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#1550 of 2268 Automatic Climate Control Shutdown
Jul 01, 2005 (5:52 pm)
Here's a problem that is baffling my local Pontiac dealer's service department. I have a 2002 Bonneville SLE with automatic climate control. In very cold weather and very hot weather, the climate control system will stop blowing air. It doesn't matter if its hot or cold, it stops blowing altogether, usually after the car has been started after being parked for a short interval. When I activate the system, the readout will show the thermostat temperature setting, fan speed, and mode (auto, A/C, or duct air direction), but the system will not blow air into the passenger compartment.
The service specialist seems to think there is a problem with one or more of the three blend doors behind the climate control panel behind the dashboard, but beyond that, he cannot seem to replicate the problem. Is this a problem that anyone has encountered with post-2000 Bonnies? Any thoughts on what might be the cause? Suggestions and logical guesses will be appreciated. Thanks!
#1551 of 2268 Re: Fuel pump replacement on 88 Bonneville [davidwraith]
Jul 02, 2005 (5:44 am)
It's in the tank.
#1553 of 2268 Re: idle at 3000 rpm bonneville 1994 [alcan]
Jul 03, 2005 (11:39 am)
thanks a lot for the reply alcan. i will check all that carefully. I will let know what I found.Tks again.
#1554 of 2268 Re: idle at 3000 rpm bonneville 1994 [rider401]
Jul 03, 2005 (8:06 pm)
You're welcome. Let us know how you make out with it.
#1555 of 2268 1993 Bonneville fuel problem
Jul 06, 2005 (4:51 pm)
I have a 1993 Bonneville SE with 180,000 miles. It's still a good running old car but it has developed a fuel supply problem. I have replaced the filter and run fuel system cleaner through it. If the tank is below 3/4 full it acts like it is running out of gas. Before I drop the tank I was wondering if there is anything else to check. Thanks for any and all help.
Jul 06, 2005 (8:39 pm)
I own a 2001 SLE Bonneville. today I was advised by mechanics at Goodyear that my outer tie rod ends need to be replaced. The car has 77000 miles - not driven all that hard. Am taking a trip next week and need to know if this seems right - if it is dangerous to drive. Am new in my area and don't yet have a regular mechanic - and will confess to some (total probably) ignorance on this issue. Any input would be appreciated.
#1557 of 2268 97 bonnie...fuel filter, fuel injector or engine problem?
Jul 06, 2005 (11:47 pm)
my 97 sounds like a lawnmower when revving up and it dies evrytime it idles...most say its the fuel injectors but could it also be fuel filter related?...could there be a clog somewhere? or does the engine have a blown head gasket...it drives but dies at any stop sign and definitely wont drive up hills...how do i replace the fuel filter if that is the problem? the fuel gauge also does not work and the lights inside the car stay on all the time and dont turn off 15 minutes even after its off...someone please help...im not a mechanic
#1558 of 2268 Re: tie rods [tumbles3]
Jul 07, 2005 (5:09 am)
I assume you haven't been to a dealer to have the tie rod ends checked. I believe those are sealed and require no lubrication for life?
In some cases service shops try to find something to ring up more service dollars and scare people into changing things not needed. And it might be the tie rod ends have worn. I'd check a dealer--quick. Shouldn't cost much for them to check the ends for you and if there is wear there might be some help from GM in replacing them especially if you're a squeaky wheel.
I recall having tires put on my 67 Mustang and the Sears people telling me the ball joints had too much play in them while they had the car jacked up and needed replacing at 20,000 or so. I went immediately to the Ford dealer who checked them with the jack under the lower A-arm so the ball joint had proper load on it for checking--they were fine. Sears was checking when they were hanging with no weight on them.
#1559 of 2268 Re: 97 bonnie...fuel filter, fuel injector or engine problem? [brokeass]
Jul 07, 2005 (5:13 am)
Has the water level stayed the same in the reservoir tank when the motor is hot after driving or has it been losing water. One possibility would be seeping antifreeze from the plastic intake manifold problem.
Is there water in your oil? How does the oil look on the dipstick when the motor has been running.