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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
114,232 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (6 reports)
  2. needs a head gasket replacement (1 reports)
2001 Chevrolet Venture cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2001 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 012010

Venture 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 160,000 miles


it over heats the car and the gas sensor has problem and make the car dont work

- , Acworth, GA, USA

problem #5

Nov 062010

Venture LT 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 137,401 miles

This car is no longer drivable because it will start to over heat a mile down the road. This problem has occurred in the past but got if fixed. The other night we went out and drove about 5 miles to our house when we heard a loud popping noise. it was the coolant, the coolant container exploded into steam. we are selling this right away!!!

- , Nashua, NH, USA

problem #4

Jan 062010

Venture LT 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 119,678 miles

Over heated on one of the coldest days of the year ironically.Late to an appointment. Put anti-freeze in. was okay after that. I know for a fact that it has to do with the intake manifold gasket. There was no anti-freeze in car when pored it in.

- , Nashua, NH, USA

problem #3

Oct 012009

Venture 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,419 miles


Engine overheating, checked thermostat ok. Gets air gaps in the coolant, this can be felt by the interior heating blowing cold air when the engine starts to heat up. I also got code 302 -cyl.2 missfire, that leads to a leak of air from cyl 2 into coolant. It's a terrible engine to work on, designed "not to be repaired", not even maintained, They should shoot the designers, terrible access to any basic parts, like thermostat, spark plugs, air filter, etc.

- , Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

problem #2

Sep 212001


  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

the morning to have my baby i had to pick it up from the dealer having water pump fix and it was not but maybe 6 weeks and it had to be fixed again and now it still over heats when idling i hate this dum van i will never buy Chevy again guess what there's more cant even drive it now

- , Belleview, FL, USA

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problem #1

Nov 182008

Venture 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,897 miles

peice of sh*t motor the 3.4...who the hell built this motor and why?...was it made to work on outside of the vehicle? talk about a joke?...i wonder if ther put things in hard to reach places just for a laugh?

- , Canton, IL, USA

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