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Pontiac Bonneville, Auto Repair, Sedan
#191 of 236 Re: 99 bonneville stalling [imidazol97]
Oct 18, 2010 (10:46 am)
bigboy11, What if you smell unburned gas in between the fuel filter and the tank? Also what or where would I find the A curcit , it says on mine A curcit Mass or Volume Air Flow Inificent?????? 1500$ later, not buying MAF either!!! I clean it and it will run better but after it sit's and then started it runs rough or will stall with a harder shift as it goes along...
#192 of 236 Re: 99 bonneville stalling [imidazol97]
Oct 18, 2010 (10:43 am)
B ig boy 11, sorry I forgot to mention my 1999 3.8 non super will stall and start right back up , stalled and started so much I had to change the starter....
#193 of 236 Re: 93 pontiac bonneville [cbleavins]
Nov 09, 2010 (5:57 am)
I'm curious if you ever solved your problem. My car is doing the exact same thing, but regardless of the temperatur oustide. Mine is a little newer, too (2000). I've had some say it is either the crankshaft or camshaft sensor or the ignition module.
#194 of 236 Re: 99 bonneville stalling [bigboy11]
Nov 09, 2010 (5:58 am)
Did you ever get your's fixed?
#195 of 236 2001 Bonneville dies while driving
Nov 22, 2010 (8:34 am)
Having this problem for a year. No codes, mechanic says he does not want to just start changing parts, hit or miss. Car dies at highway speeds but will start back up and run fine for months. Wife afraid she will get rear ended. Also the car stutters then tach drops to zero and stays there but car continues to run fine. When engine is re started tach works fine. Read some where to try the power windows when engine dies to see if they work but not had a chance to try that. Not sure if this is related but twice the car would not start in park but started fine in neutral. How can I narrow it down without just replacing parts. Car only has about 46,00 miles.
#196 of 236 Re: 2001 Bonneville dies while driving [carp210]
Dec 21, 2010 (11:44 am)
Finally we have it fixed. Died twice with in 10 minutes but started right up. Took it to my local mechanic and he drove it it for a few days (40 miles) and it finally died on him. When it re started he noticed a slight miss which told him the timing was not right. Turned out to be the crankshaft sensor. Everything is working fine now and I did not have to waste my money on a hit or miss approach. Nice Christmas present.
#197 of 236 starting/Ignition problems
May 09, 2011 (11:37 am)
i have a 2000 pontiac bonneville that wont turn over at all at first it was makeing a clicking sound once and awile when i tryed to start it but not everytime ... i changed the starter and the battery in it and its still doing the same thing i have no idea what the problem is anyone have any ideas?
#198 of 236 Re: starting/Ignition problems [scotthawkes37]
May 09, 2011 (12:18 pm)
Is there a light that comes on if the key transponder does not match the security information? That's one possibility.
If you can have the car up to get at the positive lead on the solenoid that comes from the ignition to be sure that the ignition is telling the starter to throw the solenoid to engage the full power to the starter that would be the good check.
Then you would know the problem is in the starter or the power cables to it.
That would determine that the starter switch is actually making contact to engage the starter as well.
NExt I'd check the ground cable at the battery that grounds to the floor. Loosen, clean, and retighten to get good connection. Then start checking the connections on the line for the starter--the positive red cables. I'd leave the ground cable off while I was troubleshooting the connections on the positives in case you ground a wrench to the frame while tightening, etc.
Check the connections on the red positive battery cable at the fuse block in the engine compartment. I assume that's where the most likely poor connection might be.
#199 of 236 Re: starting delema 96 Bonneville
May 16, 2011 (3:36 pm)
Will try your above suggetions. My 96 Bonneville seems to have a mind of its own. At times, it will start just fine. Then, when it feels like it, I get nothing. The lights and gauges work, but the engine acts as if there is no starter. I get nothing. I loosen the positive battery terminal, wiggle the battery cables, tighten the cables, and about the 3rd or 4th time of doing this, the car will start. I never know how many times it will start before I am again stuck. So far the above process has netted a start, but am afraid sometime that won't work anymore.
Any additional suggestions? Thanks for any input.
#200 of 236 Re: starting delema 96 Bonneville [godslove4u]
May 16, 2011 (4:29 pm)
Locate the starter motor by looking under the front exhaust manifold. Then use a heavy wrench or lightly tap it with a hammer. This can verify your starter is the problem if you have someone turn the key to crank when nothing will happen. Then you hit the starter with a hammer to vibrate it and it clicks into connection and the starter turns.
The random seeming to work when tightening or loosening the cable connection can be the starter motor itself making connection or not.
Check inside your connectors at the battery to see if the cable is corroded by acid seep down the inside of the plastic covering (cut the plastic with a sharp knife).
The cables on a 92-99 are different than a 2000-2005+