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Pontiac Trans Sport, Pontiac Montana, Van
#1258 of 1493 Re: Problems with 1999 Montana [mizeuml]
Oct 18, 2006 (7:18 am)
I have a 2000 Pontiac Montana with Transmission and many more problems. Unless GM comes forward with a statement and some form of compensation, this will be my last GM vehicle ever. I think they were cutting corners with poor in house part machining quality and possible supplier management issues. In 2004, just outside warranty and less than 50,000 miles, it starting shifting rough. In March 2005, at 65,000 miles, AAMCO replaced Torque converter, bands, actuators etc. at a cost of $2,100. 15,000 miles and 18 months later same problem: AAMCO now thinks it is located in the Valve Body. AAMCO is pretty good about it are willing to help and do labor free. In addition: Loosing coolant due to a leaky intake manifold gasket ($830) and with valves hanging because of coolant in the lubrication system (Oil came out Orange colored) New front wheel brake cylinders (stuck) plus rear cylinders leaking brake fluid: $850. What happened to the cylinder honing process?
#1260 of 1493 owner's manual for pontiac montana/chevrolet trans sport 2000
Nov 11, 2006 (6:05 am)
we just got ourselves a used Chevrolet Trans Sport (the name for Pontiac Montana here in Europe), year 2000. The problem is, the owner's manual seemed to be missing. I'm wondering if anyone has an extra copy, or even better, an electronic version of the manual. Would make it easier to be able to use all the features of the vehicle I would also be happy with the manual of another year-model, as long as it is more or less the same car.
Thanks in advance!
#1261 of 1493 Re: 2000 Pontiac Montana Extended... 2 issues [accordseman]
Nov 16, 2006 (5:24 pm)
My 99 Montana has this same shifting hard problem. It will shift extremely hard (sometimes), and then after I stop, turn the van off, wait a couple minutes, start it again, it is fixed...for an indefinite amount of time.
Did you ever find the problem?
#1262 of 1493 Re: 2000 Pontiac Montana Extended... 2 issues [chansalot]
Nov 16, 2006 (9:37 pm)
you might want to change the map. i have problems with it shifting hard when i first started it up. i put in a new map and the car runs like it is new.
#1263 of 1493 Re: owner's manual for pontiac montana/chevrolet trans sport 2000 [petri]
Nov 18, 2006 (4:46 pm)
You might try regisitering on this link: https://www.mygmlink.com/
Not sure if European VIN's will work but worth a try. Digital owners manuals (pdf) are available for around 5 yrs back.
Nov 24, 2006 (8:14 pm)
My husband and I are the proud (yeah right) owners of a 2003 Pontiac Montana. We had no trouble with this van until it got about 80,000 miles, then its like it just fell apart. The first thing that went wrong was the evaporator box. $1,100.00 to get fixed, it was either do that or have my floor boards rust out from all the water leaking on them. That was Sept. 2005. June 2006, the AC stops blowing cold air, so I take it back in to see whats wrong. Its the AC again, the compressor this time. $700.00 to fix it, that is the price I am quoted. I told them I was not spending that kind of money on that van right then, and for them to just put some freon in it and we would see how it goes. So far so good. Then sometime during winter 2006, I am riding down the hwy. and hear this noise coming for the front tire, I thought it was flat or something. Nope, wheel bearing needs to be replaced. That was $200.00. Then the next week it does the same thing, on the same tire. I took the van back in, and they replaced it at no charge ........ they said the part could have been faulty. Well, now when I turn the wheel to back out of a parking place, it makes this loud popping noise. People in the parking lot will turn around and look at me. I dont know what this noise is. Anyone have any ideas. THEN ........ today I am on my way to a friends house to pick her up so we can go shopping, and I have yet ANOTHER problem develop with this piece of crap. As I am accelerating, the van starts to jerk, it does this when the vehicle is shifting. Does this mean that my transmission of going to fail me now? I am soooooooooo ready to be rid of this vehicle, but we owe more on it than what its worth. We tried to trade it a few months ago, and the dealership only wanted to give us half of what we still owe on it. Apparently they know its a piece of crap too!!!!
#1265 of 1493 Re: Spool Valve [gziotek]
Nov 29, 2006 (7:41 pm)
OMG. don't tell me this! i just bought an 06 montana, 17,000 miles, in service since january this year! and am taking it in to service tomorrow for a crunch/ rumble (your words are exactly how i described it to the service man this a.m.) i keep hearing. sometimes sounds like the steering and other times like in the wheel area... like bad tie rods but without any driving/ handling problem.
i'm new to this forum, this vehicle, and am a single female what is a TSB?
also, any one have problems with the auto door? takes ALOT of resistance to stop mine from closing. i don't trust it to reverse for my son or grandson's hands when it takes my daughter's whole side of the body to trigger! thing nearly knocked her over before it stopped and reversed!!
#1266 of 1493 Re: Spool Valve [vango06]
Nov 29, 2006 (10:19 pm)
Takes alot of resistance before door will go back. Be careful with the door around kids.