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Old 01-15-2010, 02:32 PM   #1
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Hi All,

Last August, I bought a 2001 Bonneville SE (Lt. Bronzemist Metallic) with 45k on it. The car is good so far. However, it does have some quirks to it which I am hoping that you guys can help me with. I am from upstate NY, Watertown to be exact and I enjoy working on cars and especially detailing.

As for the quirks, about 3 months ago, when I back out of the driveway and put the car in drive for the first time most days, when I attempt to accelerate, the car will hesitate and then lurch forward. It only happens sometimes and for the first drive of the day. I have not changed the tranny fluid and filter. However, the fluid is a nice red color and full when checked. Otherwise, the tranny shifts fairly well. Anyone have any thoughts?

Also, I have a couple of miscellaneous noises coming from under the car while driving that I am unable to discern where they are coming from. Hopefully, next spring I will crawl under the car and be able to give you guys a better idea of the type of noise and where it is coming from (at least front or back).

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Welcome to the forums and sounds like you got a nice car. Very low miles on it for its age! People here are nice and can usually figure out any problem im sure you will find the help you need
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Welcome..

Please post up your issue in the 2000 mechanical section for better visibility..

Meanwhile..dab that fluid on a clean white rag or paper towel. It'* probably no where near as clean as you think it might be.
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Welcome to the site. I suggest having the trans filter changed. If you can do it your self, there is a write up in the tech info area.
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Watertown!!?? I was stationed at Drum for 6 years! 1998-2004.
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Hi Matt!

Welcome to the Bonneville Forum! We can help you get long life out of that Bonnie an keep it running in tip top shape!
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Welcome to the park. Plenty of help here Love to keep the 3.8'* running
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Welcome to the BonnevilleForum fellow NY'er. Watertown, Eh. Thats some kinda cold and lonesome area up there. LOL!
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Thanks for the welcome! Yah, it can get kind of cold and snowy here. As for lonely, not really. Just depends on who you know.

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