Last post on Aug 11, 2013 at 2:16 PM
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Pontiac Trans Sport, Pontiac Montana, Van
#1484 of 1493 Re: 2003 Montana keeps stalling/stopping [richardjewell]
Feb 13, 2013 (5:41 am)
If you email me at chrisleb1aol.com I can send you a scan of my repair sheet- it has some diagnosis on it.
#1485 of 1493 Re: 2003 Montana keeps stalling/stopping [richardjewell]
Feb 15, 2013 (12:58 pm)
I had a 1998 Pontiac Trans sport but salvaged it in Oct 2012. over 100,000 miles on it and found oil in the radiator this time. It was her time. Wow I had never had stalling issues with the van though. That can be scarey!! Have you checked fuel filter and the fuel pump? Almost sounds as if your not getting enough fuel pumped up to the engine. Could be that or the fuel injectors are in need of cleaning or replacement and or the fuel pump/filter.
#1486 of 1493 Deteriorated rubber hose under left rear What is it and where does it go?
Jun 10, 2013 (12:08 pm)
Saw a vacuum line hanging down underneath at left rear at very back of the Montana. It is a single line going forward but splits to 2 lines which are about 5" long. Line is about 5/16" or so and is deteriorated. Is raining cats and dogs here so I didn't jack up the van or crawl under to determine where the line came from or why it is split into a T near the back. It is near what I think is the pump for the inflatable shocks. When I changed the shocks about 2 years ago I remember hard plastic lines going to each of them not rubber hoses.
Just pushed the dangling hoses up and over the electrical wires which are running along with the rubber hose.
What is the line for and where does it connect in the back and further forward?
#1487 of 1493 Re: Deteriorated rubber hose under left rear What is it and where does it go? [bighank1]
Jun 10, 2013 (5:26 pm)
You are quite right, these lines are related to the air ride suspension. One of these lines you see goes to an air filter to prevent dirt, grit and water from entering the air compressor. This is probably the one that rotted. If your compressor still works, then it turns on and you can hear it when you turn on the convenience inflator feature inside the rear left of the trunk. If your compressor still works, repair the rotted lines quickly or the compressor will be ruined very soon. It happened to mine and I bought a used compressor on eBay.
#1489 of 1493 Catalyst Monitor not ready
Jul 24, 2013 (4:50 pm)
Catalyst Monitor not ready what do I need to do to get this emissions setting ready
Have a CATALYST MONITOR setting for emissions not ready.
99 Montana. What do I have to do to get this setting ready?
Battery was disconnected and all other monitors have become ready but not the Catalyst Monitor. Have driven 100 miles and still not ready.
#1490 of 1493 Re: Catalyst Monitor not ready [bighank1]
Jul 26, 2013 (7:54 am)
It can take up to 40 consecutive warm-up cycles before the I/M is ready. Did you have any codes before the battery was disconnected?
#1491 of 1493 Re: Catalyst Monitor not ready [maddog0324]
Jul 28, 2013 (12:34 pm)
No codes before battery disconnected and no codes now hard or pending.
No MIL or check engine light. EGR and evap are ready.
#1492 of 1493 Re: Catalyst Monitor not ready [bighank1]
Jul 29, 2013 (6:38 am)
Does your state's emissions check program require that all of the all I/M Monitors to be in a status of Ready or N/A in order for the vehicle to pass? A monitor status of 'Not Ready' means that the required driving conditions for that monitor have not been completed. Drive the vehicle as you normally would and it should set in a couple of weeks.
#1493 of 1493 Re: Headlights very dim [zlittle]
Aug 11, 2013 (2:16 pm)
I have the same issues with my headlights. I have tried almost EVERYTHING to fix the problem. Please lemme know if you find a fix.