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#1183 of 1493 Re: power window switch montana 2001 [dalrd]
Feb 10, 2006 (7:07 pm)
I don't know if you still use this website, but I have the exact same problem with my 2001 Pontiac montana. The passenger side quit working some time ago, and since I rarely have passengers in the front, I put off fixing it. Now the unthinkable has happened.... the driver's side has gone as well, and my window is stuck down.
I'm wondering if you replaced the switch yourself, and how much the part cost. Also wondering the best place to pick one up...
Mar 01, 2006 (1:56 pm)
I'm currently in Germany and have a 2000 Montana, which cut out on my wife one day. The van didn't start and I towed it home to fix. I discovered the wire harness underneath on the left side had a slight corrosion problem so I cleaned it out and added silicone grease to seal out moisture. I've visited this sight after the transmission would shift hard and learned of all sorts of problems ya'll have had and I just want to give some helpful info. to anyone who could use this fix for the fuel pump. I read a woman had paid to have this repaired three times. I feel the honest mechanic in the states is rare and it might have been the same problem. I took two days to think through the electronics of this vehicle and wouldn't except that the pump could go out so soon.
I also baby the trans through the shifting when it gets hot to prevent that hard shift. The codes match up to my Haynes manual and it is internal on the transmission (transaxle). It's cold weather season here so as long as we don't drive very long distances and abuse the trans all is well. We will be going to Texas this summer so I'm thinking this will cause that transmission to go, excess heat won't dissipate quick. But this problem has been around for a year and a half now. I'm getting my money out of it first.
I've had the wiper blade clash, the driver window drag, air bag light, service engine light (with the trans hick-up) and now the PWR STR system is starting to leak.
I've only got just over 40,000 miles and I think that all the electronics that are supposed to help the mechanics troubleshoot and repair our problems quickly are the very things causing the problems.
Just remember, you only need: fuel, air and electricity to keep a vehicle running.
But with all these problems, I check out the van, pull a fuse or disconnect a harness or a fuse, jiggle a cable and the lights go out over time.
Try it and buy a Haynes manual to save some money.
#1185 of 1493 Trouble Starting
Mar 08, 2006 (12:27 pm)
I have a 2005 Montana that has recently been giving me some trouble in starting. It starts every time (I guess I should count my blessings ), but sometimes we have to keep it in the "start" mode for a few seconds before it actually catches. Even then, it sputters or coughs when first running. Yesterday, the dealer said nothing was wrong. Not accepting that, I took it to a shop for a tune-up, thinking this sputtering/coughing was due to buildup on the spark plugs. The shop said there was definitely something wrong and it shouldn't be driven until fixed. Well, back to the dealer, where (glory be !) it acted up for the service rep. He then said it was some type of relay that kicks in to keep the starter from burning out and doesn't hurt the vehicle at all - in fact protects it (starter). Considering the vehicle only has 21,000 miles, this seems strange that a starter relay would already be kicking in. Has anyone out there heard of this problem? Am I looking at early starter burnout because this relay is already kicking in?
#1186 of 1493 2002 Venture WB DVD Remote Missing
Mar 21, 2006 (3:02 pm)
I just bought a 2002 Venture WB that has all four of the wireless headphones, but is missing the dvd remote. While dvds can be played and stopped without the remote, none of the other features are available. I believe the remote is the small triangular shaped one, and might have been made by Audiovox. Could any of you fine readers look at the remote in your 01-02 GM minivan and find a GM part number? It may be inside the battery cover. I know they can sometimes be found on Ebay, but I have searched it exhaustively and will have to wait for several days to see if one gets listed. I have also tried to Google it with no luck. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!
#1187 of 1493 1999 Montana Hard shifting problems
Mar 25, 2006 (5:46 pm)
I started to have problems with van shifting hard after becoming warm. Also noticed a very small water leak from lower intake manifold. Once I replaced the intake manifold gaskets the shifting problems stopped. I believe the temperature sensor for engine caused the transmission to be shifted hard.
I hope this information is helpful to others with the same hard shifting problems. I also replaced the thermostat and all the spark plugs and wires. This was done because of them being hard to access. The van runs as good as new.
#1188 of 1493 Re: Serious Coolant Leak [gmfornow]
Apr 04, 2006 (9:24 am)
I have the same problem with my 2000 Montana. Loss of coolant and cold AM valve tick. Dealer says Head Gasket replace at $1500Cdn. Probably more if gunk found. Van has 69,800 km .
Did the dealer contact GM for participation or did you go direct? Do you have a name? Thanks for any input.
#1189 of 1493 wheel question
Apr 04, 2006 (5:03 pm)
We have a 2005 Montana Sport. It's been a great van and I love the white lettering on the wheels but now there is some white coming out on the tires where black should be.
Has anyone been able to fix this or touch them up and if so, what did you use? Thx.
#1190 of 1493 Re: 1999 Montana Hard shifting problems [bergman14]
Apr 04, 2006 (5:13 pm)
I have a 2000 Montana that has had all the same problems that yours had-the bad news is the intake & trans problems ARE NOT related-the usual cause of the shift problem when warm is the shift solenoid, which is easily repaired at your dealer for arount $400-$500-this should correct your problem
#1191 of 1493 Re: 2000 Montana is junk [minivanh8r]
Apr 12, 2006 (8:50 am)
I have a 2001 Montana which has had a couple of O2 sensors burn out, which, in turn, has caused me to have to replace my catalytic converters twice. What the actual problem is, is that my transmission is not shifting into overdrive. Too much fuel is being dumped into the motor and not being burned, and it is burning up my catalytic converters. I will have to replace my transmission.
Has anyone else had problems with their transmissions not shifting into overdrive?
#1192 of 1493 2005 montana speed control
Apr 13, 2006 (5:42 pm)
The only thing that i don't like is the speed control looks as they forget to put in in then put a stupid lever under the steer-wheel my knee hits it and turn it off