About Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Can be traced its root back several decades to the height of the muscle car era, Chevrolet Monte Carlo was produced by an American multinational corporation General Motors Company's automobile Chevrolet Division from 1970 to 1988 and again from 1995 to 2007 as a personal luxury car. Originally introduced to entice customers with a sporty, upscale rear-drive coupe that provided a balance of performance and comfort in a stylish package, the Monte Carlo also took part in the NASCAR racing since 1972 and even captured several NASCAR Manufacturers Cup Awards. However, after being manufactured through six generations, the production of Monte Carlo still ended on June 19, 2007 and it was replaced by the Lumina coupe.
The sixth-generation Chevrolet Monte Carlo was produced from 1999 to 2007 but was separated into two phases: from 2000 to 2005 and from 2005 to 2007. The 2000 Monte Carlo was built based on then-new Impala platform and wore fresh, distinctive sheet metal with heritage styling cues. It came in trim levels including LS, LT, SS and SS Supercharged. as a 2-door coupe, it was powered by 3.4 L V6 rated at 180 hp, 3.8 L V6 producing 200 hp and 240 hp, engines sent power through 4-speed automatic transmissions to the front wheels. The more recent Monte Carlo debuted at the 2005 Los Angeles Auto Show as a 2006 model. Base but well-equipped LS, more upscale LT and performance-oriented SS were available trim levels. And Monte Carlo was powered by a 3.5 L V6 rated at 211 hp and 214 lb-ft of torque, a 3.9 L V6 producing 242 horsepower and 242 lb-ft of torque and a 5.3 L V8 making 303 horsepower and 323 pound-feet of torque and engines sent power through 4-speed automatic transmissions.
Chevrolet Monte Carlo Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Boasting a perfect balance of performance and comfort, Chevy Monte Carlo is a comfortable cruiser at home in the fast lane. But as accumulation of mileage, you still need to be alert about these common problems on Monte Carlo:
First, engine failure in Chevrolet Monte Carlo is mainly caused by cooling system failure, which is also very common and understandable. Some experienced Monte Carlo drivers find some recognizable and simple symptoms to diagnose and solve this issue as early as possible. First of all, all these start with coolant leaking, then coolant may leak into oil to cause oil sludge, vehicle stays at a high temperature so that it overheats a lot to influence the performance. In the end, engine loses power while acceleration and even make the cruise control stop working properly. The fuel economy also decreases dramatically. Therefore, once both the Check Engine Light and Low Coolant Light come on, please inspect the Monte Carlo radiator, throttle cable, radiator hose, cooling hose, coolant reservoir, timing cover, thermostat and radiator cap thoroughly.
Second, transmission, braking, suspension and steering systems all have miscellaneous problems on Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The transmission failure mainly manifests as indicating not matching the gear, vehicle not turning off due to key could not be removed, vehicle starting in another gear or not going into gear at all, the Monte Carlo shift cable is often the culprit. While the braking failure causes the unresponsive brake pedal, the illuminated ABS light and locked up brakes, which could be attributed to Monte Carlo ABS control module and brake dust shields. As for suspension and steering problems, please pay more attention to the working condition of Monte Carlo wheel bearing and power steering reservoir.
In order to lengthen Chevrolet Monte Carlo's lifespan to the utmost extent, drivers should keep routine maintenance on auto parts in mind. Some auto parts in Monte Carlo though play vital roles in making sure safety and comfort, they are succumbed to wear and tear easily. Therefore, you should put headlight, antenna, emblem, seat belt, hood latch, seat switch, door lock actuator, washer reservoir, wheel cover, cabin air filter and antenna cable on your routine maintenance list.
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