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Pontiac Trans Sport, Pontiac Montana, Van
#1117 of 1493 Re: 2000 Pontiac Montana Extended... 2 issues [accordseman]
Oct 17, 2005 (9:03 pm)
Listening to your story brings back so many memories. I have a 2000 Pontiac Montana Extended as well. I purchased this vehicle new so there are no previous owners except the dealership ofcourse. Your doors I totally forgot that my van use to do this. My van did this back in 2002-2003 somewhere in there. I took it to the dealership but they had no clue what was going on, because the problem was not present when they were looking for it, eventually the problem just stopped. And the jerking in the van I noticed this recently started in the rear of the van like something was holding the van back when we would be at a complete stop and begin moving, then there would be a little jerk and we would be on our way, this also went undetected when I tried to get a mechanic to look at this. Well now that the warranty is warn out the problem with the jerking is very present and noticable. I just paid 480 to get this problem fixed on 10/14/05, and here we are 10/17/05 the problem is still there. I have a gut feeling that it is a transmission problem. Not fun, I have my luck with vehicles going to trash right as soon as the warranty runs out. When I take my van to the dealership I feel like I am the only person who sees the "pink elephant" and no one else sees what I am talking about. That is only when the warranty is in effect of course. That all changes when the warranty doesnt pose a problem.
#1118 of 1493 Re: Paint Peeling on My Montana [beccaboo]
Oct 19, 2005 (5:51 am)
Thanks Beccaboo -
Sounds like the exact same thing.
I understand the aluminum thing - and realize that is why we are not rusting, but I haven't come across some of the other rust issues either.
Beccaboo - are you in Ontario and who did you contact at GM, can you give me a number??
Thanks for everyone's help - I am working on this issue and I will let you know the results.
#1119 of 1493 Re: Traction Control and ABS [flmudshark]
Oct 25, 2005 (9:03 am)
Did you ever get a responsea? Yes, a backyarder can replace the hub. The only special tool you need the axle lug nut socket which can be found at most auto parts stores. I believe it is a 34mm. If you can replace the brakes, this is really not much more difficult. I used a wheel puller to push the axle back through the hub but there wasn't much pressure needed. The hub assembly cost me about $175 at NAPA and the socket was about$10 if I remember correctly. If the brake pads are worn it's a good time to replace them because you have to take the caliper off anyway.
#1120 of 1493 Re: power locks are going crazy [all4chevy]
Oct 31, 2005 (7:05 pm)
Hi-My 2002 Montana just started doing your problem. I called dealer service manager who never heard of it(in big city-big dealership). Ever get it fixed? Mine started a frying noise mid-dash. The lock receiver is about there.
#1121 of 1493 Radiator drain plug
Nov 01, 2005 (7:20 pm)
I am trying to flush the cooling system to replace the coolant as its now more than 5 years on my 2000 montana van. The drain plug at the bottom of the radiator is really weared, I don't know how to open it, does it need a special tool? I tried with nose plyer but it didn't work. if any body knows please let me know.
#1122 of 1493 Re: Radiator drain plug [tan1]
Nov 07, 2005 (10:40 am)
As I"> know, the original coolant is good for 150k miles or 240k KM and not number of years
#1123 of 1493 Overhead digital console not functioning--98 Trans-Sport
Nov 07, 2005 (10:44 am)
Does anybody know how to fix it--any fuse etc..
The console is just dead blank
#1124 of 1493 Re: gas gauge [drifter3]
Nov 07, 2005 (5:12 pm)
I have a 2000 model and had the same problem. I had the connector that plugs into the gas tank cleaned and that fixed it for a while, but eventually had to have the connector replaced. Water was getting into the connection and corroded the pins. Works good as new now.
#1125 of 1493 Re: Radiator drain plug [pontuser]
Nov 07, 2005 (5:59 pm)
thanks for the response, the GM owners manual says coolant replacement 150,000 miles or 60 months which ever comes first. any one knows how to open the drain plug of the radiator to drain the coolant situated at the bottom of the radiator.
#1126 of 1493 2000 Pontiac Montana
Nov 12, 2005 (11:14 pm)
Nothing but trouble with this car. Bought new in 2000.
- Head gasket was fixed under warranty
- same with ABS
- roof was rusted thru and was completely replaced under "extended warranty". It took 8 months of calling GM Canada, but it finally got done last week.
- paint on hood is peeling and GM won't do anything about it.
- radio lights are gone and will be fixed on our own.
- rear wiper stop functionning
- rear driver side door won't open (fixed on our own)
Love the car, but hate the GM service. I also have a 2003 Toyota Corolla and the service is 10 times better. This is not my 1st GM, but will probably be my last one. Traded my old Chevrolet with 360,000 km for the Montana and that car was great (original engine and transmission). GM should wake up and treat customers better...