1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Repair and Maintenance

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

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1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Problems

Erratic Shifting of the Automatic Transmission

The transmission pressure control solenoid may fail causing erratic shifting. Our technicians tell us that partial dis-assembly of the transmission is necessary to replace a failed pressure control solenoid.

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.

Key Stuck in Ignition Lock Cylinder

The automatic transmission shifter may fail, or a wire may break near the shifter causing the ignition key to become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder.

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1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Questions

Where are the timing marks on 3.1V6 (1 answer)

Diagram of timing assembly

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

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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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