Question about 1985 Pontiac Bonneville
My 1985 Pontiac Bonneville w/ 3.8L V6 will not start. The neighbor's mechanic feels that the external oil pump has lost it's prime. He suggested dropping the pump, cleaning, packing with grease, and remounting. Is all this necessary? And how exactly would this prevent the engine from starting? Is there a safety device interrupting the ignition circuit?
It is quite possible. Most cars will have a low oil level/pressure safety switch that will not allow the car to start. As far as rebuilding the pump, the necessity only depends on your budget. It may be cheaper to rebuild it, or buy a rebuilt unit. If you do choose to rebuild it, I would definitely invest in a Haynes, or Chilton's book for your car.
Posted on May 27, 2009
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