2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Problems

Transmission Pressure Control Solenoid Failure May Cause Erratic Shifting

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.

Ignition Key Stuck Due to Failed Shifter

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.

Car shifting extremely hard

2005 Monte Carlo shifting extremely hard on initial takeoff from a complete stop. About every 3-4 weeks car jerks violently forward. Once out of first gear, the car runs smoothly. Took the car to a Chevy dealership who was able to duplicate the issue and confirmed problem with the valve body. Valves, gaskets and selenoid replaced at a whopping $1400. No other major mechanical issues with the vehicle, I'm the original owner and car is main...

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2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Questions

Price of a valve job,and how long to do and get my car back (1 answer)

I have a v8 SS, cylinder number six had low pressure and smoke was coming out of my tailpipe and running rough but the engine light on they deactivated my active fuel management and then I got my pressure back on that cylinder. They going to do a valve job and resurface the heads up.

What is the cost range to repair a vapor canister? just need a ballpark figure. (1 answer)

I want a fair price.

Why is my traction control, ABS system, and brake system lights staying on. (1 answer)

The system lights are on all of the time. The brake control module has been replaced and programmed. All wheel sensors are working properly. I have read this is an ongoing problem for this model car so I am looking for solutions that I can check for.

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2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Recalls

Ignition Lock Cylinder Concern

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 install two 13mm key rings and key insert into the vehicle's ignition keys to correct this concern.

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2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Reviews

I am 75 years old and purchased this car new in 2006 with less than 100 miles. This is the best car I have owned. I have religiously changed the oil every 3,000 miles and now 74,000. I have travelled in Eastern US quite a bit. In seven years, I have had just normal maintenance. I love this car. It is awesome.
I have a 2006 SS with 136,000. The car runs great, and everything, except the washer pump, still works as it should. It gets 21 around town, and 26 Highway. This is my second LT-4, and except for the tourqe steer when you get on them, they are a great bang for the buck, wish it was AWD. I've owned GT Mustangs also, but, they are strickly summertime cruisers, (we still have Winters were we a...
the vehicle will not shift out of park into gear.

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