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Pontiac Montana

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The Pontiac Montana is a minivan manufactured from 1997 to 2009 by General Motors’ Pontiac division. Produced in two generations, this model uses the U-body platform and comes with 4 speed 4T65-E automatic transmission.
Presure control switch? TSB at dealership. Mine has done this several times but seems to come out of it. Cost about $500 at dealership.
  the flasher located on the fuse block is more than likely burnt out
This is a common problem with Montana vans. Its usually bad wire which runs under the front passenger side carpet. Check the other lock switch and see if it works. If it does you have a bad switch and it needs to be replaced. If neither one works you may have to take it to a dealer Don't take it...
There are three of them, and they are all located in the fuse/relay box on top of the battery. The inside of the box cover is labeled to indicate their locations.
fuse box is on the right side of dash board open the front pessenger side door you will find there
  dealership it needs to be coded for that vehicle
The parking pawl probably has a broken spring and is not working correctly. The pawl is a 1.25" long piece of metal external to the motor and is part of the Stack-O-Plates on the output shaft of the motor and to which the wiper push rods are attached. When you turn the wipers to "Off" the motor will...
If you go to advance auto, or auto zone and purchase a haynes manual for 10 to 20 dollars, it will describe in detail (including pictures) of this repair, and many more for this automobile.-----------------------------------------------------OR, you could just post an actual answer on this site...
  Not knowing what year your car is I'll have to guess that it's a post 1996 with a VATS OEM anti-theft device.   That would indicate that the VATS signal was correct at startup but failed while you were driving the vehicle.   The constant light indicates that the VATS is in "Failed...
  == Answer ==     Petcock Looks like a 1 inch long white wingnut
== It's probably your rear shocks groaning, or your rear brake shoes, neither of which is unusual. ==   MAYBE YOUR SINCRONIZERS IN YOUR TRANNY ARE GOING BAD..   On my 2003 it was leaking slave cylinders on both side rear drum brakes. The brake fluid had leaked onto the pads, causing the...
first remove the door panel (don't forget electrical switches and 2 bolts as well as all the plastic clips) and the plastic weather cover. locate the motor and remove its cover by unscrewing the 4 retainer bolts (using a torx T20 screw driver). This cover has the magnets in it. now you will see...
  I hope I am reading this correctly. If so, this already happened to me in my 2003 low-miles Montana EXT cab. I was sooo embarrassed! I had inadvertently turned the dial type instrument-dash light dimmer knob located to the left of the steering column on the dash, to the "dome light on"...
    If you have to ask - you can't do it. The transmission needs to be drained, then new fluid is pumped though to ensure all the old fluid and any contaminants are out. I just had mine done at a transmission shop - the GM dealer didn't even have the proper equipment to do this.
Very simple there is a huck on wiper just remove and install.
  == Answer ==   If you're running a jumper across 2 of the three terminals and it starts then you need to check for power to the 3rd terminal (key in crank position) that triggers the relay. Maybe a broken wire in the relay plug or further up the circuit?
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  I recently had the same problem. First, I checked the pressure in all of my tires to make sure it was correct. I then looked at my rear springs to make sure one was not sagging. I did find that the problem was my front drivers side coil spring...it snapped. Check your coil springs, which are...
  == Answer ==     100 ft/lbs of torque   15" or larger diameter wheels   5 on 4.5" bolt circle   Most other GM FWD only cars will fit
  == Answer ==     You must remove the angled brace tube over the battery. It unbolts easily and then the battery pops out.   == Answer ==   First you have to romove the black bar. I forget what its called, sorry. There is to bolts and each end. Tyhen you remove the two battery...
  == Answer ==   On GM vehicles well most of them anyways its located on the passenger side underneath the car mounted toward the rear passger area in the chassie tucked in there so you really have to jack up the car and take a good look and it looks like a can with hoses/pipes coming out it...
  == Answer ==   In some Honda's, you have to pull the axle shaft in. That may mean some disassmbly of the front end.
  == Answer ==   on the 2002 model, open the hood, and on the left side of the engine, there should be a black box, above and to the left of the radiator cap, remove the black box cover with your hands, and you should be able to access the engine fuse box. I think there are three (3)...
  == Answer ==   can you fit 23 ich rims on a cadillac deville 2000
you have to remove the entire lens assembly from the outside to change the bulb. It takes a Torx (star shaped) screwdriver bit of a...pain in the butt...but an easy job if you have the right driver bit.   Here how to do it: Open the rear hatch, locate the 2 Torx mounting screws. These are on the...
  == Answer ==     Generally ,at the base of the arm is a small hinged catch that you can gently pry open. Once you do this ,the arm can be pulled off.
To replace the front turn signal bulb in a 2005 Montana, you have to access it from the engine compartment. Undo the front headlight assembly as per the instructions noted elsewhere. There is one screw (machine Head) on the outboard side of the headlight assembly, and one 'thumb screw' on the inner...
  == Answer ==     None at all. All you need are your wrenches and a C-clamp to retract the piston.
== Answer ==   All cars are alike. The Mini Cooper is no diffrent. All cars do not run immedietly after the aiar bag goes off.   Grace Faber- USA, Georgia   Answer   In reality any car can drive without part or even the whole airbag system that is if the car is not damaged and that the...
  you must first remove the brake caliper and rotor, remove the large axel retaining nut (usually a 36mm. deep socket required), gently tap axel back making sure not to damage the threads, disconnect ABS sensor wiring harness at all retaining points, remove hub retaining bolts (on inner side of...
I don't know if it is common, but we had ours replaced twice within the first two years. It was under warranty then and we haven't had THAT trouble since. Now it our electrical system, the power locks and windows only work intermittently and the seatbelt buzzer will suddenly come on while you are...
  == Answer ==     this site^ will show you a how
  == Answer ==     It is vary complex. They are around $700 a pop and used ones are about half that. I would recomend taking it in to get replaced. You'll know what i mean after you ruin one
disconnect positive on battery, remove throttle body , remove top intake then proceed to removing screws to 2nd intake . buy yourself a push rod remover on ebay save you a lot of time. keep eveything in order a cardboard box with holes in it works good naming screw location a good idea, etc.
Answer   Most likely you need to replace your blower motor.It is more likely that your blower resistor is burned out, which controls fan speed by "resisting" how much amperage makes it to the blower motor, depending on which speed your switch is on. High speed goes straight through with no...
  replace the blower motor resistor located on the passenger side under dash up in the corner.
It tells you when to change the oil. Once you have changed the oil you can reset it by holding the reset button down.
  == Answer ==     It would depend on what type of information that you are looking for on the 1999 montana. I own one and have purchased a haynes manual somewhat helpful but does lack the read inner detail that a chiltons manual holds, best of luck to you.
  == answer ==   29s here the TCS button (traction control system) is for you to enable or disable the computer controlled slip-differental or simply put the thing that senses if one of the drive wheels are spinning faster than the other(usually do to the other wheel slipping). the system...
  1-2-3-4-5-6   1-3-5 Rear of engine   2-4-6 Front of engine
REMOVAL:1) Remove the plastic belt routing diagram (there is a bolt underneath if I remember correctly)(yep, 8mm).2) Using a 3/8 breaker bar or a ratchet, insert into the belt tensioner and push toward the back of the engine enough to release tension on the belt with one hand, and with the other...
its the fuel sensor its located on the fuel pump in the gas tank .it is a common problem .I had the same problem and sounds like it is a common problem. I took it to the dealership and it cost around $350 to have it fixed. 2nd opinion: My sister has a 2000 PM and has this problem. Called the dealer....
  == Answer ==   idel air control or vaccume leak
I've had the front air cold and the rear air warm. My terminalogy and spelling won't be correct but I can get you in the right direction......There are two separate ac/systems in your van running off of the one compressor. The rear system on mine was hard to find and ended up leaking coolant and dye...
I have a 2004 Montana myself and just used google to find this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBfroF_GRPg It's the best one out there! Good luck.
  if it has a electric side door than its not sealing or connecting properly, i had this prollem on my 99 and i just cleaned the bronze or gold conectors on the door and frame with rubbing alchol
Standing at the front of the van it should be on the left side under the fuse box
  I have the same problem. I recently had to pull the plug for the air ride compressor, and now, I still have to jump it every week. I think I just need a new battery.. it is old. You might just need to get a new one also..
Having the fuel pump changed at a reputable mechanics shop can run between $550 and $800. The pump I purchsed and installed myself was a Airtex (sp?) and cost me $273 (tax included). Deciding to save $500 I jumped out and took on the adventure.A few things to check/change before replacing fuel pump ...
yes and no. with the amount of room, i rotated the motor, removed the battery, and partially removed the windshied wiper fluid resoviour. You must disconnect both hoses or the power steering pump will not come out. While you have the power steering pump out, you should replace the high pressure hose...
  The Fuse panel is located on the passengers side of the vehicle, open the passenget front door and look at the side of the dash you will see a removable panel pull that panel and there are your fuses the chart should be located on the reverse side of the panel. Hope that this information is of...
  Normally $160.00 - $200.00 depending upon how badly worn they are could go upwards from there.   Happy Motoring!!
It is typical for the 3.4 liter motor to develop head gasket leaks.It usually shows up as a low coolant condition and then developsinto a temperature problem. You should have it pressure tested tosee if it is the radiator or the head gasket. Answer No it is notcommon for rads to leak. Most likely it...
Answer   turn the Key to accessory not turning the vehicle on. Pump the gas three time clear to the floor. turn key off and turn vehicle on 2nd opinion: I think they are yanking our chain. I have tried this numerous times and it doesn't work.If it is the service engine soon light then that mean...
  == Answer ==   Many things,, Bad radiator cap weak not holding pressure, Air Dam, plastic air scoop just below the bumper underneath the front of the car, if it is damaged or bent straight down or back instead of forward it will not scoop the air up into the radiator properly. Fans not...
  == Answer ==     factory door lock system is controlled by a door lock relay and or fuse circuit...disabling this may also render factory alarm inop...     diagrams are in a book...     ...everyone should have a manual for their vehicle(parts store or dealer), and a local...
  i am not a mechanic at all but after reshearching my fuel system prtobs on this hunk of junk your most likely prob is the connector that comes through the floor pan behind drivers seat under carpet thaey loose tension and you end up with no power or ground there my connector actually corodide...
  first suggestion would be the head gasket which Montana's are notorious for having problems with, followed closely by a crack in your cylinder head or engine block
My power window on the drives side of my 2000 Pontiac Montana would stop about half closed. It would title forward. I would have too grap the top off the glass and pull it toward the back of the window frame.This is a really easy fix: remove the door panel and, with the window all the way up - pull...
yes mine had a really rough idle and it turns out the motor mount needed replacing
2001 Pontiac Montana?
For a Pontiac Montana the battery is a group 78. Follow this link for dimensions.    http://www.rtpnet.org/teaa/bcigroup.html
  open the hood, look on the passenger front corner of the vehicle. the battery is located under the fuse block which is black.
  == Answer ==     I had a similar problem but with the windows only. I figured it was the mechanics of the window (about $800) but found out it was the switch($75). The switches wear out just like anything else on your vehicle. Try that. It would spare having to pull your panel.
It's a small circuit board built on to the side of the fuel pump assy. It can be changed separately but it costs a fortune considering what it is. Around $80 if I remember correctly. Once you go to all of the trouble to get to it you may as well change the entire fuel pump assembly and get...
  The sending unit and the fuel pump are all one module in the gas tank.
  Just replaced the sending unit today and the fuelp pump is all one unit in the gas tank. There are 3 straps to lower the tank pay attention to the hoses and wires and raise the tank with a jack of some kind. Undo the straps and lower the tank slowly. Unhook hoses and wires and lower tank....
== Answer ==   Look for a vacuum leak. It may be on the throttle body or it may be associated with the EGR valve assembly. Sometimes you can spray a small amount of starting fluid at a suspected vacuum leak and if there is a leak at that point, the engine will suddenly start to sound different...
Easy, unscrew the control panel for the cig lighter and tire pressure unit. Behind this is the blower motor. At the top of the blower motor is a tab use a screw driver to lift up on the tab slightly then grab the motor and turn counter clock wise, the motor and cage will just come out. Any questions...
  == theft lock system ==     if you bought the car new then there should be writen in the manual the code for the theft lock system on the radio. if pre-owned then it might ,might not be in there. or if you dont have one at all. go to your nearest GM dealer and have them fix it by...
The correct bits are called torques bits. Perhaps a 1.5 torques bit would be used to get to the tail light assembly. However, a regular Phillips screw would call for a #2 Phillips screw-driver.
It is on front/rear hub assy - bearing, studs and wheel speed sensor
If your engine light comes on and your temp gauge is lower then normal. listen for cooling fans. if they are also running chances are you need a new thermostat
== Answer ==   You most likely have a leaking intake gasket. I'm guessing the knocking is coming from the front driver's side of your motor (cylinder 5). This is a big job. I would suggest getting it looked at before your motor fails. Coolent may be leaking into the motor. Does your coolent level...
Yes you can put 20's on your vehicle just remember to be careful while turning, turning corners too sharp could make your tires rub.
The air temp sensor that is displayed on the overhead consloe is located under the hood, in front of the radiator, on the left side looking at the engine. It is about 6 inches down with a two conductor wire leading to it. It attaches to the radiator support bracket.
with the motor running and radio off press buttons 1 and 4 on the radio this should unlock the radio
  == Answer ==     According to the gates manual i read there is a petcock located on the bottom of the radiator that requires a wrench to open from the diagram in the book, it also states that you should remove the upper radiator hose during drainage as to help to speed up the process.
  == Answer ==     the fuse box is actually a pain in the butt. It is located inside the car on the passenger side. You have to pull the carpet up and look under it. I had to remove my glove box to do this. But it is next to the door. Good luck.
  == Answer ==   There is no quick release on these. Remove the front brackets and slide the cross bars off forward then reinstall the brackets ... be certain the toeque the fastners down.
  == Answer ==     Passenger side, open the door it should be on the right side
Mine stays at the first quarter, up from cold. I would add more coolant if the gauge is unstably going up and down at different speed.I think you may have a slow to open or sticky thermostat if you feel nervous as your engine warms up, and the temperature needle climbs and climbs, and starts to...
  Pontiac Trans Sport Montana began production in 1998 for US & 1999 for Canada.   More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontiac_Trans_Sport
  == Answer ==   The fuse panel is located on the side of the dashboard as you open the passenger side door. There is a door that you grab and pull out to expose the fuse panel. Also, there are power fuses located under the hood in a black fuse panel as you open the hood to the left side ...
The 2000 Pontiac Montana wiper blade sizes are 24" wiper blades on both sides front and a 16" rear wiper. See sources and related links below for more information. Since there are over 22 different wiper arm attachments, do not buy wipers just by length only - be sure to lookup exact wiper blade...
As you are faceing the engine from the front of the car it is on the right hand side just in front of the alternator, and to th right of the windshield washer resivor.
== Answer ==   Yes it does have a sensor, which is located with the fuel pump in the tank.   Additional Info: It will cost you about 900$ Canadian to replace the entire fuel pump (the sensor is with the fuel pump).
  == Answer ==     The oil filter is in between the radiator and the engine. If you imagine a line between the middle of the licence plate and the oil plug it should be in the middle
  Could be low coolant, stuck thermostat, bad heater control head (if climate control)
  There is a small hand-turnable plastic wing-nut just above the headlight under the hood. This might be hard to turn and may require a pair of pliers (be careful not to crack or damage the nut). Once this is removed, simple remove the entire turn signal lens housing by pulling straight out...