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Pontiac Trans Sport, Pontiac Montana, Van
Apr 19, 2004 (7:17 am)
I recently purchased a 2004 Pontiac Montana GT.
I would like to know if I can stop the outside air from coming in the van through the Climate controls system. Even if the fan is at the off position when I drive, the air enters the car and comes out through the chosen outlets (vent, floor, bi-level etc). My dealer tell me its normal. The only way I found around this situation is to select vent or bi-level with air recirculation.
With my GMC Sierra when the fan is at Off no air is coming in the truck.
#914 of 1493 outside air?
Apr 19, 2004 (7:37 am)
if having fan off with setting to "re-circulate" stops outside air, which it does - what more does there need to be?
#915 of 1493 Re: outside air? [jeber #914]
Apr 20, 2004 (3:38 am)
What would you say if everytime you enter your house all the windows where open and all you have to do is close them all. Would you then say there is no problem?
In cold weather I have to remember to set the climate control to vent and to re-circulate until the engine is warm enough.
But anyway do you know if this is a normal situation or a problem with my van?
Apr 20, 2004 (8:39 am)
I don't feel any air coming in my 02 Silhouette when the fan is off. I would take another Montana for a test ride and see if it does what yours is doing.
#917 of 1493 Wiper position problem
Apr 25, 2004 (5:34 pm)
Just purchased a '99 Montana with 76k miles a week ago. I used the wipers for the first time yesterday, and noticed the wiper blades pause in the upright/vertical position under the "intermittent' cycle. Turn them off and they close in the flat (horizontal) position like they should. This is repeatable over and over. I don't this this should work this way It looks weird having the blades stop in the the vertical position while waiting for the next wipe.
Any ideas? I know the dealer I got the van from replaced the wiper motors so I'm guessing they didn't do it right...
Also, could this lead to an electrical problem? I've found weird electrical problems -- most notable when I ran the wipers (but rain/moisture could be contributing... )
#918 of 1493 Weird electrical problems on 99 Montana
Apr 25, 2004 (5:51 pm)
I've had the '99 Montana a week and experienced weird electrical glitches. I don't know if this is related to my wiper problems or not, but here is a list of what I encountered so far:
1) The interior lights stayed on for 5+ minutes after closing all the doors and exiting the van. I couldn't shut them off without entering and shutting the off the interior lights entirely. The next day the lights automatically shut off after the 30 seconds like they were supposed to.
2) Power sliding door wouldn't work, as if it lost power. Happened 2x.
3) In 1 trip today, I encountered all of the following (it was raining and i had my wipers on):
a) Went to church; clock was okay. Left church, Time was way off.
b) Radio sound blipped off for an instant, and at the same time the AIRBAG light blinked on for a few seconds and then went out.
c) 30 seconds later, I hit a medium sized bump while braking. The Antilock light, Traction Control light, and Brake lights on the dashboard instantly went on and stayed on until the end of my trip.
d) Arrived home 3 minutes later and noticed the headlight intensity was changing slightly (almost blinking?) as were the dash lights.
e) I shut off the van and immediately tried to restart it. It fired about 40-60% of the time. I let it crank 15 seconds straight once, and stepped on the accelerator slightly and then it started. All the dash lights appeared normal.
e) Finally shut off the van, and hit the button to open the power sliding door and it did nothing. I eventually had to open and close the door manually.
Any ideas where to look first?
#919 of 1493 Re: Wiper position problem [rustymutt #917]
May 02, 2004 (7:26 am)
I had a similiar issue with mine except mine would only work on high and or not at all. I had to replace the Wiper Sensor relay board. Its a connector board that fits between the motor and the connector that goes to computer box. You can change it by removing the connector and with a torque screw set remove I think 2 - 3 screws. I replaced it and didn't have anymore issues. I think it costs around $25.00-30.00 at parts store. Although, if they replaced the wiper motor they should have change out that board but you never know. Hope this helps.
#920 of 1493 '97 Pontiac Transport
May 03, 2004 (5:52 am)
We had our drivers side power window replaced ..
The white clips that hold the door panel are stripped thus the bottom of the panel is flapping and getting stuck when trying to open drivers door .. where can one get a couple of the white clips to hold the door panel to the door ?
Thanks in advance!!!!
#921 of 1493 2003 Montana keeps stalling/stopping
May 05, 2004 (6:45 pm)
I have a 2003 Montana that I brought last year brand new. While driving this vehical it stops dead in traffic and cuts off. It has done this a total of 7 times. Each time that I have taken the Montana back to the dealership they keep saying there is nothing wrong with the vehical. GMC/Pontiac goes by what the dealership says. Now I have a lemon Law Lawyer who is helping me with a buy back. I can not believe GMC will not take back a vehical that stops dead in traffric while driving. The vehical locks the steering wheel and the brakes. Nothing can move, the Montana stops dead where every you are at. Has anyone else had this problem with the 2003 Montanas. I did find one other person that has the same problem also. Please e-mail me if any one has had this problem. Also if you had this problem get a lemon lawyer. The more complains from customers with this problem, GMC will have to do a recall.
May 06, 2004 (5:21 am)
It can be frustrating when a dealer is unable to duplicate a condition that an owner has experienced with their vehicle. Sometimes it can be hard for the dealer to be in the same situation the owner is in when a problem occurs. But I can believe that a manufacturer (GM) would not take back a vehicle without any confirmation that the problem exsists. It appears that you are on your way to resolving the issue through the legal route, so it will just take sometime to finish that proccess.
Also, just to be sure I understand your issue, when the engine dies, you only loose power assist to the steering and brakes, not that they actually lock up?