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#1010 of 1493 2001 Ponitac Montana Air Conditioning
May 19, 2005 (7:50 am)
The air conditioning is not working. Took it to a certified mechanic and he says I need the compressor replaced new rubber washer seal kit. He says I got a really bad freon leak. Says Pontiacs are known for this? Anyone else experience this? He says around $1,000 for the fix! Holy cow! I mean I am frustrated because we only have 56,224 miles on the van and only used the air conditioning 4 years in the summer. But of course the warranty has expired! I have Geo Prism with 280,000 miles that the A/C is still ice cold. Really not liking GM built vehicles right now.
#1011 of 1493 Re: 2001 Ponitac Montana Air Conditioning [kmenke]
May 22, 2005 (7:20 am)
Our a/c went out last year and I suffered without it.
Yestery I got a can of refrigerent at walmart and found a big leak at right lower front on the battery side. It left a big puddle of greasy greenish oil on the drive.
Too hard to see exactly what I might be able to repair myself, but looks like a simple thing - I bet the dealer would say it is the whole compressor or some other scamming lie.
Try running a can of stuff in yours to see where the leak is.
I wonder if it is in the same place.
#1012 of 1493 Re: 2001 Ponitac Montana Air Conditioning [doyuhvanhonest]
May 23, 2005 (10:23 am)
The mechanic said that the leaking was at the compressor level. So I ordered a new compressor and going to swap myself. My uncle is a auto mechanic so I can borrow the tools needs to recharge the system. i will let you know how it goes. Thanks for th reply
#1013 of 1493 1999 Montana Traction Control and ABS lights
May 23, 2005 (10:47 am)
The warning lights for the TCS and ABS systems would flash on and off without any sort of reason. After a while the lights stayed on. When I had the service guy check the codes he said it had 8 codes and could probably take days to find out out exactly whats wrong. If it is the computer it would be very expensive. I want to find out if I can shut the warning lights off. I know I have brakes, I just don't want the annoying warning lights on anymore. Does anybody know how to shut them off?
#1014 of 1493 vehicle shutter/loss of power
May 23, 2005 (11:16 am)
This a problem pretty much described in posts 855 and 860. I do have some additional information. I accidently stumbled onto when the vehicle was up on jacks. Not all the time but a couple of times when the transmission was selected to any gear, the front brakes would intermittently stop the wheels from spinning and then release.When the engine was accelerated in this condition the van would shake and the front wheels only turned very slowly. Then when what ever it was quit malfunctioning everything functioned normal. I am thinking it's something to do with the TCS system, ABS system or brakes. That leaves a lot of parts to eliminate. Is there anyone out there that has experienced this problem and could help me correct problem or narrow down my search.
#1015 of 1493 2000 Montana Electrical Problem?
May 24, 2005 (5:06 am)
My 2000 Montana appears to have some sort of malfunction in it's electrical system or computer. The "idiot lights" keep coming on and going off. Only one of them seem to have any effect on how it runs. That would be the "check engine" light. Is this electrical as in relays or is it computer? I am really getting fed up with the electrical problems that this Van has. Please email reply to me. Thanks.
#1016 of 1493 power window switch montana 2001
May 24, 2005 (5:55 am)
The passenger's side power window only open/closes with the driver's side switch. The passenger's switch does not open the window but will close it once open.
Would this be a passenger's side switch problem?
What is the process to change a power window switch
#1017 of 1493 Re: '97 Trans Sport Lower Intake Manifold Gasket [mygrayvan]
May 24, 2005 (6:19 pm)
I had similar problem with my 99 montana. After pursuing it with the dealer and GM canada they admitted that there is a service bulletin for the manifold gasket problem. They paid half of the $900 bill because it was passed my warranty.
I did a lot of internet surfing about this antifreeze leaking into the engine because of the dexcool rotting the gasket. It is a serious problem that many owners are complaining about. I guess I was lucky my bill wasn't as big as some others , but I am having problems with sensors on ABS, TCS, and airbags, as well as premature wearing of brake rotors, etc...
#1018 of 1493 Montana shuts down
Jun 01, 2005 (6:39 pm)
Hi I own a Montana 2000, about two to three months ago while driving in the highway it shut down by itself, we had to push it to the side, it started again five to ten minutes later. Then about a month ago it shut itself again and now it won't start, whe changed the gas pump and gas filter, checked the sparks, everything seems to be good. We are pretty sure that it's an electric problem, we took it to the dealer and the dealer did not find the problem.
PLEASE SOMEBODY HELP ANY INFO WILL BE APPRECIATED
EVELYN (from canada)
#1019 of 1493 Re: Montana shuts down [evelyn14]
Jun 06, 2005 (5:14 am)
Hi I Had a similar problem with a 94 chev lumina van.. It was the pick-up coil under the dist cap. My van would shut off and not start.wait a while an d then it would start... took it to the dealer and when the trbl was on they would hook it up to
the computer and would start every time.. to it to a small garage and they found the pick-up coil... Hope this helps. Alvin (New Brunswick)