Last post on Jun 06, 2011 at 1:36 PM
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#1 of 4 2002 Chevy Venture (AC & Heat barely blow on #5)
May 30, 2011 (5:37 pm)
I'm a mom who just bought a 2002 Chevy Venture Mini Van a few days ago for 2K (but title says station wagon?) .. anyway, the van's A/C and Heat seem to work (blow hot and cold) but the problem is that even on setting #5 the fan just barely is blowing the air out. It doesn't even cool your face unless you stick your face up to the vent.
Do you know what I should do, check, or how to fix this?
I don't understand the mechanics of a car, but my fiance does to a degree. I just used all my cash to buy the van, and am hoping if we can fix this ourselves that we will save a lot of money and can fix it verses frying in the car all summer with the children. Any help is so very welcomed. Thank you!
P.S. Is it a Haynes that's the best manual book I buy for my van?
#2 of 4 Re: 2002 Chevy Venture (AC & Heat barely blow on #5) [teresalynn]
May 30, 2011 (7:23 pm)
A fairly common problem with these vans is failure of the blower motor resistor. When this goes bad, it "kills" some of your blower settings; while you've got it set to "5", it's probably only on "1" or "2".
The replacement part shouldn't be too expensive, and a Haynes manual should be able to guide you through the replacement process.
#3 of 4 change inlet filter
Jun 05, 2011 (2:12 pm)
just a thought,
but if the blower is running, try replacing the inlet filter, it's behind a door which is inside the glovebox back panel.
It made a big difference for me.
#4 of 4 It was the inlet filter! Thanks!!!
Jun 06, 2011 (1:36 pm)
A mouse had made a nest out of one filter, and the other was plugged full of dirt, narrow leaves, and other debris. Wow, cleaned them all out by hand and the air blows hard as the artic now and just as cold! Thanks to everyone who helped and I made note of the resistor issue also for the future! Thank you guys! Saved me $ $ $ and now a mom and her two girls won't be sweating their hineys off this summer! Can't say thank you enough!!! I didn't even know about the filters or where they were, or the resistor either. *HUGE HUGS!*