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Question Asked: What to do about rocker panel rust?
August 11, 2011, 03:07 PM
The rocker panel under the sliding door on my '01 Venture has been rusting, to the extent that there is now already a 2-inch hole. I scooped out about a pound of rust from inside the panel! What is the best way to deal with this? Is there some way to apply a seal or coating to prevent it from getting worse? Thanks.
Question Asked: Squealing noise on start-up
December 06, 2010, 12:47 PM
Recently, I have been hearing a squealing kind of noise when starting the engine. It seems to happen only when the engine is cold. The oil level is fine. What could it be? Thanks.
Question Asked: Air Filter replacement
November 25, 2010, 08:16 AM
I am having difficulty replacing the air filter on my Venture. Apparently it is necessary to remove the flexible air intake duct, but I can't get it off! Which direction should it be pushed in order to remove it? Thanks.
Question Asked: Automatic Level Control
March 18, 2010, 09:05 AM
The 1/4" air hoses attached to the Automatic Level Control compressor on my Venture have fallen apart. I managed to get new hoses, but the upper connection is inaccessible without removing the entire unit (which is difficult due to rust etc.). From what I can tell, the upper connection is just the pressure release solenoid, so it shouldn't really make a difference if I just left it the way it is. Is this correct? Thank you very much.
Question Asked: Automatic Level Control tubes
March 01, 2010, 05:07 PM
I noticed that the rubber/silicone intake tubes connected to the Automatic Level Control compressor have cracked, and are now dangling down. Unfortunately I cannot locate replacements for them. Is it an option to just use regular generic rubber tubing, or is there some other source that I'm not aware of? Thanks.
Question Asked: engine ping
September 04, 2009, 11:16 AM
My engine makes pinging noises when under load, e.g. going up a hill, or accelerating hard. I am not getting any DTC's, so presumably the EGR and knock sensor are working. What course of action should I take to resolve this problem? Thanks.
Question Asked: power seats
August 21, 2009, 12:42 PM
Hi, the power seat switch is not working, and I'm looking for a way to manually connect the proper contacts to operate the motor. A wiring diagram would also help. Thanks!
Question Asked: Replacing EGR Valve
August 16, 2009, 12:44 PM
Hi, I am planning on replacing the EGR valve on my Venture. The part came with instructions to clean the intake manifold before intalling the valve, to prevent repeated failures. How do I go about doing this? With a vaccum, or by scraping with a screwdriver, or some other method? Thanks!
Question Asked: egr valve problem
August 11, 2009, 06:58 PM
I am getting a DTC code indicating that the EGR valve is stuck in the open position. My understanding is that this is often caused by carbon deposits. The question is, can I spray some carb cleaner etc. into the inlet, to dissolve the carbon without having to remove the whole thing? Thanks.
Problem Reported: Intake Manifold Gaskets May Leak Coolant or Engine Oil
September 15, 2010, 10:06 PM

The intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Our technicians tell us that operating the engine  with a coolant/oil mix can result in internal engine damage. Replacing the intake manifold gasket should correct these leaks.

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