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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
90,450 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace intake manifold gasket (4 reports)
  2. replace your dex-cool coolant with universal coolant now!! (1 reports)
2003 Chevrolet Venture engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 012012


  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,526 miles


3 fuel injection were leaking. has to be replaced. It was discovered while the they remove and replaced intake manifold gasket- lower.

- Magdi M., Calgary, Alberta, Canada

problem #4

Nov 012012


  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,526 miles

It did not start in hot weather. Coolant leak. It must be fixed otherwise the engine will be gone. I have a warranty for a year or 20k.

- Magdi M., Calgary, Alberta, Canada

problem #3

Mar 052007

Venture LT 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles

This has happened twice now. The great redesigned gaskets lasted 50K miles only !!

Have to dump the vehicle which is a shame because otherwise it has been very good.

But now the front wheel bearings are bad, another common problem with these Ventures.

Read about Dex-cool coolant.

Do not buy.

- Robert T., Palmetto, FL, US

problem #2

Aug 032010

Venture LS 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles

My Venture heats up when idling or not moving. The problem is the &$*# Dex-cool Coolant!!!! That is the cause of all of the gasket failures, etc. When the engine gets hot (from motoring), the Dex-cool actually erodes away at the gaskets inside the engine. If we would have all known about this when we first bought our Ventures, we would have all left the car dealer's lot, gone straight to a place and had a "flush and fill" done to removed all the Dex-cool coolant and replace it with a universal coolant. Then we wouldn't have these gasket issues!!!! I am SO MAD!!!

- badpesta, Fenton, MI, US

problem #1

Nov 112009

Venture LS 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles

Another 3.4 issue. i took to mechanic and told him it heats up if you are not moving and it reeks like coolant. He said intake gasket. he said known problem for that engine.

- Chad J., Lancaster, OH, US

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