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Chevrolet Venture, Van
#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
#43 of 45 Gave up on the fuel guage entirly.
Jun 25, 2009 (7:24 am)
My Chevy Venture 2000 started giving weird fuel readings after I put in some relatively chep gas and let it get down to the end of that tank. I don't know if the events are related or not. I finally just started jotting down my mileage and no longer relying on the dial at all. Its annoying to have to do that but if I put money into repairs I want it to be only on items tha are relevant to the actual functioning of the vehicle.
#44 of 45 Re: Chevy Venture 2002 fuel gage not working [raina09]
Jun 29, 2009 (7:49 am)
if your fairly confident with tools than do it yourself and save big!!!
the tank should be fairly empty. support the tank with blocks or jack stands. The tank is only held up with two strapes and four bolts. being plastic and fairly empty, the tank should be managable to slide out from under the van. The float/sending unit is very easy to replace from there.
Check all of your wire connections, clean and put eletric grease on them before re-installing.
#45 of 45 Re: Chevy Venture 2002 fuel gage not working [chases]
Aug 22, 2013 (1:09 pm)
I am having the same problem with my 2002 Venture. Took it to Chevy dealer and have all sorts of codes regarding the fuel pump. They told me there is no pressure from the fuel pump, They also said something about the harness wires. The biggest shock was the price they quoted me for replacing these parts. $1750.