1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Problems

Intake Manifold Gaskets May Leak Coolant or Engine Oil

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.

Speedometer or Other Instrument Panel Gauge May Work Erratically

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.

Water Pump May Fail Prematurely

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

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1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Questions

Car runs great until I reach 70mph then it starts to skip and cut out (1 answer)

Replaced most sensors and spark plugs and wires but nothing helps what could be causing this

Stall when slowing down or turn. (1 answer)

NEW gas tank, fuel system, alternator, starter, battery, power steering pump

Fuel regulator was replaced last week car will not start (1 answer)

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1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Recalls

Recall 03V527000
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES HAVE LOWER PINION BEARINGS IN THE POWER RACK AND PINION ASSEMBLY IN WHICH THE RETAINER TABS WERE NOT CRIMPED PROPERLY. THESE RETAINERS COULD FAIL AND PERMIT THE BALL BEARINGS TO ESCAPE.
Recall 01I014000
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...

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