Last post on Nov 03, 2013 at 4:31 PM
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Chevrolet Venture, Engine, Van
#396 of 405 start w/ blown head gasket
Apr 10, 2009 (8:06 pm)
#397 of 405 Re: start w/ blown head gasket [chipper1]
Apr 13, 2009 (7:20 am)
Thanks but no problem there it was my oil pump and screen went bad .Hard to change but fixed the problem
Jul 05, 2010 (6:54 am)
Hey everyone,I have a 99 venture check engine light comes on so I check it and got the codes p0171 p0300
#399 of 405 Re: ace14u [ace14u]
Jul 11, 2010 (4:49 am)
Try this: replace your PCV valve and make sure that the hose is in good shape...
I got the same 2 codes on ours and that was the fix...I can't guarantee it will fix yours but its worth a $5.00 try...my mechanic couldn't even figure it out, a friend suggested it and it worked...
#400 of 405 Re: ace14u [442dude]
Jul 11, 2010 (4:59 am)
About how much would replacing a PCV valve and hose cost?
#401 of 405 Re: ace14u [fleastiff]
Aug 21, 2010 (4:34 am)
You're under $ 20 for both at your local auto parts store
Sep 16, 2010 (7:18 am)
My venture is starting rough or taking 30 seconds or more to turn over. I pulled battery and it is fine. What can it be next?
#403 of 405 2001 chevy malibu w/ 2001 chevy venture 3.4l in it
Sep 30, 2010 (11:14 am)
Hey everyone, im hoping i could get a little insight on a car im working on. I purchased the car and the seller told me it had started overheating and acting like the head gasket was starting to go bad but not blown, there was never any oil-coolant contamination, and he gave me the full gasket set for the engine with the car. I drove the car home, had to stop twice to add coolant because it was all pouring out the coolant overflow, and then tore the engine down. The head gaskets did not look that bad, the lower intake gaskets looked ok, and the upper intake gaskets looked like crap. I replaced all of them since i had them, also replaced the following, spark plugs (gapped .060), plug wires, thermostat, coolant resevoir lid, power steering pump, valve cover gaskets, pcv valve, throttle body gaskets, exhaust manifold gaskets and bolts, fuel injector o-rings, air filter, and oil/ oil filter. After i did all this i put the engine back together and started it up, it started right up but is not idling smooth and also is still spitting all the coolant back out the overflow. Ive flushed the system and burped it 3 times for 45 minutes each time and it still does it. I also ran a compression test and got 130psi from 5 cylinders and 120psi on the #5 cylinder those numbers sound low but im not sure what they are supposed to read. Also the small vacuum tube connected to the pcv valve is collapsing when the engine is idling and the engine seems like its stalling out. Ive had suggestions that the heads where warped and now i need to redo the head gaskets, the heater core is bad, something is wrong in the vacuum system, and the water pump is bad. So with all this info can anyone tell me what it sounds like im hoping i dont need to redo the head gaskets but that looks like where its heading. Thank you to anyone that helps.
#404 of 405 98 pontiac venture
Sep 13, 2013 (6:43 pm)
i bought two chevy ventures i fixed both from head gaskets they over heated!!!.....but both did the same thing i fixed put every thing back and now wont start turns over but wont start funny they both did the same thing!!!....aaaaaggggggh!!.....its frustrating cant figure it out and now one of them does not show check engine light it wont come on cant figure it out i thought it was computer,gas pump,well any one has a clue plz reply plz!!!......... :confuse:i have two vans not running all i did was change the head gaskets did not hange any thing else!!!?
#405 of 405 Re: my 2000 venture [phisher0420]
Nov 03, 2013 (4:31 pm)
I would try cleaning the throttle body and the air-flow sensor using throttle body and air intake spray first. If that fails, check your fuel pressure and make sure the fuel pump is working at its best. It worked for me.