Chevy Venture & Transmission Problemsby Anthony Faccenda
Manufactured from 1997-2005, the Chevrolet Venture was a minivan available with four-wheel drive and a four-speed automatic engine. Despite innovative features, like third-row seating and an optional DVD entertainment system, the Venture is not exempt from mechanical issues. In particular, several Venture models suffer from transmission problems.
Transmission Valve Body
MSN Auto indicates that the Venture suffers from a faulty transmission valve body, which is the main valve that controls the transmission's functions. A symptom of a failing transmission valve body is difficulty shifting gears. MSN Auto estimates the cost of a new transmission valve body at $550 for parts and labor.
MSN Auto also reports that the Venture's torque converter clutch (TCC) solenoid is a significant trouble spot. A potential indicator that your TCC solenoid needs replacement is frequent stalling when traveling at low speeds. Cost to replace a TCC solenoid is $352 for parts and labor.
Lastly, MSN Auto indicates that a common Venture transmission problem is the pass-thru connector. Failure at the pass-thru connector site may result in transmission leakage. The estimated repair cost for a new pass-thru connector is $75 for parts and labor.
Anthony Faccenda has been writing entertainment-related articles since 2009. He has written concert reviews for "The Noise Boston" and press reviews for "Revitalize the Scene." Faccenda holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Rhode Island College. He is a member of the National Honors Society for history.