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Old 03-04-2006, 01:47 PM   #1
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I didn't know exactly where to put this question...
I had my Bonn sitting for the winter, i put StaBil in it, has a full tank of gas, and some gas treatment to prevent water, i did exactly what the guys at the automotive stoor told me to do i let it run for 15 mins to get the StaBil through the sytsem, but today i went out to start it and i couldn't get it to start. I have never let a vehicle sit for that long so maybe i am just doin somthing wrong, or what? Is there a trick to get it to start or do you have to just keep cranking it? I need to get it started cuz my truck is leavin me soon so if i can't get my car runnin i am not going to have anything to drive. Thanks a lot.

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did you check the battery
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Is it cranking slowly and just not catching? Are you turning the key and getting nothing? If so, you want to check your battery. It may have drained down during the winter.
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yea it was dead so i put it on the charger... let it fully charge but it still wont start...

to me... i dont know a whole lot... but it sounds like its not gettin gas or somthing? which i dont understand cuz its got a full tank
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I just went out and tried to start it to see if i could try and tell you exactly what its doin... when i turn the key it just cranks and cranks, but if i give it gas it sounds like its about to start but then dies right when i take my foot off the pedel. Also i dont know if this matters, the service engine soon light is on... thanks
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pull the codes

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ighlight=codes


tell us what they are
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pull the codes

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ighlight=codes


tell us what they are
ok -- i read it over... i am kinda confused though...
what does the ALCL look like, and how do i know which are the terminals A&B?
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It is the connector that is in the kick panel directly above your shins when you are sitting in the drivers seat. The two terminals you want, A and B, are of a different color than the rest.
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JDB is right on...i also believe that the connector has the letters printed on it also
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edit: the plug could be inserted into the kickpanel either way, so you can't just assume A and B are on the right side like in my drawing.
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