrical problem. The symptoms are the well known transmission whine, hard shifts, stop, turn the engine off and wait a minute and it runs fine. They have replaced the PCM during the rebuild. Any suggestions what to do next. Perhaps the PCS was bad on the new unit? 2000 Venture 143K. Thanks for the help.
#52 of 66 Re: Hard Jerking And Lack of Power [442dude]
Aug 17, 2011 (8:43 am)
I have a 1998 venture and seems to be having problems with trans.
While driving it sounds as if there is a strain on the engine it shifts into gears but continue with that dragging sound as if it has not shift into another gear.
Sometimes it wants to shut off and it accelerate high when I am driving slow or if I am idling. Even if I put the van into neutral it still does the same.
#53 of 66 Re: Jerky Shifting [cach22]
Nov 02, 2011 (7:47 am)
Did you ever figure out what was going on? My Venture is doing the same thing. The guy next door is a mechanic, hooked it up to the computer and he told me it's the pretty control solenoid. I took it to a transmission shop up the street and they want $1200 - $1500 to rebuild. Said no thanks and took it home. I may just take it to the dealer.
#54 of 66 Re: Jerky Shifting [rico757]
Nov 02, 2011 (9:01 am)
No, I never did. The jerky shifting seems to come and go whenever it pleases. I have noticed that it is most notable when it is hotter outside. Why? No idea. The Lucasoil treatment seems to have made an improvement although it does not solve the issue completely. I have just learned to live with it. I hardly notice it when driving anymore even though it still happens.
#55 of 66 Re: Jerky Shifting [rico757]
Nov 02, 2011 (9:06 am)
The trasmission shop went through 4 transmissions, the last a new factory transmission, the main computer, new transmission cooler, etc. In the end they were still wanting me to keep it so they could figure it out. It was costing us both too much money so put a halt to it and traded it in. It was a money pit for me and them. They said over the years they get a situation like this 1/1000 that they just can't figure out. I'm glad I got rid of it.
#56 of 66 Re: Jerky Shifting [rico757]
Nov 02, 2011 (9:24 am)
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