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Chevrolet Venture, Engine, Van
#16 of 405 Re: chevy venture specification's [jebernabe]
Sep 04, 2009 (7:07 pm)
Hello...there was never a US spec Venture with a 3.0L V6 motor - they were all 3.4 L. There was an Oldsmobile version (previous generation minivan) with the 3.8L engine...and the previous version Lumina APV minivan had a 3.1L V6, but again, no 3.0
The only US spec 3.0 V6 that was built up to recently (there's a new 3.0 V6 but its not related) was a 3.0L that was used in the Buick Century and the Olds Ciera as well as a couple other models (Olds Cutlass Calais was another - Buick Somerset, Pontiac Grand AM) , not in any minivans - they stopped building that motor in the mid 80s...it was replaced by the 3.3L which was a bored out version of the 3.0.
The trans for the Venture was a 4T65E and in earlier versions (pre 2000), the 4T65 which still used a vacuum modulator - the "E" stands for electronic shift. Sounds like they might have done things differently for export to the Phillipines...
#17 of 405 Re: chevy venture specification's [442dude]
Sep 04, 2009 (8:17 pm)
. They have spare parts at the chevy dealer here. unfortunately it'll cost about 2000$ .parts only! hi-way robbery!!! so I might as well
go tour china buy the parts and spend half the money, tour and all;
to-sha to-sha 442dude. that's thank you in chinese
#18 of 405 Re: chevy venture specification's [jebernabe]
Sep 05, 2009 (6:52 am)
You're welcome...enjoy the trip!
#19 of 405 from the top ... reply to [rattles]
Sep 14, 2009 (11:21 am)
thanks for the info. So far, so good. I hope the new engine is as good as the old one. It held up for 230,000km. The only real problem I've had with the car has been vaporlocking in hot weather. If I remove and reinstall the gas cap, it starts. It's only done it a few times. Quirks? Gremlins? Time to buy a new gas cap.
#20 of 405 Re: Misfiring? [starwood128]
Sep 15, 2009 (8:32 am)
sounds like the same problem with my 1998 venture. The fix was changing out a $30.00 part. This part is on the left side and called TDC fire that sits on the cam shaft.
Hope this helps
#21 of 405 chev venture 4 cyl uncontrolled acceleration in reverse
Nov 18, 2009 (6:38 am)
Has any one had or know of any information on chevy venture experiencing uncontrolled acceleration in reverse or foreward. My friend had a one vehicle accident when her Venture took off when placed in reverse. I would like to know if any one has knowledge of this type of incident. Thanks.
#22 of 405 email@example.com
Sep 26, 2010 (8:53 am)
have a loss of power/acceleration on steep hills but goes like hell on the level and/or downhill? what say somebody that knows chev venture 2003 mani80netzero.net
#23 of 405 Re: engine swap from the top [xtremeventures]
May 16, 2012 (4:18 pm)
This last week I changed a 3.4L in a 2002 Venture. The engine will come out and go in through the top. You need 2 guys who have experience in engine changes, and they have to be particularly careful around the windshield. You need to remove window washer tank, overflow tank, breather assembly and windshield wiper assembly. Tie the hood back as far as possible. Hook up engine hoist and disconnect engine. Have one guy raise the engine while the other moves the top of the engine with a pry bar, then it's simply lift and adjust. It's a tight fit, but engine will go come out and go in in this fashion.
#24 of 405 Re: Misfiring? [starwood128]
Jun 15, 2012 (7:26 pm)
check your tps(throttle position sensor) pull it out and check to see if it has carbon build up
#25 of 405 possible head gasket blown-trade in or sell??
Jul 23, 2012 (4:21 am)
We have had some bad luck recently with our 2003 Chevy Venture LT with 83,000 miles on it. We bought it in 2008 with 42,000 miles on it and paid to have a really nice DVD system put in it. We have had very little problems. We have had to replace both wheel bearings and have had an issue with an a/c line leak. Other than that the van was great and we loved it. Unfortunately while I was on the highway the other day the temp gauge got up to almost red and I smelled coolant so pulled over quickly and shut van off. There was a engine hot code that came up too but don't remember exactly what it said. My husband came and took a look at it. There was coolant on the ground so he added coolant even though he couldn't find where it was leaking from. We got almost back to our exit and had to pull off again b/c it started over heating again and then didn't start anymore. Long story short, we ended up paying to have it towed to our house. After later inspection of oil pan my husband said he saw coolant in there. Which led him to believe the head gasket blew. My husband has always done the repairs on our vehicles including replacing a motor in my old 98 Jeep Cherokee which to this day is still running for someone else...I was wondering if anyone agrees with my husband on this. He feels its not worth fixing and we need to buy something else. Here's the big issue, we still owe $2000 on it! Don't know if any auto dealer will accept it as a trade. We would have to tow it there and hate to have the negative equity rolled on to new vehicle. I did a Kelly Blue Book estimate on it's worth before the head gasket situation and it said it was worth around $6000. Didn't know if trying to sell it out right to someone mechically savvy would be the way to go but still would have to roll negative equity into newer vehicle. Any advice or opinions appreciated. Thanks! FYI my husband said we are never buying a Chevy again! Looking at Dodge and Chrysler vans, both more money than we want to spend, of course!!!