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Chevy Venture



  • The larger gas tank is in all extended length chevy vans (which includes all WB, I believe). The wheelbase is longer making room for the larger tank. My 2000 Venture had the same fuel gauge problem after about 100k miles, and it was actually a chevy-wide problem for a few years. The float assembly in the gas tank is bad, and needs replacing. The assembly is sold seperately from the fuel pump it is attached to, don't let anyone tell you different - the part should not cost more than 80-90 bucks (US). The tanks are also VERY accessable and about the easiest to take down of any modern vehicle out there, if you have done that before. Just remember that the tanks are pressurized. Also bear in mind that the computer reading is an approximation, and mine is usually about a gallon off, depending on what kind of driving I do.
  • I am not sure I understand - I know that if I turn off the ignition when the wipers are up, they will stay there. Do you mean that the arms are up when the wipers are off? If they are but they work otherwise, check your linkages located under the hood, maybe one is out of sync and not attached where it should be?
  • I had this problem. It was intermittent but wasn't convienient on holidays or when it was raining or snowing. I took it to the dealer and they replaced the switch and it solved the problem. It cost less than $200.00 (can)
  • Yes, I meant that the arms stay up with the wipers off. I found the problem though. There's a small tab above the wiper motor assembly. The tab must have gotten jammed by some ice( it was snowing hard when this started) and got out of position. I bent the tab back slightly towards the drivers side and it works fine now. This tab appears to catch a switch on the motor to return it to home when off.
  • I dont have an owners manual and i was wondering what type of oil a 2005 chenvy venture takes 5w-30 or 10w-30
  • I have a 99 Venture with the power sliding door not functioning. The door currently will not unlock which caused the door not to open either manually or electronically. Anyone know how to fix this?
  • iainaiaina Posts: 1
    I own a 2002 Chevy Venture, and the rear hatch no longer stays locked.

    Is this something that is easy to fix? I'm hoping that someone will say that the part is cheap and point me in the direction of how to fix it. A link to some instructions would be fantastic. Otherwise, I'll be forced to spend more hard-earned dollars with our local gas station.

  • This may sound silly, but is it printed on the oil filler cap? :blush:
  • When I first got my van I went to Canadian Tire to have the air filter changed - they charged me $20 labour and it took an hour before they got to my van and I got it back. The next time I went to a "The Great Canadian Oil Change" -they charged me $5.00 and it only took 5 minutes!
  • bmoranbmoran Posts: 1
    On my 1997 chev. venture here is the problem.When I get in the vehicle and start it up then put it into gear. The locks should engage. Mine no longer do. Also when getting out of the vehicle and locking the doors at the armrest buttons it should chime 3 times and lock automatic. This is not happening. Dome light does not come on when car is stopped and turned off and key removed. All the door do not unlock when I stop the car and put it in park. I have to unlock manually. I do not have a hand held remote for locks. It is all done at the door. I have checked the fuses inside and out and can not seem to find that one is out. Any help would be appreciated.
  • I was wondering if any one has a problem with the paint bubbling on the hood and paint loss on the front fenders?
  • have you fixed this problem??? If so I need help because I have the same problem. :cry: :lemon:
  • i have a 2001 warner bros edition and im having the same problem. did you figure out a fix? thanx for the help
  • Just got one and the rear window motor is acting up how did you get your fixed?
  • dmoredmore Posts: 1
    I purchased a 2002 venture 5 days ago and feel like an idiot. 3 days after purchase the cruise control, brake lites and traction system decided to take a vacation. But right now my question is: How the heck do you set the clock in the thing? The manual tells me to press buttons that do not exist in my vehicle. Help!
  • adsoadso Posts: 1
    I have a 1999 Chevy Venture with the 3.4L V6.The engine has 123,000 km on it and recently we have noticed a fuel smell. The smell is intermitent and has occured mostly at start-up and while idling for more than a few minutes.
    We have noticed the smell even on days after a fuel fill-up.
    Any idea where the fuel smell is from?
  • mitzijmitzij Posts: 613
    You may have bent the 'parking pawl'. This usually happens when you've been snowed on and cleaned out the snow, a part gets bent on the wiper transmission. Sometimes a mechanic can do some adjusting to get it to work, but I believe usually you need to replace the transmission. It can be a high-dollar repair ($200-$300, thereabouts)
  • just4fun2just4fun2 Posts: 461
    Check your brake light bulbs. If they aren't working, your cruise won't work.
  • huneyhuney Posts: 6
    Hmmmm . . . . First I'd change the fuel filter then check all connections on the gas lines all the way to the injectors. The fuel fill door should be in good condition and make sure the air filter is clean. Other than that, if you don't find the problem pronto consult with your GM service dept immediately because raw fuel is a bad, bad, no no.
  • we had a similar problem our dealer said the wire connections underneath were loose?
  • absabs Posts: 3
    Not sure if you may already have the answer, but here is what worked on my 2000 Venture. The upper assembly on the wiper motor rotates forward to run the wipers. When switched off, the assembly runs backward for a turn. There is an electric operated key that needs to move out of the inner wheel to allow the drive to disengage. Over time, the lubricant gives way to the dust buildup and the key doesn't let go... the wipers move up and stay there.
    Take the cover off of the upper assembly and spray about 8 cents worth of WD40 at it and you will save the 200 bucks at the dealer.
  • absabs Posts: 3
    I had a similar problem and eventually found the cause under the floor mat on the passenger side. It takes about an hour to get to. Look for water while you are down there.
    My AC was leaking back into the cab and filled the passenger side floor with water which corroded the wires.
    A bit of solder, grease, and electrical tape fixed the door problem. (Fixing my blower motor resistor will probably stop the AC condnesate from flooding the floor in the future, but I have found that running it on high helps a lot too.) Good luck.
  • absabs Posts: 3
    I took mine apart and found that the main gear and the worm that turns it are plastic! If the wiper siezes (or is not properly greased) and you try to run the motor, then these two gears eat each other and eventually stop working.
    Bite the bullet, replace the motor / transmission assembly (mine came from an auto wrecker for $120)
    My practice is to i) grease it every 6 months and ii) run it at least once a week.
    Good Luck.
  • edna1edna1 Posts: 2
    it sounds like you have our van...add to it the wiper motor breaking 3 times now because of MI winters and the gasket leaking and I'd think you were me. I get very frustrated with it because I bought a new van to avoid problems and here I am at 85,000 miles and I could have bought a new van by now with all of the repairs. I've spoken to the dealer and customer service since we started having problems 1000 miles after the warranty expired and their comment was that we should have gotten the extended warranty. I think we bought our last chevrolet product...
  • edna1edna1 Posts: 2
    that has happened to our 2000 venture, but it was the least of our problems so we ignored it. Most of ours was on the roof and by the top of the hood
  • huneyhuney Posts: 6
    If you live where it regularly gets frezing or below go with the 5-30 but if you live where it seldom freezes go 10-30.
    By the way, WalMart sells their Super Tech full synthetic oil for $12.88 five quarts, half the price of Mobil1 and meets the same American Petroleum Institute specs.
  • huneyhuney Posts: 6
    That doesn't sound right at all. GM made an error programming the PCM and YOU had to pay $90. to correct it? I bought a 2000 Venture used and it is the first GM product I ever owned, always drove Fords and Hondas. The more I learn about GM the less I like them and this is the first and last GM product I will ever own.

    In my opinion, this thing with the intake manifold gaskets leaking and costing $800. to replace is another GM engineering error as is DexCool the DeathCool. There is evidently some kind of electrolosis set up by an aluminum head and iron block whereby the intake manifold gasket is eaten up and craps out leaving the owner with a big repair bill.
  • huneyhuney Posts: 6
    I changed mine and had to completely remove the rubber hose so I could get the filter box cover off. Really a beautiflu piece of GM master enginering where you make it as difficult as possible to work on. You theink that's bad, try replacing the spark plugs where you have to take the dog bones loose and "roll" the engine.
  • can get vcr to play has pic but cannot figure how to get sound out of speakers
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