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#15 of 22 02 AWD Venture noises
Feb 15, 2008 (12:45 pm)
I have a noise in my venture when I am driving higher than 30 mph and I begin to climb very slight grades. I get cluncking sounds and jerks. It sounds like it is midway under chassis. If I accelerate and down shift problem immediatly dissappears. It started only at highway speeds in OD, now it will do it around town but still dissappears when I push a little harder on accelerator. No check engine light. Local mechanic said to look at possibly a set of spark plug wires as one might be failing but I thought that should have thrown a code if misfiring was involved. Any input would be appreciated.
#16 of 22 Re: 02 AWD Venture noises [pdraman]
Feb 15, 2008 (1:08 pm)
Misfire will throw a code but it won't always turn on the check engine light - its stored as a history code...
I'm not very familiar with the AWD setup in the Venture as mine doesn't have it but its curious to me that you mention that the clunk sounds like its midway under the chassis. I believe that there is a hanger bearing underneath which supports the shaft going to the rear wheels and the bushing on it has been known to fail with some clunking noises. Maybe that's your problem?? Sorry, just a guess, not too familiar with the setup...You should be able to visually check it from underneath and see if it looks like anything is overly worn...
#17 of 22 Re: 02 AWD Venture noises [442dude]
Apr 13, 2008 (11:25 pm)
On the "hanger bearing" noise...I'm searching for a noise that seems like it's coming from the right wheel well, but I've had all the struts, tie rods, etc replaced. Is this hanger bearing near the front of the car...(it sounds like it's further back).
I typically hear it regularly, like an extra clunk when going at 40 mph...especially noticeable if any aberrations in the road. It feels like it's from a rotating part that is out of round. Any help appreciated.
#18 of 22 Re: 02 AWD Venture noises [megack]
Apr 14, 2008 (5:16 am)
Hanger bearing is further back & on AWD vehicles only...
Can't say for sure what your noise is...sorry
#19 of 22 03 Chevy Venture Funny Noise
Jan 11, 2009 (8:43 pm)
#20 of 22 03 Chevy Venture Funny Noise
Jan 11, 2009 (8:43 pm)
Its me again, 03 Venture, 93K miles on it. I keep on hearing this funny noise in the summer time, I usually hear it when the AC is on and sounds like metal can tinkering sound, when I'm stoped or when I am taking off. After I speed up I no longer hear the noise. Probably it is still the but I simply just don't hear it I showed it to me mechanic, and could not find anything wrong with it. Dealership told me it could be the heat shield, my mechanic said that mine did not have one
So, after about a year I still can't figure what this noise is.
#21 of 22 Chevy Venture - problem after flat tire
Sep 13, 2010 (8:15 pm)
I have a 2004 Chevy Venture FWD only - 140k miles.
Had a flat tire on the right front while on interstate about a week ago.
Put on donut tire and everything seemed fine.
Then, later in the day sounded like a tire rub was happening after reaching about 20mph.
I had the blown tire fixed and put back on thinking the sound was the donut tire.
Sound is still there, but not as loud.
Sounds like a tire rub, but no tire rubbing evident.
Worse when turning to right and less when turning to left.
Things checked -
- wheel bearing - no excessive play
- CV boot - in tact with no tears - no knocking noise when turning presently
- tie rods look as normal as they always have been
- wheel well molding in place and not damaged in any way
I've also driven my spare care next to the van at highway speed and you can't hear the noise when driving next to it. Sounds like it is coming from the directly underneath the front passenger area.
Any assistance or advice welcomed!!
#22 of 22 Re: 03 Chevy Venture Funny Noise [OzAkman03]
May 28, 2012 (3:57 pm)
Could be air conditioner compressor. Open hood and listen for sound on passenger side. Have someone turn air off and on while you listen. If the sound appears when the air is on, It is probably air compressor. If the noise is always there, check, for bad idler or tensioner. You can use an auto stethoscope or a piece of 1/2" pipe to locate the problem. In the case of the pipe listen through the pipe while moving to different locations.