Transmission trouble? - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


2000-2005 Discuss your 2000-2005 Bonneville SE, SLE, and SSEi Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-10-2006, 09:24 PM   #1
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 65
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Atlantis is on a distinguished road
Default Transmission trouble?

2000 Bonneville SE

so somethings wrong with the car, the Service Engine Soon light is on. When you floor it from rest, the car has a hard time pulling itself through to gain speed, and at the higer rpm range, for brief periods, it seems as if the engine strains to put power to the wheels. This only happens when the pedal is floored all the way down. It seems as if there'* something wrong with the transmission, as if it'* not catching right.

Any1 have any ideas?
Atlantis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2006, 09:28 PM   #2
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Farmington, Minnesota =MWBF '05 SURVIVOR= =CEBF '06 SURVIVOR= =August '06 COTM=
Posts: 9,130
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
LakevilleSSEi is on a distinguished road
Default

Doesn't sound as much trans related as it is Engine.....Almost sounds like it'* not getting enough fuel to the cylinders under a WOT condition. Or you could have a plugged catalytic converter or fuel filter, either way, doesn't sound like a trans to me.

Have you had the code that kicked on the SES light read yet?
LakevilleSSEi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2006, 09:38 PM   #3
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 65
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Atlantis is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LakevilleSSEi
Have you had the code that kicked on the SES light read yet?
i do not understand where do i find this code?
Atlantis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2006, 09:43 PM   #4
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
toastedoats's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Fitchburg Ma _ToastedRice_
Posts: 6,837
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
toastedoats is on a distinguished road
Default

this is exactly what my car started doing this weekend on teh way to NEBF, im pretty sure its not transmission related aswell...

Some auto parts stored will hook a computer up to your car and tell you what the engine light is on for, we really need this before we can help much at all
toastedoats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2006, 01:26 PM   #5
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
toastedoats's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Fitchburg Ma _ToastedRice_
Posts: 6,837
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
toastedoats is on a distinguished road
Default

does your car seem better when its cold, i just noticed that when the engine is cool, that it doesnt seem nearly as severe, im not sure if this is more of a symptom of fuel or clogged cat.. maybe it was a fluke?
toastedoats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2006, 02:28 PM   #6
Senior Member
Posts like a 4 Banger
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Okc, OK
Posts: 105
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Blk2000SSEi is on a distinguished road
Default

I would says the cat is more related to heat then a fuel condition unless it is after a very long driving period and then it could be a weak fuel pump. Haven't seen very many bad fuel pumps in these cars but have seen several clogged cats on w-bodies and some h-bodies.
Blk2000SSEi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2006, 05:39 PM   #7
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
toastedoats's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Fitchburg Ma _ToastedRice_
Posts: 6,837
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
toastedoats is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blk2000SSEi
I would says the cat is more related to heat then a fuel condition unless it is after a very long driving period and then it could be a weak fuel pump. Haven't seen very many bad fuel pumps in these cars but have seen several clogged cats on w-bodies and some h-bodies.
thats what i was thinking myself, i just hit 100k recently, and as far as i know its the original fuel filter, so im going to change that first to see what happens...

Sorry to semi-hy-jack your thread
toastedoats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2006, 09:13 PM   #8
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: NW Iowa
Posts: 58
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
phat_al is on a distinguished road
Default

My car seemed to be doing the same thing a couple of months ago. I had the code read, it was a misfire. Turned out that the #1 plug wire was bad.
phat_al is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2006, 09:17 PM   #9
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
toastedoats's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Fitchburg Ma _ToastedRice_
Posts: 6,837
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
toastedoats is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by phat_al
My car seemed to be doing the same thing a couple of months ago. I had the code read, it was a misfire. Turned out that the #1 plug wire was bad.
very intyeresting, i had a cylinder 1 misfire, but it hasnt come back yet, i changed the fuel filter, but there hasd been no change
toastedoats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2006, 01:09 PM   #10
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 65
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Atlantis is on a distinguished road
Default

i asked a neighbour of mine about the bonny and what it could be (he is restoring a late 60'*/early70'* plymouth duster and a plymouth road runner, so i'm pretty sure he would know what he'* talking about ).

went to the auto store, and bought new plugs, wires, and fuel filter. checked the air filter and it was still pretty good. if all this doesnt work, the cat goes next.

didnt bother getting the code checked at GM, they want +$100 ... might as well fix the problem and get new parts while im at it :P
Atlantis is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
my trouble with Trouble Codes 1996 Bonneville SE 1992-1999 8 07-30-2007 11:08 PM
Trouble, trouble, trouble jbmark33 2000-2005 25 05-22-2007 10:11 PM
Transmission Trouble Codes 95SSEi 1992-1999 0 02-06-2005 05:13 PM
Transmission trouble (no third gear) WaynesWorld 1992-1999 14 01-12-2005 10:28 PM
Transmission Trouble Kressdog 1992-1999 24 12-31-1969 08:00 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:20 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.