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About Pontiac Trans Sport

Being a member of General Motors' minivan lineup including Chevrolet Lumina APV and Oldsmobile Silhouette, Pontiac Trans Sport was produced by an American multinational corporation General Motors Company and sold under its brand Pontiac between 1989 and 1998 as a minivan. Originally introduced to fight for minivan market with Chrysler minivans, Trans Sport was more appealing to sport-oriented buyers than its siblings including Silhouette and Lumina APV. But after being manufactured for only two generations, the production of Trans Sport was ended, and Trans Sport was replaced by the Pontiac Montana.
The first-generation Pontiac Trans Sport was produced from 1989 to 1996 based on the U-body/GMT199 platform. Constructed from a galvanized steel space frame, featuring dent and rust-resistant polymer plastic body panels on the side and a galvanized steel roof, Trans Sport came in several trim levels: base, SE and GT in two versions: passenger van and extended passenger van. And Trans Sport was powered by 2.3 L I4, 3.1 L, 3.4 L and 3.8 L V6 engines, engines sent power through the 5-speed manual, 3-speed and 4-speed automatic transmissions to the front wheels. The more recent Trans Sport debuted in the 1997 model year. Back then, it only got a 3.4 L V6 engine and a 4-speed automatic transmission, but Trans Sport was available in 3-door or 4-door.

Pontiac Trans Sport Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

As a versatile minivan, Pontiac Trans Sport is very suitable for loading goods, which makes it popular among vendors, caterers and small businesses. But since the youngest Trans Sport is now nineteen years old, you had better be prepared for these common problems on it in advance:
First, the cooling system is the worst reported issue with the Pontiac Trans Sport according to the data collected from car repair statistics site CarComplaints.com. In fact, on the surface, it is only a cooling issue, in essence, it is the reason of engine failure. According to the experienced Trans Sport, at the beginning, there are coolants leaking from the cooling system; then the engine keeps overheating and it stays at a high operation temperature, under such circumstances, the engine will perform roughly, it may misfire, stall and even suffer from starting issues such as hard starting or inability to start. In order to avoid the worst result, please keep the Trans Sport throttle cable, head gasket, intake manifold gasket, engine mount, cooling hose and coolant reservoir.
Second, the braking failure in Pontiac Trans Sport is always very troublesome for drivers since even though some of them have no knowledge background about working principle of automobiles, they know how important a well-functioning braking system to safe driving trip. Some Trans Sport drivers express their concern about the noisier and noisier as well as worse responded brakes, more vibrating brake pedal and score marked rotors. Some also meet the situation that the rear brakes are locking up, especially on wet surfaces. Both the Brake Warning Light and Parking Brake Cable come on. All these symptoms mean the Trans Sport brake disc, brake pad, brake drum, brake proportioning valve and parking brake cable need a thorough inspection.
Performing routine maintenance on vulnerable auto parts of your Pontiac Trans Sport is always important since it could lessen the possibility of fatal accidents dramatically. Because there are many auto parts play important roles in making sure safety and comfort, but they are often exposed to harsh working conditions. Maintaining them routinely to make sure they carry out their responsibilities is vital. Thus, parts such as Trans Sport windshield wiper, wiper blade, seat belt, fog light, headlight, fuel door release cable, antenna, cabin air filter and electrical parts like power window switch, A/C switch and so on should be added to the routine maintenance list.
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