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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,500 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Venture windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1998 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 102004

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles


The drivers side window regulator on my van as broken several times. It starts by just coming of track and you have to push the window to get it to close and seal and eventually the regulator brakes all together and the window slams down or you hear a loud metal pop and the window goes forward and the corner that is in the upper left is now in the center of where the window should be. It came real close to shattering the window. We replaced the regulator and it is doing it again.

- Oak Grove, MO, USA

problem #3

Jan 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
1998 Chevy Venture, engine light came on, pulled over engine tapping & smoking. No oil light or change in temp, gauge observed. Had to walk on interstate 1.2 miles took ride from unknown couple, had van towed. Diagnoses was: Intake gasket collapsed, causing connecting rod to go through engine. Dealership & GM customer care refused any assistance. Overwelmed by severity of this gasket problem readily available on the internet. We replaced our engine with a used one, that is all we could afford. It definitely was the faulty gasket that caused our engine to be replaced. When this first happened, no dummy light came on, nothing to even tell me there was a problem, such as low oil or service engine. The mechanic who replaced our engine told us he has seen several Chevy Venture vans with the same exact problem we had. We had the servive done at D&N garage 4929 South M-76 West branch, mi 48661, the owner is nelson smith. The phone # is 1 800 203 8504. It cost us almost $1600. To replace the engine, we lucked out finding one that had only 40,000 miles on it. Nelson made sure to put the new gasket on this engine. The GM dealership here refused to help. Where we bought the van refused to help, the GM helpline just very rudely told me it was my problem.

- West Branch, MI, USA

problem #2

Jan 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Since purchasing this van I have had numerous problems, with the most recent being an engine replacement. This problem stems from the bad design of GM's intake gasket which breaks down and causes anti-freeze to leak into the engine causing premature wear and/or replacement.

- Vassar, MI, USA

problem #1

Apr 191999


  • miles
Driver's side window is slow moving when rolling down, dealer found the window track was dry.

- Columbia, SC, USA

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