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Wondering if I can change the starter on my 2003 Montana with a starter from a 2002 Montana?

I just picked up a 2003 Pontiac Montana, the previous owner said the starter was gone, replaced it with one from a 2002 Montana, however the motor won't turn over at all, wondering if I need to look at a different starter or do I need to look into something deeper?

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PUT A BREAKER BAR ON ENGINE CRANKSHAFT BOLT AND SEE IF YOU CAN GET THE ENGINE TO TURN OVER BY HAND,IF IT WONT TURN, SOUNDS LIKE SOMEONE SOLD YOU A EHICLE WITH A LOCKED UP ENGINE. GOOD LUCK!!!!1

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SOURCE: 2002 Pontiac Montana Thermostat replacement

check the coolant level fiirst...if that is low it wont give you any heat.....to change the thermostat you have to follow the top radiator hose to the engine.at the send of it you will see a clamp take it loose...then you will see the thermostat housing its held in place by 2 bolts . once you remove them you have the thermostat....make sure you clean all the old gasket material off both the housing and mount.also make sure you get a new gasket.

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You can download one here: Hopes this helps.

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SOURCE: Changing the starter solenoid on a 2000 Pontiac Montana

On your van the solenoid is attached to the starter. If you can get a solenoid separate (i don't know if you can) then you will need to take the starter off and remove the solenoid (2 screws holding it on) and the wires (on red and one black i believe) pay attention to which wire goes where because you don't want to reverse it on the new solenoid.

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SOURCE: 2002 pontiac montana passanger pwr window

I beleive you need to change the Power Window Switches Module in the drivers side door panel, as these connections are interlinked within this module and it is usually the first part that fails. Especially that you already changed the switches & motor in the passenger door and it still does not work. Once you remove the dual switch module in the driver's side door, you will understand what I mean. Plus it is really easy to access. Good luck! I have the same model, Claude

Posted on Jun 16, 2010

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SOURCE: 2002 Pontiac montana won't start

The problem is most likely a bad connection at the battery or the underhood fuse panel behind the battery. Recheck these connections and included the ECT (Engine Coolant Temperature) sensor (wires and harnesses).

Fuel system? Relative to how gasoline engines work, one that has sat during the 8-hour workday is nearly as 'cold' as one which has sat overnight (overnight will dip mebbe 30*F more, but this is practically irrelevant to an engine). The one major variable is volatility of the gasoline, which is affected by atmospheric temp especially when the engine isn't warmed-up. Starting this month (and continuing until fall) the 'blend' of gasoline will change from 'winter' to slower-vaporizing 'summer' in most regions of the country; you may have it now, or from some specific gas station.

If the car's Inlet Air Temperature (IAT) sensor (in the airbox), is faulty and reading too high, then the combination could push your engine 'over the edge' in terms of the PCM trying to set the proper richness for 'cold start.'

Keep us updated.

Posted on Jun 20, 2011

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