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2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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2004 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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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

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.

2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Recalls (Recent)

Brakes, June 28, 2004

RepairPal Expert Overview:

General Motors is recalling 2004 Chevrolet Impala, Monte Carlo, and Pontiac Grand Prix models because they were produced with lower than specified torque on both front brake caliper to steering knuckle attachment bolts. If one or both bolts fracture, reduced braking and steering control could cause a crash. Dealers will tighten both bolts to the specified torque.

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2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Questions and Answers

Rambler, 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 3.4L V6, Miami, OK

On a couple of occassions my headlights have quit. When I hit the dimmer switch they come back on. Is this in the switch or something else?

clazar18, 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 3.8L V6 Supercharged, Homer Glen, IL

There is a gurgling sound coming from the front section of the car when I accelerate hard. Took it in right before the extended warranty was up at 95,000 miles and they told me it was air in the r...

buck3eighty8, 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 3.4L V6, Cicero, IL

My headlight will not come on with the switch or by theirselves like they used to all the other lights work fine and the fuses are fine

T.T., 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Baton Rouge, LA

I was on my way out when my car shut off on me at my house. Now in order foe me to get it started again i have to keep my foot on the gas even if i try to drive it. I've changed the spark plug...

damncars, 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 3.4L V6, Magnolia, KY

I have automatic headlights they go out at random, usually when they're on bright the dimmer switch does feel kind of spoungey in that it don't always positively click when going from dim...

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2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Reviews

Car is a good driver and looker if you forgive the fact that I will be putting a 4th transmission in it @ 137,000 miles. I bought it used with 30k on the odometer. 1st trans went at 50k (Clutches), second at 80k (pump and clutchs), and now the finals are growling like a wounded dog. GM needs to do something about the crappy transmissions in these cars. I'm not the only one in my area with trans problems either. the shops I've been too all say that this particular trans that's also used in the Grand Prix and Impala is garbage.

have 2004 chevy montecarlo with 18,000 orig miles. electrical panel keeps going nuts - the whole thing lights up. the speedometer does not always work. sometimes it registers 20 mph when I am actually doing around 60 mph. Anyone have any suggestions or similar problem?

I have a 2003 monte ss and only have a couple of concerns one is the fuel gauge reads anything it wants to even after replacing the level unit in the tank for 127.50 an 1 hour of my time, ant he catalytic conertor failure (clogged) had no power replaced it and my car is as fast as it was previously which is quite impressive for a 3.8 litre engine and i get 33mpg @ 73mph because i measured this when driving from just outside philadelphia pa to las vegas nv in just 36 hous straight just stopping for gas (i did not sleep for the entire trip driving by myself )and a utah cop who just wanted to search my car beacuase i was from pa other than those 2 issues i love my car it the most comfortable car i have driven any where

2004 monte carlo ss, the headlights are staying on after the car is shut off

Bought a 2004 Dale Jr. Monte Carlo SS with 25,000 miles on it. Nice car except the interior sucks. The dash curled up in the front, the emergency flasher switch fell into the dash and plastic pieces out, probably some our the mounting hardware. The headlight sockets keep burning up and when I went to check them a clip broke that holds the lamp in and I am being told I have to but the whole headlight assembly just to replace this teeny plastic ring. Now my headlighs are stuck in high beam mode and I can't change to low beam. My speedometer whacks out and says I am doing 70 when I am going around 30 and when I am sitting still, its reads 10 mph. I could go on but I am tired of typing. I will never buy another chevy again.

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