We've had to replace the thermostat on our 2000 Venture van twice
We've replaced the thermostat on our 2000 Venture van twice since purchase. The first thermostat was a GM product; the second was a Canadian Tire unit. This is the second winter for the CT unit and it has failed! Is this a defect with GM?
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I had the same problem about 5 yrs ago with mine .I removed the pink permanent antifreeze .flushed the system. replaced the thermostat with a FAILSAFE THERMOSTAT .. The thermostat cost about 2x as much as a regular one ..replaced the permanent antifreeze with the old type the green 50-50 mix and no more problems..hope this helps
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check if your thermostate is working... is it having troubles getting to operating tempurature?
check your heater lines that run to the heater core and see if there is heat getting to and from the heater core if the thermostat is running properly...
if you have heat running to and from the heater core then check and make sure your heater controls in the van are switching between defrost and heat and floor properly
could be a heater box problem ....
when i had the same problem with my venture it turned out to be a plugged heater core and i replaced it
If heat gauge reads normal, stays in the middle, then you do not need to mes up with the thermostat. I own a 2000 Chevy Venture and changing the thermostat was not fan. It may be the Temperature Control Module, which you can buy for $45 and replace without problem, or may be an partially obstructed heating core. The GM Dex-Cool antifreeze, the read one, has additives, but if you do not flush the radiator every 2 or 3 years, can result in partially clogged heater core. I have done on my car twice till now, and replaced with green Prestone, on my own risk. Hope this will help. If need more information let me know. A have the Haynes manual for Chevy Venture 2000, and I am a car dealer.
Hi,I just replaced mine.It is not that hard.just buy a manual on it at autozone,and it gives the specifications and step by step directions to dissassemble,and reassemble.I put in new plugs,thermostat,and flushed the motor for around $200.00.runs great!
2000 chevy venture run good but my lights flickers and have to jump. After I jump the van and put my meeter on the battery its reading 14.volts at idle. I can drive around to store cut the van off come out it starts fine leave it overnite and it don't started.