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#1157 of 2268 2000 Bonneville noise
Aug 09, 2003 (1:31 pm)
I have a 2000 Bonneville, with 33k miles, that has a noise that has been gradually getting louder over the past 24 months; it is now loud enough for my wife to hear it. It doesn’t seem to be getting louder lately. It is more pronounced while sitting in the car, barely heard while standing outside and is coming from the front, it sounds like a water pump or alternator going bad, the alternator was replaced by dealership, about 18 months ago thinking that was the cause. The noise is most noticeable at idle and can be heard slightly while driving. The noise is steady or constant, meaning it does not change with higher RPM’s. The local Pontiac dealer service manager has given me two different causes of the noise, one it could be the transmission and another time it could be the electric fuel pump
#1159 of 2268 Imidazo197- Trunk Release finally fixed.
Aug 16, 2003 (1:04 pm)
Keith- From your message #1044- you were right on the money- it was the plastic pin - it was sheared off right at the base- no wonder the trunk would never open automatically.- the part is an Actuator- GM #16630423- I got it from GM parts direct- total cost was $16.71 for the part and $7.95 S&H- it was pretty easy removing the old part and installing the new one- I can't believe i waited this long to finally fix the darn thing but i guess i was getting tired of opening the trunk with a key all the time- boy talk about how spoiled we get!- my first car was a 55 Chevy Belair- no auto trunk release there!
Thanks again for your help.
Aug 16, 2003 (4:17 pm)
I am new to this. I have a 97 bon which I love for the power. But that change on fri leaving myrtle beach. I was on rt 77 going 70+ mph and then my rpm shot of controll. I had to have the car towed to the nearest gm dealer and he said it was my transmisson and has to be replaced! does anyone else have a problem like this
#1161 of 2268 Pulley Replacement
Aug 24, 2003 (11:37 am)
Weird thing seems to be happening on my 95SE with 79,000 miles. Suddenly I'm hearing a rattling or gurling noise under the hood. Doesn't seem to change with acceleration or in idle only. Local garage diagnosed it as being a worn down pulley on either alternator shaft or on A/C compressor shaft. Quoted me $280 on new alternator or $650 on A/C compressor. Haven't lost air conditioning or any voltage light on. Seems like a lot for a pulley either way. Anybody else have this problem? No end of problems now on this car including leaky valve covers. Car is probably now worth more than $2-3,000. Would really appreciate hearing from others with my experience.
Aug 24, 2003 (2:57 pm)
It's usually the harmonic balancer, the pulley on the end of the crankshaft which drives the serpentine belt.
#1163 of 2268 Problem- Safety Belt Reminder Light
Sep 04, 2003 (4:35 pm)
(98 Bonneville-SSE). The safety belt light stays on and does not go out for about 70 seconds EVEN WHEN the driver's belt is already buckled. The chime also comes on.
Both of these should only happen if the seat belt is not engaged. When i engage the seat belt into the holder the light goes out if i push down on the seatbelt buckle , but once i release the pressure, the light goes back on on the dash and stays on until the 70 seconds goes by. I'm thinking its the connector in line to the seat belt switch. My question is - Where is this connector? is it easy to fix?
ANY help is appreciated.
Question #2- Bose Stereo System- 25 Watts per channel- 100 Watt total system. rear 6x9 Speakers- anyone replace them with aftermarket speakers? and if so what brand etc- they have a 2 ohm impedance- I've been told that i could use either Pioneer or Sony with no problem. I do not want to replace the entire Bose system
I just need 2 rear speakers that are compatable with Bose without spending big GM priced bucks for new Bose rear speakers.
#1164 of 2268 Rear Speakers-
Sep 12, 2003 (3:41 pm)
Answered my own question on this one- just put in Pioneer 6x9 rear speakers replacing the Bose Speakers(2 ohm impedance) that were missing from the back. - no problem going from 2ohm to 4ohm. The amplifier is fine and the sound is pretty damn good, especially the base,( still have the other 6 BOSE Speakers- 2 on each front door and two back tweeters attached to the Amp) considering the Pioneer's are less than 1/4th the cost of the Bose rear speakers.
#1165 of 2268 Seat belt buckle SWITCH
Sep 19, 2003 (9:07 am)
98 SSE- Has anyone replaced the SEAT BELT BUCKLE SWITCH
on the Drivers Front - if so, how difficult of a job is it? Any info is appreciated.
#1166 of 2268 steering problem
Oct 05, 2003 (2:09 pm)
My 2001 SSEi with 12,000 miles is making a clunking-grinding feel which is only felt in the steering wheel. It use to be happening some of the time, but recently happens all the time , mostly at from a start to slow speeds. Have not taken to dealer. Any suggestions!!