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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
113,618 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. change intake gasket (2 reports)
2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 012010

Monte Carlo SS 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 152,236 miles


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My "Low Coolant Level" light came on one day, so I checked, and sure enough, it was low. I topped off the rad, drove the car for a day or so, and when I checked the next day, I saw how dirty my coolant was. I heard that the intake manifold gasket is a very common problem with these cars, but I tried to be optimistic. My next oil change I noticed coolant mixed with my oil. Damn it. That pretty much confirmed it for me. I replaced it myself, as the dealership wanted $850.00 + tax.

- , Windsor, Ontario, Canada

problem #1

Sep 012009

Monte Carlo

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

after I picked car up and went home the low anti freeze lite came on I went to put some in and noticed the resorvior was all black Itook it back and they said they forgot to flush out the resorivor so they did and said it was okay. I went to work and had to put antifreeze it it again I parked it for the winter and took it to a garage they said it could be a cracked head or block how can this be the car has had all maintenance done on a routine basic since i brought it .

- , Oswego, NY, USA

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