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Pontiac Trans Sport, Pontiac Montana, Van
#1128 of 1493 Re: 2000 Pontiac Montana [roge]
Nov 14, 2005 (12:47 pm)
I have noticed on Pontiac that 2 montanas out of 10 have problems. So it is all luck.. GM service also needs a lot of improvement. Since you already had all conceivable problems, probably now it will give you a good service once these are all fixed.
The best thing with Montana is that one should by a used Montana with about 130 to 150 k KMS, it will run OK upto 300k KMS since all the problems are resolved within first 150 k
#1129 of 1493 front suspension
Nov 14, 2005 (1:49 pm)
we have a 1999 montana there is a metal on metal sound when you turn sharply to the left or right took off the tire there is a .5 inch groove around the inside of the rim on both tires! any ideas or experience with this?
#1130 of 1493 Re: Radio?Stereo Unit display light [bheiny3]
Nov 15, 2005 (3:40 am)
you will have to remove face of radio. remove top cover of radio unplug wireing harness that goes to faceplate (they plug in to main circuit board) so face can be removed. after you un plug. remove faceplate from radio snaps into place with plastic tabs all around radio after you remove faceplate. ( the circuit board must be removed from faceplate) .5 or 6 small screws.once you separate circuit board from faceplate. there is a lcd display unit that has to be removed from circuit board by straighting the metal tabs from behind.straighten tabs remove display you will see bulbs on board they are solderd in the board.desolder and remove bulbs. I hope this helps
#1131 of 1493 Re: 2000 Pontiac Montana [roge]
Nov 16, 2005 (5:42 pm)
We have a 2004 (now 1 1/2 years old) and have had zero issues aside from a crack in the washer fluid cap from the cold. It's been a fantastic van but it's also 4 years later in improvements. I hear the new vans are even better.
#1132 of 1493 Captian Chairs would like to trade
Nov 22, 2005 (7:48 pm)
My 00 Montana has 2 brown cloth captian chairs. I would prefer the 3 across arrangement. Anyone in the DC area like to swap?
#1133 of 1493 Re: Traction Control and ABS [flmudshark]
Nov 28, 2005 (11:40 am)
Hi there. My ABS light just sent on in my 2001 Pontiac van as well. I have 65,000KM on it. Can you tell me where you found this speed sendor wire? Is this also referred to as the ABS harness? What did you pay for your sensor?
#1134 of 1493 Re: new to site [mommyof3kids]
Nov 28, 2005 (11:54 am)
My friend, there is something GM refers to as a "goodwill warranty" and will only cost you about 100.00 + the oil change to repair/replace your intake gasket. Dont let the dealership fool you on this. Demand it. I just was told by the dealer that I needed my done on my 2001 with 65,000KMS on it and after visiting all these sites I challenged them with this good will warranty and they stepped up to it... go back and see if you can get any of your $$$$ back.... good luck!
#1135 of 1493 brake and suspension problems
Nov 30, 2005 (4:45 pm)
I recently was told by the GM dealership that my 2001 Montana needs new rear wheel cylinders and control arm bushings. To repair would be about $500.
The van only has 33,500 miles. Has anyone had this problem and have you had any satifaction from GM?
#1136 of 1493 99 Montana Power Sliding Door Problem
Dec 02, 2005 (4:38 am)
The power sliding door on this van has given us nothing but trouble. It won't stay closed in cold weather. I have to fight with it to stay closed. Sometimes I'll hit the button on the remote or inside the door, walk away, and look back to realize it opened up on its own (even in warm weather). Also, when the van is locked, you can still open the power sliding door when you pull on the handle. Just this morning, we looked out in the driveway, and there was the power slider hanging wide open. It opened up all on its own overnight. =(
What can we do? I especially want to be able to LOCK the van! Help?