vacuum car - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


General GM Chat When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made. Chat about all things GM (and related cars). Off-topic stuff should be in the Lounge, and all Model specific mechanical problems should be posted in the proper forum.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-29-2003, 04:35 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
hotbonnie is on a distinguished road
Default vacuum car

my damn bonneville sounds like a friggen vacuum. is there a silencer on the intake on these cars??? how do i make it not sound like a vacuum without spending any money??? help please!!!
hotbonnie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2003, 04:47 PM   #2
Senior Member
Expert Gearhead
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Posts: 20,892
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Jim W is on a distinguished road
Default

Welcome...you sound frustrated..OK, first you need to provide us with a couple more details.

1. The year and trim level of your Bonneville
2. Do you have an aftermarket intake or the standard factory airbox?
3. Has your MAF screen been removed?
4. Has the airbox been "gutted"


Have you owned the car for a while? was it owned by someone else and you just bought it? Can you easily identify parts under the hood? Have you done any modifications to the car that would affect air intake?

OK...that should cover it..sorry about the questions but it will really us determine what is wrong and we can get you back on the road
Jim W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2003, 05:05 PM   #3
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
hotbonnie is on a distinguished road
Default .

1. 95 se, white
2. no
3. no
4. no
hotbonnie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2003, 09:41 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Custom88 is on a distinguished road
Default

is it lacking any performance or having any problems of any kind besides the noise? how about fluid levels, is it leaking oil or coolant? Can you pinpoint where on the engine this sound is coming from?
Custom88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2003, 12:44 AM   #5
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bobmarley420 is on a distinguished road
Default

HE'* ASKING IF THE CAR HAS AN AIR SILENCER ON IT (A MUFFLER FOR THE INTAKE). THATS ALL, IF THERE WERE A PERFORMANCE OR FLUID LOSS PROBLEM DONT YOU THINK THAT HE WOULD PRESENT THAT AS HIS MAIN PROBLEM?...


OH AND... I DON'T KNOW :(
bobmarley420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2003, 06:20 AM   #6
Senior Member
Posts like a 4 Banger
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 131
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
NVSSEI is on a distinguished road
Default

The performance question is a good one to ask. If there is a restriction in the exaust system somewhere, the exaust will attempt to exit anywhere it can hence the air noise or vacuum sound. You would also notice a big performance decrease if this is the case. While this only "might" be one of the possible things causing the vacuum sound in question, it is a valid one.
NVSSEI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2003, 09:20 AM   #7
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 2,204
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BonneAlien is on a distinguished road
Default

Yeah man..no need to scream buddy. I have a feeling it has to do with the exhaust not escaping freely. You might wanna check that out. Maybe just have a friend rev ur engine while you walk around ur car and listen for the noise and see where its comin from. Just a suggestion..before u have to spend $$$ at an autoshop just for them to look at it.
BonneAlien is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2003, 09:57 AM   #8
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Edmonton, AB Canada
Posts: 2,621
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
DeathRat is on a distinguished road
Default

I agree, I plugged CAT is nothing to sneeze at! It can eventual,cause a fire & burn that car down to ground! If the exhaust IS restricted in any way, it WILL try to escape where ever it can, even back through the intake valves if need be!
Now, if your air filter is damaged to (Holes, etc) it can make your engine sound louder too.
DeathRat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2003, 04:24 PM   #9
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bobmarley420 is on a distinguished road
Default .

I'M ASKING YOU IF THE CAR HAS A DAMN AIR SILENCER. I ALREADY KNOW NOTHING ELSE IS WRONG. THATS IT, JUST AN AIR SILENCER, DO THESE BONNEVILLES HAVE AIR SILENCERS ON THEM???
bobmarley420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2003, 04:27 PM   #10
Senior Member
Expert Gearhead
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Posts: 20,892
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Jim W is on a distinguished road
Default

NO
Jim W is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Car sounds like a vacuum cleaner cold after airbox modding putertopia 1992-1999 7 10-09-2007 01:06 PM
vacuum drop/lift license plate harofreak00 General GM Chat 13 04-13-2004 02:14 AM
Vacuum line help? h1081dan 1992-1999 4 10-29-2003 09:47 PM
i need a part # for a vacuum hose Pontiac1983 1992-1999 1 10-08-2003 12:35 PM
Vacuum line part # ron350 1992-1999 8 05-02-2003 04:08 AM


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 01:08 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.