Spun Rod Bearings


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
139,254 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace engine (1 reports)
2001 Pontiac Montana engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 092013

Montana 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 139,254 miles


OK, this is not my van but foremost is my my father's and it has been junk since day one... He gave over 5 grand for this van.. First it was the intake gaskets which I already knew since I work on these piles of junks daily.. 2.was the gas gauge quit working. 3.window motors going bad both at the same time, worked good after he replaced both. 4 it has spun a rod bearing now.

This motor is clean, can eat off it. Never missed an oil change, never gave a notice at all. Just one day he was driving, heard a soft peck, then got louder to a clunk... After pulling the oil pan off sure enough, a spun bearing on #2 piston. Motor has no sludge, oil was still fresh and thick. He used Mobil 1 10w30 since day one and babied it...

I would suggest to stay away from this and any other GM that has a 3.4 or 3.1 in it like the Grand Am, Pontiac Montana, the Malibu, just anything in the 3.1 or 3.4 stay away, far away. If you have one that runs great... Better sell it before your left with a pile of junk that you can't drive cause all you do is drive it right and treat it other then the common issues. There is a good van, looks good, handles good, great get up and go, and decent mileage on fuel. Just buyers beware!!!!

- , Winchester, KY, USA

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