2000 Chevrolet Venture Reviews
2000 Chevrolet Venture Reviews and Owner Comments
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FOR THE GUY WITH THE 2000 VENTURE with battery problems The battery plastic caps shouldn't be too hard to remove at all, just pull or pry on them, (make sure you DO NOT short circuit the battery against some metal part of the vehicle prying). Then remove the NEGATIVE terminal FIRST, (that would be the black, "- sign" terminal). Batteries emit hydrogen gas so you don't want to be creating any sparks any where close to a car battery. The Battery hold-down is on the back side at the bottom of the battery. You will need a socket with an extension and a rachet or handle to remove it. If you are not a mechanic, it's best to go to one of the auto parts stores like Auto Zone, Checker Flag, Pep Boys, O'Reilly's, or others. They will ussually install the battery at no extra charge when you buy it.
I bought this mini van a year before from a car dealer. Recently I vent some where and did not drive it for 28 days. When I was back and tried to start it, it did not start and there wasn,t any light. I charged that battery but it still did not work on that day but when I tried to start next day it worked. But on the same day at evening it did not start again. Long story short someone asked me to replace the battery by myself (to save some extra dollors machanic charges)and I tried to remove the battery first it is under the relay which to remove it is another annoying thing but when I some how managed to take away the relay box from the top of battery now I stuck with another problem. The battery terminals are to the side of battery (they are not on top of the battery) and they are covered with the plastic caps which is hard to remove them in that tight narrow place and if you want to remove the battery it is hard to find where is the bracket or bolts which are keeping battery tight with its place. If some one has any clue about how to remove those plastic caps and find out the battery brackets that will be very helpfull and I will appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
My 2000 Chevy Venture mini van was great, Got it in 03 and got the best warranty..gold somthing or other? less than a year after it expired BIG Problems. one is the electrical system, wacky, replace lights... blow out,window go up when it wants, after a few can get it up. does take $$ I have replaced so much in this van, that I'd hate to start over! I know what I have replaced so why give it up and start over(can't afford new vehicle). It's hard to part with a great van like this. Unless you have had one you probably wouldn't understand I as well had an accident and the 3 other cars looked horrid, van was able to drive away. Have to say even with all it's problems I still have enjoyed driving it, just wish my wallet was bigger!
I have owned this van for 3 years now and I'm repairing the tie rods and hubbearrings for a 2nd time. Also my rear tail light hasn't worked for over a year. Recently told my busings and control arm needs to be replaced as well as my brakes and rotors. Total work needing to be done. $2041
Had a problem with coolant leaking had to have repaired over a thousand bucks, entertainment console hanging down, sliding door squeals when opened, have to keep putting the rubber along the track. but never had any problem starting and a/c works good back and front, I only have 45k and had it since 2000 bought it brand new, had a problem with the rear tail lights would not go on kept replacing the fuse but would blow as soon as i replaced it, once in a while it worked for a couple of days, but it always blows, no one knows what causes it and I am not going to pay for a witch hunt by the mechanics only to find it still blows, I like the room it provides and it rides great on the highway but rough in the street
I bought it used with 78k 4 years ago. It has 107k and I to replace the MAP sensor and rear windshield motor. Transmission has started to act up so I will be replacing that soon at 2300 buck. The ride is great but has a little road noise. The van is roomy with 7 places for seating. Has plenty of power to haul what ever we can.
THIS IS A GREAT VAN.WHEN MY SON GOT INJURED AND HAD TO BE IN A WHEELCHAIR,I HAD NO PROBLEM MOVEING OR TAKEING OUT THE SEATS TO INSTALL A RAMP OUT THE REAR DOOR WITH PLENTY OF ROOM TO LEAVE A SEAT IN. THIS VAN RUNS LIKE ITS NEW,AND NOT 9 YEARS OLR CHEVY HAS ALWAYS MADE A GREAT CAR,VAN AND TRUCK.