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It's not good. Hello everybody, good day to you! Welcome back! Glad you guys are here As always I am super glad to be here. We're headed outside the fence line. There's an old school Chevrolet Venture uh work van out there customer States uh died while driving so that they had it dropped off and towed over here.

So we're gonna go fetch this thing. Hopefully it starts and uh I'm not gonna drive it because I don't want it to die while driving while I'm driving it. so we're just going to bring it right into the shop, check it out, see what's going on, and then we'll uh go from there. So stay tuned because this is gonna be a very good video.

Keys Opening Z Hoods it's got the zip tie mod on the keys. Let's get in this thing I Think this is the right one? Sure is. Uh, what do we got in here? It smells like two-stroke I Smell the gasoline starting Z Engine All right. it starts, it runs.

It has Woohoo! 268 859 miles on the odometer and a check engine light. There it is and a security system warning and a door jar warning. Yeah, windows down. All right.

let's get into the shop. let's see what's going on with this thing. See if I can't nose are in here a little bit and we're uh, still in construction mode. A lot of stuff in the way.

What's Parker right here? Just check it out if I need to get it onto a lift I'll spin it around back it in. but for right now I Think right here should be good. powering down. All right.

Let's get out of here. It's hot popping is it? Hood Treasures Lie beneath? What do we get here? 3.4 liters of GM V6 power? All right. All right, let's get a little bit of light on the subject here. See what's going on with this thing? See if it's got oil in it first? Seems like a good idea.

Yeah, we've got some oil. I'm not really certain of the nature of the failure here. That's that's pretty gross. oil in that transmission right there.

You know, like that. Okay, some service. Get in there cooling. What do we got? Well, it seems to have coolant.

It seems to have a lot of coolant. Okay, let's just check the radiator real quick. like make sure become unconnected. Awkward cap.

Yeah, okay, yeah, we have coolants in there. That's fine. Okay, so it's kind of what I've got here. There's some do it on the uh.

the serpentine belt. looks like, uh, maybe a power steering leak. Okay, well. nothing obvious sticking out at us except for for this business right here.

Cooling fans are wire nutted. Okay, let's restart this engine and uh, see if our fans are coming on. That gave us a clue. Uh-oh perhaps the fans are not Fanning stockings the engine.

Easiest way to test the fans is to fire up the AC brush fingers. Hope it works because the AC is supposed to command on the cooling system fans. Let's see. Okay, all right, one fan is running that fan right there is not running.

Maybe that thing's broken? Okay, here's what we're gonna do. Let this thing, uh, come up the temp a little bit. Flashlight gravity. That one jumped right out of my hands anyway.

Let's uh, let's plug the scan tool in powering on me and uh, we'll check for trouble codes and see what's going on with that check engine light while this thing warms up, some scanner, scanner, power gun, satellites linking up in outer space. Communication protocol established. Please wait. what we got here: 2001 Chevrolet Venture 3.4 liter.

All right. it's an oldie, but a goodie. It's obviously good. It's still here.

No air pump. Why not re-scanning codes Menu displaying trouble codes All of them. oh my. God Mass airflow O2 Sensor Misfires: knock sensor crankshaft sensor circuit a cam sensor out of range long shift alternator control circuit idle is too high Ah I don't even want to work on it.

Okay, real quick. I'm gonna go and check misfire data and see if it's got any current misfires I Don't feel any, but that does not mean that they're not here. Okay, nothing current, but we have misfire history on Wow Number One, Number two, Number Three Four Five six. All of them All of them have been misfiring.

Okay, so what's the deal here? What do we do? I Know what we do we call the customer back and see how much of the stuff they want us to fix. That's what we do. Okay, so it looks like our issue is is the thing overheated and uh, they think that's why it shut off. They want to check out some suspension stuff, But let's get to that cooling system issue first and again.

we've only got the one fan running. So what I'm gonna do is undo these wire nuts. Uh, over there and we're gonna see if this thing's got power or grounder or whatever it's missing. and uh, I guess we can go from there here.

You know, real quick. Let me turn off that AC because that's making like a horrendous noise. that clickety-clack sound I think it's the AC doing it. Yeah, yeah, the compressor was making a boatload of noise here.

Let's go ahead and connect. Uh, a wire lead into that one there. bust out the meter real quick. All right meter.

Let's go over here to voltage. We can connect that thing to our ground lead. You can throw the other side of this circuit and see if we get, uh, see if we get any power. That's a negative.

No power above ground do we have? Do we have any kind of ground here? Let's check the relay. See, we should have one relay for each fan and one fuse for each fan. Yeah, let's see it's all faded. These are.

there's the relays. These are our big fuses. Those ones. The cooling fan one 30 amp and cooling fan two 30 amps.

That's number one and number six. One and six. Make sure our big fuses are good. Power power.

Yep and number six. Power and power. Okay, all right, let us check our relays next. We've got a cooling fan One is 12 and cooling fan two is ten.

So 10, 12, 10, and 12. I'm sorry 11. Yeah, yeah, 10 and 12. so 10 is there.

12 is there. Let's do the relay swapping game real quick up. I killed it. It's not okay.

let's put that back. That must have been the PCM relay restarting. This is alive. Okay, so I have unwire nutted the fan circuit on the fan that does not run meter is connected to ground over there.

So let's uh, let's see if we have power going through this motor or not and that'll determine if this motor is any good. We got no power on that side and there we go. We got some. uh, get a better connection here.

We have voltage on that side. nine volts that's not really the greatest. Maybe I have a bad connection to try it. Try again here.

Oh, there we go. Yeah, we've got battery voltage on one side. see if the other side is grounded. Let's switch this over to Tower and this should be a ground circuit.

and it is. So we've got power and ground going to that fan. I'm assuming that fan motor has a short side of it. Let's uh, let's just manually send power and ground to it with some connector leads just to make sure that it's going to do what we want it to do.

So there's power. We get one more clip and we'll run ground to that fan and that fan should come on. If it does, then our fan is good. If it does not, then we know our fan is uh, is not good and that would be bad.

Um I Don't want to use the super long lead. Uh, where's my other? Wireless Yeah, I got one so power's running down to it. Let's run aground a boat, run around to that fan motor and negative, the fan is not operating that power and ground running to the motor motor is not running. That's not okay.

Let's just try one more ground to make sure we put that on over there. throwing our wire right over here and that fan motor's junk. Look at that. Okay, not okay.

Batman Motors Jump There's a short. The motor's got a short. Okay, so we need a fan. Okay, so that fan is no good.

Oddly enough, this fan right here is no longer coming on so that doesn't seem to want to come on unless the AC is on. And hey, look at that. We're uh, we're overheating. All right.

Let's turn that AC back on so the fan kicks back on. This isn't cool. This thing's this thing's Tore Up From the Floor Up Dipper With that AC fan turned on or with the AC system turned on, the AC fan turned on and our temperature is starting to fall. There it goes.

Okay, let's go ahead and manually actuate our low speed fin with the scan tool while we're here. and let's just see that's an off command. There's an on command. now.

let's go check uh, that low speed fan circuit and just make sure that it's being commanded on. Okay, we've got power at our low speed fan circuit. it's being commanded on with the scan tool. Let's just make sure the relays and circuitry work.

So Power It Off off powered on on. So the circuitry does work for that fan. However, that fan is inoperative. We need a new fan and maybe some electrical wiring is prepared.

So okay, let's go ahead and shut this thing down before it boils itself to death. See what I can do about getting a new fan and then we'll uh, we'll go from there powering down all righty. So at this point, I conclude that the vehicle shut itself down because it ran redlined, overheated, and it ran Redline overheated because the primary low speed fan was inoperative and uh, I'm assuming that by the time the high-speed fan came on, it was already hot. So I'm going to recommend that we replace the Uh the fan unit and then we'll go from there.

So let me call my guy back and see what we're going to do and then, uh, that we shall proceed. Okey doke. So we're gonna proceed with a repair attempt on this, uh, on this thing right here. What I'm going to do is I'm going to go ahead and disassemble some of this right here.

We're gonna pull this cooling fan package out and I'm going to replace the motor. Uh, these entire systems are available. Uh, however, they're not available in any kind of timely fashion, and as we can see, the span tends to work for a living, so we need to get the band back to who owns it. So I'm just going to pull this out, change that motor, and put the assembly back in.

and then uh, I think I'll wire it up a little bit better than wire nuts and we'll go from there. That is the plan, that's what we're doing. so let's get to it. Now the first thing I need to do is get these Wishbone motor mount things out of the way here.

Those are held in with a 15 millimeter head size bolt and a and a 15 mil nut. Sure, let's peel this harness back a little bit and we'll break these guys loose. Oh I Just lied, that's a 13 out of 15. Well no worries I'll Just be back with more tools.

Let's try the proper size wrench on. Clicks. Oh man. Really? I dropped the first nut.

Seriously? no worries. I See it? it's down there on the cross member. I'll uh I'll get that later. Not a huge deal.

See, let's switch up our wrench. that's 15 on this side. 13 on the other side. Pull that guy out.

Get on there. Yeah, those are newish sockets and they're not broken in yet. Come on, don't drop your nuts. Okay, one motor mount removed.

Let's go ahead and get that second Mount removed and then, uh, we'll work on getting these fans out of here. One on Netflix Foreign. There we go. One more.

got her. Okay, that's both mounts up and out of the way. I think I'm gonna need to pull these mounts off too just to get some space right here. It's probably a good idea.

let's do that next on your pickages. Cool. Get the bolts. Whip it.

Set that down right there. same thing on this other one right over here. Maximum good. Pull that guy out of there, set this down right next to it, there in order and we've got a lot more space going on here.

So we've got looks like there's a 10 mil bolt right there. Probably another one there for these mounts once. I Can pull these mounts out I should just be able to lift this free and kind of wiggle it out I'm probably going to have to remove at least one of these two bars that run across the side. maybe even both.

I'll just take them booster now that one's already loose. that one's already loose. That was not. Whoop! Another one.

I See you Okay I may not have to remove these, but in case I do then I already have. So this is what it is and we got a 15 13 back there and another Okay, let's get these little Mount things right here. Looks like a 10 mil Bolt it was just the one. Yeah, it feels like it's just the one.

Slip this guy up and out. Come here there we go. There's one mount there and we'll do the same with that other. Mount way back in there can I reach barely and get it.

It's a tight squeeze. Most of my squeezes are tight squeezes. Comes with the territory. Come here.

Hmm. Need two hands for this side of this operations. Push that hose back. Oh, it's hot.

Hot Hose Hot hot. Okay, got the mounts out I Think the fan should start to come free. It's actually a big negative. the uh, the fans are actually bolted to the radiator.

So I do need to peel away some of these other components here. and uh, get to those bolts. I'm gonna detach this Reservoir bottle, set that on top of our engine and I'm gonna remove this bar right here because there's a bolt down below it behind that upper radiator hose going in on the back bolts. I Think it's just the one that's back there unclickages.

Get that one out and reaching way down. there's the bolt. that means a little brace rod that's free and I believe I'm going to have to pull the uh intake air box lit out of here. also.

I've got to get to that little bolt right down there. See that guy down there? Yeah I can't really can't really reach that? Yeah, let's pull the rest of the stuff apart here. Intake tube removed I Was wondering why this thing called for a couple hours at Labor and uh, now I know because it's going to require me to labor for a couple of hours. That was news.

No worries, it's what I do I do laborious tasks that others do not wish to do. Come on there. There you go. That's also a super quiet squeeze.

There we go. get that out, set you down, engineer filter. That's okay, we'll put that back. I think my PCM is in here I wonder if I can? Yeah, yeah, I can get that with a quarter inch Drive Okay, we'll just give it the tight squeezes, reach around treatment.

we can get in there all right. Going in with a little ratchet here, we're gonna try to get that top bolt out, that's the hard one to reach. and then, uh, once that one's gone, I should be able to squeeze this thing out. I'm hoping I don't have to take these upper hoses off because I don't want to.

but we'll see. Let's get this guy out of here. Beautiful. It's coming out.

Oh flashlight. My overhead died. dug it in. Plug it in lumens.

All right. Back to my task at hand. It's a finger ratcheting wrench. Check it out.

Every time you turn it, it ratchets the head and drives the Fastener Great for super duper small, tight squeeze spaces. so getting stuck. Yep, reaching that little bolt in there is longer than I thought it was. It's actually remarkably long.

It's like three or four inches. What? Okay, all right. well. one down, one more on that side and then I should be able to wiggle this thing out of here.

Okay, this other side's easier. There's a little bit more space I can just get that with a wobbly I think unfitted shoes I have under. Yes, it is that one. that one's free.

Good. So this thing should slide up and then off the little fingers that hang on to it and I'm gonna have to pull these hoses off I Think this. this guy's not going to come out. but uh, not going to come out willingly.

It's unfortunate. Okay I almost forgot we need to unwire nut the electrical connections here. Okay, so I've underestimated how much space I didn't have. so next, I'm gonna go ahead and remove the ECM We're gonna pull that thing out of the air box and then uh I can unbolt this air box.

I Should have done this to begin with, but I was trying to cheat. So two bolts down here, let me pull this air box out. Uh, then I'm gonna have to pull this coolant line off and move that aside and perhaps that will give me the space to get the span out of here. Going in, there's three bolts down there.

Yeah. I think three. They bolt the air box to the fender. Well just buzz these guys out real quickly.

Like come here. There's two of them there. we go. now.

we got some space going on down here. Should have done that the first time when I had to sneak that bolt out. What was I thinking I wasn't thinking. or maybe I was thinking about not thinking I've been doing that.

Okay, so the fan. This thing's mostly free kinda. but I think I've got to pull this hose most likely. Yeah, All right.

So rather than spilling coolant, I'll just vacuum it out with the European Vehicle oil change module here. it's basically just a big vacuum tank. hook stops there I hook shop air to it. It'll create a suction I can use that suction to evacuate some coolant that way.

I Don't have to Spill the coolant. It uses the Venturi effect because science. it'll just plug her in, scratch off, power it on, and with our tube, and go in and evacuate all that other coolant. I'll run this thing down to the radiator as far as I can and it's going to pull all the coolant out from this upper side and allow me to remove this hose right here.

Got some flow? Be back in a minute. All right. Vacuum. Power down.

Let's go ahead and grab the clamp for uh, this upper hose. We'll pull this guy off and uh, then I can try to extract. um, these fans. Sure seems like every time I get something out of the way, there's something else that shows up in the way like a new sea line.

Okay, roadblock. There's a piece of this hood latch sticking out. get in the way. so I need to pull that off next hood latch unclicks today.

remove engine. might have been easier. Set that guy down right there. now.

do I have space to pull this thing out? Nobody knew somebody knows I don't know I think I do hang on Lower hoses in the way and she's coming out. Got it? Okay, so now this is out. Let me take the fan off and then we can unbolt the motor from the Shroud whenever that shows up and then install the new motor. Then I have to cut the Uh the connector off the new motor in order to rewire it to the uh, the connectorless wiring harness.

Yay! All right, our lock nut looks like a uh, an eight millimeter. the Ocho what? it was reverse threaded that's left hand threads I Almost ruined that. All right. There's our fan 10 mils for uh, the fan motor itself and that will come free from the Shroud Yep, with the Ocho down, grab our 10.

pull this guy out and mirror unit. Oh, hang on. Still connected. It does have a plug there.

it is all right. Okay, Dukes there's our faulty unit junk. We'll leave this thing hang out right here so we can compare it to the new one when the new one arrives. Okey dokey! I'm back.

We've got a new fan unit here. It's a continental fan. Uh, part number pm538. Let's go ahead and unbox this guy.

make sure it's uh, the same here. Looks like connectors the same size is the same. Mounting bolts look like they're the same. The fan offset spacing is the same.

Okay, yeah, we can go with this one. Let's go ahead and slip this thing down into its home. here. we'll get her bolted in and then we can reinstall this unit.

Okay, fan motor that's down in position. We've got some new hardware here. Looks like some new uh screws for the plastic and probably another bolt for uh for the center shaft here. see if that's the correct Bolt nut.

Another nut that I dropped. Dropping nuts everywhere today. Nuts down, reverse thread, right? Yepper Okay, so let's get uh, let's get these bolts started. We'll run those guys down.

I Mean we'll Bolt the fan back on. that one goes right in there. This one. uh right.

I think it's right here. Yep, that's good. Clicks: Get in there okay. units installed.

it's toy. Let's make sure the shaft still turns and it does. This is good. Okie doke span blades coming in.

slip that guy down over the shaft. Got our 13 millimeter reverse threaded nut this time. That guy on good. All right.

let's give it some torque fix installed. Good to go. All right back to the truck. let's get this thing reinstalled.

Oh I Went ahead and cut off all those dangly wire bits too. So I'm going to strip those and then, uh, make a new connection. Okay, let's get this thing back down into its home here there. Okay, what can you do? Flip this thing around and we'll slowly just ease it on down into its position here, making sure we don't hit anything like the plastic nipples sticking out of the radiator.

I Do not want to break the radiator? That's a counterproductive towards my goals here. Come on fan. Oh, a little stuck over here. We're running into that AC line so what we need to do is pull this back and scooch it over.

You can kind of shove that thing down in there now. I Know it goes in because it came out and if it came out, it's got to go back in. That's what my logic tells me anyway. oh what do we do? We wiggle it until it goes or hit it with a hammer.

There we go. That went down. it's down on the other side. Okay, all right now.

there's a little tab right here and a slot that that tab sits in. So we need to kind of lift this up and drop it down into the tab that's going to locate the fan. Then uh, then we can bolt it in. All right while we're here.

Let's put in this. uh, super long core support bolt. Get that guy in. make it go kick begin clicking.

Now there we go and we got one more on that other side way over Yonder radiator. it's not down far enough. big long bolt going in off. you see I hope my noggin's not in the way guys.

sorry if it is. Got to do what I gotta do get this guy tight Next is all right Fiji guy scared the crap out of me. Scary guy say hi Nikki very scary. he's not that scared.

How you doing All right we're making some Headway now things are uh, put back together sort of. Let's go ahead and uh, get this. ECM reinstalled. We'll Mount the air box back in and we'll get this.

computer back inside of the air box. I Know that's a weird place to put a computer, but that's what they did. Maybe it's to keep it cool I Don't know. Okay, let's get these.

uh, three bolts in here. run down multi-clicks and one more right there. Okay, that's in. Take our ECM slide that guy back into its home over here.

Come on. let's get in there. Set this thing down. It doesn't bolt in, it, just kind of rests in position there.

which is fine. Slap our lid back on, steal that unit. back up. That's good.

and one bolt back here. one more. right over here. Get that guy in the thought, you'd have to remove an ECM to change a fan.

Silly. Engineers Now I Remember these mounts were kind of a bear, so I'm going to just slip those guys in right now while everything's still out of the way. I'll get both sides here. we go.

pull this thing back. some slide that in. Get in there. please.

come on. Yeah, there we go. All right. Two more bolts for, uh, for these brackets and that'll secure the cooling package.

There's one of them. Let's go ahead and run that one down. make it tight. Bolt number two over here on the driver's side.

Let's Line that up with its hole. Where is the hole? I Couldn't find it. There we go. got her and some torque on that guy.

Come on get in there. Very good. Next up: Upper Radiator hose. Plug that guy back in making sure to not pinch the cable for the hood release.

Slip that guy down. hose clamp pliers. Let's get a hold of this guy here. unclamp it, run that guy down, get you back in position, right? Uh I Think right there is where it went there.

We go. Now we need to get this thing wired up. This is the fun part. So for this electrical repair, I'm going to use some of these, uh, solder impregnated heat shrink tubes here.

I've uh, I've strayed or shied away from using these on high. uh, we'll call it high current circuits In the past and folks have assured me that they work very well with these types of circuits. My concern was is perhaps, uh, the additional heat would re-melt the the Heat or the solder. excuse me, the solder on those connections and they would cause them to fail.

Um I didn't strip like I wanted it to, but whatever. Anyway, I'm gonna try it out and see if this, uh, if these types of connectors are going to be suitable for these, uh, this application, maybe it will. Maybe it won't, but I guess you don't know until you try. And like I said, the popular opinion is it is sufficient for these types of connections, so we're going to give it a shot.

All we need to do is strip some of the wire. Let's go over here on the other side. We'll clean up these wires as well. Get rid of that.

Get rid of that. Get rid of that. It's all nasty and we'll go ahead and strip these guys out. We're gonna slip this connector all the way over our wire.

We're gonna do the black and the blue first. That's for the fan that we know works. Okay I Need to lose a little bit more insulation here. Stuck to the wire itself.

Not okay. Feel that back. That'll do. We're gonna shove these guys together.

These are thick wires, so they don't really. They don't bend well. it's very thick gauged and I'll slide the crimp connector over it or the solder connector rather and then apply a heat gun. The heat gun is going to melt the solder.

It's also going to shrink these little bands right here. Those are going to clamp down, clamp down on the wire, and then the heat shrink tube itself will shrink and make it good. Water tight, secure connection between heat gunning. Now you see the tube shrinking.

See the little band shrinking. The solder has not melted yet. It's starting to go looking good. I Haven't seen the solder flow yet.

As soon as it flows. All right, that's pretty good. I Think we're in good shape. I'm gonna go ahead and speed this up and we'll do the remaining three in super hot, fast lightning speed motion.

That'll save us some time. All right. One more detail since these wires are you know that's one side of the circuit, the other side of the circuit positive and ground on the other side since these are near each other with the connection. and I have a slight bit of concern that over time, one of these wire strands could poke a hole through this and then create a short.

I'm going to add some wire loom to the connection right here just to help protect it from a future failure. So let's just cut this little piece of loom out right here. I'm not gonna do both sides, there's really no need of that. so I'm just going to slide this one over top of that connection.

There There we go. The reason I don't want to run both sides is because I do want to slip the larger Loom over everything. plus I need to kind of leave a clue that a repair was made here because if anybody has to take this apart, they're going to want to know about this. uh, solid connection.

Or if there's an issue in the future, it may help to troubleshoot. So I'm kind of going to leave this as an obvious looking repair. it's less obvious than what I found when I got here, but trying to make it uh, as professional and in high quality as possible. Yeah, see I Don't have enough room to fit four wire Looms just the two that in maybe some zip ties? Yeah! I think I'll zip tie that wire bunch a little bit too.

That's good. Let's see. we'll do the yellow one over here. Nice shiny bright yellow says look at me and then we'll get a blue one down here at the bottom of the splices.

Get in there, that's good. Cool beans. All right. let's get the hood latch back in.

It's gonna be four bolts which are in my hand. Get these guys into position here. After this, we got to do the the motor mounts. probably the uh, oh yeah, the little crossbar support devices.

Of course we have to refill the coolant. I've already, uh, gone ahead and reinstalled the air filter and the intake. Plumbing that stuff's not even for you. Let's see that.

two motor mounts. It's the mounts for the mounts. Let's get these guys into position here without dropping the nuts. Okay, that's four four bolts, four more more bolts.

tongue twister. Please get in there. Okay, both mounts are in. begin loud noises now.

Okay, those are the mounts. four of the mountains. Let's move over here. Get our little crossbar brace mechanism installed and slip that thing.

it's up and in. This is a 13 mil bolt in the back and then two more up here on the front. Here's our back. Bolt Kind of hard to reach.

Let's get that one in its home. First, a little dark in there, you cannot see. There we go. that one's in two bolts up here in the front.

Okay, and of course that one in the back. Okay, all right, let's get the other side next. Ah, then we'll finish up the mounts. coolant overflow.

We'll add coolant, fire it back up, and then, uh, see if it overheats. Now we can see the fuse box has these little uh, little bracket Mount things right here that clip onto this bar so we kind of have to slide that in. There's our one bolt up in the back and two more over here in the front. Ratcha number two.

Oh yeah, that one's not gonna work so stripped. I can fix that now. usually I would just shove some electrical wire in that hole and then run it down. I'm gonna use that paper clip this time.

we just need something for, uh, that Fastener to dig into. Click red. Repair complete. Well, almost complete.

Let's get rid of this uh, leftover bit here. Snip that off there. It's like it never happened. All right.

let's get our motor mount. Wishbone Bracket Mount Things reinstalled our bolts through. Tighten these guys down. Here we go.

That one goes up yeah, and then this shorter one goes on the front. Not really enough space so I'll pull the motor back towards me. There we go. Engine or motor, we are We still on this debate.

It's motor mounts. but it's an engine or the engine mounts. Nobody knows the shadow news. Pulling that guy through and give it a tug back towards me.

Mountain goes through two more nuts. There's one of them. Where is my other nut? It's M.I.A wait wait no, it's not. That's the one that I dropped when we first started.

It's down here on that subframe. I Forgot about it until just now. Hang on. Going in.

Got it? I've recovered my lost nut. That guy right there. All right. let's get some torque on these guys and we'll go ahead and add.

cool it and fire this thing up. There's one, number two and Overhill three and four. Good to go. Okay, something to keep an eye on.

Coolant is flowing in from the Overflow bottle over here because I just added some to that. Close the lid, push down on it and then opened it real quick. So now it's kind of siphoning through that way. It's going to be easier to install coolant than.

um, Been trying to add it through this little angular fill nozzle thing, so we're gonna let that do that. Let's go inside, restocking the engine, fire up the cooling fans, and uh, see if this thing's gonna overheat. All right, we're on. AC Zone Temperatures low.

Back out. Okay, all right. Okay, let's go ahead and crack the bleeder valve for the cooling system over here. Get on there Captain.

Okay, now let's go ahead and track the bleeder valve so I can get in. awkward angle. Come on, get on there. Seven mil.

There we go. Got her all right? I'm gonna let this thing come off the tent. We're gonna come back and bust open this valve. Purge Some air out, recheck the fans and then we shall go from there.

Let's go ahead restarting the engine. warm up. it'll come up to Temp Meanwhile, let's go back under the hood. We're gonna wait for those fans to come on.

Once the temperature comes up, we'll crack open the bleeder valve a little bit Purge out all the air and then to make sure this thing holds temperature. Okay, it's starting to warm up a little bit. Let's uh, bust open this bleeder. make sure that there's no air in there.

Looks good. no bubbles. All right, let's close this guy up. Well, there's no faster way to make this come up to Temp except to go drive it.

So let's go ahead and back around and hit the road real quick. see if it comes back to life. We're not going anywhere with the light bar on the hood, so let's get this thing out of here. Set that guy aside all right, backing out the auto.

You know, while I'm in here. I'm gonna clear out all these codes and uh, we'll see if anything's going to come back on while we're out on the row ad I Imagine some of those codes or most of those codes were latent or they, uh, they showed up from the uh engine shutting down event Clear codes I Guess Clear them all. Check Engine light off. Good to go.

put that thing over there for now and it's back on out of here. Horn bows, Climate control system Powering on. Good to go. Okay, since we moved the vehicle now, it looks like we have an ABS light on.

No worries though, we're gonna do one quick spin around the block just to bring this thing up to Temp and then we'll come back and check the fans. Oh, this is rattly in here. It's a rattly work van. so I Also understand that there's a nasty vibration the rear of this thing and barely shifts.

That's not cool. Okay, yeah, steering wheel is shaking everywhere. It's probably just these junk tires all right. Couple miles around the block and we're almost, uh, up to operating temperature.

Not quite there yet though. we're gonna go a little bit farther until we get to the middle of the gauge there and then, uh, we'll go back and check that fan. All right. Back at the shop, we have reached a normal operating operating temperature.

Words: Let's swing this thing back into the building real quick. Like, and uh, go check our cooling fans. We'll just nose are right on in. Right back where we started from.

Cool beans popping easy. Hood Again, let's go check our low speed fan and then we can crack that bleeder valve one more time and make sure we got all the air out. All right going in, we've got lowest speed fan running of course. Nice few things also running the fan, it's done.

Let's go back. recheck our temperature, make sure we're not climbing, and survey says we're holding steady right where we should be. Beautiful! Let's shut off the AC that will kill our high speed fan and let's just make sure that our little seat fan stays running and it is. Don't know if you guys can see that, but yeah, we're all good here.

Wonderful. all right everybody. I'm gonna go ahead and shut this down, let it cool off one more time and then I'll crack that cooling system open once more and uh, just to make sure that all the air is out of here. So uh, that being said, I'm gonna go ahead and close this video right now.

I Will do such things by thanking each and every one of you for watching this video. As always, hope you enjoyed this video. If you did enjoy this video and tap that like button down below, let me know that I did a good job And most importantly, do not forget to have yourselves a great day! See you guys later! End of Chevrolet Adventure It's kind of kind of shiny. We'll call it moderately shiny.

There we go. fine and just washing off all the tools in the oil. Here we go, We go here, We go see you guys later.

97 thoughts on “Must be good! last venture! 285,000 miles, must be good! chevy 3.4l”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars The Flat Rock says:

    Just fix luxury imports and charge more 😊

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars The Flat Rock says:

    Frankenstein van 😢

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rattles says:

    Glad you recovered your lost nut. I never recovered my lost nuts !

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ena says:

    Great job!

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars The Flat Rock says:

    Hopefully you become busy enough to refuse repairs on such neglected vehicles 😊

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars The Flat Rock says:

    Vehicles so poorly maintained I would question whether the customer can afford any repairs 😮

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars My Cancer Journey says:

    Thank you soo much for your videos! I had a misfortune, I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. I also created a channel and am trying to move in that direction, but so far not very successful((cx

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Consequator says:

    I've been using those soldering crimp connectors and they're pretty nice.
    What works really well when you're worried about the plastic degrading over time is to have some regular heat shrink to put over the solder one but it gets a little finicky if you don't have a lot of spare length for the regular heat-shrink to stay out of the heat while doing the soldering.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars The Flat Rock says:

    My door was never a jar, it was always a door 😅

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Martin Nehring says:

    Nice! Just a little thought: I hope the driver side end of the bolt for the "engine"-mount does not rub at the coolent hose. It was original installed the other direction…

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dons Junkmail says:

    Try to reuse your yellow rubber gloves…have wife unit put them in the washing machine with some cotton wash rags and presto..

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Barron says:

    Definitely for your Applikationen 😂

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wingardium Dracarys says:

    unleaded solder melts at around 370 F and leaded at around 420 F. at those temperatures the wire would have melted already no? lol there's no way that solder is getting melted again

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dantes inferno purgatory says:

    "Let off some steam, Venture!"
    – John Matrix a.k.a. Arnold Schwarzenegger

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James VAN zijl says:

    Super Ray !!!

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Squires says:

    The lumens aren’t bright enough, sometimes. 😌

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars rollcontroll says:

    I can see the SAAB 🙂

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John deSaavedra says:

    I appreciate you including the New Jersey pronunciation of radiator. The first time an elderly NJ customer corrected me: "Rad-EE-ater" I was a little taken aback. I learned that everybody in the free world has been saying it wrong, except for NJ folks!

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dangerous Drivers of California says:

    I sure wish they had electric ratchets when I had to tighten the right rear header bolt on my 82 T/A. Zero clearance.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Xero Solutions says:

    Shinny At the end lol

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars darkwing4 says:

    A motor can describe just about anything that supplies rotational, linear, or oscillating torque,, Conventional use of the word engine is almost always referring to a gas or diesel powered motor, and almost never referring to an electric motor,, Just my 2 cents worth,,, 🙂

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Glenbo24 says:

    Those have 2 bleeders , the other one is on the water pump housing !

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rusty Robinson says:


  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Scott Bishop says:

    Das ist kaputt!! 😆 🤣 😂

    You'll need to clean your finger smudges off his gauges now lol

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jam Ram says:

    Those are excellent solder ring connectors. Initially, I was very reluctant to use them since I soldered and heat shrunk wires. A heat gun, high temperature 3M tape and new wire loom did the trick. They held on very well even after pulling/tugging on the connections. Excellent product.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Doug Anderson says:

    Somebody of course was already in there. Not only the wire nuts but those support bars are labeled driver and passenger.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Blahorga Slisk says:

    For a very long time I was incredibly suspicious of wire nuts. They are so simple that it's hard to take them seriously. But efter looking into it they have turned out to be incredibly safe secure and efficient, when used in houses and anywhere where they will not be subjected to moisture and vibrations…

    So while I have learned to like them I am also very aware that they are not to be used in cars!

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ryan S says:

    You kinda click bated in the beginning there look like the engine was overheated but it was because you washed down the hot motor.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars A g J . 7 says:

    Shit reception Ray, Catha later

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars darkwing4 says:

    So happy to see you using a heat gun on the solder connectors rather than one of those stupid butane things,,, Much more control over the heat,, 🙂

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dons Junkmail says:

    No Dorman part!…maybe harbour freight has a universal..or an inverter with a box fan from the swapmeet…

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MarzNet256 says:

    Wow. For perspective: I can undo two top 10mm bolts, disconnect fan and harness clips, and pull fan/shroud/coolant reservoir assembly in a couple of minutes on a 2006 Matrix. Also, the house wiring is hilarious.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TennesseeGene says:

    Engine vs motor, I was told that a motor is powered by electricity. An engine is a combustion driven unit! You had fan motors and a vehicle powered by an engine! My opinion.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dons Junkmail says:

    Shoulda put on a couple of those small clamp on plastic fans…and closed up early for the day….

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jacob M says:

    Love the videos man, keep up the great work. It's relaxing having something to watch that hasn't become political or greatly opinionated. Thank you for that!!

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rich B. says:

    Another fine Rainman Ray repair. I look forward to my morning Ray video. Ah, the never ending debate…is it a motor or an engine?…..only the shadow knows.