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Car is leaking coolant, and overheating, is it the intake manifold gasket?
This may be related to a few different things such as a bad thermostat, a failing coolant fan relay, or a blown head gasket. As you may know the thermostat regulates the flow of coolant in and out of the...
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Which make-model is best with least known problems
Hi there. I understand your needs and how cold it can get up there. However, trying to pick which used make/model is the best without a pre-purchase inspection is a bit like predicting the weather. One of the things I...
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Thermostat replacement without removing throttle body -- easiest way to do?
You do not need to remove the throttle body. Once you remove the air cleaner and air inlet tube to the throttle body then drain coolant. Remove hose from thermostat outlet pipe. Remove the exhaust crossover pipe and then you...
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I installed a new fuel sending unit the gas tank is full and it shows empty when u take all gas out it shows full what could it be
It sounds like you put in an incorrect sending unit or it is defective and needs a replacement. The fuel sending unit will vary resistance from low to high resistance controlling the gauge. If the signal from the sending unit...
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Vehicle won't start...one click.
Hi there. What seems to be happening is there is a parasitic load on the battery when the ignition key is off. What this means is that something is on when it should be off. To check this condition, first...
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I have a coolant leak at the bypass pipe, where the hose from throttle body to the bypass pipe. 2000 Chevrolet Venture
Hi there - I suspect there is a tiny crack in the coolant bypass tube that is, against all odds, sealing itself as coolant temperature comes up. I recommend a coolant bypass tube replacement by a mobile, professional mechanic, such...
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Service engine light only in warm weather
Hello. Typically the service light is a vague warning and can indicate something as simple as too many miles between oil changes to potentially serious faults in the engine. The problem could be totally benign or very serious, and a...
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Car not starting sometimes
This is a common sign of a faulty ignition coil. Ignition coils are coated with a varnish-like insulation that becomes brittle over time after being stretched then contracted repeatedly The insulation develops small fractures that open when heated and close...
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My minivan is overheating and there is brownish sludge in the coolant. I already got the water pump and the thermostat replaced.
A brownish sludge in the cooling system can occur for a few different reasons. If two types of coolant have been used in the cooling system, red and green for example, the mixing of these two types of coolant can...
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Fuel gauge issue and weak battery
The fuel gauge issue is a relatively simple concept, but a bit involved in terms of the work to fix it. Your fuel tank has a small float device sending unit inside it that monitors the fuel level inside the...
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Van shakes/vibrates after turning on and when pressing gas and brake.
Diagnostic Trouble Codes in the OBD-II regime do not identify faulty parts nor are such codes sufficient, in and of themselves, to condemn specific parts. Although vehicle parts are always referred to in the code descriptions, all that means is...
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I need to know if an Ultima 03-336 starter will work on this vehicle? ? 1999 Chevrolet Ventura
Hello - your part # appears to be incomplete. An Ultima starter # N613337B or R613337B will fit your vehicle. I recommend a starter replacement service performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come...
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2000 chevy venture rear brake
Hi there. Since this is a service we provide, the best advice we can offer is for you to purchase a service and repair manual and follow the directions on completing this task. I would also recommend watching this video...
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I have a 2000 Chevrolet venture. It seems to run fine while driving down the road but when I come to a stop light it's stars out
Hi there. The first thing a mobile mechanic would do here is complete a car start then dies inspection on your Chevrolet Venture. This would allow them to scan your vehicle for any error codes, test drive the vehicle along...
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what would I expect to pay for a replacement ignition switch for a 2004 Chevy Venture?
Hi Heidi. In order to provide you with an accurate estimate for this service, we need to get some additional information from you. However, if you're having ignition issues, it's probably a good idea to first have one of our...
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Coolant leaking
If there is smoke, a leak is likely. Losses in the coolant reservoir would suggest a coolant leak. If you suspect a coolant leak, the origin can be pinpointed if you request a coolant leak diagnostic. It is possible to...
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Just did fuel pump n fuel filter n coil pack still. I spark won't start
You need to scan the computer for codes to the camshaft or crankshaft sensors. If you use scanner and see if you have an rpm signal? You can then replace the cam sensor first and see if it will start....
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Engine knocking
Hi there. If the knocking sound started when you replaced the front three spark plugs, there is a justifiable reason for this. When new spark plugs are installed, the ECU adjusts engine timing along with fuel and air ratios to...
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My chevy venture is pulling up a po420 code but we can't seem to find out why ?
Diagnostic Trouble Code P0420 has many, many potential causes including a damaged muffler or leaks in the muffler, damaged exhaust manifold or leaks in the exhaust manifold, damaged exhaust pipe or exhaust pipe leaks, misfiring in the engine, oil contamination...
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My 2001 chevy venture shuts off on me at random times . A couple of days the check engine light was on so we hooked the computer u
It's not unusual for code P0420 to come on, stay on for even a few days, and then just disappear. Then, months later, it might happen again (i.e., appear and disappear). If this is the circumstances you face, I would...

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