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Pontiac Trans Sport, Pontiac Montana, Van
#310 of 1485 I had a 98 Montana!!!
Dec 28, 1999 (10:40 pm)
I bought a new Pontiac in March of 1998,
The master cylinder was replaced at 2,900 miles.
I had lots of brake problems with the van. I finally gave up after 11 tries to fix it and
with 18,000 miles on it I went to arbitration
and won GM bought my van back. I bought a 1999
Nissan Pathfinder used, and am very happy with it.
I had a terrible experience with GM, they don't
care if you can stop the van or not. The service
manager said everything was fine. However, an independent expert hired by the BBB found otherwise. I hope GM gets there act together one day but today is not the day.
I hope all of you have better luck than I did.
Stay away from the GM trio if possible.
Jan 16, 2000 (6:05 pm)
when my family leased a 1996 pontiac trans sport it had a oil leak the first day we brought it home and it stayed in teh shop for 2 days and we got a caliver coupe for the 2 days which totally sucks
#312 of 1485 1996pontiac transport
Feb 13, 2000 (12:03 am)
we bought a 1996 transport on 9/11/99 with 52178 mi on it we have two months and 6000 mi and the motor blew.Chev dealer said no motors to be found. we are on a waiting list of 2000 motors we startrd at 25 motors.what wrong with this picture.I THINK GM NEED TO GET OFF THERE ASS AND DO THERE JOB RIGHT>
MAD AS HELL.
#313 of 1485 seat belts
Feb 13, 2000 (2:43 am)
i have just acquired a 1990 trans sport se from a family member. it has 162k but runs very well and rides smoothly...just one problem...
the engine idles rough when you first start it. if you let it run for 30-60 seconds, it smooths-out and runs beautifully. It does not seem to matter if it is 15 or 95 degrees outside and it happens every time you start the engine. cold or at running temp. would the oxygen sensor be causing this??? any other ideas.
the compression is good on all 6 cyls and there are no apparent vacuum leaks.
any input would be greatly appreciated
Feb 15, 2000 (7:25 pm)
insc007,check ISC motor-(idle speed control motor)
it may not be extending and retracting properly, with that much mileage, check for carbon buildup in the isc passage. Also have the coolant sensor checked, and if equiped, check MAT SENSOR, (manifold air temperature sensor), if you feel confident enough to do it yourself, just replace those 3 items, the oxygen sensor most likely is not the problem with the initial 2 minutes of running , but keep in mind its a good rule to replace oxygen sensor no less than every 60k miles, for the best gas mileage and efficiency, I hope this helps, E-mail me if you need more input
#315 of 1485 Winshield Wipers
Feb 16, 2000 (6:51 pm)
I am wondering if anyone has heard of a recall on the windshield wipers of the Pontiac Transport?
I have had a problem with the wipers quitting during 2 different rain storms. They just stop in the middle of their cycle.
Has any body else had this problem also?
#316 of 1485 Help!! Should I Chance it?
Feb 18, 2000 (6:52 am)
Heard all of the complaints, but also so saw
"a couple" of good ones for the Trans Sport.
I found an absolutely gorgeous '94 Trans (V6 3.8 eng) that is dark green with gold 2-tone. Rides like new from what I can tell and very clean inside and out.
Would seat the whole family nice for $9388.00
or should I buy that '94 Trooper (partial to Isuzu's) for 8K already?
#317 of 1485 Winshield Wipers (dannoel1)
Feb 25, 2000 (6:21 pm)
Dannoel1, I had problems with my 91 Transport wipers quitting. I check the motor (it was ok) and the switch (seemed ok). The problem was the motor was not properly grounded to its hood support even though the motor mounting bolts were tight. I fixed the problem by running a wire with electrical spade terminals on both ends from the wiper motor body (slipped between one of the bolts and slipped the terminal in) to a ground strap mounting location near the hood light. The ground straps are flat, braided wires used for grounding electrical components, especially important for composite car bodies (91 Transport were composite). E-mail: jcad_ehotmail.com
#318 of 1485 Happy with my 1998 Montana
Mar 01, 2000 (9:06 pm)
I've taken a really quick look at the previous posts in this category... and I thought I should add my 2 cents worth.
I really love our 1998 Montana van. We bought it over two years ago in January 1998. It presently has 60,000 kms on it (about 40,000 miles). It takes me to and from work every day (mostly moderately busy highway driving)and has done a number of 4-5 hour out of town trips. Even at two years old it is still a really nice looking van - some people even mistake it for a new van (surprising considering the mileage!)
It is fully loaded with just about every option that was available at the time (with the exception of the child seats - we have the 4 captain chairs configuration).
I find it to be very comfortable and easy to drive . It is my very first van, and I found the adjustment to it to be quite easy. It drives well in any weather condition (rain, snow).
We've experienced no serious problems with it - so far everything that has been done has been normal maintenance. The only real problem with it is the power door - it is overly sensative. It will sometimes (maybe 15% of the time) refuse to shut even though nothing is blocking the door; 95% of the time it will then shut on the second attempt. Very rarely it has to be "manually convinced" to shut (by me holding onto the door and refusing to let it reopen!). Of course, it never exhibits this "bad behavior" when we take it in for maintenance
We've also had an excellent experience with the dealer who is looking after the regular maintenance (City Pontiac in Toronto, Ontario). They treat us so well, and have always gone out of their way to make sure that we were satisfied with our vehicle. This is such a huge contrast with the Dodge dealership that serviced our previous vehicle.
In short, I would highly recommend this van!
Mar 04, 2000 (7:12 am)
Glad to hear that you're so happy with the van!
We just ordered a new Montana last month, and
we're in Toronto as well... didn't get it at City
though, bought it at Marvin Starr... it was great to hear that you find City to be good for service,
just in case we run into problems later, with
I was happy to hear that driving it as a new van owner was easy, too; this is our first time as well, and I'm used to a small cavalier wagon, I have been a little concerned about the transition!
Keep us posted, now that you're almost POST warranty, about how the van does, K?
I'm really not sure whether or not we'll purchase the extended warranty, but since we'll probably keep this van, for about 10 years, (Hopefully!) I think it would be wise...
so many expensive repairs to these things now! IE:
Great info, glad I caught your letter!