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Old 01-29-2004, 02:12 AM   #11
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BTW on Auroras the have ELC and don't have an air nossel either. Maybe it'* only an SSEI thing
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Sounds like the Air compressor for the rear shocks to me too. Not sure if all the bonnevilles got the air fill up nipple in the trunk. Think all bonnevilles have air shocks. .
Guess a little more research is called for. Owners manual, like most owners manual, makes no mention of it.

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Yeah, I was going to say I'm pretty sure level control is standard equip. on all 3 trim levels of the 2000+ Bonnevilles. Look at the rear shocks, if you see air tubes connected, then you probably have the ALC. The compressor itself is located aft of right rear wheel.
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Thanks Mark. Gonna crawl underneath this weekend. Can the compressor be seen from down below or does something have to be removed?
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You'll have to remove the right rear wheelhouse extension (plastic liner back there behind wheel). Also look at the left rear control arm for a height sensor arm linkage. This would be another indicator as to whether or not you have auto level control feature.
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its the fuel pump folks. Mine does it too (no ALC/ELC), after EVERY start, or even putting the key in the ign position after 20-45 seconds the fuel pump (or something) groans for a couple of seconds. My GP SE did the same thing. No problems with the car, and even mentioned it to the Pontiac dealer. Nothing wrong was found, and everything is normal. Maybe it is something that is only apparent on SE'*? Or some other condition that both cajun and I share...
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Yep, I think mremer may be correct. Did a quick look at the shocks and could see no air tubes, only what appeared to be some kind of sensor connection. Also looked at the left rear control arm as markwb suggested for a height sensor of some sort, saw nothing there either. So i figure I'm back to the fuel pump.

Like I said before, car runs fine, but still a little worried about that sound. If I have time tomorrow I'm going to call the dealership and see what story they have for it.

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the automatic load leveling system isn't standard on any model of bonneville, even the 2000 and above models..
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I would have to disagree with you on that point. I'm looking at the 2003 Bonneville brochure, load leveling is standard equipment on all three trim levels. Granted, that doesn't mean that it was standard equip. on the 00,01,02 Bonnevilles. I'll take the hit on that one.
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holy cow!

I just found the 2002 PDF brouchure for the Bonneville (all trims)

Guess what?


ELECTRONIC LEVEL CONTROL IS STANDARD ON ALL TRIMS!!!

If anyone wants this PDF lemme know (I got it from Deathrat, so it could be a Canadian thing! )
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