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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
116,876 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace gaskets (3 reports)
  2. gm should replace!!!! (1 reports)
1998 Chevrolet Venture engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 232011

Venture SP 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,488 miles


blown head gasket twice scrapping vehicle, no more GM for me

- , Cocwichan Bay, BC, Canada

problem #3

Mar 022010

Venture VAN 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 174,356 miles

I think that the Chevy dealers and the GM should get off there fucken asses and pay for all of the repairs to all of the people that had this problem.

- , Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #2

Mar 022007

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles

1998 Chevy Venture needed complete intake gasket job at 62000 miles costing 1200, reason being, cheap gaskets, plus this is a known GM problem. GM is being sued in Canada, but nothing in the US. Disgraceful. Now, the head gasket is blown, with an estimated $2000 repair job. This is a known defect in this car.

- , Olmsted Falls, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 152008

Venture 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,662 miles

by now you would have thought that GM would know how to build a vehicle by now, they [GM] should be afraid,very afraid of the imports

- , Naughton, Ontario, Canada

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