Last post on Jan 23, 2010 at 1:38 PM
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Chevrolet Venture, Chevrolet Astro, Auto Repair, Oil, Van
#9 of 14 Re: manifold gasket leak [kayfuslee]
Apr 18, 2007 (11:33 am)
I think you should get the gasket replaced soon. I had it replaced on my '02 Venture (may not have really needed it -- they later diagnosed the leak coming from the head gasket) and my '00 Pontiac Grand Prix. If you let it go too long like I did, you could end up w/a warped intake manifold (grand prix), which costs much more. I think I paid something like $1000 to $1100 for the intake manifold gasket on the Venture (can't exactly remember). There is quite a bit of labor involved to get to it (not as much as the head gasket, though). But I would get it taken care of. Keep the receipts as there might be a recall. I was refunded for the Grand Prix as there was a recall issued for the 3.8L V-6 fasteners. They refunded the cost of the gasket, new intake manifold, and labor.
#10 of 14 Incline Oil Leak 98 Venture
Aug 23, 2007 (8:55 am)
Ok I have a driveway that is at about a 50 degree angle when I back down and park on the incline to hitch up my boat I have a bad oil leak. I took it to the shop spent $900.00 for oil pan gasket, sensor, rear seal, and filter seal. Took home and I still have the leak. Anyone else have this problem and did you fix it. By the way it has a 120,000 miles on it.
#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.