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#1305 of 1493 How to change 2000 pontiac montana spark plugs
Aug 09, 2007 (5:49 pm)
How do you get to those plugs on the rear of the engine? Can you do it from a lift or do you have to rotate the engine? Thanks.
Also, I've been having the problem where I keep getting a low coolant light on. I fill the coolant, and then it happens again within 3 months. Accerleration has turned into crap, thing can't climb steep grades w/o overheating. I know about problems this thing can have, but I haven't found coolant in the oil anytime I've changed it, at least I don't find any as far as I know.
#1306 of 1493 Re: How to change 2000 pontiac montana spark plugs [minivanh8r]
Aug 10, 2007 (5:22 am)
For your coolant loss, in absense of any obvious leaks, have checked to see if intake manifold gaskets are leaking? Its a pretty common problem and will cause troubles if not corrected.
#1307 of 1493 Fuel Cap Replacement
Sep 09, 2007 (4:50 am)
I bought the service manuals for the Montana (and all the 2003 GM minivans), which costed around $200.00 Cdn.
The first thing I wanted to do was change the gas cap to one with a lock. So I went to a dealership and got one. The gas cap on a minivan is held on a "tether" line and I figured that either it would be obvious how to replace it, or it would be in the service manual. No. In fact neither is true. I cannot guess how to get to old one off the tether line, and no it is not in the $200.00 manuals either.
Does anyone know how this is done?
#1308 of 1493 Re: Bad Vibes [dselders]
Sep 11, 2007 (2:47 pm)
I have a 98 Montana Transport. Just had the front two tires and the front struts installed today. However the shake is sitll there. The front end has been aligned twice within the last month, and everthing seems to be fine other than the shake that starts at about 50 mph. I am curious as well!!! This just started at about 100,000 miles. We have 107k on it right now.
#1309 of 1493 Re: Bad Vibes [cjt]
Sep 13, 2007 (12:40 pm)
Did you buy the Transport new back in '98 or is this a recently purchased used vehicle? If this is something you have had for a long time, did it become apparently suddenly or could you sense the problem developing over time?
I think the most likely case will be that you have an unbalanced tire, but there are other possibilities.
#1310 of 1493 Forum Changes
Sep 17, 2007 (1:04 pm)
I have just finished reading through the various postings in all the topics related to my 2003 Montana and I think that the "GM's triplets Venture, Silhouette, and Montana" topic should be made accessible from the "Pontiac Montana" Forum and this topic should be changed to "Read Only". This topic, so far, is really just a duplication, and since the vehicle is discontinued, there is no likelihood that "future" products might be require a separate topic. But do make the "triplets" topic available from the "Pontiac Montana" forum first, because there is enough difference between Pontiac and Chev overall. For example, I might be interested in following the Vibe, and not that interested in the HHR.
#1311 of 1493 Replaced alternator in 2000 montana, now it won't turn over.
Oct 05, 2007 (8:27 am)
Hi all, I just fininshing replacing the alternator in my 2000 montana and it won't turn over. I have power to the vehicle...dash, chimes, lights, you name it. But when I turn the key it just does nothing, no sound, no attempt to turn over, nada. Could I have blown a fuse or relay somewhere in the ignition? Are there security codes that are locking me out of the ignition? Can anyone help me? I was forced to replace it myself due to economics and you have no idea how defeated i felt after going through that whole ordeal just to hear nothing. I appreciate any help or advise you can give.
#1312 of 1493 replacing the intake gasket in 2002 montana
Oct 06, 2007 (10:44 am)
i bought the montana used after it reach hundered thousand km i had to replace the intake gaskets it cost me 800.00 only because my brother done it for me , itook it to a gm dealer and they wanted 2000.00 to do it , but now it runs good and have not had a problem any other way ,with the montana
#1313 of 1493 Re: Replaced alternator in 2000 montana, now it won't turn over. [sussexcofarmer]
Nov 10, 2007 (7:52 pm)
I am having a similar problem. In fact, the symptoms are exactly the same. The difference is that what brought on my problem is that I got a new key from Wal Mart. This happens when I try to use the new key. My guess was that it was a security issue. Your problem stacks up as another piece of evidence to that effect.
That is to say that I would guess that your problem is tied to the same security feature that is giving me problems.
#1314 of 1493 1997 Montana Transport sputters
Nov 12, 2007 (6:44 am)
I have a 97 Montana with 100000+ miles. I just got it out of the shop last week and noticed it will start to sputter and shake a little for a few seconds then it will be fine. It happens any time at any temperature at any speed.
The head gasket, water pump, thermostat, starter and flywheel were all replaced last month.