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#1027 of 1493 Montana A/C
Jun 09, 2005 (7:17 am)
I have a 2002 Montana and the A/C stopped working about 2 weeks ago. I took it into a local mechanic and he recharged it and added a UV dye to check for leaks. It worked immediatley but stopped working the next day. I took it back to the mechanic yesterday and he said the dye comfirmed that I have a bad compressor and need it replaced to the tune of $510.00....Would this be covered under my warranty? I bought it from the local Pontiac in 2002 with the balance of the facotry warranty....It currently has 61,000 miles on it and everyone I talked too can't believe the compressor is shot already. Any comments are appreciated. Thanks
#1028 of 1493 A/C Water leak
Jun 09, 2005 (9:19 am)
I have a 1999 Montana and the carpeting is wet on the passenger side any idea what it might be. Only happens in the summer when the A/C is running. I think it might be the condensation tube is stopped up. where might it be located. Thanks for any help you can give me
#1029 of 1493 Re: Montana A/C [dupham]
Jun 09, 2005 (12:19 pm)
That truly sucks that your compressor is bad. I would expect it to go at 100,000 miles. My 2001 Montana (63,000 miles) got the UV dye and stopped working 5 days later. I have yet to take it in to determine the problem.
Unless you purchased an extended warranty from that local dealer, the factory GM warranty is done at 3 years or 36,000 miles.
If $510.00 includes the labor, it's actually a good price. Normally it would cost around $630.
#1030 of 1493 98 Pontiac Trans Sport Brake Lights
Jun 10, 2005 (5:05 am)
The brake lights on my 98 Trans Sport quit working. The upper light in the middle of the rear window still works, but the two associated with the 4 bulb assemblies (one on each side) don't work. The bulbs illuminate when the headlights are on, however, when the brakes are applied the lights don't change, i.e. get brighter. Is there an easy fix for this? Thanks for your help.
#1031 of 1493 98 Trans Sport Cruise Control
Jun 10, 2005 (5:34 am)
The cruise control on my 98 Trans Sport just quit working. The van has no reaction when you turn the switch for the cruise control "on" or when you try to engage it by pressing the "set" button. The guy at the shop wants $600 to fix. Is this a rip-off or will he really need to take the steering column apart, etc? Again, I'm guessing there is no "easy fix". Thanks.
#1032 of 1493 Cruise not working, bengineer1
Jun 10, 2005 (7:14 am)
If you do a "search" for this problem, I believe that you will come across with the correct fix. I read that you need to check the brake light bulbs (remove and check the socket) to see if it has melted. Your cruise control is part of the brake lights and if they don't work your cruise won't. I don't believe that the problem is in your column switch, so don't let them near it.
Again, do a "search" and find out what others have done to correct this problem.
#1033 of 1493 Re: HVAC/Heater Outout [synkrowe]
Jun 10, 2005 (5:16 pm)
Similar thing happened on my '97 with the A/C not blowing with any force out the front vents. There is a panel in the back of the glove box you can open to access a filter. It was completely clogged with dust and leaves, I think you can buy a replacement at Autozone for $5. I was pulling my hair out until a mechanic friend mentioned it to me.
#1034 of 1493 Re: Cruise not working, bengineer1 [just4fun2]
Jun 12, 2005 (5:22 pm)
Thanks for the tip. It never occurred to me that the two would be related. I changed the circuit board (it was brown due to overheating) and both the brake lights and the cruise now work. All for about $50. Thanks again
#1035 of 1493 Re: HVAC/Heater Outout [al2503]
Jun 13, 2005 (12:29 pm)
I agree, I had the same problem, changed the filters and had good air flow again. Hope it works!
#1036 of 1493 Coolant/intake manifold gasket problems
Jun 13, 2005 (12:33 pm)
In talking to my brother in law who owns a 2003 venture, he informed me about the intake gasket problems. We have a 2001 montana, 69,500 miles, with the 3400 engine and it smells of burning oil after driving for a while (30 -40 min.) I suspect this is the problem. Has anyone had this fail while on the road? If so, what are the consequences? After hearing of these problems, I am nervous to go out of town unitl we get it fixed or buy another vehicle.