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Old 02-01-2005, 10:48 AM   #1
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Ok, does anyone know anything about any electrical problems eith '93-'97 bonnevilles. Ive heard that there was and my other bonneville had the same problems. Ive talked to the dealer as well as the Pontiac help line and have gotten zero information. I figured this would be the next best thing to find out. This could make or break my car syastem.
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On my car now Ive gone through 4 alternators and on my other bonneville i had 9 alternators. It just seems like there is some sort of electrical short going on somewhere. Like the car is lacking a voltage regulator or something. Any help would be appreciated
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Although I haven't had my Bonnevilles very long (<1 year) I haven't encountered any alternator problems. I had to replace the one in the 90 after I bought it but it'* been fine since. My 93 kept blowing fuses for the fuel pump but this was caused be an excessive amount of water under the carpet from leaks.
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our cars suck alot of power...peroid. the 105 alt is not sufficient enough for the bonne. If you have replaced the alts with 105ers then that is your problem I have a huge *** system in the works right now, (2 amps right now and adding another pushing 3000+ watts) and i have a extensive neon collection in the car (over 25 neon tubes inside and out) I would HIghly recommend that you put in a 140+ amp alt. in the car. I am running a 140 amp from AC delco with a lifetime warrenty and i have no problems. Jason (BonneMe) also just installed the 140 amp in his car
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I'm working on installing the 140 AMP right now. Say you could also go up to a 200 AMP alt if you really wanted too.
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where does this amp install on the car? Sorry this whole thing is new to me. Thanks yall
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They are talking about amplifiers for car stereo speakers. IF you keep on killing alternators, then maybe you should upgrade the alt like they said or maybe buy a new battery. A battery that cant hold a good charge will constantly drain your alternator
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Ryan has had to replace 3 alt. on his car now. If you upgrade to a bigger battery also upgrade the alt because it will not hold up. When my alt went on the '94 Port I upgraded to the AC Delco 140 amp alt and I haven't had a problem with it yet (close to 100K on it).
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Ok thanks yall. You guys have been a big help. So anyway i called a couple of auto part shops and all they have for the SE is 105 amp alt. The only 140 amp alt is for the ssei. There is a .5 diameter difference between the two. Does anyone know where i could get a 140 alt amp for the SE or would i just have to somehow retro fit the 140 on to the SE? thanks.
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