Oil Leak Report
on my 2001 Chevy Venture
Fluid Leak Repair - September 8,
I am now glad that I
purchased the Service Contract with this vehicle. My original concern
was the "Intake Manifold Gasket" issue which I read about during my research
but based on the cost to have this leak fixed, I now see that working in the
engine area will
cost a bit of money (front wheel drive, not much space to work, labor costs,
See Diagnosis & Repair Report
pictures (above) are of the engine compartment after the leak was repaired
Sept. 8, 2004.
When I inspected the engine after the repair (while still at the dealer),
I noticed that the Air
Filter Housing had some damage that was not there before. A cable
harness was not clamped
down properly and the coolant recovery hose was not routed properly.
The hose and harness
were fixed right away, but the air filter housing had to be ordered and will
take a few days to
arrive. They will call me when it comes in.
Other "New" symptoms:
While driving home (about 1 mile) I noticed that the transmission was
shifting "hard" instead of
"nice & smooth" as it did before. I called the service guy and he said
"It will do that. The
computer (battery) was disconnected and it will take a few days to 'learn'
your driving pattern."
Later in the afternoon the "Service Engine Soon" light came on (steady).
I called and asked
about that and he said "It could be any cable or connection that was
not put back right during
the repair." I asked if it could be related to the cracked filter
housing and he said "Could be -
Bring it in tomorrow morning and we will check it out." See
Sept. 9 Repair Report
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