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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.
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Problem Reported: Intake Manifold Gaskets May Leak Coolant or Engine Oil
September 15, 2010, 10:06 PM
<p><span class="ct_glossary tooltip">The <a id="ce_5616" class="ct_selected tooltip" href="/intake-manifold-gasket">intake manifold gasket</a> may develop and external </span>engine <a id="ce_59" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/engine-oil">oil</a> or <a id="ce_80" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/coolant">coolant</a> 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&nbsp; with a coolant/oil mix can result in internal engine damage. Replacing the intake manifold gasket should correct these leaks.</p>
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