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  • dean bocci Feb 19, 2012

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My 01 Pontiac Montana is trying to overheat at high power


If your vehicle doesn't actually overheat, just getting hot, I think that's the normal behaviour for these cars. My 03 AWD behaves the same way. When driving uphill, especialy when towing, the temperature rises close to the red marking, but I have never experienced it overheating. I think that the temperature has to rise much over the normal driving temperature to activate the two electric fans.

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Have a 2033 auto transit van, high roof. At the lights the transmission lights come on. The van has then dropped out of gear and I have to put it back in gear by pressing the button. When its on a hill...


sorry i have absolutly no idea ,is this a ford transit or another make with a similar name also is this a semi automatic with paddle controls on the steering wheel or a floor change type changer/selector?

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I have a toyota 1994 hiace van, automatic transmission. it becomes slow even on a slight hill road and i need to accelerate more, is it normal or is there any problem with it? all the gears are well c


Typical of a heavy van that is underpowered. I hear review after review about how weak this thing is going up inclines. I do hear that the motor is virtually bulletproof tho. Enjoy your van, don't expect to fly up hills, but expect to get over 500,000 miles on your motor if you do only the minimium maintence.

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well i think the piston ring are already loose, causing insufficient air compression leading to lower power especially on uphill tracks. check also for the air-fuel ratio! too much fuel usually is the cause for thick smoke emission; too much air, causes also less power.

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