Last post on Jan 23, 2010 at 1:38 PM
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#11 of 14 03 Chevy Venture Oil Level Low
Jan 11, 2009 (8:50 pm)
03 Venture, 93K miles on it. Bought used and in good condition about a year ago with 80K miles or so on it. Just recently I had my oil changed in a place called MGM Oil in south Jersey. Great place with quick oil change and I used them for years. In this recent oil change yesterday, they told me that they could not find a reading on the dip stick when they were checking for the oil level just before changing the oil. This kind of scared me, I hope this does not mean I have the common problem for this engine the gasket needing to be replaced? I do treat my Venture well, and I do take care of it. I will keep an eye on the oil level, but how can I tell before running into a bigger problem, I never find any oil leaks under the van, the van runs fine.
#12 of 14 Recall -- Venture Intake Manifold Gasket ???
Jan 24, 2009 (11:28 am)
Anyone know if GM has issued a recall on problems with leaking Intake Manifold Gaskets ??
Searching the web...there seems to be a TON of complaints about this....
#13 of 14 Re: 03 Chevy Venture Oil Level Low [OzAkman03]
Jan 25, 2009 (1:21 pm)
Don't freak out...you might be starting to burn a little oil - just keep an eye on the level.
If your intake manifold gasket was going south, you would have found antifreeze in the oil and your AF level would slowly go down.
#14 of 14 Re: chevy venture oil leak [overlee]
Jan 23, 2010 (1:38 pm)
If anyone is still interested in a response to this question, I ran into the exact same problem (sounds like)...
Oil pressure switch is directly above the starter. Jacked the car from the passenger side and you can see a steady stream of oil coming off the connector into the pressure switch. Replaced the switch (costs about $7 at AutoZone) and leak went away. You'll also need a special socket to get this thing off, so pick that up if you don't have one.