Help is needed I have venture van it runs well but sometimes the
engine starts to make a sound I do not know the exact name for that
sound but it is the same sound wehen you go in the reverse direction
for long distance or like the sound comming from the electrical chair
for handicaps Does any one know any reason for this?
when this sounds start the transmission shifts in bad way ( not
My van is 2000 with less than 80000 millege! thanks
I have heard of this through the grapevine from other Venture/Montana
owners. Maybe Shep or Ian can shed some light on what seems to common issues
with that particular vehicle. But, first thing I would do is check trans
fluid and power steering fluid level. I'm not 100%, but I don't think the
"wine" and the "harsh shifting" are related other than they both happen when
cold. Making sure the fluids are at the proper level will confirm or deny
I have checked the fluid level for the trans and the engine:
trans oil color and level is is fine
engine is missing one quart ( it is lower by one circle i think this
what it means!)
Water level in the coolant reservoir is full
Harsh shifting usually occurs when the trans is cold. Power steering and
trans pump wines usually occur when the fluid is low, and when they are cold
the level is lower. Just had this happen to my wife's car, power steering
fluid was so low, the pump wined. Once the fluid warmed up the level in the
reservoir went up and the wine stopped. Filling it to the proper level was
the solution. Now if I can just teach her to tell me these thing when they
happen rather than two weeks later.
Thanks Steve for your time,
but really i have little experience with cars, so i will ask you again:
The sound starts while I was on the highway and the engine was still
running but I have to stop and move many times slowly because of some
work on the road, then after moving away the sound starts- do you still
think that the trans. may be was cold at that time.
When you say cold does the temperature indicator of the engine tells
that or just it is because of the outside temp.
* the only thing i did not check is the power oil but for the trans.
and engine it is fine.
No, what I said was check the fluid levels to eliminate that as the problem.
That being said, if you have eliminated the levels/condition of fluids. Now
it's time for a trip to your neighbourhood mechanic to, like Shep said, have
the vehicle scanned. There is a TSB regarding harsh upshifts and trans whine
for you particular transmission, so it should be taken somewhere to have it
Find a shop that the local "soccer moms" frequent, just outside suburbia.
They'll see a lot of late model Venture/Montanas. Could also try the local
Mister Transmission or Cotmans (?). However, I'm weary of those guys because
of a previous bad experience. You could also try the local Chev/Pont dealer,
which is your best bet.
As Steve says start with the basics here, if it seems to connect to trans
shifting, have it scanned on a trans capapble scanner for proper internal
operation. Also see if the trans fluid seems " burnt" or discolored.
I just want to add that this does not happen all the time it only
happens after going for ~20 miles ( continously or stopping in between)
then swiching of the engine for half hour it starts,
and once it happened at the highway during rush hour were i have move
* I will check trans fluid...
Thanks for help
.......this does not happen all the time it only happens after
going for ~20 miles ( continously or stopping in between)
then swiching of the engine for half hour it starts, and once
it happened at the highway during rush hour were i have
move very slowely..
Gear whine in automatic leveling system pump motor operating
intermittently due to defective air bag/accumulator/level sensor ?
Just a wild guess, would not explain rough shifting.
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