I took my car in to get the Check Engine Soon light looked at. The diagnostic test came up Code 41, which as most of you probably know is a Cam sensor problem. Its a minor item to deal with as an everyday driver, but apparently to fix it...well, thats another a story.
It could be as simple as replacing the sensor and thats it or as far as taking apart the camshaft and trying to identify the problem.
Is there any truth to this story?....apparantly this particular model of car has historically had problems with the Air Flow Sensor and the Cam Sensor. Can anyone at Bonnevilleclub.com confirm or deny that?
Its something that I can live with, however, it defeats the purpose of having a warning light, what if something serious happens?. As a driver, I won't know if there is problem until it is too late.
But hold on...it gets better....I went tonight to have a new CD deck installed and I decided to get a remote starter, keyless entry, and new speakers (front tweets only).
Well, the new deck is very cool...and the concept of having a car start up remotely by the touch of a button, is very cool as well. The locks work automatically now, its all timed and sequenced etc. The running lights flash a few times before start up...and of course nothing beats keyless entry...on an 1989 model SE...no doubt!!!
When I left the place, I found the performance of the car to be rather sluggish..which is not typical for my car. I got home and my engine was smoking...I figured something was wrong with the wiring and something had shorted out. I wanted to get back to get them to fix the problem. Didn't make it that far...
Bonnie died about 3 kms from the store.
I highly doubt it was the new electrical work, simply because the car turned over, started, but it couldn't idle at all. I tend to think that the guys who installed the new toys possibly loosened something or something came diconnected causing some kinda chain effect.
However the smoke was eminating from the back of the engine block.
This is an interesting point because of the new exhaust manifold and catalytic converter that was replaced and upgraded not long ago....at any rate, I hope its one of those things, at least warranties will cover this new problem.
I'm tired of seeing my Bonneville in a garage somewhere...its so much better out on the open road.
I will keep all of you informed....
Heres a toast to the open road!!!