Question about 2001 Pontiac Montana
I was told I needed to change the Timing chain cover (engine mount), Oil Pan, Upper and lower intake and Cam sesor
I would suggest you get a better mechanic,you do not need to change timing belt on 2001 Montana,it's a chain ,not plastic like some
Posted on Apr 22, 2014
If it's running I would sell it and get another vehicle the cost to repair out ways the vehicle worth
Posted on Apr 21, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If all the bolts are off, then the gasket is holding the oil pan in place and your going to have to tap it with a mallet, Not a hammer but a mallet so you don not damage the oil pan. Good luck and hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
If you want to repair the oil pan I would also check lower engine mount for leaking oil and cracks in anti sway bar near fitting's. This due to engine mount is oil filled. OEM sway bar is made of tubular steel and they crack easy. Replacement sway bar is solid steel. Here's the kicker. When they pull the lower frame to service oil pan. The engine mount and sway bar are attached to that frame. A honest mechanic should only charge for parts ($35 for mount and $100 for sway bar) and maybe a extra hour. My mechanic did all in 5 hours. FYI gasket is only $35 bucks. Good luck
Posted on Mar 02, 2010
Without your actual trouble code, I am assuming that you are have a misfire on cylinder # 5. The computer cannot really tell what is causing the misfire only that cyl 5 is not putting out full power. If it misfires when cold then smooths out as it warms up, I would say it is probably an injector that is sticky, as it warms up it starts working properly.
Posted on Apr 29, 2010
Testimonial: "Thank you for your suggestion. I will have that checked out. I will also ask my mechanic what the actual trouble code says."
SOURCE: I have a 2006 Pontiac
If it's oil, it's coming from the rear main seal.. I would go with this idea.
The seal doesn't cost much but the labor to get to it does.
To give you an idea what is involved the procedure is illustrated below from the service manual:
Removal & Installation 3.8L Engine To Remove:
NOTE: Do not lubricate the rear main oil seal or the installation tool. Do not touch the sealing lip of the rear main seal once the protective sleeve is removed.
NOTE: Use a clean lint free cloth to clean the crankshaft sealing surface. Remove sharp edges or burrs that could damage the rear main oil seal. Remove burrs or sharp edges with a crocus cloth.
Posted on Sep 02, 2010
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