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#92 of 255 Re: Guages gone wild [kayfuslee]
Aug 28, 2008 (8:25 am)
Hi, did you ever find out what is up with your vehicle? I have a 2003 Venture and everyday (moreso, but not always, when it is humid or raining) my venture acts like it is possessed. The battery light on the dash lights, the airbag and abs lights go on, main headlights go off (if they were on), the speedometer gets stuck, the entire dash flashes like a Christmas tree, the airconditioner stops blowing cold air, I cannot roll up or down the windows and the engine surges to high RPM and the car speed drops (this part usually happens when starting to accelerate from a standstill). Also, on the dash, the oil indicator comes on and goes off and sometimes the check engine light will light for a few seconds.
I have been through two alternators and just the other day my AC Delco battery burst (not good after a 8 hour drive) but the mechanic (not a Chevy dealer) stated that there is nothing wrong with the charging system. I have replaced the battery but I am still having these issues and was wondering if you have had any luck diagnosing the issue with your Venture. I am still leaning to some issue with the charging circuit (maybe voltage regulator / rectifier) or some Voodoo type issue that I have read elsewhere to do with rusted boards in the tail lights. Right now no mechanic seems to be able to find the problem.
#93 of 255 Re: dinger keeps going off! [firedawg715]
Aug 28, 2008 (8:31 am)
Has anyone been able to repair the dinging bell on their Venture? This happens when the key is in or out of the ignition, when all the doors are closed as well. Thank you.
#94 of 255 Re: Guages gone wild [kroduk]
Aug 28, 2008 (8:42 am)
Mine acted like this for quite some time. Eventually it just DIED! Nobody could figure it out, and we replaced almost everything! Turns out it actually was the alternator, but I was told sometimes even new alternators are just BAD!
Right now, my van is doing okay, but I am just waiting for the next thing to fall apart! Best of luck!
#95 of 255 Re: Guages gone wild [ruthie74]
Sep 03, 2008 (9:51 am)
This is a followup to my earlier post. I have had my vehicle in for repair twice in the last week. The first mechanic that examined my Venture said there was probably a wiring problem that was causing all the strange dash light behaviour. He checked everything else, including my alternator and new battery, and couldn't find a problem. I pressed further regarding the alternator specifically and he said that my alternator was charging fine and that it's regulator was ok - everything was within specs and no codes in the computer. However, my battery light was still on and the strange dash light show persisted.
Now, getting fed up and wanting to just fix the vehicle sufficiently to sell it, I took it to the Chevy dealer. Now, after looking at it for a few hours, they said that the alternator is indeed broken and that it is not charging the battery after the car warms up (the computer had two codes with one stating a low voltage situation). Now, since I could no longer drive it home (the dealer said that I had been driving the vehicle on only a battery and mostly dead alternator for about a week and probably wouldn't make it home, let alone back again), I agreed to replace the alternator. Lo and behold, the battery light is now off and the dashboard light show has disappeared. Hopefully it won't re-appear any time soon! The only bright side to this is that it wasn't a computer failure.
#96 of 255 Chevy Venture - Dead electrical system
Sep 12, 2008 (8:52 am)
Our 2000 Chevy Venture has been pronounced dead by our mechanic. Battery has good charge and lights, radio etc work but car won't start. They have checked kill swicth, keys; they have replaced neutral safety switch, PCM and BCM, but no luck..they are at a loss.
Two weeks befoe this happend, random electrical issues had started - oil pressure waring light and bell would sound even though no problem with presssure; door locks woudl go on and off by themselves as car was driving; check engine light would go on and off.
Any suggestions ro is it time to junk it?
#97 of 255 Power door lock problem, 99 Venture
Sep 15, 2008 (7:01 am)
#98 of 255 Power door lock problem, 99 Venture
Sep 15, 2008 (7:01 am)
I have a 99 venture that the power door locks work with the factory keyfobs but not with the switches inside. I've swapped the switches with another van, still no dice.
Works perfectly with the keyfobs. argh! Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
#99 of 255 Re: Chevy Venture - Dead electrical system [irishesq1]
Oct 01, 2008 (5:53 am)
I had simular probs it was in my fuse box under the hood battery ing. fuse had corrosion on it i cleaned it and turned it around and got power you can look there check all the big fuses i hope this helps
#100 of 255 Turn Signal and Light problems
Oct 30, 2008 (7:37 am)
I recently replaced the left turn signal bulb on my 2000 Chevy Venture Van and now when I turn on my signal and apply the brake, it blinks erratically. Even when I don't have the turn signal on when I apply my brakes, both arows light up, but they do not flash, but they all light up on the back of the van. Any suggestions.. How can this happen by just changing the bulb? Never had any problems before.
#101 of 255 Alternator needs replacing
Nov 03, 2008 (8:09 am)
05' Chevy Venture Van - the alternator needs to be changed out - can anyone tell me how to remove it - what has to be dismantled to do so- it is in a really tight space - does it come out forward or from behind - does it need to be on a hoist?