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#48 of 74 confusing transmission
Jan 19, 2010 (1:06 pm)
I have a 2000 Pontiac Bonneville SE with approx. 138,500 mi on it. I bought it last year and the transmission had a little jerk to it. I had an engine mount done and it seemed better. I had 3 sensors go bad which caused my car to really jerk. I replaced the high and low idling control sensors and a pedal sensor. Since then, I would have to let the car warm up for about ten minutes before driving so it would not jerk. After the summer, that manipulating technique stopped working. I replaced the VSS and there was no change. My check engine light is not on so I am trying to figure out what could cause my transmission to jerk. I did change the fluid and filter, I also had a tune-up done months ago. I am lost. I was thinking about replacing the transmission speed sensor. Any suggestions?
#49 of 74 Re: 2004 bonneville trans problem [ccsaki]
Jan 19, 2010 (1:32 pm)
I would say check all connections for the positive and negatives on the battery. Check ground on rear floor by loosening and retightening. Check positive connections at the front fuse block in engine compartment by loosening and retightening.
I would consider putting in a new battery just to see if it makes a difference.
I would consider a rebuild an lifetime warranty if it does turn out to be the transmission.
#50 of 74 Re: transmission issue? [foru2nv]
Feb 03, 2010 (8:52 pm)
is the solenoids for the 96 sse external or internal and if so how would it cost to replace my car is hesitant when you drive it what could be the problem
Mar 19, 2010 (4:23 pm)
I had this problem two years ago with my 2003 bonneville. I had the tranny filter changed new fluid hoping this was the problem. It did not take cre of the problem but made the problem less noticeable.
When I would be driving and mainly when it was on a up shift it would jerk like it did not want to go into gear or it was confused and didn not know what to do.
I finally went in and had the PCS changed pressure control switch. This took care of the problem has been a year and have had no issues witht he tranny.
hope this helps
#52 of 74 tranny jerking
Mar 19, 2010 (5:08 pm)
to gregjudy90: thanks! I will definitely try this! Will keep you posted.
#53 of 74 2003 Bonneville SE - Transmission Slipping/Banging into gear
Feb 28, 2010 (8:23 pm)
#54 of 74 2003 Bonneville SE - Transmission Slipping/Banging into gear
Feb 28, 2010 (8:23 pm)
I was curious, if anyone had any idea what could be wrong with my transmission. I've had the car for 5 years, had the tranny flushed 3 years ago, radiator replaced 14 months ago, and regular oil changes every 3500 mi-- 5-30 fully synthetic. Car has ~174k miles on it, no other real issues. It's been a great car.
I've been having issues with the tranny for about three years. Started because the shop that flushed it said there were no leaks, but caused a leak when they reattached the hose to the bottom of the radiator's cooling reservoir.
I've been waiting for it to just go out... but it's just not happening. It bangs (slips?) into gear-- 2nd to 3rd, sometimes 3rd to 4th --after it's warmed up. I've had it into the shop 3 times, 3 different places, and all of them tell me they don't find anything wrong.
I drive an hour to and from work, 5 days a week, and there are days when I will have no trouble. But then there are days were I will go 5 miles, and it starts doing it. It doesn't make sense to me.
I am tempted to just get it and the motor rebuilt... anyone have any thoughts or recommendations?
#55 of 74 Re: 2003 Bonneville SE - Transmission Slipping/Banging into gear [emeacham]
Apr 22, 2010 (10:01 am)
Pressure control module?
Also, if you shut off the car and immediately restart and continue to drive with the transmission all warmed up, does it go away for a while and then come back. I recall someone talking about a problem that sets a computer fault which is cleared by restarting.
#56 of 74 Re: tranny jerking [gregjudy90]
May 23, 2010 (11:20 am)
I have this same problem with my 2000 Bonneville. What exactly did you do to repair this problem. What is the PCS and where is it located. My email is ricky2barbaraaol.com.
#57 of 74 Pontiac 1997 Bonneville value
May 23, 2010 (9:15 pm)
I had a 97 Pontiac Bonneville and got involved in a serious car accident two weeks ago. The insurance company is offering me very litle money, what I've contested. They"re now asking me to provide them with proof of the car value.
Any idea about the value and how to get proofs.