2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
- my service traction system light comes on
- My headlights quit working, checked the bulbs, fuses and even the switch
- My car is shifting hard what should I do.In not sure to get it flushed will help
- For the last 2 years Ive had a problem with my car overheating. I replaced the MOTOR and catalytic converter and it fixed the problem. Now for the past 2 years ive been putting up with it stalling constantly. So bad it sounds like it will die but doesnt.
- bleed coolant
2003 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.
2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Questions
I have 183000 miles on the car. It is strong with a good engine but when I takeoff or pick up speed it jumps a little .What to do?
Had my system scanned because the service trac light came on as well as the tracoff and abs lights. Was told it was a bad sensor which is in the hub. Replaced the hub. How do I reset the lights
2003 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.
The owner's manual does not explain the child restraint anchor location symbols for the lower universal anchorage system. This does not meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. Owners were sent supplements to the owner's manual explaining the location symbols in the vehicle. The recall began August 18, 2003. The GM recall number is 03039.
2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Reviews
Overall this car is great. I live in the Midwest which means I must handle extreme weather--cold or hot. This car handles very well on ice, however, it doesn't take much to get this car stuck in snow since it rides so low to the ground. For some reason, the radio facing gets abnormally hot to the touch. One major headache has been the breaks specifically the rotors. I've had to rotate and repl...
Love my 2003 SS! 611,200km and still running! Just changed my first water pump and alternator in it this winter!
I have been pretty rough on this car but it has served me well. The only issues I've had are with the oxygen sensors and the catalytic converter. Both have had to be replaced multiple times. Other than that I have 132k miles on this baby and she still has some get up and go.