by transport owner on Feb 24, 2010 Vehicle: 1992 Pontiac Trans Sport SE 3dr Minivan
Owned from 90000km, 240000km now. Known intake gasket problem gives its signs only now, when it is 18 years old. The reanimation required at 150000km- I replaced front bearings, ball joints (twice), rad, heater, water pump, struts, headliner, shorted horn, a week ago I welded broken driver seat. And I spray it non-stop. It took 2 years to get used to sideway rocking after 89 Caravan Sport. Motor started humming at 2000 RPM when started cold. I wait when it dies but unfortunately it does not die. There are fuel lines behind the muffler shield. they are impossible to reach / spray. I managed to replace rear passenger side spark plug without taking engine out!
by therhino on Sep 3, 2004 Vehicle: 1992 Pontiac Trans Sport GT 3dr Minivan
I bought this van used mainly to haul
stuff while remodeling the house. The
price was right because they
depreciate so quickly. [Bought an
Odyssey for wife & kids.] I've know
at least 5 people with the same van,
and these are what we all say:
Fuel guage is worthless-has left all
of us stranded-out of gas. Rear hatch
lever is hard to turn with it's small
wing-nut design. Computer has failed
all 5 leaving each stranded on
highway. Only does about 15mpg.
Trip meter is off by 40%. Spare tire
frame so rusted, had to break it to
get it off for highway flat. Water
pump, A/C compressor, radiator,
computer - all failed at around 90,000
by minivan mom on Feb 6, 2004 Vehicle: 1992 Pontiac Trans Sport SE 3dr Minivan
This van has proved very unreliable. I
call it Apollo 13 ("What do we have
that WORKS?") Engine and tranny have
never given us trouble with 94K on it.
We have repaired alternator, a/c
compressor 3x, throttle, water pump,
radiator, computer, brake release
handle 5x, heater fan, heater core, pw
motors 3x, wheel cylinders, and door
handles 2x. This in addition to regular
maint. of tires, brakes, shocks,
struts, etc. What's still broken? A/c
buttons, sliding door (stuck shut),
pdl, heater fan (again), horn, and
electrical. On the plus side it gives a
comfy ride on the hiway, is pleasant to
drive, and plastic body is terrific.
ABS is standard. SE becomes base model; new top-of-the-line is the GT. GT gets a standard 3.8-liter V6 good for 165 horsepower. SE retains old 3.1-liter, but offers the bigger motor as an option. 15-inch wheels replace 14-inch wheels on both models. Remote keyless entry and rear climate controls are added to the options list.