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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Problems

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.

Engine -- Verified

The serpentine belt tensioner pulley may wear out. Our technicians tell us that in order to get a new pulley from General Motors you must purchase a complete belt tensioner assembly.
 

Engine -- Verified

The fuel pump may fail causing engine to stall and not restart.

1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Recalls (Recent)

Brakes, September 26, 2001

Summary: 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 DRIVER WOULD EXPECT.

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Engine, April 9, 2009

Summary: GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING 1,497,516 MY 1997-2003 BUICK REGAL, MY 1998-2003 CHEVROLET LUMINA, MONTE CARLO AND IMPALA, MY 1998-1999 OLDSMOBILE INTRIGUE, MY 1997-2003 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 3.8L V6 NATURALLY ASPIRATED ENGINE. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE A CONDITION IN WHICH DROPS OF ENGINE OIL MAY BE DEPOSITED ON THE EXHAUST MANIFOLD THROUGH HARD BRAKING.

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Suspension & Steering, February 5, 2004

Summary: 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.

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1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Questions and Answers

novak, 1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 3.1L V6, Streamwood, IL

Got the volts light followed by most of the others. Had the batt tested and replaced it. Still got the volts light. Checked the alt output and came up with 13-14 volts. What else could cause th...

gmt2323, 1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 3.1L V6, Troy, OH

how do i replace it?it is a center consule shifter...

Bogie, 1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, San Diego, CA

I just had my head gaskets replaced, thermostat and radiator cap replaced. 10 days later I saw my coolant dripping out from the left front and the shop showed me where the drip was coming from. B...

Bogie, 1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 3.1L V6, San Diego, CA

I just had my head gaskets replaced, thermostat and sensor, and radiator cap replaced three weeks ago. For the first time I took my car on a long drive that was freeway speed and uphill 3/4 the wa...

ghostzilla, 1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 3.1L V6, Detroit, MI

While driving home from work car was driving and changing gears with no problems, I get home, pull in driveway to back out and ... nothing, no revrse or forward! What happend? Car is still in front...

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1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Reviews

i need help with my air hoses i dont know were they run to

Bought this car used at 22,000 miles. Owned it for 11 years now. Great engine & trans. The rest of car plastic crap! Plastic gear in sun roof failed, GM replaced 4 faulty turn sig. switches under warr. A/C compressor shaft seal failed just after 50K warr. ended. Plastic console hinge broke twice, Leather seats paper thin, failed & roted. Carpet bald from floormat! Clearcoat on bumpers, rear spoiler & roof failed. Car garage kept all it'sd life. No wonder GM cant sell cars!

I have a 1998 Monte which I purchased new. I now have 228,000 miles on it and can't complain. It's been a great car. Brakes seem to be replaced alot but could be my driving..lol. Engine has been good..no major issues. Standard water pump, serpentine belt, starter,etc but what do I expect at 228,000 miles? My check engine light has been on since 100,000 miles but engine is fine. I did have to spend a fortune to tell the computer that I wasn't stealing my own car. Was DEFINATELY not happy with that. Other than what I would call minor issues..I love my monte!!

I bought this car for $400 in early 2009. It has no major issues so far. The left wheel area makes some noises when driving straight or turning left. When turning right, it clears up. The driver's seat of this particular car was broken by the previous owner, due to the fact that he was 415 pounds. He leaned back, and the seat snapped. No major issues though. It has held up quite well. There is plenty of room in all seat positions, as well as huge trunk space.

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