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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your Pontiac Trans Sport

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Pontiac Trans Sport Problems

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

Brakes -- Verified

Front brake rotors can wear causing a pulsation felt in the brake pedal. Our technicians tell us this condition is best corrected by replacement of the front rotors and brake pads.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

The front door window regulators and guides may become worn causing the door window glass to come off track.

Pontiac Trans Sport Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc.

Summary: THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY ACT. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINIVANS EQUIPPED WITH FRONT BUCKET SEATS. THE FRONT SEAT RECLINER MECHANISM LOWER BOLTS CAN LOOSEN. A LOOSE BOLT COULD FATIGUE AND BREAK, RESULTING IN THE SEAT BACK FALLING REARWARD.

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Body, Interior & Misc., June 11, 1997

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES AND MINI VANS ORIGINALLY SOLD OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE FOLLOWING STATES: CONNECTICUT, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT AND WISCONSIN. THE REAR CRADLE BOLTS PULL THROUGH THE RETAINERS DUE TO CORROSION OF THE RETAINER. IF BOTH BOLTS PULL THROUGH, THE REAR CRADLE WOULD NOT LONGER BE SUPPORTED AT THESE MOUNTING LOCATIONS AND THE STEERING INTERMEDIATE SHAFT CAN SEPARATE FROM THE STEERING GEAR.

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Drive Train, March 22, 1996

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 1991 THROUGH JULY 1995. THE TRANSMISSION OIL COOLER LINE CAN SEPARATE WHEN THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED IN LOW TEMPERATURES IN COMBINATION WITH HIGH TRANSMISSION LOADS.

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Drive Train, January 29, 1996

Summary: THESE VEHICLES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH THROTTLE CABLE SUPPORT BRACKETS THAT COULD CONTACT THE THROTTLE LEVER SYSTEM AND INHIBIT THE THROTTLE RETURN. THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 124, "ACCELERATOR CONTROL SYSTEMS."

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Suspension & Steering, January 24, 2003

Summary: 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 BEARINGS TO ESCAPE.

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Pontiac Trans Sport Questions and Answers

barton, 1990 Pontiac Trans Sport, Jackson, MI

what causes a radiator fan to quit working an where are the items located I need to check

barton, 1990 Pontiac Trans Sport, Jackson, MI

You answered my question on how to fix a raditor fan but where are the items located for mr to check

barton, 1990 Pontiac Trans Sport, Jackson, MI

Im sorry . Caqn you send me a picture or something showing where the fuseable lins and the relays are for my raditor fan.My fuse box in my glove compartment dont have anything for raditor fan. Is ...

phooey, 1990 Pontiac Trans Sport, Irving, TX

want to drain the old antifreeze and replace with new, where is the drain plug on the radiator located?

crazzynana, 1990 Pontiac Trans Sport, Fargo, ND

A WOMAN GAVE ME THIS VAN FOR FREE. SHE SAID THE TITLE WAS IN THE 3RD GLOVE COMPARTMENT. CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHERE THE 3RD GLOVE COMPARTMENT IS? THANK YOU IN ADVANCE

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Pontiac Trans Sport Reviews

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 heard of this before. Has anyone else experienced this? If anyone can share any light please email me at strangerr@gmail.com

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

I bought this 1998 Trans sport van this January! It had some water damage before and had to have a motor put in it before I got it. I had it 4 months and it had to have another motor put in it! The car lot I got it from filled it with stop leak and it blowed a head. Then I had to put a radiator anh most recently I had to flush the heater core. That was a job! Way to much wireind and electronics! I like the older vehicles that you can actually work on! Never again will I buy another!

Many problems with Worn Suspension and related F.end
Cut interior upgrades
fiberglass body.(needs attention regarding good grounding)
Runs strong
exhaust leak
air doesn't work
terrible front end engineering

they are a very handy and roomy vehicle

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