Chevy Venture

Parent Category: Chevy Vans
The Chevrolet Venture was a minivan manufactured by General Motors from August 1996 to June 2005. The car replaced the Chevrolet Lumina APV in 1997 and was sold as the Opel Sintra/Vauxhall in Europe.
Where the lens meets the housing there is a seal, just replace it.
An in-dash six-CD player is optional in the LS, LT and Warner Bros.Edition but is not available for the Value Van and Plus models. Therear-seat video entertainment system in the Warner Bros. Editionincludes four wireless headphones and a wireless remote control. Itworks with a flip-down, 7-inch...
Remove the air inlet duct tube. Remove the heat shield from the exhaust and move it out of the way. Unbolt the crossover exhaust pipe bolts from the from the front exhaust pipes move it out of the way. Unbolt the thermostat housing pipe and remove the thermostat. Installation is reverse.
Hi, You will need to do a little troubleshooting with a test light or multimeter. If you have power to the main switches, then you will have to check the switches and the wiring for problems. I have included a link that gives the details of the power windows in this van. Good Luck, Greg
Answer . Rear you have to change the entire hub assembly. Front you have to remove the axle shaft
I had this happen to me and it was caused by something in the gas and did something to the sending unit in the gas tank. The dealership replaced the sending unit in the gas tank when my van was under warranty.
Hi, There is also a relay that needs to be working properly for the horn to work. This relay is located in the under hood relay box. You can swap it with the AC compressor relay to see if that is the problem. There is a link below that shows the location of these two relays. Good Luck, Greg
Answer . The way to find out if the fan works is to block the radiator off with a sheet of cardboard. That will make it heat up very quickly and you should hear and see the fan kick in.. It may still be a fuse or relay issue if it doesn't kick-in and I would start there since they are cheaper to...
Hi, Most GM vehicles have an "Oil Life" monitor that tracks when the oil was changed, and when it gets down to a low number (based on the miles you have driven), it will display that message. I believe you can reset that monitor by pressing the small button in the dash until the Oil indicator...
without tow package it can handle 1 ton (2000 pounds) with tow package 3500 pounds
I am currently having to deal with a bad head gasket on my 2002 venture. One way of determening if the head gasket is bad is oil color on dip stick. If its light brown kind of milky, Gone head gasket. If you are having over heating problems, you are going to run in to head gasket problems FOR SURE....
I recently asked the same question on a similar sight. To replace the back spark plugs you have to reach them from under the vehicle. You will be working blind the entire time, so plan on several hours to complete the project.
Hi, There is no distributor cap on this particular vehicle. The function of providing spark to the spark plugs is done by the engine computer, an Ignition Control Module, and various sensors that feed timing information to the computer.
Properly raise, support, and remove wheel from vehicle. Loosen the nut that is on inner tie rod which is fastens to the outter tie rod. Remove cotter pin from outter tie rod stud nut and loosen nut a few turns. Use a small sledge hammer to strike steering knucle (wear safety glasses) where outter...
Answer . The front wheel bearings are replaced by first loosing the center nut on the half-shaft. This nut is a 34mm and is easiest to loosen while the wheel is on the ground. This shaft doesn�t hold the vehicle load. After the nut is loose jack vehicle and remove the wheel. After the wheel...
When the ABS light stays on it's telling you there is a problem with the ABS system and it is not functioning. There will be a code(s) set. You need to read the code(s) set in the system with the proper equipment in order to begin to make repairs.
Answer . \nUsually the chime sound comes from a relay box in your dash. There are two possible ways of shutting it up. 1 Disconnect the relay box. In this first case make sure that the box doesn't control anything else, or you'll have to do the other way. 2 Locate the box, disconnect it, open it,...
Hi, The fuel pump is located inside the fuel tank. To replace it, you have to drain and lower the tank, as access is not available from inside the van. Good Luck, Greg
The height sensor is attached to the body above the center of the rear axle. It is connected to the track bar via a link that moves the arm on the height sensor up (when the body lowers due to load) and down (when the body raises due to removal of a load).
Answer Lite & rough shift . \nWhat you describe sounds like a problem with the electronic part of trans such as solnoid in trans or wiring in, or outside the trans. a small amount of slipage will also put that light on in some vehicles.
Places like Advance Auto and Auto Zone have a service where they can plug a scanner into your car and tell you what the computer code means. This is generally a free service. With this information from the scanner, you may be able to discern the problem.
Answer . Your Venture probably came equiped with 3.4L V6 LA1 engine. In which case, the firing order is 1-2-3-4-5-6.
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To escape or move away suddenly, normally without permission. Itcan also refer to withdrawing from a communion or an organization.
Hi, The first thing you want to check when the cooling fan is running all the time is the temperature gauge . If it is all the way at the bottom of its scale, even when the van is warmed up, you could have an error or diagnostic test code (DTC) set in the computer that is making the cooling fan...
Answer ABS stands for Antilock Brake System. If the light stays on, then there is a problem with the ABS system. You will have normal braking but the ABS will not function. Check the 60 amp fuse in the fuse box. If missing or blown, the ABS light will be lit on the dash panel. If the fuse is...
the check engine light comes on for many reasons here are a few egr valve, co2 sensor,engine temperature sending unit,running lean running rich gas cap is defective, timing and the list goes on and on if you are handy all these items are explained in the haynes auto books very well and it also tells...
Ok, some of this may seem obvious, but I will go step by step.. First jack the car up, and put it on a jack stand.. Second, remove the wheel. Third, remove the two bolt holding the caliper one on the top and the other on the bottom. they go through the caliper to the spindle. (The thing that holds...
There are fuse panels built into each end of the dashboard. open the front doors and you will see the access covers. There is also a fuse and relay box under the hood just behind the passengers headlamp.
very easy to remove seat. Turn the upper section of the seat down, then release the seat by pulling what comes from under seat, then it rises up, and you can remove the seat. Theres very clear pictures in the seats.
No , the 3.4 litre V6 engine in a 2000 Chevrolet Venture has a timing CHAIN
Hi, It sounds like you have air in the cooling system. If you "get lucky", it is only because you have a slight leak and some air has gotten into the system. If you are "not so lucky", then the air could be getting into the system because of a problem, such as a blown head gasket. First thing...
If the engine isn't running, the battery is low. If the engine is running, the alternator probably has a problem. If you are wearing dark sunglasses, remove them and the lights will get brighter. good luck!
Answer . remove r-front wheel bracket 1 15mm nut 1 bolt note flat washer location under lower bracket not on outside but inside surface. then platic shield 3 10mm self tappers up inside frame rail and 1 underside lower radiator support which is tuff to get at just jam your socket in there. then 2...
Hi, Where the turn signals flash "fast" on one side or the other, that usually means that one of the lights is out, or not working. One this particular van, make sure you check ALL of the light bulbs on each side: Rear turn signal, front turn signal, and the front side markers on each side. If...
If you are referring to the heater system, you will need to check the coolant level in the van. Make sure it is absolutely full, at the radiator cap, when the engine is cool. Also check that the overflow tank is at least half full at all times, as that will help to keep the system full. Good Luck...
ball joints cannot be tightened. if they re worn and have play in them, they need to be replaced
Hi, Assuming you are in front of the van, Cylinder 6 is in the front, on the far right side of the engine. Across the front, from left to right are cylinders 2 - 4 - 6. Across the back, still looking from the front, from left to right are cylinders 1 - 3 - 5. Good Luck, Greg
Hi, If you are referring to fuel capacity, there are two possibilities for this van. The "short" version has a fuel capacity of about 20 gallons. The "extended" version has a fuel capacity of about 25 gallons. Take Care, Greg
Answer . 20 US gallons (75.7 L/16.7 imp gal) Extended wheel base models have a 25 gallon tank according to the owners manual.
The sensor used for displaying the engine coolant temperature on the gauge in the dash is located near the thermostat housing. I have included a link that has pictures that show its location. Just click on the pictures to enlarge them. When you do, you can see the wires that go to the sensor. ...
If you do not know that a 2000 Chevy Venture does not have a distributor cap then you probably do not have the enough mechanical knowledge to work on this vehicle. the car has 3 separate coils that fire the spark plugs, very difficult to get to unless you have arms and hands of a small child. to...
Hi, The thermostat is located on the driver side of the engine, just below and in front of the throttle body. These are a real pain to change because of the extra parts that have to be removed to get to the thermostat housing. I have included a link that shows actual pictures of the location.
I found it on TOP of the compressor backside of engine near firewall there is a black pipe in the way but the port IS there.it kind of hard to see it and my cap was on REALLY snug I almost gave up and clik it started turning so dont give up too soon.
if you can ,lay on your back in the drivers seat and look below the key cylinder.you will see a small hole in the trim.but don't mistake it for the screw holes for the trim.insert the key in the lock ,use somtheng like a pick and insert it through the hole and push on the release button,turn the key...
That is the torque converter taking up the slack that occurs between disengaged to engaged. The difference between sitting idle and 'let's go'
The light is on to tell you to go get to codes scanned. (A more detailed description is available in your Owners Manual.) Many auto parts stores will scan codes for free.
The best time to replace a 2004 Chevy Venture timing chain is whenit becomes weak or broken. It is not something that needs replacedroutinely.
the fuel pump should be running around 40 ohms
Hi, That's an easy one. Just open the hood, remove the three wing nuts that hold both the turn signal and headlight assembly to the body. Then remove the turn signal assembly first (pull it straight out), and then lift up and pull out the headlight assembly. I have included a link that shows...
Answer . \nif you go to www.impalahq.com and find where you take the dash off this will get you in the right direction. i know you have to remove the dash to remove the key switch.
Answer . \nI just changed the tail light on a 2005 Town and Country, and it was a piece of cake. \n. \n1) Open the tailgate. Adjacent to the tail light inside the are 2 round, black plastic pieces that hold the light in place. Use a pliers or screwdriver to pull or pry them out\n. \n2) The tail...
Answer . I have the same problem on a 1999 Grand Am SE with the 3.4 engine. I had done test and research. I have found that if you test the relay box, there is no power on either 30 or 85 terminal. There should be power on 30 at all times, and terminal 85 should not have power unless the switch...
The wheel bearings in the vans are "integrated" as part of the hub assembly. This is because of the wheel speed sensor, which are part of the Anti-lock Breaking System (ABS). In order to replace the bearings, you have to replace the entire hub assembly. These are not cheap, as a result of the...
Answer . If you are talking about the one that pops out of your steeringwheel then try pressing the horn really hard to try and fix it because it might just be a very small gap between the cover and the sensor for your air bag Answer . It is a possibilty that your alternator belt is loose and or...
The vans with the 3.4L engine have a couple of bleed screws for the cooling system (see attached link for locations). When the engine is cool, fill the cooling system at the radiator cap, with the bleed screws open slightly. When coolant starts to come out, close the screws quickly, to keep a...
The Engine Cooling fans on these vans are controlled by the engine computer. What has probably happened is that the computer has detected some kind of problem related to the Engine Coolant Temperature sensor. The engine computer also controls the temperature gauge, based on sensor and other ...
Answer . If your standing in front of the car it is just to the right of the ignition system (where all the spark plug wires are). It's round and it has a line that goes to the intake hose just before it attaches to the aluminum intake on top of the engine. Being that the EGR is on top of the...
the spring side goes into the engine
The door locks are actually controlled by by the Body Control Module (BCM), but there is a main fuse where they get power from. That fuse is under the hood, and I have attached a link that shows the location and function of each of the fuses. Good Luck, Greg
I have a 97 Venture and all I did was lie underneath and used a few extensions. Lot less work in the long run and as long as you have small hands like me, you can reach in behind to pull off and re-install the sparkplug wires. Be patient as it is somewhat awkward but in the long run easier since you...
Depends of course on the vehicle but there are different fuses for the locks than the lights. My suggestion is to open the door so the lights are on and pull relays from the fuse block under the hood till they go out. This should disable both auto locks and dome lights.
Go to your local parts house ( I like autozone or napa ) and they will be more than happy to come out and show you how to change the blades , It is verry simple once you have seen it done. After seeing it the first time you will be able to change them in less then 5 minutes from then on.
\n Answer \n. \nFirst remove the door panel unplug switch from motor take a 12volt battery, ground battery,take hot wire from battery touch it to terminal on motor directly,motor should start,if it does check master switch on drivers side it would be bad.\n. \nAlso check the actual wiring. The...
Hi, If you are referring the the monitors for gas mileage, fuel used, etc., which is displayed in the overhead console of the van, then it is pretty easy to reset them. But note that all of the displays can NOT be reset (such as instant mileage, and air temperature. To reset the values, just...
where is the speed sensor for the transmission located in 2001chevy venture
The fuse block on all Celebritys is located on the bottom of the dash to the right of the steering column.
If you are referring to the coolant level sensor, it is mounted on the radiator tank, on the passenger side, near the battery. If you are referring to the coolant temperature sensor, it is located near the thermostat housing, just in front of the throttle body. In either case, you should...
The dealer tells me it is just in front of the gas tank, may have to lower the tank to gain access.
Alternator versus Engine Performance Issues In and of itself, a "bad" alternator will not effect the engine performance. That said, IF the alternator is not properly charging the battery , and the BATTERY capacity gets low enough, then the very low power can result in very low spark...
If you are referring to the temperature of the air coming from the heater, the most likely cause is low coolant in the cooling system. If that is the case, coolant is not flowing through the heater core when at idle, or stopped. Easiest fix is to check the coolant level (engine cool) at the...
GM vehicles do not use inertia/reset switches.
There are two hoses that connect to the heater core, and they are located next to the brake master cylinder, on the driver side of the van. I believe the bottom hose is the inlet and the top hose is the outlet. Good Luck, Greg
You will have to do a little troubleshooting to find out what the real issue is here. A scan tool that can read the coolant temperature may help, as it will show you what the engine computer is reading from the sensor. This is important because the computer controls the cooling fans through 3 relays...
"Normal" temperature is based on the thermostat, as least once the engine is warmed up. If the thermostat is working properly, the coolant temperature should stay around 195 degrees (F), but will vary by a few degrees, up or down. Also, if there is no air flowing through the radiator, as happens...
Pretty easy if it's not rusted on. There should be a tab you push down and slide the wiper back and off. If you can't get it, go to autozone not to name drop but they can do it for you for free. See wiper blade installation videos for hook-end wiper arms below.
Rod bearings - Step 1 - Torque 15 ft. lbs; Step 2 - Turn 75 Degrees Mail bearings - Step - 1 Torque 37 ft. lbs; Step 2 - Turn 77 Degrees
a picture of how to assemble a fan belt fro 98 Chevy venture van
I had the same problem. When you take off the battery cable for a few minutes, the transmission should then shift for a while, but mine would still not go into low gear, but would shift through the other gears, after reset, for a while. Some transmission shops will do a free diagnostic, with a hand...
Hi, You can take them out and apply power (12 volts) and ground to the coil side of the relay and then measure the contact side with an ohmmeter to see if the relay is closing (and opening) properly. Normally that is a small diagram on the side or bottom of each relay that shows what pins are for...
Answer . \nListed in the owner's manual.
Answer . \n. \n. \n. \nUpgrading to power or power/heated seats (Laredo models)\n. \nPower or power/heated seats can be added to most WJ's that came with standard seats. The entire seat assemblies will have to be exchanged. All seats use the same bolt pattern so the installation fit will always be...
Hi, The first thing you would need to do is find out what is causing the light to come on. In order to do that, you need to connect the van to a scan tool or code reader to find out what Diagnostic Test Codes (DTC) are stored in the computer. These will tell you what happened to cause the light...
The drain plug is located on the bottom of the oil pan, on the bottom of the engine. Once the van is raised in the air (by putting it on a life) you will see it clearly. It looks like the head of a bolt (because it is a bolt) mounted in the center of the oil pan. Take Care, Greg
Hi, The fuel pump assembly is located in the fuel tank. To remove or replace it you have to drain and lower the fuel tank to get to it. There is also a "special" tool that is used to loosen and tighten the sealing ring at the top of the tank, so if you are planning on doing this job, you might...