Question about 2000 Pontiac Montana

2 Answers

Rear driver wheel locks up and abs light comes on

I have a 2000 Pontiac Montana.NOT AWD The rear driver wheel has made some clunk noises. Check engine light is on, and then the rear passenger wheel is now locking up, and ABS light will come on sometimes. Putting it into reverse and firmly applying brakes seems to be a quick short term fix, but wheel will solidly lock up again, causing the tire to squeal and immobilize vehicle. Please help. I am a diy, so i can understand technical terms or instructions.

Posted by on

  • jess_man_69 Apr 30, 2010

    I found the problem. I removed the drum to inspect for any "obvious" issues. When I pulled the drum off, a HUGE chunk of the brake pad, measuring 1 inch by 4 inches fell right out. It SOMEHOW came off from the mounting metal, and the pad material obviously was moving inside and jamming up. I remember now that sometimes it would slowly catch and then firmly lock up. At least it was pad material that was lodged in there. So I replaced both sides and had a friend help bleed both brake circuits. I'm thinking faulty pad caused that???

  • jess_man_69 Apr 30, 2010

    I also closely inspected the drum for abnormal wear. None.

×

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 32 Answers

You may have a bad ABS module but you may need further diagnostics to confirm this

Posted on Apr 25, 2010

Ad
  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I would check 2 things. 1) Make sure your emergency brake is not locking up(they get rusty) If it is this free it up and don't use your emergency brake again; 2) If you changed your rear brakes recently, the brake adjuster shouldn't be adjusted manually. You have self adjusting rear brakes that will automatically adjust everytime you back up. This happened to me with another car I had. Once the rear brake heated up it would lock the wheel. Would have to wait until brake cooled off before wheel would turn again.

Posted on Apr 30, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

How do i get info on any recalls on my 2004 pont aztec & how do i get in contact with somebody about anti-lock & awd problems


Hi! Matt, Most likely if the anti-lock brake light and the awd disable light come on at the same time a wheel bearing / wheel speed sensor assembly is faulty.Listen for a humming noise when driving and try to determine where it is coming from(left/right/front/ back) or any looseness/play in any wheel. That's the possible bearing/wheel speed sensor causing the problem. Or have the abs system scanned to determine which wheel sensor is reading incorrectly.If the awd disable light is off then the awd system should be funtioning.

Jan 12, 2015 | 2004 Pontiac Aztek

1 Answer

Clunking and whinning when locked in awd


check the cv joints for wear. check rear drive shaft for worn slip joint splines and "u" joint wear. When you lock in awd there is no centre diff to allow the variations between the wheels and so you are experiencing a torque build up between the front and rear diffs . This put stress on the entire drive chain so any looseness or worn parts will display noises. Remember that the awd lock should be only used on surfaces that allow the tyres to slip and relieve the stress ( dirt road---snow---mud--ice )

Feb 02, 2014 | Lincoln Aviator Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a 2000 Pontiac Montana. When i go throw water my abs light comes on and stays on untill i turn off the van. I let it sit a few mins when i turn the van back on the light is off. Do you think that...


There are 3 connectors for the abs system on the front that can get water into them if the seal is missing. 2 of them are at the wheels, the 3rd is on the frame behind the drivers side wheel. Check them and make sure the rubber seal is in tact. I doubt that it would be on the rear. But there are 2 connectors in front of the rear wheels there also.

Mar 03, 2011 | 2000 Pontiac Montana

1 Answer

Can I drive my AWD 2002 pontiac montana without the rear wheel drive shaft?


Sounds like a prob I seen with a Jeep.......Yes, but I would be very careful. If it breaks a u-joint it could get hairy !!!!!!!!!

Dec 19, 2009 | 2002 Pontiac Montana

1 Answer

The rear wheel on my driver side makes tons of noise and clunks and is starting to lock up it seems now the abs light came on could this be my wheel bearing? also the caliper seems fine.


hi it could be bearings first jack the car block it safely and try moveing the tyre side to side holdind the tyre in both hande move it up adn down and side to side if you find you have movement its the bearing if not check the brake cylinder it could be sticking

Nov 16, 2009 | Subaru Legacy Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

The AWD disabled light keeps going off & on periodiacally while I am driving and the brakes sometimes want to pump up...what is causing this ?


Rear wheel hub(s) will cause the AWD light to come on and sometimes off. After awhile that light will just stay on until you get the rear wheel hub replaced. You can either have a dealer do it for approx $500.00 or you can get the part at AutoZone for $129.00 and do it yourself. This will turn off the AWD light and also quiet the rear noise you hear.

Jul 06, 2009 | 2003 Pontiac Aztek

1 Answer

2000 Pontiac Montana Making a Loud Vibrating Noise in Back End


If you have a front wheel drive and not a AWD montana, it could be a bad wheel bearing or a brake shoe that may have broken loose.
Most likely it's going to be a bad rear wheel bearing and it takes less then 2 hours to replace. You can pick up the wheel bearing at Auto Zone or Parts Source for around $170.00 and they have all the instructions for you to do thew job your self if you like.
Tool's you will need: Jack Stand Ratchet with a 1/2 socket and extention Large screw driver 5 pound hammer Lock tight
To check if it is your bearing, try shaking the van from Side to side from the wheel. Listen and feel for any play, the bearing it self is sealed and the bearing my have gone dry.
Good luck and hope this helps. Oh you do not have to remove the brakes to do this job and use the screw driver from the top to split the bearing from the brake housing after you hammer it free from the Axle.

May 04, 2009 | 2006 Pontiac Montana

2 Answers

ABS light is on and no traction light is on. I have a Pontiac Grand Prix 2001 gt. Light stays on always. I don't feel a problem with the brakes.


Check around all wheels to make sure the wires going to the wheel are intact and plugged in tightly. I had the same thing on my 2000 G.P. GT, in my case it was just a broken wire to one of the wheels.

May 01, 2009 | 2000 Pontiac Montana

2 Answers

2000 montana brakes shutter and the abs light and


i had the same problem on my 2000 montana, used a scanner to check for abs code and found right front sensor throwing code, checked sensor and found ok, checked harness from sensor to connection under hood and found wiring circut at the plastic clip where harness hooks to sensor was bad, replaced harness from connector to sensor and problem went away

Apr 20, 2009 | 2000 Pontiac Montana

Not finding what you are looking for?
2000 Pontiac Montana Logo

777 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Pontiac Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76673 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8531 Answers

Are you a Pontiac Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...