Nice Van - Very Frustrated Mechanically
By patjoja on
1999 Chevrolet Venture LS 4dr Ext Minivan
Bought this van new and have loved
everything about it until I hit 60,000
miles. Simultaneously, the
transmission had to be rebuilt, then
the intake manifold gaskets were found
to be leaking internally and externally.
Fortunately the gasket problem was
found soon enough so no major problems
were caused by coolent in the oil.
THIS IS A MAJOR PROBLEM WITH THIS
ENGINE and the fix is not cheap.
However the dealer is fixing it at no
cost to me. GM knows this is a major
problem and should issue a recall in my
Aside from the mechanical problems I
have encountered, I really like this
van. Space, driveability, seats etc.
Fix the mechanical systems. I won't be
buying another one if I have to put in
a new transmission and gaskets every