1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Problems

The intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Our technicians tell us that operating the engine  with a coolant/oil mix can result in internal engine damage. Replacing the intake manifold gasket should correct these leaks.

The speedometer or other instrument panel gauge may begin to work erratically at times. Our technicians tell us that the instrument cluster must be sent to a repair facility to correct this fault.

The water pump may develop a coolant leak resulting in an engine overheating condition.

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1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Questions

The check engine light is on, and when it dies it may not restart for an hour or longer. It starts puttering at stops, and eventually dies altogether.

when you crank it and let it idle it bigins to surge and try to die

I have a 96 monte carlo. It make a loud thumping sound at about 50 to 60 mph. When i turn to the right it goes away. Could this be a wheel bearing or maybe a bad tire?

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1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Recalls

THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY ACT. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: 1995-1999 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO Z34 PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE BRAKING PERFORMANCE IN WET WEATHER OR WET ROAD CONDITIONS IS REDUCED MORE THAN A...THESE VEHICLES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH ONE OF THE FOUR BRAKE BOOSTER TABS NOT PROPERLY LOCATED IN THE FRONT OF DASH REINFORCEMENT ASSEMBLY.

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1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Reviews

i purchased this car 2 years ago-spent @ $1000 getting it into shape and have driven it with no problems since. however, i didn't pass my emissions test and now am waiting to see what i need to repair it and if it is worth it.......

i bought this car and it runs really good just the ac it takes a bit for cool air to go to the back

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