Chevy Venture Transmission Slipping- How To Replace It

1997 Chevy Venture check engine light code for transmission P1870. Van was clunking on an accelerated left turn but i topped up tranny fluid and it quit...seems to shift normally now. Question: please advise what a code P1870 may be. My Chevy Venture Van seems to be running and shifting properly but the Check engine light is on.

Answer:
Code P1870 is described as Transmission component slipping. The Computer is seeing a component slipping while looking at input and output speeds. The transmission will adapt to this and raise the internal line pressure to try and compensate for this problem. It will be able to do that for awhile until the trans slipping gets too bad and won't be able to compensate anymore.

Then you will start to feel the slip. You can try a fluid and filter change, but this usually does not help for too long. The pressure control solenoid may be the faulty part, or eventually the transmission will need to come out and be inspected for worn parts and get repaired or replaced.

Chevy Venture Van

2002 Chevy Venture. Question: I want to remove the Engine only. Is that possible?

Answer:
The simple answer is no, you can't. To get the engine out of a Chevy Venture, you must drop the whole frame assembly with the engine and transmission attached. Then once it is safely on the ground, you can seperate the engine and trans.

This repair needs some special tools. Namely what is called a "Lift table" and frame supports. This is what enables you to drop everything out the bottom, and balance the frame while removing the engine, as it will tend to flip over with the weight of the transmission on one side as the engine is being lifted off. Not something you ill ant to try in your garage.

Question:
1999 Chevy Venture. Warning lights: ABS and airbag. The part that holds the tire on 3 of the things are broken off and the other 2 are broken but wont come off. What parts do i need and how do i fix it? Also the abs light stays on the dash as well as the airbag light.

Answer:
You are probably talking about the studs that the lug nuts go on to secure a wheel to the vehicle. If there are broken studs, you are in danger of having the wheel come off the vehicle while driving. There are studs available that will need to be pressed in, but you could also be in need of a hub bearing. The hub bearing includes new wheel studs and attatches to the knuckle of the suspension on the appropriate side, front or back. That repair will have to be made by a professional unless you have a good set of tools and a work area.

For the ABS and Airbag lights, you would need to get the computers scanned for codes to see what part of the systems is having a problem. Without knowing the code we cannot be of much help.


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