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I have 2002 chevrolet venture with 94485 and the thermostat kept getting stuck so I got it replaced.After got it replaced it did the same thing .I was wondering could it be the water pump because my coolant did go down a bit. Also before I got it changed it started cranking rough but would then seem normal after a few minutes. I am hoping that I did not mess up anything else by driving it. Iwant to take it to the shop to make sure that is exactly what it is but if i could save some money without doing an engine diagnostics test that would be great so I could just get it fixed.

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On the chevy venture there is a know problem with the lower intake gaskets leaking and it causes a air leak in the system. this will cause a problem with your thermostat and cooling. also heating problems.
The best bet is to look at the lower corners of the intake to see if you see coolant leaking if not it is possible the leak may be internal is your oil milky color?.

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