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Air shocks on pontiac bonneville are stuck in raised position.

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If you cannot release the air to lower the shocks then the piston and shafts are probably bent or broken and you may have to replace them

Posted on Oct 23, 2013

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SOURCE: air shocks stay fully pressurized an won't adjust for normal ride

have you reset the computer by disconect neg battery cable for about 2min reconnect start engine drive it for about three blocks if that does not work when they put you tires on they might of broke the air level senser

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SOURCE: My 1993 Pontiac Bonneville SSE won't shift into park.

have you check the shifter linkage

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you could replace the one shock but do you know why it is leaking oil? Typically unless there was something traumatic to happen to one of the rear shocks, then if one is going you can almost be the other one will go soon. I ended up having too many problems with the air ride suspensions. If you haven't yet, look into conversion kits as something to consider for down the road if nothing else. has a great kit that is made in America and comes with a lifetime warranty. They have a good reputation and track record and can help you save some money and find the permanent solution if anything else goes wrong.

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SOURCE: camshaft positioning sensor

Its on the right side of the camshaft cover. you will need to remove the right cover to pull.

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SOURCE: I have 2001 Pontiac Bonneville My heat works but

Your passenger side temperature door actuator is bad. You can access the actuator by removing the glove box & hush panel. The actuator is on the side of the HVAC box. If you can gain access to the actuator watch the center of the actuator as you change the temp on the control head, if the actuator does not move it is bad, if it does, the door inside the HVAC box is bad. Most likely its the actuator. If you remove the actuator & open it up you will most likely find the large center plastic gear is cracked all the way through. It is held in place by 2 or 3 7/32 screws. Once you replace it, disconnect your battery wait 30 seconds and reconnect it to reset the HVAC control head so it can relearn your actuator positions. It can take up to 5 minutes for the control head to go through it's relearn procedure. You can try resetting the actuator first , but make sure your radio is turned off before you disconnect the battery and if your luck, the actuator may not have any broken parts and the gears may just need to be freed up and lubed. Good luck friend and hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 22, 2009

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