2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

2002 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 water pump may develop a coolant leak resulting in an engine overheating condition.

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

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2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Questions

2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 3.4L enginge, 115,000 miles. Recently started leaking coolant badly. Mechanics said it needs new head gaskets and front cover for around $2,000. Would I be better off getting a used/rebuilt engine? And if so where is the best place to look, how much could I expect ...

Headlights work. Tried a few ways of resetting the anti-theft, and still nothing.

ac only come out on the passager side and the drive side throws out warm air

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2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Recalls

Excess weight on the key ring can cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position without warning, turning off the engine. This defect can also affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. Dealers will provide two replacement key rings and key cover on all ignition keys to correct this concern.

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 D...CERTAIN PASSENGER, MINI VANS, AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES HAVE AN AIR BAG INFLATOR ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE THAT COULD FRACTURE AT A WELD DURING A DEPLOYMENT.

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2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Reviews

I have an 2002 monte ss which I got brand new.I have had numerous problems with the car.Alot of the gm has no answer for.Within the first 2 years off have the car the electrical has gone haywire the lights flicker often,the turn signals work whenever,and my guages in my dash are all screwed up reading whatever.The paint on the car is awful.Within 3 years of having the car the paint was bubbling...

Mine is a 2002 SS 3.8L. Bought it brand new. Other then the cheap and crappy interior paneling the car had been doing good. Recently however its had cascading electrical failures. First the computer went, then the MAF sensor went, then both o2 sensors and the Cat. After getting all that repaired, within days of getting it back the Coolant Level sensor has gone and the Traction Control and ABS ...

190000K MILES....had my 2002 Monte Carlo since 2001...got lucky she's a great car....never missed any maintenance.....if you want proof ill show you....she's my silver bullet

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