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Chevrolet Venture, Engine, Van
#165 of 178 Re: 2002 venture overheating, Cheap Fix! Quick and simply [russ23]
Jan 28, 2012 (8:07 pm)
Yes , I Can hear bubbling when pressing accelerator . but I have no leaks or clogged from heater cores( water level is steady) at all and the car is not mixing oil and coolant I flushed the car 5 times in one time a lot of mud came out .
My question is how long you used Maid-0-Mista(uto-Vent No.78) and did it works good I found one online for 26$ check this website:-
Shall I buy it and install it ,please advise.
#166 of 178 Re: 98 Venture Cooling System [dmosser]
Mar 09, 2012 (12:54 pm)
Hey what was your resolution?I am having the same problems you described in you post. I have had 2 radiators, 2water pumps,2thermostats, hoses replaced and cooling temp sensor...now I'm overheating again. I'm not in a position to purchase another vehicle. I'm curious about what happened next in you case?
#167 of 178 Re: 98 Venture Cooling System [nacolej]
Mar 09, 2012 (1:18 pm)
I have a 2004 that has the same issue. it comes and goes now. ive changed the thermostat and waterpump as well. Pressure test your rad to make sure there are no pin hole leaks. Air pockets will also cause an overheat issue as well with air bubbles gathering at the temperature sensor head. Make sure all the air is bled completely out of the system. If the problem persists i might suspect that you have the common Head gasket problem.
#168 of 178 Re: 98 Venture Cooling System [nacolej]
Mar 09, 2012 (2:26 pm)
Tiny crack in head gasket . I fixed it and changed to green water the car now runs great.
#169 of 178 Re: 98 Venture Cooling System [nacolej]
Mar 09, 2012 (6:15 pm)
Honestly, I was still having problems with the van, so, I traded it in two weeks ago for a Toyota Highlander...only got $500 trade in...
#170 of 178 Re: 98 Venture Cooling System [markbshara]
Mar 14, 2012 (2:45 pm)
Hey how did you fix it?
#171 of 178 Re: 98 Venture Cooling System [nacolej]
Mar 14, 2012 (2:57 pm)
I changed head gasket....
#172 of 178 venture cooling system
Mar 15, 2012 (4:57 am)
I sold it to carmax.
#173 of 178 Re: 98 Venture Cooling System [nacolej]
Aug 21, 2012 (12:53 pm)
guys i work at a car dealer and i own one of these doomed ventures. one of the techs told me that if you own a venture its not a matter of if but when with these. if your van is overheating and you are losing coolant it's a 99% chance it's a bad head gasket. if it's leaking out keep putting water in or coolant and you can be ok for a while. we used some blue devil or something like that stuff on mine and it didn't really work. but they are known for bad head gaskets. g.m. should do something for us. i've met 5 people that have had ventures since i've bought mine and they all had the exact same problem.
#174 of 178 98 Venture Cooling System
Aug 21, 2012 (1:53 pm)
Hi guys. I have a 98 chevy venture and i been reading everybody topic but i still haven't found an answer to the big problem of the overheat. my car was overheating and it cause me lots of heartache. my tranny went and i had to get it rebuilt then the headgasket went so i had to get my heads done but the major problem that i haven't seen yet is are your fans turning. my fans don't turn on until it get 3/4 till it hits the red mark. i change the thermostat 3 time i change the waterpump twice, i had the coolent system flush but it still didn't solve my problem which is why the fans don't turn on. i had to unplug the thermostat harness and the fans turn on on high when i start the car and stay on. it help because now it don't overheat but i have the check engine light on. can so one figure how to fix his problem so i don't have to leave the thermostat unplug. Thanks so much to all of you out there.