Question about 1983 Pontiac Bonneville

1 Answer

Bonneville still wont start any other ideas going to drain all liqiuds and put new fluids in then go from there if anyone lives around sun prairie wi please lend a helping hand whatelse should i do

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 468 Answers

First off, don't bother with the liquids draining. The only liquid that makes any difference is the fuel. Your car will still run with no oil, antifreeze, etc. What you need to do is to troubleshoot this. This car has a carburetor, so it is easy. Take the air cleaner off, and look in the top of the carburetor while pulling on the throttle linkage. You should see a squirt of gas inside the carburetor. If you don't, then you aren't getting gas, and you need to check your fuel filter, fuel pump, and fuel lines, in that order. If you do, then you aren't getting spark. If this is the case, you will have to first test to see if the distributer has power to it when the ignition switch is turned on. If not, run power from the battery to the distributer and try it. If it doesn't run then, you have to dig into the distributer. Take the cap off. Do you see anything that looks burnt, broken wires, rotor broken, anything like that? If so, replace it. There may be a rusty colored deposit on everything; that's ok. If you still haven't found the problem, it is likely either the coil, which is in the distributer cap, or it is the regulator inside the distributer. Either can be replaced easily and cheaply. Hope this helped get your pontiac on the road.

Posted on Nov 19, 2009

Testimonial: "I HAVE DONE THAT I REPLACED THE COIL CAUSE I WAS NOT GETTING ENOUGH SPARK AND IT STILL WONT FIRE UP"

  • Dustin Nov 21, 2009

    so you took the distributer apart, and checked out the module inside it? This is not the coil or cap; it's a little rectangular silver colored bit of electronics that likes to go out, leaving you stranded without any spark. when you replace it, you have to use dielectric grease on the contact surface so you don't burn it out again. The wires inside the distributer (you have to take the distributer out and apart to see them) can get brittle and break off. This will also cause your problem with no spark. Often times, if you're not savy with taking the whole distributer apart, it's just easier to find a working used HEI and put it in there.

×

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

How do I check/add trans. fluid?


on these models, it is not necessary to check the fluid at regular intervals. (with no dip stick ). unless there is a leak or shifting problem. Here is how you would go to change the fluid! heres how to check it! Raise and support the car with jack stands, put drain pan in place under tranny, remove the front and side transaxle pan bolts. loosen the rear pan bolts one turn. carefully pry pan loose with a screwdriver, to drain the fluid. When drained, remove remaining bolts on pan. use a new gasket on pan if needed to put back on.(( FLUID LEVEL CHECK: vehicle has to be level! start vehicle let run for 3-5 minutes, shift through all the gears, locate fill plug on top of transaxle. it is on the drivers side ( look and you shall find it.) the check plug is located near the pan. adjacent to the drain plug. remove the plug, when fluid drips out of drain hole. fluid level is ok. the fluid level should be at the bottom of the drain plug. The reason I know, is because my 2000 Malibu was the same! When replacing the pan put in bolts . working around pan tighten each bolt a little at a time. until the final torque is reached. God -_Bless! if pan was removed.

Apr 21, 2015 | 2004 Pontiac Grand Am

1 Answer

Pontiac bonneville transmission problems


I had the same problem. My check engine light came on and the code said that the problem was with the overdrive sensor/filter clogged.You need to change the transmission filter.. But.... remember, if you put new fluid in the viscosity is different and your transmission is used to a (thicker) fluid. The new fluid will be thinner and the transmission will act kinda funny for the first couple of months. A lot of mechanics I've talked to has told me such. The tans works by pressures valves opening and closing and its gotten used to a thick fluid. change the filter and fluid and all should be okay.

Apr 02, 2014 | 2001 Pontiac Bonneville

1 Answer

Automatic 1996 Pontiac Bonneville wont shift gears


Transmissions have so many parts so it's difficult to diagnose. I would have the transmission filter changed first. Usually that is the most common shifting problem. If that doesn't fix the problem it may be a little more costly.

Oct 20, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My barretta wont start


Is it possible that when you ran out of gas, you pulled through all the muck that was swashing around at the bottomof the tank? Seems likely to me that IS the case. Best to get the fuel system cleaned out completely.

Jun 10, 2012 | 1995 Chevrolet Beretta

1 Answer

2002 Bonneville Sunroof. Fabric on sunshade was loose, was able to pull shade forward, glued fabric but the shade will not go back. Seems to be hitting something in the back. Can you help?


Hi


Inspect the sun roof of your Pontiac Bonneville to make sure it's seated evenly on your vehicle, not raising or lifting at one corner. Lifting indicates the presence of debris on the tracks, or a damaged seal around the sun roof.

Remove the trim on the interior of your Pontiac Bonneville and allow the interior material to drop. Use compressed air to blow dust and debris from the tracks that move your sun roof. Treat the tracks using 3-In-One Lubricant.

Check the Pontiac Bonneville's drain tubes for clogging. Two of these run down the front of your vehicle to the bumpers. Two run to the back, most often by your tail lights. Clear the tubes using compressed air and replace them.

Clean the sun roof's rubber seal with a damp, lint-free cloth. Inspect the seal as you clean


Please get back to us if you have further query else please accept the suggestion.
Thank you for contacting fixya.com



Jul 19, 2011 | Pontiac Bonneville Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How to replace heater core. for 2001 bonneville


It's a good idea to disconnect the battery to prevent any electrical issues during the job. You could drain some of the coolant to try & minimize the amount of spillage but unless you pump the fluid out of the hoses, you will spill some.

Remove the hoses from the heater core on the firewall side. There are several things you will need to remove under the dash & around the glove box area that you will see need to be removed (electrical & any padding/insulation/trim that obstructs the core cover, but you can eventually remove the heater core from the dash without actually removing the entire dash or a/c & heater assembly. Once you get access to the front of the heater assembly, remove the screws that hold on the heater core cover, remove the cover and you'll see the end of the heater core which can be removed & replaced. Generally, a gentle nudge from the firewall side where you removed the hoses will help. Then reassemble & hopefully you'll have heat & no leak. I suggest that in cold weather, you dip the hose ends into hot water prior to attempting to put them over the new heater core ends, this will only aid in the installation & prevent damaging the ends.

You may want to look at the new part before you start to identify just how it fits in the heater unit, based on the hoses from the firewall side that you can see & it will give you a good idea of how this all works. good luck

Jan 29, 2010 | 2002 Pontiac Bonneville

2 Answers

1998 bonneville wont go foward


The first thing you need to do is check the transmission fluid level,the transmission will not engage if low on fluid.

Dec 26, 2009 | 1998 Pontiac Bonneville

1 Answer

How do i drain and flush my trany fluid


Hi, Get a good size oil pan because their isn't just a plug to remove. You have to take off the whole pan on the bottom of the tranny. There will be between 10 an 20 bolts holding it on. After removed you will see the filter it will be square or rectangular like shaped. Simply just pull it out from the tranny it just plugs in. You should change the filter along with the fluid and gasket. Be sure to remove all of old gasket. When putting back together use liquid gasket, put a little bit on your finger or small globs around the pan where the gasket will go. Do this before putting new gasket on. Spread thre liqiud gasket around where the gasket will go. After that lay the new gasket on top of the newly applied liquid gasket. This will help out considerably in keeping the gasket in place when putting the pan back on. Line up the pan hold in place with one hand and screw in a two or 3 bolts by hand, you just want to get them started so they will hold the pan up while putting in the rest. After all bolts are in tighen down alternating side to side end to end tighten firmly but do not over tighten, the tranny is aluminum and the threads will strip if over tightened. Filling the tranny you will need a transmission funnel, you can get them at wal-mart any parts store. It is a long thin funnel than goes directly into the dipstick tube and fill from there. Put in two quarts and then start the engine to check level. The car has to be runnig wlie you check the fluid level. I hope this helped you out. It would be greatly appreciated if you could rate my answer, Thanks. Good luck...... MIKE-

Sep 29, 2009 | 2002 Toyota Camry

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

43 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Pontiac Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76070 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8266 Answers

Are you a Pontiac Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...