2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Problems
RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.
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.
There have been multiple reports of harsh or rough shifting. This can also be coupled with an inability to engage higher gears or reverse. First item to check is that the transmission fluid level is correct. Following that, the most common solution is the replacement of the transmission's pressure control solenoid.
The speedometer or other instrument panel gauge may begin to work erratically at times. Our technicians tell us that the instrument cluster must be sent to a repair facility to correct this fault.
The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.
The 2006-2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo has known issues with the EVAP system, a part of your emission control system.
To correct the issue, the EVAP canister vent valve, solenoid, and wiring must be inspected. The most common fix is replacement of the wiring connector or replacement of the vent valve assembly.
The steering may develop a clunk type noise from the upper intermediate steering shaft. Our technicians tell us that you should check with your local GM dealer to find out what the latest repair is for this condition.
The spark plugs should be replaced every 100,000 miles. Our technicians recommend replacing the spark plug wires also at this time.
Contaminated brake fluid can cause problems in the brake system and it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.
Flex fuel vehicles can develop fuel calibration issues resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light and/or lack of power. This commonly occurs if only short trips are taken after changing fuel type from E85 to gasoline or gasoline to E85. In most cases, the fuel calibrations can be reset for gasoline using a properly equipped scan tool.