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7.4

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$1,149.00
Average Mileage:
69,942 miles
Total Complaints:
7 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace the intake manafold gasket (6 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2001 Chevrolet Venture cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2001 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 012006

Venture LS 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles

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

The intake manifold gasket needs to be replaced. Leaking antifreeze.

- , Storrs Mansfield, CT, USA

problem #6

Apr 022012

Venture 3.4L Ohv

  • Automatic transmission
  • 215,000 miles

Bought the van from the dealer and purchased extended warranty against this very problem only to find out later that the warranty is too weak to cover the entire repair. The dealer keeps telling me the vehicle is beautiful no problem, I brought it to him with an overheating problem 3 or 4 weeks after purchase. $$$ to buy a thermostat from him. Tells us oh this happens when weather change from winter to spring. bring it back again due to over heating he adds coolant. now it over heats I pull over and steam coming from side of engine block. Dealers mechanic says its intake manifold possibly head gasket.

Dealer says "I am not a magician how cold I have foreseen this ?"

- , Toronto, Ontario, canada

problem #5

Aug 102007

Venture LT 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,879 miles

This was the first time it happened. I'm posting this one cause i'm having the same problem again. it's 2/2010 and has 124,000. replaced it in around 8/07 with around 78,000 miles on it and now its happening again just posting this so people know it will happen again.

- , Nashua, NH, USA

problem #4

Jun 122002

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,728 miles

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

Leak was a pain. Took the dealership 3 different checks to figure out the leak. The first time they said it was a loose clamp, I went back the next day and they then said it was a weak clamp. The next day they finally figured out that it was the intake gaskets.

- , Petawawa, ON, Canada

problem #3

May 292008

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,892 miles

Leak started again. Not to bad yet, the van is booked in for the gaskets again!!! Three times a charm.

- , Petawawa, ON, Canada

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problem #2

Dec 092005

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,097 miles

Here we go again, leak started just before XMas. Thank god for extended warranty.

- , Petawawa, ON, Canada

problem #1

Jan 012008

Venture 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

the vehicle was losing antifreeze because of the plastic gasket.

- , Michigan Center, MI, USA

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