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2001 Pontiac Montana Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Pontiac Montana

2001 Pontiac Montana 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.

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

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

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2001 Pontiac Montana Questions

If I put the van in gear it clicks really bad then I put it back into park and it gets even worse, I turned off the car and relised I can push it when its in park? whats wrong?

2001 Pontiac Montana. recently have had issues with it not wanting to go into drive or reverse. Once we get going, it's fine.

Replaced the radiator, water pump, and tstat. Didnt overheat for about an 30 min drive then on the way back home started to overheat. The thing acts like there is a restriction in the water flow also had it flushed.

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2001 Pontiac Montana Recalls

Due to variations in the manufacturing process, or exposure to high heat may lead to a fracture in the tank inlet check valve. Fuel vapors may pass through the fracture and accumulate on the side of the fuel tank. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel tank. The recall began December 4, 2007. The GM recall number is 06230.

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.

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.

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2001 Pontiac Montana Reviews

Lame vehicle. Doesn't do the job.

I have a 2000, it has 140,000 miles on it & I put every one of them on there. This has been a great van for me. After 10 years I put it in the shop for the first time yesterday.

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