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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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Can you drive with only 2 lug nuts instead of 3?
Hi thanks for your question. My advice is that this is very dangerous and the car should not be driven with only 2 lug nuts. If any of the remaining two were to also snap, this would cause catastrophic damage...
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brakes and they told her no pin on sway bar
Sway bars are responsible for keeping the vehicle level during cornering. If the vehicle did not have a sway bar, it would rock to whichever side is opposite of the direction you are turning. The sway bar provides stability for...
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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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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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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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What kind of fuel pump does a 2005 Chevy venture have so I can buy one?
Hi there. The OEM replacement fuel pump for a 2005 Chevrolet Venture is GM Part No.: 19180125. I think you'll find that if you have one of our professional mobile mechanics come to your location and complete the fuel pump...
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I had the oil changed three weeks ago but the "change engine oil soon" light just came on. It is only on for a few minutes and t
Hi there. Typically a warning light like this will illuminate based on mileage set by the ECU. If the service was completed prior to the warning light being triggered, it's possible that the person doing the change forgot to clear...
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Q: 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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Bypass air conditioning compressor
Hi Francisco. Although we appreciate the question, we can't recommend attempting to bypass the AC system and installing an alternate serpentine belt. This type of repair often creates multiple issues and is not a recommended resolution.
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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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My 1999 Chevrolet mini sport van shakes and runs rough while stopped but if I put it take it out of gear it smooths out
Rough idle could be due to a bad tank of gasoline, dirty fuel injectors, incorrect idle speed, exhaust restrictions, vacuum leaks, uneven cylinder compression, incorrectly installed or damaged spark plugs, a defective or clogged fuel pump or fuel filter, failing...
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Cooling system, running hot, no heat
If it is below freezing the coolant may be frozen if it did not have enough antifreeze in it or your thermostat froze shut or went bad can cause you to overheat without getting any heater. You will need to...
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We have a problem with our rack and pinion and our power steering pump so we used lucas power steering stop leak and it hasnt work
Hi Justin. Thanks for contacting us today. While I'm a big fan of that brand, not all stop leak products will stop a leak (especially if it's a rather large leak). I would recommend having a professional mechanic come to...

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