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2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 Base 4dr Ext WB FWD

2006 Pontiac Montana SV6
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Ext WB, 2WD Minivan
18 mpg city / 25 mpg hwy
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December 4, 2013, 5:42 pm

Andrea L

Question: Doesn't always stay running when started.

Most days I need to hit gas to keep it running when I first start it. Runs fine otherwise. Never changed fuel filter. Negs to change air filters too. Will be changing oil next week before trip and thot I,shud try fuel filter too? Any thots or advice?

December 18, 2013, 4:00 pm

Elizabeth K
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Fuel filter is good to do 30k or so, and air filter should be inspected at every oil change. The fuel filter would not cause the problem you have, but the air filter could. <br>

You may just have a low idle, so try cleaning the IAC (idle air control) valve. Also, have it scanned for diagnostic trouble codes and have the ECT (engine coolant temp) sensor tested.

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