10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$1,200.00
Average Mileage:
143,537 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace the transmission (1 reports)
1997 Chevrolet Venture transmission problems

transmission problem

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1997 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 252006

Venture 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 143,537 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

It all started when the transmission would occasionally slip out of gear. Then it started getting worse. Occasionally when downshifting, the van wouldn't drop gears when merging on the highway, creating a very dangerous situation. Things got worse when the transmission delayed going into gear. A grinding sound began to sound from the transmission. Finally, it died when it wouldn't shift out of first gear. When replacing, a major pitfall is you're confined to using 1997 transmissions since they redesigned them in 1998.

After paying $1200 for a used transmission, everything seems to be fine. Now, at 290,000, its starting to show signs of trouble when downshifting....

- , Grand Falls, NB, Canada

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