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98 Pontiac Bonneville stalls intermitanly & won't restart....

The car just stalls with no warning. All it does is crank & oddly, the power windows stop working. All other power options still work. I was told to put the key into the run position & leave it there for 15 min & the car should start. I tried it & it did start. Most of the time, when the car stalls, I'm not in a safe location to sit for 15 min. The crank sensor was already changed. If anybody has a clue why the car is doing this & if so, how to correct it, please let me know. Thank you very much!!

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The key trick involves the security system. If the chip in the key fails, the security system will prevent the engine from starting.
Have you tried a different key ?

Posted on Jul 16, 2013

Testimonial: "This morning, I used the car with another key. I put about 50 miles on it without it stalling. My fingers are crossed that it will be something so simple! Thank you!!"

  • Annette A Jul 17, 2013

    No luck. The car still stalled & wouldn't restart.

  •  Stephen
    Stephen Jul 17, 2013

    I should have also said, the security system will not cause the engine to stall. It only prevents the engine from starting. So you will need to figure out if you are missing spark or fuel when it fails to start.

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SOURCE: I have an electrical problem.

well the window and seat problem is probably a broken wire in the harness between the door and body open rubber boot and inspect and repair
the fuel i would start by checking for power at connector back by fuel tank you should have power with key on for about 10 seconds then turn key off and wait for a few seconds and try if you have power it is probably the fuel pump

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SOURCE: Crankshaft Position Sensor location 04 PT Cruiser

It is located behind the **** of the starter on the front of the engine starting in '03 the 2.4 lt was changes the repair manual failed to update this..you may sneak it out with small fingers with out pulling out the starter.

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SOURCE: crank position sensor

if you have the 2.4l it is located behind the timing belt on the crankshaft. possible causes include timing belt teeth seperated or balance belt teeth seperated and taking out the crankshaft sensor and sensor plate. this is no easy task for the home mechanic.

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SOURCE: 1994 pontiac bonneville fires up but stalls imediatly

WOW a 94 with 46K on it thats rare. Your computer may be bad it sends the pulse to the injector.

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SOURCE: 87 VW Cabriolet starting problems

I would start with a fuel line psi test. then have your fuel acumulator.

http://home.hiwaay.net/~langford/CIS.html

check this out and see if it helps. It sounds like you are priming the psi up when cranking then it can go. but when you let it sit the pressure drops and has to build up again. I a not a VW person myself but love tinkering, so let me know how it goes.

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Posted on May 01, 2009

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