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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,804 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Venture engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #9

Apr 172003

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

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

Intake gasket leak of coolant. On web research this is a common problem known to GM usually with serious engine repairs being necessary. Dealership mechanic acknowledged it was a, "common problem".

- Highland, NY, USA

problem #8

Apr 162003

Venture

  • miles
The van over heated and left me stranded on the freeway because the plastic intake manifold gasket melted.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #7

Feb 252003

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,000 miles
Intake manifold leaked coolant onto motor at 79000 miles.

- Temperance, MI, USA

problem #6

Feb 102003

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,800 miles

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

Intake manifold gasket had to be replaced at 62000mi, started to leak anti-freeze in engine, based on dealer and other customers, this is a common problem with GM 3.1L and 3.4L engines. Accountability is needed by GM. Issue should be made a recall. $900

- Warren, MI, USA

problem #5

Jan 252003

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
Intake manifold gasket failed causing coolant to leak into oil. Dealer performed pressure test and verified leak, changed oil, and found coolant. Had repaired by independent shop. Unknown at this time if internal damage has been done to engine. Engine had 70,000 miles on it. This is absolutely ridiculous to see this many complaints without a forced, or voluntary recall. I want to be reimbursed for the cost of this repair.

- Vermilion, OH, USA

problem #4

Jan 212003

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,250 miles
Intake gasket bad, replaced Jan. 2002. Problem still occuring, engine knocking and a new engine is needed.

- Vassar, MI, USA

problem #3

Apr 302002

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Camshaft in engine broke while traveling 50 mph. Vehicle immediately ceased to operate, and needed to be pushed to side of the road. Mechanic stated that camshaft was defective and should not break under any circumstances. Entire engine had to be replaced.

- Port Sanilac, MI, USA

problem #2

Mar 262002

Venture

  • miles
January 2002 low coolant light came on. Contacted dealer who advised that if no leaks visible to add specific coolant if needed and recontact if further illumination of light occurs. Small amount of coolant( type specific as per owners manual) was added. Approx. One week ago light again illuminated. Small amount of coolant added. On 3/26/2002 coolant system pressurized and found to have leak from engines intake manifold gasket. Have been told by numerous sources that the GM 3.4L engine has had numerous failures of intake manifold gaskets. Nlm

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #1

Oct 231998

Venture

  • miles
Shield that protects engine is not adequate, causing the belt to get wet when driving over puddles, resulting in loss of steering.

- New Iberia, LA, USA

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