12th Sep 2008, 11:28

I too am having problems with the Service Traction System. I have replaced wheel sensor, and bearings, tie rod end, etc., and still I have the same problem. I was told my front A arm bushings were bad and needed to replace them, except now the car is giving off a trouble code DTC C1225 which supposedly is not associated with the 2001 Monte Carlo. Help.

6th Oct 2008, 14:42

Can some help me... I've got a 2000 Monte Carlo SS. I drove it to work, came home, and everything was cool... I went to go out and couldn't hardly get it out of park.. I finally got it out of park and now it won't shift into any gear; anyone else have a problem like this? Thanks.

13th Oct 2008, 20:00

Can somebody help me out? I have an '01 Monte SS with 108,000 miles. The transmission seems to take longer than it should to shift from 1st to 2nd but no other gears. I do hear a whining noise right before it shifts so am curious if it is the pressure solenoid? If that is the problem, can anyone tell me where to get one, and what it is exactly called so I get the right thing. Thanks for any advice!

5th Nov 2008, 15:48

I just had the same problem with my 2000 Chevy Monte Carlo SS, it would not switch the gears. So my son took it to a transmission repair shop, back in September. The car drove fine for about a couple of weeks. I had to pay $600, for the repair shop to repair "Internal Linkage & External Cable". So I noticed that as my car picked up speed, starting at 10 MPH, it would have this hard jerk. So I took it back to the repair shop and they told me that they tried replacing some part in my transmission. But whatever the part was, it was causing my transmission to overheat, and that's what was causing my car to give off this hard jerk.

So upon me and my oldest brother going to check on my car to find out what exactly was the problem, the transmission shop owner put my car out of his place of business and called the police on my brother. All the officers could tell me was to take this matter to civil court.

6th Nov 2008, 23:40

I don't know much about cars, so can't help you. I got a black 2000 Monte SS and it still runs great. I just went over 100,000 miles about 2 months ago.

About a week ago I had to put more power steering fluid in.

I've owned this car for 4 years now, and the only problems I've had with it, are taking the scratches off it and fixing door dings.

11th Nov 2008, 11:59

I have a 2003 Monte Carlo SS with 102,000 miles. My transmission won't shift into 2nd unless I let off the accelerator and then pick up speed. It also won't down shift on deceleration. When it finally gets going, if I drive where the engine runs around 2500 RPM, it feels like it's misfiring.

I've read through the service bulletins on Edmunds.com, but it's hard for someone that doesn't work on cars to understand about what it all means.

From what I can see, it could be pressure control solenoid, vehicle speed sensor, or a worn clutch plate.

My question, I don't want to get taken for a ride when I take this to the dealer, since I am female and that tends to happen. Should I wait and see what they diagnose, and then see if it's one of those items? Or should I walk in with a print out of the bulletins? I know they have access to these, but do they use them?

17th Nov 2008, 11:49

Concerning the ABS light on a 2001 monte-i got lucky, it was only a broken wire on the connector when the plug came out of the clip holding it on the spindle.

27th Dec 2008, 14:05

I have 2001 Monte Carlo and have numerous problems...

The converter has been replaced 5 times and the O2 sensors replaced twice. PO420 code shows back up about 1-2 weeks after replacing converter.

Also, heat/air stopped working on one side of car, no turn signals or emergency lights, temp gauge not working, now there is some kind of vibration when turning or going at slow speeds.

1st Jan 2009, 20:51

I have a 2000 Monte Carlo and I have to add transmission fluid every 2 months.

When I try to use my CD player, it reads 'et', whatever that means.

27th Feb 2009, 10:08

I wish I would have read or found this bulletin before purchasing my 2000 SS Monte Carlo, or I may would have decided otherwise. I purchased it in September 2008 and it seemed to run fine with regular oil changes. At some point in December, when I would start the car it would catch, but begin shaking and sort of choking until I tapped the gas, then it would fully come on.

After that I went and had a tune up and changed the filter in the tranny as well as the fluid. It was fine until around 98,000 I began to notice hard shifting, then followed by slipping. Ended up having to get a rebuilt tranny, at 1500, and now I am selling it because as a college student I just can't afford to worry about if the transmission will hold or not.

Just my experience though.

3rd Mar 2009, 20:40

For everyone with the traction/ABS lights.

The MC has a hub assembly, which means the wheel bearing is built into one unit. Within that unit there is a sensor for speed/traction & ABS. If your lights are on saying to service traction system soon, then the sensor is not functioning properly.

1st thing to try is unplug the sensor at the hub and clean it off (believe me when I say 9/10 times this will fix it!) if not get a new hub... any mechanic can do this, so don't take it to the dealer.

8th Mar 2009, 22:41

I have a 2003 Monte Carlo SS, and have the problem with the traction light also. I have 92,000 miles on it and am going to take the advice of calling a mechanic to clean the hub. I am female, but thanks for the info. I have had great luck with my car and want it to last.

26th Apr 2009, 21:21

I own a 2000 Monte Carlo SS! I purchased the car with 60k miles in 2002. I have thousands of problems. I have had a new transmission put in, head gaskets replaced, etc. I have problems with the turning signals (that work when they want to), passenger window rolls down very slow, not to mention when the air conditioning is on, water leaks on the floor (leaving the floors soak and wet).

Right now I have over 200k miles on the car. At one time the car kept cutting off when I am driving 70 miles on the interstate for no reason; no indication the car was going to cut off.

Over the past two years I have spent over 7,000 on this car getting repairs and parts.

8th May 2009, 18:54

I have a 2000 Monte Carlo SS. I bought it brand new. The transmission went out at 47,000 miles and now the rebuilt one with 52,000 miles on it went out. No warning, no anything. Love the car, but forget it... After reading all the comments, I'm glad I'm not the only one.