2001chevy venture minivan temp gauge says its over heating Soon as it starts warming up temp needle goes straight to the red.please help!!!

20

Asked by Jan 31, 2015 at 02:50 PM about the 2001 Chevrolet Venture Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It started before thermostat and
pump got changed.happened while
driving. So bf changed them ,but did
no good.took to a shop and they ran
a test on it and came up with alot of
stuff.they didnt run a head gasket
test. Someone told bf i have a
cracked head. Oil is not milky
looking but does need to be
changed.have white smoke coming
out of tailpipe and water. But doesnt
that happen when warming up a car
anyway? How can you tell you got
an air pocket?

15 Answers

7,740

Probably a $10 thermistor (Device like a thermometer) that transmits the temperature to the readout device. They are usually located in the top engine connection where the large hose is attached. Praise God some of these mechanics don't work on aircraft or the chances of getting hit with a falling airplane would become very good

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
20

So that could be the problem,while the temp needle heads to the red while warming up??

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
7,740

Yep

7,740

That's not to say that a ground or other electrical problem may be doing it ... but if the engine ain't hot to the touch .... it ain't hot. BTW .. if you live in an area that's been experiencing bitter cold weather ... your car won't be alone with temp fault indications. The adverse weather plays hell with solid state thermistors

20

Thank you so much .go out tomorrow and get the piece

7,740

Here is what it looks like and the part # is on the package

20

Thank you

12,165

I know no questions are stupid, only the ones not asked. Her it goes. Is there antifreeze or a good enough amount to compensate for the bitter cold weather? If it heats up that fast, it means either your out of fluid, (easy to check) or the radiator and engine is frozen, or the incorrect amount of anti freeze is in the engine. (Also easy enough to check.)

20

its filler to the top

12,165

If it is at or near freezing, the liquid if it has not enough antifreeze properties in is will freeze inside the radiator when the fan pulls cold air through it, and the flow of coolant will stop or slow down enough to cause the engine to heat up very fast. Please check it. You ruled out a head gasket leak if your not losing coolant. Was the thermostat put in correctly? Some times, not saying this is the case, but just some times it is put in upside down and what your experiencing is a common problem. You said this was going on before the new water pump and thermostat was replaced? There also are two directional water pumps. Make sure the correct direction for the water flow is on. One is for the v-belts the other is for serpentine belts that turns the water pump in a different direction because the belt travels the other direction turning the pump. A bad sensor also can be the issue. Before tearing down the engine or buyi9ng new parts, have the sensor checked for proper working. Tom is good and knows what he is talking about.

20

will be checking more tomorrow right now its windy and very cold out in va

12,165

Sorry about your cold temperatures. We also are suffering with 80 degrees and light breeze.

20

send some to va

12,165

Friday we leave for NYC. Hope to pack some for use also.

20

Just be careful traveling

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • i have a 2004 Chev. Venture Minivan heating up 2 answers

    when vehicle idles for about 30-45 minutes the temperature gauge raises significantly pass the middle. it will only return to normal whenever i turn the ac conditioner on and the other fan comes on.

    2004 Chevrolet Venture

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • My thermostat gauge in the car is going up and down, what could be the problem 17 answers

    My thermostat starts on cold and when i get in and drive it goes from low to almost hot., and it jumps back and forth when I drive the car. Do I need to change the thermostat, I add water and coolant ...

    2002 Chevrolet Venture LS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Heating 1 answer

    My heat gets warm only, also my temperature gauge goes to half point. I just bought vehicle, so I haven't driven it much. Can you please help?

    2005 Chevrolet Venture LT

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • No crank, no start, no codes - Chevy Venture 18 answers

    Thank you for your time. I have a 2000 Chevy Venture that has a no crank, no start situation. I had the starter and the battery tested and they are both ok. I am not getting 12v to the starter. I do...

    2000 Chevrolet Venture Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • why should I have to leave heater on so van won't over heat 1 answer

    I start to drive and if i don't keep heater on my an goes to 110 or more

    2004 Chevrolet Venture LS

    -

    General

Venture

Looking for a Used Venture in your area?

CarGurus has 607 nationwide Venture listings starting at $2,795.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Venture Questions

Chevrolet Venture Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 550
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 490
#3 carGrrl
carGrrl
Reputation 310
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Grand Caravan
307 Great Deals out of 34,376 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Odyssey
352 Great Deals out of 27,950 listings starting at $2,295
Used Chrysler Town & Country
445 Great Deals out of 20,507 listings starting at $1,695
Used Toyota Sienna
292 Great Deals out of 28,826 listings starting at $900
Used Dodge Caravan
901 listings starting at $3,999
Used Pontiac Montana
394 listings
Used Nissan Quest
94 Great Deals out of 3,089 listings starting at $995
Used Kia Sedona
139 Great Deals out of 9,360 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Impala
792 Great Deals out of 34,371 listings starting at $799
Used Honda Accord
814 Great Deals out of 81,559 listings starting at $899
Used Chevrolet Suburban
458 Great Deals out of 18,761 listings starting at $1,399
Used Ford Explorer
940 Great Deals out of 73,742 listings starting at $750
Used Chevrolet TrailBlazer
93 Great Deals out of 5,315 listings starting at $1,700
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
775 Great Deals out of 28,432 listings starting at $1,500