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#204 of 255 Malfunctioning taillights
Mar 25, 2011 (3:15 pm)
Okay so here's something strange. I have replaced every signal and parking light, side light bulb in my 98 venture van. Everything works great until it needs the headlights on. Once the headlights are on, the left rear signals fluctuate with the left rear brake lights. It just won't do this during daylight driving. I have ask the mechanics at work and their response is that one of my bulbs has a filament that disconnects and crosses over. I say no. Why would all the signals work fine during daylight driving but then go into a crossing mode at night time.
#205 of 255 Re: battery/electrical [kwatson11]
May 11, 2011 (6:52 pm)
I think I have the same thing going on with my 02 Venture. What is that connector box called, and where did you get one?
#206 of 255 Re: battery/electrical [wdf73]
May 11, 2011 (7:01 pm)
Im not sure what its called but you hafta get it from the dealer it ran me about 100 dollars for both pieces. all i know is it goes through the floor board behind the drivers seat and connects back by the gas tank. I had a shop do the work but if you get under the van and find these connectors and mess with them while someone turns the ignigtion then you can determine if thats it
Jun 06, 2011 (3:43 pm)
i have a chevy venture 1999 bought a book to locate the flasher hazard switch an its not where the book says any suggestions.... my turn signals dont work at all it says to the left of the steering column an i looked even pulled the panel under the steering column any ideas
#208 of 255 Venture with a grand am 3.4 engine won't start
Jun 06, 2011 (4:21 pm)
Here we go. My brother in law and I put a 2002 3.4 engine in a 2000 venture. All is back together but when you go to start it up you turn the key and the headlights go out. Gear indicator is never lit on the cluster and calabration error is on the radio. On the cluster is goes from flashing battery to security. The vehicle will not read any codes as though it is locked out. The engine was originally from california and was put into a east coast van but we stripped every down and replaced mostly everything, help me please.
#209 of 255 Re: chevy 1999 [ephraimb]
Jun 07, 2011 (12:15 am)
The flasher is way up behind the instrument clusters above the steering wheel. You need a flashlight to see it, it's kinda white or ivory toward the engine compartment. That's where it's at on my 2000 Venture.
#210 of 255 Re: Venture with a grand am 3.4 engine won't start [cujocece]
Jun 07, 2011 (12:34 am)
It's not as easy as working on older cars with onboard computers, that's where I would start because the original engines is programmed into the PCM. Why it can tell the difference I don't know. You say you got the Grand-Am engine from California, did you use your vans parts on this engine block or Grand-Am? which is probably set up with California Emissions Standard. Does the vans parts fit on the grand-am block? I once put a 1976 block in a 1984 LTD that had throttlebody injection, I rebuilt the 76 but put the 84 intake, heads and electrical. I had one problem, the 84 had a thermactor or smog pump, it ran but smoked like a freight train. I eventually got rid of it, didn't have the time and money to put in it because it became a money pit.
#211 of 255 Re: alternator [hummingbirdana]
Jun 07, 2011 (12:53 am)
Did you figure it out yet? My money is on the voltage regulator but you already replaced it when you replaced your alt. The other problems could be your serpentine belt itself or tensioner. If you ever have to get another alt, have it tested before leaving the store, especially rebuilts. This maybe two years late but could be helpful in the future. AC will pull on the power, what can you do when your sitting at a light or traffic?
#212 of 255 Re: this stupid van [99ventureowner]
Jun 07, 2011 (1:06 am)
when I got my van, the wiondows didn't work at all. I had to replace the switches, now they work fine except the passenger side which is slower. Guess I'll put some greese on the tracks. Try replacing your switches then loobing the tracks or any moving parts.
#213 of 255 Ac temp gauge and side door motors
Jun 17, 2011 (4:07 pm)
Ok i have a 2004 chevy Venture after cleaning the injetors and replacing them four times i finally got my van to going after fighting a soda in the gas issue but now my sliding side door motors went out then my temp gauge and ac went out i checked every fuse i can sheck i was wondering if anyone could lend me some advice