1999 Pontiac Montana Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Pontiac Montana

1999 Pontiac Montana 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.

Rear Lights May Not Work Due to Rear Light Socket Plate Failure

The rear light socket plate may fail causing a brake light or other rear light to stop working.

Oil Pump Drive O-ring May Leak Oil From Rear of Engine

An engine oil leak may develop from the rear of the engine. This is commonly caused by a failed oil pump drive o-ring seal. The leaking o-ring should be replaced to correct this concern.

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1999 Pontiac Montana Questions

My van was starting normally until I drove to the gas station and turned it off. When I got back in the driver's seat and tried to start the van it just clicked. Everything powered on and worked. Except the engine wouldn't turn over. Any suggestions? (1 answer)

Just clicked. Wouldn't start. Everything like the lights and the music came on. You could listen to the radio as well. The van just wouldn't start. The day before this happened I was actually having problems with the ignition as well. The steering wheel locked as did the ignition. The ori...

Why am I only getting fluid from the drivers side front caliper? (1 answer)

Just got this van. Decided to change all the brake pads. Noticed that only the front drivers side had fluid coming out and only that same caliper was grabbing. Could the problem be my master cylinder? I kept getting a weird vibration when I stepped on the brakes for a period if time like at a lig...

I have a 1999 pontiac montana. the passenger side window will not go up or down. (2 answers)

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1999 Pontiac Montana Recalls

Recall 04V597000
ON CERTAIN MINIVANS EQUIPPED WITH SECOND-ROW BUCKET SEATS OR CAPTAIN'S CHAIRS AND A POWER SLIDING DOOR ON THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE, A PASSENGER USING THE INTERIOR HANDLE TO OPEN THE POWER SLIDING DOOR COULD BE INJURED.
Recall 02V027000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES AND MINI VANS, THE DRIVER'S AIR BAG INFLATOR MODULES COULD PRODUCE EXCESSIVE INTERNAL PRESSURE. IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH THAT WOULD TRIGGER A DRIVER'S AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT, THE INCREASED INTERNAL PRESSURE CAN CAUSE THE INFLATOR MODULE TO EXPLODE.
Recall 01V264000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: 1997-2001 CHEVROLET VENTURE, PONTIAC MONTANA/TRANSPORT, AND OLDSMOBILE SILHOUETTE MINI VANS EQUIPPED WITH PASSENGER SIDE POWER SLIDING DOORS THAT WERE SERVICED IN CAMPAIGN 01013 (01V-067) FROM APRIL TO AUGUST 2001. ALSO 2001 CHEVROLET VENTURE, PONTIAC MONTANA, AND OLDSMOBILE...

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1999 Pontiac Montana Reviews

Bought with 25,000 miles on it; now has just turned 100,000. The intake manifold gasket was replaced under warranty (an inherent problem with this model). The transmission had issues around 95,000 miles, but had it repaired (solenoid?) and have always had it serviced per manual. Had the 100K tune-up done and it runs fine. Gets 26/mpg on the interstate! Does not use oil.
Brought the van when it was brand new and 10 years later there are a few issues. The roof leaks by the center of the top of the windshield and no one can find where its coming from. The trans shifts rough from first to second. The complete exhast system has rust holes through it from the engine to the muffler. The power sliding door has casued it to go to the dealer at least 5 times and st...

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