Chevrolet Venture Problem Report

Chevrolet Venture Erratic Shifting of the Automatic Transmission

(36 reports)

The transmission pressure control solenoid may fail causing erratic shifting. Our technicians tell us that partial dis-assembly of the transmission is necessary to replace a failed pressure control solenoid.

I have erratic shifting problems when i hit the gas the transmission misses at 20mph to 30mph! and the engine just reves when im on the gas. to get it to go i have to let off the gas and press back on the gas. only happens at 20mph to 30mph. -
Whining going up hills, hard shifts, was told need a new transmission from 3 different qualified mechanics!!! I did get the tranny flushed, which stopped the whining, but the transmission would shift up to 20 times, maybe even more anytime I went up hills. FINALLY ... I found this product on the internet that comes highly recommended. Seafoam Transtune. (This is the Transtune Product - not the engine treatment. I reads: Seafoam Trans Tune). So I go to the store and the guy talks me into Lucas. Sigh. So I put in Lucas and nada! Same problems. I wait a few weeks and this time I had to go to 4 different stores before I found this bottle of Seafoam Transtune. I have the best running van now. No hard shifts, no multiple shifts, no big dollar repair bill. Do yourself a favor, go get some, and put it in your tranny. You could save yourself a few thousand in repairs. Good Luck All. -
Van Shifts hard at times. If I pull over and take key out wait 5 min. put key back in start up and drive away no issues -
slow take off -
Will not go into 1st gear....Hard shifts from 2nd to 3rd gear....Added Lucas but no result....Code says shift solenoid....the part is cheap ($20) but a real bi#@h to install. Looking at about $600 labor. -
Hard shifting started at random only on occasion and not every gear. Did and fluid filter change and added a qt. of Lucas transmission stabilizer. Shifted perfect for almost a week then hard shifts came back only this time in every gear starting after about 10-12 miles of driving. The simplest way to check if the PCS is to blame is after the hard shifts start turn the van off remove the key wait 1-2 minutes turn on start driving, if the hard shifts are gone more than likely the PCS is the problem and it will need to be replaced. I have ordered the part waiting for it to get here so I can replace it. If you are not able to DIY take it to a transmissions only shop not a big chain that works on transmissions too. Cost will be between $600-$800 if done by a shop. DIY cost $150-$250. -
hard shifting when warm, replaced pressure control solenoid. -
New transmission at 145,000 miles...still not sure it has fixed the problem. Main computer was thought to be causing the transmission to fail. Also installed a transmission cooler. -
Not fixed, I'm on a fixed income and will have to drive it untill it won't drive anymore. I'm still paying on it -
Hard Shifting at times...other times it is smooth like new! -
It started slipping as it changes gear. The anti break light came on right before it started happening -
Suddenly started hard shifting. Next day no more shifting problems. -
starts to pulsate as if it can't make up its mind whether to shift into fourth gear or not. From a stop, it rolls out gently to 3 miles an hour then seems to grab suddenly as if it had never shifted down to low gear when the car stopped. -
It is starting to shift hard at times but not all the time yet. -
shifts really hard -
Im already replace the PCS, but the code 1810 come back again after 5 miles -
hard shifts -
Started when driving in the mountains on vacation at very high outside temps. Now it shifts hard whenever it is hot outside and I am driving a few miles. Will shift hard at other times also. Chevy dealer has investigated several times, but can not come up with an answer. I am hoping to try the Solenoid or cleaning the MAF. Thanks. -
Currently have occasional shifting pulsations, I was told it is a computer problem, will need to get repaired, again the mechanic said this was a big probelm with the Venture from 1999 to 2001 models ..... -
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