Last post on Oct 29, 2013 at 10:18 AM
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Chevrolet Venture, Transmission, Van
#65 of 68 Transmission
Aug 13, 2012 (6:02 am)
Did you find out anything from GM? I have a 02 venture with transmission problems.
#66 of 68 Re: Transmission suddenly stopped [teveritt]
Aug 13, 2012 (8:33 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.
#67 of 68 Re: Transmission suddenly stopped [teveritt]
Oct 21, 2013 (6:30 am)
That sounds a bit fishy to me. I say that because I have a 2003 Chevrolet Venture and it has over 200,000 miles on it and the transmission has never stopped working. I have been having problems with the shifting and it needs a TCC Solenoid, other than that it's still going. I know I will need one after awhile. If you have been maintaining transmission flushes and you only have 90,000 miles on it, I don't see how all of a sudden you need a new transmission and a offer to buy a new vehicle. Doesn't sound right at all!
#68 of 68 venture transmission problems
Oct 29, 2013 (10:18 am)
My 2000 Chevy venture has 120K miles. Until recently is was fine as far as the trans goes. Now it works for about 200 yards, the trans whines, and I'm without thrust. Before I go down the money hole, what happened to my trans?