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#9 of 34 Re: Anyone have any trouble with their 2002 Chevy Venture [mike826]
Jan 14, 2008 (4:13 pm)
Feel blessed if you made it to 100k miles.I have a 2001 venture.Just rolled over 100k and head gaskets went.Took to dealer and they want around 2k to do job.They threw in xtras that they said should be replaced so original quote came out just over 3k.Only problem with dealer is they want to sell you every little thing they think it needs and charge you rediculous amounts of money to replace themIt is so bad they wanted 45 dollars to replace a rear wiper blade.Needless to say got van fixed for 850 and runs great.Not by the dealer.
#10 of 34 Re: Anyone have any trouble with their 2002 Chevy Venture [bigz340]
Jan 14, 2008 (5:20 pm)
I purchased the van used from a Govt auction with 75000 miles. Had to have the OD rebuilt right away($1200). Had the Dexcool crap flushed a little too late now that I see what it had done in my intake gaskets. New water pump and thermostate too($400).
Now over 110000miles and the intake gaskets are leaking pretty good. I am waiting for finances to fix real soon($717). Just did the front break pads($25). Rotors looked great, I just roughed them up to take the shine off. I also had a engine seal leaking on a engine mount causing it to fail($275).
If you search my other enteries you will see my fuel delivory issues and other electrical. My fuel issues have been attributed to electrical issues with plugs and such going bad or terminal shorting out. I had replaced two fuel pumps before I realized that when you moved the harness to drop the tank it corrected the connection for a little while. ($1600) A junk yard harness ($20). Tail light harness from junk yard ($20).
Honestly I really like this van. It gets kick butt gas mileage for the power, comfort and convienence to get 7 people in and out with bags. Wife wants to get rid of it but like someone else said above if you fix the problem you have a great running van paid for for the fix price of a monthly payment.
#11 of 34 Re: Anyone have any trouble with their 2002 Chevy Venture [davjuhen]
Feb 21, 2008 (8:07 am)
I'd generally say don't worry, but then with these vans, quality seems a bit of a crap shoot. I purchased mine in November with 210,000 miles on it, an 02, and now have about 233,000 on it and no major problems, just been sinking a lot of money in to cover what the last owner didn't do.
#12 of 34 2002 chevy venture vcr (roslen)
Feb 29, 2008 (7:14 pm)
We have just bought a used 2002 venture, wondering if anyone knows how to hook up the vcr, the power on the monitor will not even come on. Wondering if I need to buy any adapter cables or what.
#13 of 34 2003 Chevy Venture
Mar 20, 2008 (11:37 pm)
I love my mini van and want to take care of it properly. Any suggestions regarding maintenance for a 2003 Chevy Venture with 60,000 miles on it. Also, my transmission slips a little when engaging the gas from stop position, usually in low speed. I have also noticed it doesn't have the get up and go it used to have, any recommendations for these questions. Thanks so much, Jo
#14 of 34 Re: 2003 Chevy Venture [jodyr]
Mar 21, 2008 (3:37 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 (6:04 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 (6:12 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 (10:59 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 (5:52 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...