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Pontiac Montana Model Overview

Pontiac Montana Questions

auntychristy
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What Is A Heating Assembly?

I have 2000 Pontiac Montana, had head gaskets replaced at 80K, had AC condenser and compressor replaced at 155K, had transmission replaced 165K, had no heat last year til heater core was flushed, but ...

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badhabits
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Doesn't Want To Start

i have replaced the fuel pump and the cps and i can get it running but when it shuts down for a long er period it wont start unless i drain the battery and give it a boost then it will start......is...

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ponmon
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Could This Be A Problem With The Crankshaft Positioning Sensor? Are There ...

The engine will stop running at completely random times, whether at slow speeds on surface streets or at full speed on the freeway. The last experience was stalled on freeway after running for 30 mi...

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Rayne1977
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Over Heating Problem

I have a 2001 montana we have changed the hoses the waterpump and the thermostat bleed air out of the system as directed and it is still over heating ther are no leaks and the radiator looks fine no...

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markham
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I Just Brought 2004 Montanta, No Heat In The Rear ,it Blow Cold Air When I ...

i just brought a2004 montanta and their is no heat in the rear,only cold air come out whene i put on the rear switch on the dash...... Is their a other switch i need to put on!!!!!!

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About the Pontiac Montana

Pontiac already had a minivan, the Trans Sport (clever, huh?), which it had introduced in 1990.  Its only successful feature was the Montana sport package, which jazzed the boring minivan image up with more SUV-type characteristics.  Pontiac latched onto this and rebadged its minivan as the Montana in 1999, putting an emphasis on SUV sports performance and style rather than soccer and groceries.
Directly competing with the Venture and Silhouette, the Pontiac Montana came in regular and extended versions and had a wide array of seat configurations to improve passenger and storage flexibility.  A combination of bucket, bench, and captain's chairs could be removed or folded down to accommodate up to eight people in the extended vans.  Dual sliding doors were its most popular feature, and a power passenger option was available on the extended van.  This later expanded to a driver's side power door as well.  
Plenty of features came standard on the original Montanas, including ABS brakes, daytime running lights, cruise control, rear defogger, dual front and side airbags, and later OnStar, remote entry, and power windows, locks, and mirrors.  The extensive options were very popular and could be had separately (DVD system, heated seats, parking assist sensor, air compressor) or as part of various sport packages that tried to beef up the SUV image with sports suspension, rear spoiler, hood scoops, and performance tires.
Pontiac tried even more to appeal to SUV wannabes who were stuck with the practicality of a minivan by adding all-wheel drive capability briefly.  Though Montana owners loved the sporty handling, good gas mileage, cargo flexibility, and peppy V6 engine, the minivan suffered from many quality issues and extensive mechanical problems with the transmission and intake manifold.  Due to waning popularity, perhaps because of these issues, the Montana eventually weaned its lineup down to just the extended vans right before its demise in 2005.  It would be reborn in 2006 as the Montana SV6, an obvious nod to its reinvigorated SUV styling.