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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
151,590 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1997 Chevrolet Venture transmission problems

transmission problem

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1997 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 022011

Venture 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 147,000 miles


Every time I go anywhere I have to get to higher speed in order for transmission to shift. I don't think it ever gets into it's highest gear. Makes my gas mileage suck too. Hope it's an easy fix.

- , Cottonwood, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 082009

Venture LS 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 156,179 miles

when i try to kick down there is a sound and the gear doesn't change .The mechanic told me that this problem could be fixed or i have to buy a gearbox.I want to know if the gearbox could be fixed and if the problem wouldn't appear or if I change the gearbox ,the same problem could appear on another good gearbox after use ???

- , Jounieh, Beirut, Lebanon

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