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#1430 of 1485 install A/C compressor for dual air unit
Aug 02, 2009 (3:26 pm)
I am working on a 2001 Pontiac Montana. I am replacing the A/C sompressor. This van has dual air. And I am looking for some kind of manual on how to replace this. I need to know where the rear air accumulator is? Any help would be greatful.
Aug 09, 2009 (9:54 am)
hello all i own a 2002 montana and last night had the scare of my life. it was raining and i had my youngest and my 4 month old grand daughter with me.
i wasn't too far from home thankfully, when the heat gauge went way up and the temp light came on, i had no power in the motor ( barely made it up the hill ). pulled over to the side of the road and threw on my hazards. (dangerous spot to have to stop but had no choice).
lots of coolant in the resevour, let it cool down for about an hour, drove it back home and parked it. this morning i started it back up to see if i could find a problem now my oil light is on and the oil life says it is at 0. just had the oil changed last month at the dealer.
has anyone else had this sort of problem and could you please tell how to fix it? this is my only vehicle and i use it daily as i am moving.
thank you for reading my post
#1432 of 1485 2004 Montana hatch door
Aug 13, 2009 (7:38 am)
I need to replace the back door or have it fixed. My ? is,What previous years have the same body parts. So, will a hatch door off of a 99', 00'or 01'models be the same hatch door as the 2004 model. Or even the Transports models, might they fit?
#1433 of 1485 Re: HELP please [luvmyvan2]
Aug 14, 2009 (7:45 pm)
Immediate engine over heating could be from a variety of different reasons. Anything from "stuck / broken" inner engine oil pump, to too low of engine oil, to plugged oil filter (assuming the previous engine oil replacement folks did change the oil filter), to plugged up main radiator, to stuck main rad `thermostate`, to electric main rad fans NOT turning on when they should, to even engine head gasket leakage. Variety of different reasons that a certified auto mechanic must investigate. As a suggestion, call a few local auto mechanics in your area and ask them to investigate. Can you drive your van to your local mechanic or get them to Tow Truck it to their shop? Hard call on this decision. Hopefully, its a simple stuck thermotate or perhaps a broken wire on their main rad's electric fans. Hopefully, its something this simple (and low cost) to fix.
#1434 of 1485 Re: HELP please [spike99]
Aug 15, 2009 (7:03 pm)
since the over heating of my van i have driven it and for 5 days had no probs, now it is acting up again. temp gauge goes to the red and the dummy light comes on. since i reset the oil meter hasn't told me to check the oil. i plan on calling my garage to have them look at it i also hope it is a cheap fix. i had the thermostat changed 2 years ago.
thank you for responding
#1435 of 1485 Re: HELP please [luvmyvan2]
Aug 16, 2009 (7:53 am)
I think it could also be a blocked heater core, but this problem exceeds my modest abilities to analyze.
#1436 of 1485 warning lights on dash are on
Sep 28, 2009 (10:12 am)
asb,check engine light and 1 other light stays on. the gas gauge stays on full. what could this be?
#1437 of 1485 Re: 98 transport ext [atrent]
Oct 04, 2009 (5:37 pm)
It is amazing. I was told by a dealer that it was going to cost $798 (to start) to fix the same problem on my 2001 Montana. I had already cleaned the van out and was going to sell it as is until I saw you post. For $66 I bought 2 circuit board replacements and the van passed inspection w/ no ABS or Trac lights on. Thanks you save our van or probably $1500 in repairs figuring that the $800 wouldn't have fixed it and they would have kept charging us for useless repairs
Oct 07, 2009 (9:08 pm)
Is there any other Pontiac model that has a radio that is interchangeable with a 98 Montana?
#1439 of 1485 Prepare Trans Sport with blown head gasket for winter
Oct 10, 2009 (5:36 am)
I was RIPPED OFF on a 1997 Pontiac Montana Trans Sport - overheated big time right away. I paid $1450, spent another $1000 on new radiator, thermostat, air filter, oil change, new antifreeze, insurance. Radiator repairman put water in, after charging me for 2 antifreeze gallons. Now, the water/antifreeze, oil are intermixed. The radiator tests to low of 20 Deg F, not enough for MI winters. I have been told to drain radiator and put new antifreeze in; also, to drain some of the engine oil(oil floats on top of water, so water should come out first). Is this the best idea?
If this is done, should I start the engine in the driveway or leave well enough alone.
I am willing to sell the minivan for $1800.