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Chevy Venture & Transmission Problems

by 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.

TCC Solenoid

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.

Pass-Thru Connector

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.

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