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Old 07-19-2006, 07:02 PM   #1
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Wow, so I picked up my first car that I've ever bought today, which happens to be a '92 Bonneville SSEi. Great car, if it'd work right. Ok, here are my problems:
1. Whenever I start up, the fuel gauge goes from full, to empty, to full, and then back to empty again. The "check gauges" light comes on.
2. I think it'* running kinda hot. It'* not in the red, but it'* around 240 I think.
3. It doesn't like to start sometimes. It'll start for about a second, then die, but it always starts the second time.
4. The power isn't constant. Maybe this is just the */c, but you really have to press the pedal down a bit to get it going. Also, at high revs, the engine sputters a lot. It probably just needs a tune-up, but idk.

If you guys could help me out, that would be great, but keep in mind, I'm a poor college student with only a part time job :P
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Wow, so I picked up my first car that I've ever bought today, which happens to be a '92 Bonneville SSEi. Great car, if it'd work right. Ok, here are my problems:
1. Whenever I start up, the fuel gauge goes from full, to empty, to full, and then back to empty again. The "check gauges" light comes on.
2. I think it'* running kinda hot. It'* not in the red, but it'* around 240 I think.
3. It doesn't like to start sometimes. It'll start for about a second, then die, but it always starts the second time.
4. The power isn't constant. Maybe this is just the */c, but you really have to press the pedal down a bit to get it going. Also, at high revs, the engine sputters a lot. It probably just needs a tune-up, but idk.

If you guys could help me out, that would be great, but keep in mind, I'm a poor college student with only a part time job :P
1. That is the gauge test. Check gauges means you are low on gas, low oil pressure, high engine temps, etc.
2. Check for low coolant, leaks, or clogs.
3. Possibly a clogged fuel filter.
4.Is there a check engine light on?
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1. That is the gauge test. Check gauges means you are low on gas, low oil pressure, high engine temps, etc.
yeah, but when the test finishes, the needle goes to empty, even when I just filled it up
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2. Check for low coolant, leaks, or clogs.
coolant is fine, there'* something dripping, but I believe it to be condesation from the a/c.
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3. Possibly a clogged fuel filter.
That'll be replaced with the tune up
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4.Is there a check engine light on?
Nope. Mind you, it does have vast, mind beding, shape-shifting power, and it'll still burn rubber.
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I just took it out for about a 10 mile drive, it started up pretty well, and the fuel gauge was normal. Everything else was still there
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