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#1343 of 1485 Some pontiacs are junk!!!
Jun 06, 2008 (6:45 pm)
I have a 1998 pontiac Trans Sport. Lets see, I have replaced the waterpump twice, Battery twice, Upper and lower manifold gaskets, Altenator Radiator, Upper bi pass hose that goes to radiator from manifold (Just recent) Oh and did it myself for a whole $7.58 verses my mechanic wanting $40.00 Some to do the same thing. Have had brakes done and currently due for new front brakes. Just replaced a headlamp. Ummm my running lights? One does not work due to the socket being fried. Will have to replace the whole socket. My side auto slider door? It has a mind of its own, Only wors when it wants to Lol!! I keep it off. Did go for the recall but they did not have the parts to fix it. Have had new fuel injectors put in. My brain I call it where you are supposed to see the temp and fuel cunsumption is dead. My drivers side window? The motor for the window is fried and the other window will go down but it does the same thing that the drivers side did before it quit on me, Its like off the track and does not go straight down as it should so nobody uses that window. I'm sure i'll think of more after I post this. All I know is that I will never buy another Pontiac!!!!! If I did not have to have it to haul my sons wheelchair I would have dumped it a long time ago but its paid for and I need it for the wheelchair. No wheelchair lift either. I am the lift system, The chair gos in the back. Oh and I have about 80,000 miles on it. The gas consumption is unreal despite my making sure that its maintained with clean filter etc.... I am only getting 10-11 MPG. Geeze, You would think that I was driving an old econoline van or something. Its crazy!!!!
#1344 of 1485 Re: Spool Valve [brett13]
Jun 08, 2008 (10:12 am)
Hi Brett, I was just reading a lil on the Edmunds Forum and saw your messege, I am so sorry that I never responded to you. I saw it for the first time today. I never even got a messege in my e-mail that would have directed me to your reply. Geeze I was thinking to call West Coast Customs to see if they could do something with it. I still have the van, 1998 Pontiac Trans Sport (Its paid for ) I called the manufacturer way back and was told that this van would in no way shape or form accomidate the lift that I want. You say that it will cost me about $3000.00? Yikes it will be a while before I can save for it. I am very limited financially due to having to keep up with my sons seizure meds, Formula (He has a g-tube) and baclofen (For his baclofen pump). Thanks to having some major insurance issues that just recently ocurred. I am definitely interested in finding out how it can be pulled off without cutting the top. I'm just guessing and tell me if i'm
wrong but maybe widening the side door or getting a specific size lift that would fit? Lol!! Please do get back to me, It would be greatly appreciated
#1345 of 1485 2004 volume control on gas pedal lol
Jun 14, 2008 (7:35 pm)
i bought my 2004 montana in april, love the space and the ride here is one of the problems im having the faster i go the higher the volume goes on stereo i let of on the pedal to slow down the volume goes down this is to funny also after shuting it off get out to close door i get a shock as if to remind me who s the boss lol can anyone help
#1346 of 1485 Re: 2004 volume control on gas pedal lol [pgsgg]
Jun 14, 2008 (10:48 pm)
Wow that is spooky... Lol!! I personally do not have any solutions for you. I'm sure someone will be along to give you their input. Thats crazy!!! You might have an electrical short somewhere. I too get a shock here and there but usually when the santa ana winds are here or just static.
#1347 of 1485 Re: 2004 volume control on gas pedal lol [pgsgg]
Jun 15, 2008 (5:13 pm)
There is a setting for the automatic volume control on the radio. if you have the manual it will tell you how to disable it. as for the shocking lot of times it depends on the weather like dry area.
#1348 of 1485 Re: 2004 volume control on gas pedal lol [pgsgg]
Jun 16, 2008 (6:30 pm)
I found out that there is a volume control that can be set to either go louder when you excelerate on the gas pedal and lowers when you slow down. It's the buttons that are under the CD area I fooled around with them and found that out.
#1349 of 1485 Re: 2004 volume control on gas pedal lol [ang6]
Jun 16, 2008 (7:50 pm)
Hmmmm, I,m going to see if I have those lil buttons below my cd player when my daughter gets home (She has the van). I have never heard of this. I wonder why they would even have this as an optional thing. You can mute the stereo using the controls on the steering wheel (At least in my van 1998 Pontiac Trans Sport) but whats the point of that being controlled by using the gas pedal?
#1350 of 1485 Re: 2004 volume control on gas pedal lol [tiny_bambi]
Jun 17, 2008 (6:22 am)
Its called SCV (speed compensated volume). The idea is to keep the percieved volume of audio system the same regardless of wind and road noise (the faster you go the louder these things get) so you don't have to actually turn up the volume when other stuff gets noisier.
#1351 of 1485 2004 montana throtle volume control [scv]
Jun 17, 2008 (3:49 pm)
Your advice was most helpfull thank you tiny bambi,boga228,ang6 you most likely saved me some money. I was thinking it was an electrical issue would have taken it to mechanic$$$$ my mechanic dosent thank you but i do lol..........
#1352 of 1485 Re: Engine racing like someone has foot on gas. [grandmaof7]
Jun 25, 2008 (5:37 pm)
could be a throttle postion sensor . my 93 trans sport did something similar only when i came to a stop it would rev the engine