Last post on Aug 13, 2012 at 9:33 AM
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Chevrolet Venture, Transmission, Van
#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.