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Pontiac Trans Sport, Pontiac Montana, Van
#994 of 1485 Re: 2001 Montana Oil In Dex Cool [thomasb]
Mar 31, 2005 (9:31 am)
How this, replying to my own message.
Got the intake gasket fixed yesterday, at first my local pontiac dealer told me, "your not the original owner, GM won't touch the repair". Had an aftermarket warranty from a company called Lubrico the other seller gave me with the van, they covered the full cost, thank god almost $800 CAN, just had to pay $100 deduct and oil change.
Get this though, the other night I had called GM Canada and told them what I thought the problem was, he took my name and number and said bring it in and get a diagnosis. He called me back yesterday an hour after bringing the van home and said GM said they would cover the repair, told him thanks for the call, already done, had the aftermarket warranty, thanked him for the courteous reply and the return call.
I guess the deal, at least her in Canada, call GM, don't believe the local dealer and what they say. GM Canada was going to cover it for me.
Apr 01, 2005 (7:18 am)
What year is your Montana?
2004, 2005 and I believe 2003's have 5 year power train warranty's in Canada. That said, it's mostly the earlier models that have the problems.
Great news though.
#996 of 1485 Re: 98 transport ext [cobranty]
Apr 05, 2005 (8:41 pm)
Had this problem last year on our 99 Montana ext ... both your symptoms and others listed in these messages. Other symptoms included the sound of the ABS system activating when backing up and turning sharply (like leaving a parking spot).
A tire dealer said the wire leading to the wheel speed sensor was damaged, but an attempt to repair it didn't solve the problem. It turned out that the wheel speed sensor in one of the front hubs was faulty.
Not a cheap repair, unfortunately, as the moving part of the hub assembly must be replaced. But it worked and it was a good investment to get the ABS system back.
#997 of 1485 Montana 2001 coolant and cylinder head
Apr 06, 2005 (10:47 am)
I love this forum for all the information from those helpful and enthusiastic folks.
My Montana 2001 of 55000km was found leading coolant and oil traces appearing in the coolant reservoir.
The dealership agreed to cover the cost of replacing the intake manifold gasket (they believe it worth CAD1400), while telling me that 2 of the cylinder heads need to be replaced for CAD400.
They believe that the cylinder head replacement is not a consequential damage of the coolant leak. ANY IDEAS?
#998 of 1485 Re: '97 Trans Sport Lower Intake Manifold Gasket [n7don]
Apr 07, 2005 (3:43 pm)
Hi I am going thru the same kind of thing. On Dec.15, I brought my Montana in because the "check engine soon" light came on and the temp gauge was going from past 210 to 100 and back up. In addition I told him I was loosing antifreeze and I could smell it and taste it as I parked the van. The GM Authorized Dealer told me is was due to the intake manifold gaskets leaking and a clogged injector. After spending 1180. and getting the van back,i drove it home less than 2 miles and found antifreeze leaking out and it had the same problems that I took it in for. I took it back the next day(because they were closed at this time)and he said it looks like the water pump went now. After another $80 for a water pump,I still cud taste and smell antifreeze. I went back and told them this and they said it was because the water pump went and splashed antifreeze over the engine. I wasn't happy with that answer but that was it from them. Now it happened again and 1st Goodyear told me and now the same dealer is telling me that the Head Gasket is gone and even that I have been complaining about it all along and involved GM in it from December the Dealer is saying it has nothing to do with the work they did and said it will cost 2200. then more to see why the light is on. I spoke with GM and they are going to call me on Monday because the Manager at the dealer is n/a until Monday. So as for one not being related to the other,I feel it was always there and they failed to diagnose it correctly. I never got rid of the smell and did have to add coolant to the overflow after the time it was "fixed". Any thoughts?
#999 of 1485 Re: '97 Trans Sport Lower Intake Manifold Gasket [mygrayvan]
Apr 11, 2005 (8:39 pm)
I have a '98 Trans Sport with 124k miles. With my check engine light on, my temp gauge pegged out, then dropped back. It did this in a cycle just this past Saturday. I took it in today - and recevied the bad news that it was the head gasket.....$1450-1600 range. The tests they ran (multiple to confirm) indicated that the coolant and oil were mixing indicating an internal leak - nothing external. Ugh! I'm sure the van isn't worth more that $2000 to anyone but me - but It's got to be fixed. This was all done at a dealership, one I respect and have worked on my van for a couple of years now. Prior to this news I have had no engine problems with the van.
#1000 of 1485 extended powertrain warranty...I need details
Apr 12, 2005 (10:57 pm)
I recently purchased an 03 Montana that started it's life out in Quebec. I've heard various mentions of an extended powertrain warranty on this board. Does anyone know when GM started doing this?? Was it free? Did it carry over to used buyers? What are the terms?
Apr 13, 2005 (5:54 am)
The 2004/2005 Canadian models definitely had a 5 year powertrain warranty. I'm not sure about the 2003 but there should be a warranty card with your owner's manual. If not, call GM Canada. Numbers are on their site.
#1002 of 1485 Possible turn signal switch problem
Apr 19, 2005 (5:25 pm)
I have a 1999 Montana. The other day when backing up the ABS and TCS lights came on when the left turn signal was on. When I signal to turn left the signal flasher flashes quicker than it should, but only when brake is applied. When checking by pushing hazard button the flashing goes back to normal which is what I have been told means that the signal switch is bad. I have been told that this part is $400.00!!!! Vehicle runs fine and lights are not on all the time. When they do come on they are not on the next time vehicle is stopped, then started.
Has anyone else ever had this problem? Will it eventually affect normal operation of the vehicle? Thanks
Apr 19, 2005 (5:57 pm)
Sounds high. I would get another opinion. May be able to get a used one from a wrecker also.