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#33 of 45 Re: coolant temp guages is wacky! [jaasken]
Mar 11, 2010 (11:33 am)
OK, I am no expert, but I have spent several hours researching on the net and calling my two trusted mechanics. The problem is the speedometer cluster. This cluster is common to 2002-2005 Chevy Ventures and I am sure other Chevy vehicles. Google "chevy speedometer cluster problems" or "chevy speedometer cluster recall" and you will find that Chevy has issued bulletins about this problem on other Chevy models, BUT NOT the Venture. They also stopped short of issuing a recall...merely did a "special bulletin" to dealers/mechanics. The problem is faulty stepper motors on the gauges. MY problem is I dont have a solution. A used part will have the same problems as will a "new" one ordered through a dealer because Chevy has not fixed the probem. There are techs who will replace the step motors for around $170 like this one http://www.mrwhizard.com/Repair%20Pricing.cfm
Good luck to all! I am sending my unit off in the next couple days. I will repost when I know if this is a valid fix.
#34 of 45 Re: Problems with Chevy Venture Gauges [kkent866]
Apr 06, 2010 (6:35 pm)
I have exactly the same problems except that the gas gauge is not working neither I hope somebody can help
#35 of 45 Re: Whacky Temperature Gauge 2004 Venture [jimmyk3]
Apr 29, 2010 (7:07 pm)
I have had a 2004 Venture for going on 3 years and my gauges has never worked right. I think that my van has a elctrical problem too. I have replaced brakes, struts, balljoints already 4 times. My power steering has never been right in the van I have replaced it 2 times already I don't know what's wrong with it. I have had a new headlite put in I had it done professional and after I had it put in the turn signal bulb melted in the lite. I wish that I had never purchased this vehickle I have had nohing but problems out of it since I have had it. They need to do something about this vehickle like there doing with Toyota.
#36 of 45 Re: coolant temp guages is wacky! [tina1017]
Jan 11, 2011 (8:23 am)
Tina- did you send the cluster in? Did that solve your problems?
I have a 2004 Venture and I am contemplating sending it to Mr. Whizard in the next couple weeks. The gas & temp gauge are always off and the speedo now 'ticking' up the mph, so I think that's going next. After all the research I came to the same result as you.
I was just looking for some feedback if Mr. Whizard's $189 fix is not worth it. Thanks!
#37 of 45 Re: Problems with Chevy Venture Gauges [kkent866]
Jul 06, 2011 (7:15 pm)
OK, 2004 Venture, same temp gauge issues. Also have ABS light on occasional. Starter seemed to start going, so changed it. ABS light out immediately. 1 week and abs light comes back on. Then van won't start. Not even attempt to turn over, with boost or other attempts. Day later starts no problem and mechanic can't find an issue. 2 days later, won't start again. Lots of power, just no attempt by the starter to turn over. No noise, whir, spin or anything else. All guages seem fine, but abs light came on just before turning van off. Can't see why the two connected, but it seems to be. Any thoughts?
#38 of 45 2004 venture guages not working
May 20, 2012 (9:58 am)
we have had our van for almost 3 years now first our temp guage went out and then the gas guage and now the speedometer doesn't work we need help anybody have any ideas on what to do please help
#39 of 45 Re: coolant temp guages is wacky! [tina1017]
Oct 02, 2013 (3:08 am)
Did you solve the problem? I'm in the middle of replacing 1998 venture cluster with a used one. Coolant gauge says the motor is hot when there is no other evidence of overheating.
#41 of 45 Chevy Venture 2002 fuel gage not working
Jun 22, 2009 (12:36 pm)
Just purchased an 02 Venture. The van was on empty when I got it. When to the gas station today and it wont go past 1/2 tank. When im driving it goes up and down. Upon purchasing this I was not informed that there was a problem. Any advice on what to do?
#42 of 45 Re: Chevy Venture 2002 fuel gage not working [raina09]
Jun 23, 2009 (4:23 pm)
Fuel level sending unit is likely bad - its a common GM thing from that time period caused by the sulfur in gasoline.
I've read that if you catch it early enough, you can cure it with a bottle of Techron in the fuel tank as it cleans the sulfur off of the sending unit - for 15 bucks it might be worth a try but I wouldn't count on it.
You can also check the pass through connector - its a bundle of wires underneath the car approximately under the drivers seat - disconnect and check that the contacts are all clean. Some of those wires go to the level sending unit as well as the fuel pump.
Its more than likely that the problem is the sending unit though - its not a cheap repair as they have to drop the fuel tank to fix it...Good luck