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Remanufactured Pontiac Montana Transmissions 

  • Learn about common Pontiac Montanatransmission problems 
  • Everything you need to know when shopping for a Pontiac Montanatransmission for sale 
  • How and when to buy a remanufactured Pontiac Montanatransmission 

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Remanufactured Pontiac Montana Transmissions 


Once upon a time, minivans ruled the road. In order to compete in the US market, many automakers felt that they had to offer a minivan in their lineup. The Pontiac Montana is the brands entry in that segment, and it was actually quite popular when it was new. However, Pontiac Montana transmission problems with the 4T65E can be very unpopular. So let’s see if installing a remanufactured Pontiac Montana transmission can get it ready for some new family adventures! 


Common Pontiac Montana Transmission Problems  


Erratic Shifting / Loss of Forward Gears: If youre experiencing 4T65E transmission problems like slipping, erratic shifting, or failed gear engagement, the causes could range from a failed 4T65E solenoid / 4T65E-HD solenoid, to a 4T65E torque convertor issue. 

Another common problem is overheating. This happens when the moving parts inside the transmission are creating more friction heat than the ATF can remove. The most common cause of this condition is towing heavy loads, driving in stop/go traffic, or on mountain roads where the transmission has to shift a lot. 

Loss of 4th Gear and/or Reverse: Another common problem is an inoperable fourth or reverse gear. These issues are often caused by design flaws in the Reverse Boost Valve, channel plate, and stripped splines on the 4th gear clutch hub shaft. 


How to Solve Pontiac Montana Transmission Problems 


Solution A: Buy a Used Pontiac Montana Transmission  

Going to the local junkyard and picking up a used Pontiac Montana transmission might seem like the cheapest and fastest option. But you need to consider the fact that you don’t know what the actual shape of the internal components are. It could very well be on the verge of transmission problems of its own, which would leave you in the exact same predicament that you’re in now. And that 30 – 90 day junkyard warranty probably won’t cover labor charges to install the replacement transmission if something goes wrong. 


Solution B: Buy a Rebuilt Pontiac Montana Transmission  

Getting a rebuilt Pontiac Montana transmission would probably seem like a better idea. However, a lot of mechanics and transmission shops will only rebuild your Pontiac Montana transmission back to its original factory specifications. Which means that all of those factory design flaws are still going to be inplay. And that rebuilt transmission warranty might only be good at certain shops, which could do you no good if you have transmission problems while you’re traveling. 


Solution C: Buy a Remanufactured Pontiac Montana Transmission  

If you want to get the most service life out of your vehicle as possible, then you really should consider a remanufactured Pontiac Montana transmission from Street Smart Transmission. Each one is completely disassembled and re-remanufactured, so nothing is left to chance. Theyre also modified to correct the factory design flaws, which will greatly extend the service life. Plus, you get a 3-Year/Unlimited Mile Nationwide Warranty. This will cover parts and labor charges at any licensed repair shop in the Continental United States, giving you a lot more flexibility and coverage.