Question about 2001 Pontiac Montana
STARTER REPLACEMENT (ENGINE ELECTRICAL)
Document ID# 688149
Important: This vehicle uses the PG260 F1 starter motor. The starter motor is serviced only as a complete unit.
Tighten the starter motor bolts to 47 [n-m] (35 lb ft).
Tighten the starter motor solenoid S terminal nut to 3 [n-m] (27 lb in).
Tighten the starter motor solenoid BAT terminal nut to 10 [n-m] (89 lb in).
Posted on Aug 05, 2016
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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.
Posted on Jan 29, 2009
SOURCE: need to replace starter
should be 2 bolts 15mm and then 2 nuts on the starter 13mm and 8mm. this is a very easy starter to do. make sure you remover ground battery cable before doing this starter.
Posted on Apr 29, 2009
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.
Posted on May 12, 2009
jack the vehicle up remove the wheel
remove the brake caliper bottom bolt 15mm. lift the caliper up and slide the caliper pin out
remove the caliper housing bracket 2 - 15mm. bolts
remove the brake rotor
remove the drive axle nut 1 5/16
the remove the hub bearing bolts 3- 13mm. they are in behind (best to use a 13mm flex socket)
disconnect the ABS harness
use a hammer and hit the hub bearing flage (it maybe corroded )
now the hub bearing is out clean the steering knuckle with sandpaper to remove corrosion
install the hub bearing (make sure the ABS harness is in the right position)
hope this helps
Posted on Apr 29, 2010
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Hello, it's not very hard at all. Here are some instructions to help you decide if you want to try and do it;
To replace the thermostat in most vehicles yourself;
Remove the hose from the housing, then remove bolts from the housing and lift the housing off
to access the thermostat. Pay attention to witch side is up on the thermostat that you remove, the
new one will have to go in the same way. Also look at the temperature rating that is stamped into
the thermostat that you take out, and make sure the new one has the same temperature rating.
(failure to do so can cause false readings by some sensors, and may start triggering error codes)
Install new thermostat, right side up, put housing back on and bolt back down, hook hose back on
to the housing. Check the coolant level. Start the engine and let it run for 6 to 8 minutes to reach,
"normal operating temperature", and look for any leaking. before you turn the engine off turn your
heater wide open and listen for a click. Most of the time when a thermostat opens you can hear a
click and may hear the coolant flowing through the system. Shut the engine off, wait for it to cool
down and then check your coolant level one more time. ( do not fill all the way up, only fill to
FULL line on resrvior.)
The location of the thermostat for most vehicle.
Stand in front of the car with the hood open, you'll see a black hose hooked to the upper side of the
radiator.( about 2 inch in diameter, newer vehicles about 1 and 1/2 inch, and newer small cars
about 1 and 1/4 inch. ) Follow the hose to the other end, it connects to the thermostat housing. The thermostat is inside of the housing.( the hose usually goes to the air intake manifold, but some
housings are on the side or back of the engine. )
I hope this helps you, and good luck!
Posted on Mar 07, 2011
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