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Old 12-22-2005, 10:11 PM   #1
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When its cold out my car 2000 bonnivelle se bounces all over the place when its mild its normal......I read some other posts here but I was wondering if anything more info was brought up.

I have read things like moisture in the shock or some arm frozze open.....weve checked the arm and its moving freely........no air is escaping

however I have not heard the pump coming on for quite some time now....

I used to hear it while ideling sitting waiting for my wife I didnt even know what it was untill reading all these posts.


anyway why would the car bounce if the pump is not working?

I used to have a camaro with air shocks and if I put in alot of air it would bounce like the bonnie.........camaro full of air bounce...bonnie no air bounce? I dont understand how this works.
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the problem is that the air shocks bring in ambient air to adjust ride height, and usually this air has moisture in it (unless you live in AZ), the moisture in the air freezes, and affects ride quality, i notice that my car doesnt ride quite as good in the cold, but nothing substantial
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Thanks guys, I noticed mine doing the same and thought I might have other issues.
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is there anything I can do to get rid of this problem as it unsafe to drive and I live in southren ontario...........right now I have been leaving the car at home and driving my gas guzzing truck (dakata quad cab)
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fred, I'm thinking if you have excessive bounce, then maybe you have an air related problem. You mentioned that you have not heard the compressor cycle. Maybe worth investigating the compressor operation & associated air lines to the shocks.
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Ride will be a lil different in the winter. Not that much different tho. Take it into the dealer!
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When its cold out my car 2000 bonnivelle
Hey fredbear,

If you're going to post in this club, you might want to at least spell the car correctly !
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sorry for my spelling ive been outa school now for at least ten years and Im stuck in a job where I have no use for my brain..........once I even forgot how to write a capital R..

anyway yesterday and today the weather was pretty mild and the car ris running fine.

But yes when it is colder the car is like its built on a pogo stick the kids sure like riding in it
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Do 2000 SE'* even have ELC? I didn't think they did.

I know conventional gas struts and shocks can behave quite differently in the cold.
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Do 2000 SE'* even have ELC? I didn't think they did.

I know conventional gas struts and shocks can behave quite differently in the cold.
yes, all 2000+ have ELC
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