Question about 1997 Pontiac Bonneville
I have a 97 Bonneville that would die with no rhyme or reason several years ago. Took it to Pontiac dealer, and they were just about to call me and tell me to come pick up the car, with that old stand-by "can't replicate the problem". When they went to move it out of the repair bay, it died on them. Finally pinpointed what they termed a "flexible fuse" that is, in effect, floppy. When the fuse would shift just the right way, it would cut power to the engine. They replaced the fuse and all has been well on that front ever since. Probably happened about 6 or 7 years ago.
Posted on Apr 20, 2009
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