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#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.
#24 of 34 Re: 2001 Chevrolet Venture Front Bearing Hub Replacement [jedimasteryoda]
Apr 06, 2008 (5:53 pm)
Dealer quoted you $ 1100.00 ????? Wow, that is nuts...like you said, its not a hard job, and the parts are not real expensive...the hub style bearings are so much easier to replace than the older style giant sized FWD bearings that GM used to use....
#25 of 34 2002 chevy venture heater only blowing heat during acceleration
Dec 10, 2009 (7:49 pm)
I have a 2002 chevy venture only blowing heat during acceleration. I not long ago had the a/c condensor replaced but this is the first time i've had to use the heater since then. I also tend to keep losing antifreeze. It always gets low over a period of time. Does any one have any idea whats going on?
#26 of 34 Re: 2002 chevy venture heater only blowing heat during acceleration [zedd3111]
Dec 30, 2009 (8:36 am)
Being low on antifreeze/water is the reason your not blowing hot air at idle. Have your head gasket checked. I have a 2003 Venture that was leaking water and It turned out I had a head gasket leak. It was leaking from the outside so no water in my oil and I was able to stop it with bars leak. The shop quoted $595 to replace a $5 gasket but its the labor to get to it. I still lose a little Antifreeze/water during acceleration but very slowly and I keep and eye on it.
#27 of 34 engine missing comes and goes unexpectedly
Jan 05, 2010 (10:02 am)
My 2002 Venture has an unexplained engine miss that comes and goes with out setting an engine code. I've got 149,000 miles on it and I've replaced the plugs and wires about 3,000 miles ago. I've had this problem now for over 6 months. The first time it happened she had it towed to the local dealer where it was purchased. I was there when they took it off the tow truck so I climbed in and started it up to check it out for myself because my wife had told me it was running so badly she couldn't even get it up to 40 mph because it was missing and lurching so much. Of course when I started it didn't miss a lick however the traction control light and the ABS warning lights were on so I told them to go ahead and check things out with their diagnostic machine for the OBD. They told me that the left front wheel sensor was bad and that they had also detected a small leak in the intake manifold gasket. Which they would be glad to fix for about $1,200. I said no thank-you and paid for the diagnostic and drove it home with-out any problem I replaced the Wheel-speed sensor which requires complete hub-assembly and had my local mechanic did the intake manifold repair and flushed the radiator of the dexcool fluid and replaced it with standard coolant as I've heard of many people having problems with it. When I returned to pick-up the car from my mechanic I had barely drove a block when it started to lurch and miss just like my wife had described. I turned around and went back to my mechanic to show him the problem. He checked out the fuel pressure, the mass flow control and finaly he replaced the ignition control module with a spare he had there and that seemed to cure the problem. We drove it for a couple of months without incident. Then suddenly one weekend the lurching started again. I thought the ignition control module that he used had gone bad itself. So I took it to the local parts store where they put it on their commercial tester and ran a series of test on It 3 times in a row to make sure. It checked out fine. So I purchased a new fuel filter (the one that's under the frame) and re-installed the module. Everything ran fine again until last week when my wife went to do some last minute Christmas shopping and it started lurching and missing again only this time she noticed the lights and fuel guage weren't working right.She made it back to the house and took my car. I was busy working on something else at the time and didn't get to check it out until an hour or so later when I took it for a spin it was running fine again. I told her to go ahead and just drive mine the rest of the week so I could try and figure it out. It ran fine the next day for me but not the next morning I tried to run an errand to town only to have to turn around and couldn't even get it to go up our driveway without stalling twice I left it there while I went to get my old truck and a chain to pull it up the drive. I thought I'd give it one more try before hooking up the chain. Sure enough it started right up and I drove right up the driveway without a miss. I called my mechanic to schedule an appointment where it's at now. But of course when I went to take it over there it ran just fine. Anyone that has had the same kind of problem or has any ideas their imput would be appreciated.
#28 of 34 Re: engine missing comes and goes unexpectedly [lbweld]
Jan 05, 2010 (5:20 pm)
I am going to throw this out. My 99 had a bad miss and stalling that I thought was a transmission problem. Took it to dealer and they found problem right away. It was the crankshaft sensor wiring harness that was melting on the manifold. It also set no codes.
#29 of 34 2002 Chevy Venture Radio
Feb 24, 2010 (6:20 am)
My radio totally went out last week so I put a new fuse in and it started working again, now sometimes when I hit a bump the sound of the radio will go off and if I hit the side a couple of time it will slowly come back on. Does anyone have any idea what could be wrong?