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#134 of 268 Re: 2000 Venture-some days works, some days dies (not battery) [chelmarsie]
Jun 23, 2009 (12:26 pm)
>I have a 2000 Venture.
>it wouldn't start or turn over at all. We jumped it ... Jumped it again.
I was finally able to get someone to drive over with a set of jumper cables but my Chevy 2000 Venture didn't crank at all, so I don't think its a battery problem. What does this leave? Fuse? Starter?
Lights, horn and radio work fine, so I never really thought that it was a dead battery or that the jump start attempt would work, I was just trying to eliminate some possibilities. Whats next???
#135 of 268 Re: 2000 Venture-some days works, some days dies (not battery) [fleastiff]
Jun 26, 2009 (8:36 am)
Concerning my Chevy 2000 Venture that will not start:
I went to an auto parts store to look at circuit continuity testers but they varied by voltage and price and nature of the probes. So I didn't know what to buy and wound up not buying anything with which to test the fuses since I just don't know what I am doing.
#136 of 268 Re: 2000 Venture-some days works, some days dies (not battery) [fleastiff]
Jun 26, 2009 (12:59 pm)
Anyone know HOW to remove the battery for testing at an autoparts store?
Do I remove the fuse box that is above the battery first? How?
#137 of 268 Re: 2000 Venture-some days works, some days dies (not battery) [fleastiff]
Jun 29, 2009 (7:31 am)
to pull the battery you have to remove(and lay over) the fuse box. You also have to remove the radiator support beam that the fuse box attaches to. The battery is still difficult to remove then. I usually have to turn the battery up on end and lift straight up and out. Make sure you clean the cable ends good before installing new battery.
#138 of 268 Re: 2000 Venture-some days works, some days dies (not battery) [fleastiff]
Jun 29, 2009 (7:35 am)
ask the parts guys that you are looking for a amp meter with a continuity checker. This is where you touch each lead together and the meter will buzz or beep. When you touch each lead of the fuse to the meter that buzz/beep is what your looking for on a good fuse. As far as removing the fuses... I have had to pull the fuses out with a set of plyers sometimes.
#139 of 268 Re: 2000 Venture-some days works, some days dies (not battery) [fleastiff]
Jun 29, 2009 (7:39 am)
does the starter click when you turn the key?
another possibility might be the key itself! These vans do have that antitheft key fob thing. Do you have a spare key to try?
In the end... you might need to find yourself a good mechanic. Not always a dealership one either!
#140 of 268 Re: 2000 Venture-some days works, some days dies (not battery) [chases]
Jul 02, 2009 (3:00 am)
The one I had the car towed to said it started several times.
He turned the key and it made weird noises but started once.
Then he turned the key several times and it started without the weird noises.
So I drove it about one mile away and stopped for a quick purchase but it would not start, so after sweating in the hot interior of the car to try to get it to start and sweating in the hot sun waiting for a tow truck, he now says its the starter: 258 dollars please.
#141 of 268 Re: 2000 Venture Won't start, won't try to. [fleastiff]
Jul 06, 2009 (11:08 pm)
Same thing happens to me and no one can figure it out! we have been sitting for more than 4 wks now. hooked up to computer it says EGR valve stuck open. We have already gotten a new battery and a rebuilt starter. After it sits for 2 or 3 days, it will start up, then quit 15 minutes later. not turn over again for a few more days. I am looking for a answer too. If i find one here? I will let u know soon as i do! Good luck with it....
#142 of 268 radio changes volume
Jul 12, 2009 (4:09 am)
while driving 2001 Venture, step on the gas, gets louder. I checked the charging voltage, solid at 14.5. Would it be grounding issue? Where is the radio ground located? I will check at night if lights dim at the same time, not sure yet, acting promptly at the wife's request to do something. Any ideas?
I posted it in audio forum but looks like we have more traffic here.
#143 of 268 Re: No interior lights 97' Chevy Venture [ronsmith38]
Jul 17, 2009 (10:53 pm)
check the door switches (push buttons on the doors contact faces), they may be frozen in off position or wire broken.