I did have an as is purchase but is there any kick back for mien some way. This job probably could be done with less parts removed but I went with removing all I could to ease the access as my van is clean and has no rust and everything comes apart really easy. The vehicle was not further repaired. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed, but the cause of the failure could not be determined. This happened at various speeds and under normal driving conditions. It could have caused a major accident if I was driving on freeway going 65.
Why would any one put this corrosive material into an engine on purpose?. I think it was on the drivers side. Remove the air cleaner and duct assembly. The main problem is the coolant was going inside the engine, no outside leaking to warn us. Remove the old thermostat, replace with new one, reinstall everything. These repairs are costing about 6oo. The vehicle has 83,000 original miles.
I beleive that I am paying for a lemon not a good working van. This was also fixed at dealership once but continues to occur. They insisted I rent a car while repairing the van, that it was unsafe for me to drive the van any longer. The hose connects to the water outlet housing. However, dealer was unable to duplicate the problem.
Remove the two bolts that secure the housing to the engine with a socket and ratchet. Then remove the thermostat and gasket. Again, thank you so much. Now some v-8's and newer models are coming down with the same problem. The contact noticed anti-freeze and water on the garage floor where the vehicle was parked. I have had my Venture since 2002 and I do not use sealant since the rubber gasket seals the fluid in the thermostat housing.
Here is hoping it is fixed as we can't afford a car right now. Do you have other people reporting head gasket problems?. You may need a new one when you install the new filter. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. While in ohio temp gauge was reading hot again. We were looking a tahoe but I would even look at it now chevy is the worst car maker out there but then again they are making me now look a Toyota,Honda in a whole new light.
The valve has mercury in it; if you see cracks or leaking, you cannot safely repair the thermostat. Tighten Tighten the bolts to 25 N. Hi, The thermostat is located on the right side of the engine, as you look at the engine from the front of the van. Tried recharging system found leak. A 13mm socket, some extensions, ratchet, 13mm wrench and a lot of patients will be needed. The water pump was replaced, the intake manifold gasket was replaced, this time they just replaced my radiator cap and flushed my system.
The vehicle just came out of warranty the first of the year. Is there a recall or any way that the problem can be fixed for no charge? There are many web sites that have documented this problem. Posted on Mar 30, 2009 You will have a rubber gasket on the 2002 venture and not a gasket. You will see a round housing that the hose connects to. We have had in the shop 4 times now for repairs.
If gm is having this many customers with the same problems this it should be addressed so us as owner don't be put through this again. If you follow the upper radiator hose to the engine, you will find it attached to the thermostat housing. Would like a recall and gm to pay for their design problem. Inspect the cooling system for leaks. But i highly recommend draining all prestone out and running just regular green antifreeze the prestone tends to collect more derbis and breaks down quicker which clogs passages and causes problems such as blown head gaskets it was designed to be better than green antifreeze but in real life it worst ask any mechanic that dealt with the stuff and will tell u the same Jun 11, 2010 mcdevito75 here, Waterpump will not cause over heating unless it is leaking prestone.
I am having the intake manifold gaskets replaced next week before the water gets into the oil and I have a major engine failure. A chevey dealership has made a suggestion that I replace the whole transmission. Inspect the cooling system for leaks. Refer to Draining and Filling Cooling System. Follow the upper radiator hose back to the engine and you will find the thermostat housing there.