1997 Pontiac Trans Sport Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Pontiac Trans Sport

The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid and should be replaced if this is the case.

The rubber section of an automatic transmission cooler line may develop a fluid leak . In some cases the leaking section of hose can be replaced. In others, the complete cooler line must be replaced to correct this concern.

The front struts may show signs of wear, or be excessively bouncy ride at freeway speeds. This may begin to occur at around 75,000 miles.

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So my boyfriend drove the van up the street to meet with his brother. It was driving just fine, then he parked and turned the van o# to meet up with his brother. When he went to leave, the van wouldn't turn back on. Why? A home garage michanic told me it was the timing chain, but another guy ...

The van died when driving down the highway.I checked the timing chain, changed the spark plugs and wires, changed the fuel filter. I know its getting spark and fuel.
These are all the codes before I did any thing:
P0305;P0135;P0137;P0440;P0452;P0453;P0300;P1380;P0125;P1676

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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.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 ...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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my 1997 trans sport is hard to start and it cuts out. i had it tested and it said o2 was bad i replaced it and it is doing the same thing.hard to star and cuts out. can someone help me out there? if u can email me at jtvjackson32@aol.com

they are a very handy and roomy vehicle

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