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#14 of 34 Re: 2003 Chevy Venture [jodyr]
Mar 21, 2008 (2:37 pm)
We love our Venture too, its a 2000...
At 5 yrs/60K miles here's what I would recommend if you haven't done these already:
Flush radiator/check/replace hoses & refill with new antifreeze
Change trans fluid & trans filter - this may cure your "slipping" problem
Replace cabin air filter (its in the back of the glove compartment - check your owner's manual)
Replace air filter
That's really it as long as you've kept up with the regular stuff...good luck
#15 of 34 Re: 2003 Chevy Venture [442dude]
Mar 21, 2008 (5:04 pm)
Thanks for the great advise. I have already taken care of the trans., now I need to do the radiator and the air filter. Any recommentations for a Radiator Professional? Thanks again. Jody
#16 of 34 Re: 2003 Chevy Venture [jodyr]
Mar 21, 2008 (5:12 pm)
You don't need a radiator pro - your regular mechanic probably flushes radiators all the time...have them do it next time you get your oil changed...
When you said "taken care of the trans", what did you have done, and did it cure your "slipping" issue?
#17 of 34 Re: 2003 Chevy Venture [442dude]
Mar 21, 2008 (9:59 pm)
As far as the trans. is concerned, I had it flushed. But, no that didn't help the slipping. I think the slipping started after I had that done. Thanks Jody
#18 of 34 Re: 2003 Chevy Venture [jodyr]
Mar 22, 2008 (4:52 am)
Di they change the filter before/after/during the flush? If all they did was flush out the old fluid and didn't change the filter, the flush didn't do a lot. There are some cars where the flush has been known to ruin the trans although I don't believe that the Venture is one of them...
If they didn't change the filter (requires removing the bottom of the trans) I'd recommend having that done ..think about it like changing you oil but not the oil filter, you're just putting clean fluid through a dirty filter...
#19 of 34 Re: 2003 Chevy Venture [442dude]
Mar 22, 2008 (6:52 am)
Yes, they were supose to have changed the filter too. But, I think when they filled it back up they over filled it would that cause a tranny problem? Thanks Jody
#20 of 34 Re: 2003 Chevy Venture [jodyr]
Mar 22, 2008 (1:13 pm)
Depends upon how much...the big fear is that the level is so high that it:
1. Creates foam...the foam does not lubricate like the fluid and could lead to failure...
2. As it expands, fluid comes out the fill pipe, once its cooled, your level could be too low to provide proper lubrication and could lead to failure.
A little high is no big deal...it is possible that the overfill could be the cause of your slipping - not necessarily likely, but certainly possible...you may want to get that straightened out...
Mar 22, 2008 (6:18 pm)
Has anyone change their front wheel bearing hub assemblies yet.
#22 of 34 Re: 2001 Chevrolet Venture [jedimasteryoda]
Mar 23, 2008 (4:34 am)
Haven't had to yet but know of other Ventures that have...not a hard job if your handy with tools
#23 of 34 2001 Chevrolet Venture Front Bearing Hub Replacement
Apr 06, 2008 (12:42 pm)
I replaced both my front bearing hub assemblies on my 2001 Venture yesterday. Wasn't a real hard job. Cost me $180.00. Cheaper than $1100 at the dealer. It took about 3 hours.