2003 pontiac montana pulling itself, in park - 3000rpms
My van is pulling itself along & I had to ride brakes to go slow enough through parking lot. when I stopped, & put in park, it revved up to 3000rpms. it felt like the gas pedal was stuck & it was hard to push. got home, put in park, revved up to 3000rpms again, turned it off. My husband went out to check it and guess what?! no problem! I'm afraid it might happen again, what should I do?
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Check to see if your floor mat is holdong your gas peddle down. I've seen it happen more then once when the floor mat's are bigger then they should be and don't fit right and hold the gas peddle. Good luck.
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no the transmission shift cable is streached and needs to be adjusted. you should be able to shift the van to neutral and start it in that gear. just watch when you park because it will roll away. use parking brake. if it doent start in neutral then your cable may be snaped and not noving the gear selector on trans at all
What you are saying is the parking light on the left side does not work. The parking and stop lights are on different circuits. If you have replaced the bulbs the next step would be to check for voltage and ground in the socket.
If you mean the the foot lever wont release, look under dash at top of brake lever. There should be a release arm. Pull it and it will release, just keep your face and anything else you'd like to keep out of the way of the foot lever!!
The three front ones are simple and the three back ones are challenging. There are two ways to replacing the rear spark plugs on the Montana.
1. If your arms are long enough and you have longs extensions with a spark plug socket with a swivel build in to it, you can get to the plugs from under the Montana.
2. You can get to the rear plugs buy disconnecting the two dog bone engine mounts in front of the engine and tilting the engine forward. You can do this by placing the parking brakes on and disconnecting the dog bone, once that is done. Place your foot on the brakes and take the parking brakes off and push the Montana forward till the engine tilts forward enough to give you the room you need to get your arms over the top of the engine with the extensions and spark plug socket. Make sure you place the parking brakes back on and put a block at the rear of the engine to ensure the Montana will not move back and cause you to loose your arm or head.
Note that you need to keep the transmission in park when tilting the engine and that your going to have to replace the spark plug wires and do everything by touch to replace the rear spark plugs.
Thank you for using Fixya and use platinum spark plugs to give you 100,000 miles of service. Good luck and be safe.
a door is open or rear hatch or the connection from the panel itself to the switch is not making the connection completely ..these things occur after a period of use as they wear it may even be the gas door ajar or the hood switch its letting you know something is not making a proper connection as well check all the fluid levels for proper sufficiency levels and make sure the parking brake pedal or lever is fully disengaged
There are a few ways to doing this, and it takes time and a few band aids. You can remove the alternator to give you some room to access the rear spark plug with an extension and swivel spark plug socket. You can also get to the plugs from under neath if you have a ramp and long arm, an extension and swivel spark plug socket will help. You may have to use a 2x4 to wedge the engine to give you some room if you have larger arms. The other way is to tilt the engine forward by disconnecting the two top engine mounts. First replace the 3 front plugs and wire one at a time so you don't cross them. After you have changed the front plugs have a friend help you. Make sure the parking brakes are on and disconnect the two top engine mounts, release the parking brakes and let the transmission in park. Push the van forward slowly to tilt the engine forward far enough to give you room with out pushing it to far in to the radiator. Put the parking brakes on again to keep the van from rolling back and place a block of wood behind and in front of the rear wheels. Don't want to lose an arm. Replace the rear plugs with extensions and a swivel spark plug socket. Note, your going to have to replace the spark plug wire since the rear ones are really hard to remove and pulling on then will destroy them, not worth the headache trying to save them. Use platinum plugs so you can get 100.000 miles before you have to change them again so use anti-seize on the plugs so you can remove them again. Good luck and hope this helps, I personally go from under the van.