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Pontiac Bonneville, Auto Repair, Sedan
#31 of 236 Re: Possible Starter Problem? [stewc]
Oct 03, 2006 (3:48 pm)
I had someone look at it and said it was the alternator. He took the belt off and it started after he attempted with fail with the belt on. As always with old cars, once you fix one thing, something else will fail after that! I guess I am off to either the junk yard or auto store for another!
#32 of 236 Re: Possible Starter Problem? [azu]
Oct 04, 2006 (1:04 pm)
So the alternator was bad? Hm, that's weird. I don't see why the alternator failing would keep the car from starting. It would just pull from the battery...
#33 of 236 Re: Possible Starter Problem? [azu]
Oct 09, 2006 (1:44 pm)
Well it wasn't the alternator. After taking the advice of my daughters friend, I went to the salvage yard and installed the alternator. It actually is the a/c compressor pulley has seized. I'm off again to the salvage yard!
#34 of 236 1997 Pontiac Bonneville with starting problems
Oct 12, 2006 (8:33 am)
I have a 1997 Bonneville that just won't start sometimes. It won't crank at all. Lights, radio, everything works. I wait about 10 minutes and it will start. Now I have been having to wait even longer. I can get it jumped and it will start. It started out just doing it every few months, then every few weeks, then every few days, to now many times a day. I was told the battery needed replaced so I put in a new heavy duty battery. Still having problems. I was also told that it could be the control module by the asst mgr at an auto parts store. He said that he has heard of other bonneville with the same problems. Can anyone help? You know how car repair shops can be when a female walks in. Thanks
#35 of 236 Re: 1997 Pontiac Bonneville with starting problems [luckyladyin06]
Oct 12, 2006 (1:04 pm)
Well, you can try the starter. It could need replaced. Or just have the shims realigned on the bolts. I'm having the same problem right now with my 1994 Bonneville. Does it seem to only happen when it's cold out?
#36 of 236 Re: 1997 Pontiac Bonneville with starting problems [stewc]
Oct 12, 2006 (4:53 pm)
Thanks for your help. It does it whether it is hot or cold. Have you changed your starter yet? Did that help?
#37 of 236 92 bonneville sse keeps dying
Oct 17, 2006 (8:38 am)
I have a 92 bonneville sse and it when it heats up it dies and wont start til it cools down, its not over heating but when it dont start there is no spark to the plugs or anywhere it still turns over. we at first thought it was the fuel pump we changed that the fuel filter the spark plugs and the ignition control module and it is still having the problem. please help me?
#38 of 236 92 bonneville sse keeps dying
Oct 17, 2006 (8:42 am)
it only does it when its hot and the starter works perfect
#39 of 236 92 bonneville sse keeps dying
Oct 17, 2006 (8:55 am)
tempatures outside dont seem to affect it only when the car gets warmed up it sometimes dies and other times when i turn off the car i cant start it it happens about 15 min of driving or idling after that i shut it off and then it wont start til it cools down between 5-10 minutes of it being off
#40 of 236 92 bonneville sse keeps dying
Oct 17, 2006 (9:10 am)
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