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Low Coolant Light Flashes


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
114,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. this would be my 3rd intake gasket, now 130,000 mi (1 reports)
1998 Pontiac Montana cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1998 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 152008

Montana 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,000 miles


constant problems with this van having intake gasket,corrosion from dextol antifreeze,2 water pumps replaced,2 intakes,hoses a mess. at 114,000 i took it in for what i had hoped would be a preventative measure for longer life and had radiator flush which at that time had absolutely no leaks of any kind... now suddenly i have a oil leak which is showing in the drive, there is a leaky gasket, leaky windshield tank, constant smell of antifreeze, low coolant light comes on and off, temp gauge is normal area, can't afford to put any more money into engine because it never lasts and is at its end of life, the body and interior is in excellent condition. i will never purchase another gm or model that requires dextol antifreeze and i have felt for years gm should pay out on this car problems and looks like i've lost out on their bailout money!

- , Cincinnati, OH, USA

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