Once again my mother's 1990 Pontiac Bonneville is giving me problems. It now just quits driving down the road. It has a new fuel pump, and a new battery. It has been in the shop and I don't think they know...
You have a list of things to look for. If the battery is new, it should turn over the engine, if it is dead, why did it die? Is the alternator charging? Is the battery any good? Did you check the electrolytes? Just because it is new doesn't mean it is good. Then check the terminals, are they clean? A car will not on a dead battery, it will not with battery power only for very long. When you get done with the electrical stuff, move on to the fuel stuff. Is it fuel injected or throttle body? Either way, I would try some fuel additive to clean it up in there. If you get it running. Some of your sensors could be bad. Sometimes the carbon builds up in there and throws the car into a fit, it won't run good at all. Are the dash board lights going crazy? A sign of the alternator going bad.
Feb 25, 2010 |
1990 Pontiac Bonneville