Last post on Aug 13, 2012 at 9:33 AM
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Chevrolet Venture, Transmission, Van
#59 of 66 transmission not going into gear
Nov 21, 2011 (5:12 pm)
I have a 1998 Chevy Venture. It was leaking what I thought was oil for a while, turned out to be leaking transmission fluid from the transmission cooling line. Off and on for about 5 months it would not go from "park" into a gear right away. Now it is doing it most of the time. Yesterday we changed the cooling line and the trans fluid read "full" even though a lot came out when we changed it. I drove it last night and it was fine. Today same issue, taking almost 5 minutes to "jerk" into gear. When I am driving it, it seems fine and shifts fine. It is only when it is sitting for a spell. I am trying the "do it yourself" options before I sink a lot of money into it. Any suggestions on what to try next?
#60 of 66 Re: Transmission rebuilt still whining and shifting hard [gwms]
Dec 19, 2011 (7:21 am)
It is a selinoid in the transmission. Cost to repair in Huntington, WV at Jerry's transmission was $500.00 two years ago when mine was repaired. Have put another 30K miles on it with no problem.
#61 of 66 Re: Jerky Shifting [gmcustsvcsarah]
Jan 25, 2012 (8:40 pm)
I am having same problems love my van but hearing the nightmares I want to make sure before I do anything costly I am a loyal GM customer and want to keep it please help. Let me know how I can get into contact with you .
#62 of 66 Re: transmission not going into gear [mmaskill]
Jan 29, 2012 (9:08 pm)
hello i was wondering if you figured out what was wrong with your transmission? mine is taking around 30 seconds befor it moves. any help would be greatly appreciated thanks
#63 of 66 Transmission suddenly stopped
Feb 26, 2012 (1:20 pm)
We have a 2003 Chevrolet Venture LT that we've owned since new. The car has 90K miles on it and has never been in any accidents. The car has been well maintained by the dealer including their recommended transmission flush service every 30K miles. The transmission has been working fine with absolutely no whines, harsh shifts, or anythings. All of a sudden last week, while my wife was accelerating up our driveway, the transmission just lost all gears and seemed to be in neutral (It does shift in and out of park ok, and reverse gears seems to work. Only forward gears are gone). No trouble lights or check engine light every comes on with the transmission not working. We had the car towed to the dealer and they say we need the entire transmission replaced at a cost of $3000. Has anyone had this occur where the transmission goes from working OK to suddenly needing to be repaired with no indication of trouble? The dealer is eagar give us $700 toward the purchase of a new vehicle which is indicating something fishy going on here.
#64 of 66 Re: Transmission suddenly stopped [teveritt]
Mar 15, 2012 (7:47 am)
Don't do anything until you contact GM. I'm having trouble with my 2002 with 80,000 miles and am trying to work with them to have it repaired. The more they know these vans and the transmissions issue the more likely it is we will all benefit.
#65 of 66 Transmission
Aug 13, 2012 (7:02 am)
Did you find out anything from GM? I have a 02 venture with transmission problems.
#66 of 66 Re: Transmission suddenly stopped [teveritt]
Aug 13, 2012 (9:33 am)
Although possible, a failing transmission will often give warning signs. Ours started downshifting hard and making clunk sounds when doing so. When that happened, I pulled the dipstick and noticed black fluid and the burnt smell. It then went to the dealer and was diagnosed as transmission failure. Specifically, the GM dealer service receipt said: "REMOVE AND TEAR DOWN TRANS PLANTERY GEARS AND SHEEL IS BUSTED REBUILD TRANS."
Parts replaced were carriers, dam, bearing assembly, bearing, gear, transmission kit, torque converter (remanufactured part used), gear rear, cleaner, and ATF fluid.
Ours is the Olds Silo version with the same tranny and was purchased new in Sept. '01. Tranny failure occurred Sept. '03 at app. 26,286 miles. All repairs were covered under warranty. So far so good at 11 years and 130K miles on odometer. I changed the tranny fluid and filter myself at app. 75K miles.
I hope GM/dealer will lower the price below $1K to get your tranny rebuilt or replaced, especially considering that you had all service done at GM dealers. There is no reason for a properly built, maintained, and normally used automatic transmission to fail before 200K miles of use.