1996 Pontiac Trans Sport Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Pontiac Trans Sport

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1996 Pontiac Trans Sport Problems

Intake Manifold Gasket May Leak Coolant or Engine Oil

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.

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

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

Replace spark plugs every 100,000 miles

The spark plugs should be replaced every 100,000 miles. Our technicians recommend replacing the spark plug wires also at this time.

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1996 Pontiac Trans Sport Questions

Van runs good once started. Have to spray starting fluid in tube pvc/elbow goes (1 answer)

Usually will start back up within a short time. But sets to long have to spray starting fluid back in tube to start it again. Acts like not getting gas at time. When get it running it runs best if can get it on the road and when it get to around 35-40 mph it kicks in and runs good

the drivers window wont go up or down. the motor is fine (1 answer)

almost acts like its binding up......HELP

Windshield wiper/washer switch assembly on the dash unreliable (1 answer)

Sometimes works sometimes doesn't. The wipers always work on high but only sometimes on low or mist. Washer pump sometimes goes along with the blades and often doesn't. Garage says needs new switch assembly but no longer stocked. Any wrecker source?

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1996 Pontiac Trans Sport Recalls

Recall 02V286000
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES AND MINI VANS HAVE LOWER PINION BEARINGS IN THE POWER RACK AND PINION ASSEMBLY IN WHICH THE RETAINER TABS WERE NOT CRIMPED PROPERLY. THESE AND SOME OTHER RETAINERS USED IN VEHICLES ASSEMBLED BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 1996 AND OCTOBER 31, 1997, COULD FAIL AND PERMIT THE BALL ...

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1996 Pontiac Trans Sport Reviews

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I just bought this van about a month ago and for a sixteen year old van it is in excellent condition. Previous owner took real good care of it. I am really impressed. The only problem I am having is when the car is running there is a sound like the purring of an electrical motor coming from behind the drivers seat. The mechanic thinks it may be the pump inside the gas tank, but Ive never hea...

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