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#96 of 268 Chevy Venture - Dead electrical system
Sep 12, 2008 (7:52 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 268 Power door lock problem, 99 Venture
Sep 15, 2008 (6:01 am)
#98 of 268 Power door lock problem, 99 Venture
Sep 15, 2008 (6:01 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 268 Re: Chevy Venture - Dead electrical system [irishesq1]
Oct 01, 2008 (4:53 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 268 Turn Signal and Light problems
Oct 30, 2008 (6:37 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 268 Alternator needs replacing
Nov 03, 2008 (7:09 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?
#102 of 268 Re: Alternator needs replacing [artsyone]
Nov 03, 2008 (3:32 pm)
I removed it from the top. I'm doing this from memory so I hope I don't make a mistake. You can also check at www.autozone.com - I believe they have the repair guide for the Venture as well.
- disconnect neg. battery cable
- remove the air intake plumbing
- detach the throttle cables from the throttle (both: from gas pedal & from cruise control)
- remove the 2 top motor mounts
- emergency brake on & block the wheels, put the trans in neutral.
- use a ratcheting strap from the top motor hoist loop to somewhere sturdy on the front of the car & pull the engine towards the front. It doesn't go to far but its enough for you to get access. The engine actually "rotates" forward when you pull on it - its actually pretty cool.
-take off the accessory drive belt & belt tensioner
- unbolt the power steering pump & move it out of the way.
-remove the black plastic cover over the windshield wiper mechanicals.
- remove wires & bolts from alternator
I don't remember if you have to move the wiper linkages on that side out of the way...you might have to. You just loosen the screws on the joints and slide them out...don't remove the screws, they're a bear to get back in
install & reverse the procedure to put it all back together. Its a REALLY tight fit so you'll have to really work at it to get the old one out. Turn it in every direction to finesse it out of where it is.
Some people say its a lot easier to get at it from the bottom, I'm not sure as I did mine from the top. Expect to burn the better part of an afternoon getting it done...its not fun but its certainly doable by a shadetree mechanic. Be sure to check autozone for the instructions as well as I'm sure they';ll give you some better detail - at least you know what you're up against now.
#103 of 268 Re: Turn Signal and Light problems [d_jray]
Nov 05, 2008 (10:52 am)
Curious what fixed your problem? I've got the same problem. Reply to r_b_burghotmail.com
#104 of 268 Re: Turn Signal and Light problems [d_jray]
Nov 27, 2008 (6:07 pm)
I am having the same problem with my 1997 Chevy Venture. How did you resolve the problem on your van.
#105 of 268 overheating chevy venture
Nov 28, 2008 (11:58 am)
My temp gauge on my 98 Venture moves to high (extreme right-red) and shuts down the van. No battery power to start...nothing, completely dead. Replaced the alternator and thermostat...$750.00 (ouch). Got the van back two days later the temp gauge is high and the van begins to power out. Maybe I need a new battery, is it electrical, does it have to do with the heating/cooling system. I dont know, and niether does my mechanic. Has anybody had a similair problem or does anyone have a solution. Thanks.