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#2236 of 2268 Re: 2005 SE Transmission issues [rbullock440]
Jan 19, 2010 (7:25 pm)
the whine is consistent with the rpm range and gets higher and louder as the rpm range increases and backs down when it shift to the next gear and starts over. the shifting seems to be pretty good as far as I can tell.
The whine does not change as I turn the steering wheel, only with the rpm range and I have checked all fluid levels and hoses on the car. I put a stethescope on the pullys and can't quite determine if any are making an out of caracter noise.
I just bought a Chilton but it does not go over any of the sensors that I have seen so far. Could the whine be caused by a bad sensor or should I be fearing the worse? I have been considering putting a bottle of Lucas in the transmission to see if there is any change.
#2237 of 2268 Re: 2005 SE Transmission issues [imymadnessi]
Jan 20, 2010 (4:56 am)
I think you need to have the transmission checked by more than one knowledgeable service location. It could be something terminal. It could be a faulty pressure control solenoid requestion full pressure. The pressure control solenoids seem to have had a small but certain failure rate, often affecting shift quality.
I think someone who knows the 4T65E transmission needs to hear the problem and connect a diagnosis computer to it. Don't trust just the first shop, because they're like surgeons, they only make money for doing surgery.
#2238 of 2268 Re: 2005 SE Transmission issues [imidazol97]
Jan 21, 2010 (4:59 pm)
Thanks for all your info. I stopped by 4 Reputable transmission shops today and had them look and listen to the car, all came up with the same conclusion......Torque Converter.......also all made the statement that if the converter is going it is more than likely destroying the transmission as well.
Is this common and accurate? cheapest quote so far is 1600.00 - 1800.00 depending on intensity of rebuild.
#2239 of 2268 Re: 2005 SE Transmission issues [imymadnessi]
Jan 21, 2010 (7:06 pm)
I don't know how common the torque converter is a problem but it does get mentioned along with a pressure control module. Was one of the shops a dealership? .
#2240 of 2268 97 Bonneville fuel usage
Jan 27, 2010 (11:40 am)
I have a 97 Bonneville and the fuel gauge doesnt work, not a big deal, but a year or so ago i changed the fuel pump as it went bad. I used to be able to get about 330 miles out of a tank but now in the 240 - 260 range i start to stall out going around big turns or comming up to lights and stopping. The car always starts right back up but i usually go get gas and then onlt end up putting 13 - 15 gal of gas in it. Any help on what I can do or check to get to use all the gas in my tank?
#2241 of 2268 97 Bonneville SE starter problem
Mar 11, 2010 (9:18 am)
My car doesn't always start when I turn the key. It makes a noise like the starter won't turn it over. It starts after a few trys but it happens more and more. I had a new starter put in in July 2007. Can it be something else besides the starter? How hard is it to install a starter?
#2242 of 2268 Cigarette Lighter and center console/heat & AC buttons do not light up
Apr 10, 2010 (7:55 pm)
I just bought a 2000 pontiac bonneville
Just found out today that the cigarette lighter does not work and neither does the lights for the center console where you shift into drive as well as all the buttons where the ac/heat is.
Does anyone know if these are both fuse problems and if so where are they located and what kinds do i need
any help would be great I know nothing about cars
#2243 of 2268 1995 Bonneville ECM problems
Oct 10, 2010 (2:48 pm)
having issues with my bonneville running put a ocb code reader on the vehicle and the reader can not link with computer. checked on another car and reader works, any ideas?
#2244 of 2268 Re: 1995 Bonneville ECM problems [honlife]
Oct 10, 2010 (3:01 pm)
That may be the year that requires a special connector. The system is OBDII but the connector is OBD I or something like that...
#2245 of 2268 Re: Cigarette Lighter and center console/heat & AC buttons do not light up [sammz111]
Oct 10, 2010 (3:03 pm)
Check your owner manual for fuse locations, under the hood in the box where the battery used to be and under the rear seat is a fuse/relay block close to the battery.
Best advice I can give you is to find the actual factory service manual from GM sold by Helminc.com. Be careful, lots of people pawn off manuals taht are not authentic or they sell one volume instead of the 2 or 3 in the actual group. They are sold on helminc.com and probably are around $135.