Also found in the Bonneville were instrument panels and door panels with walnut veneer trim, carpeted lower door panels, grab bar on the passenger side of the dash and courtesy lights and a rear arm rest. I called the manufacturer---no satisfaction. The brand was introduced as a limited production performance convertible during the 1957 model year. The Bonneville played an important part that year in the introduction of two of Pontiac's greatest marketing inspirations — the split grille and the Wide Track slogan. The Bonneville also had more powerful standard V8 engines than other full-sized Pontiacs including the 389 cu in 6. The Pontiac Bonneville evolved from a first-generation 1957 coupe into a ninth-generation luxury powerhouse in 2005.
It is fast, spacious, and very comfortable. Find your 1998 Pontiac Bonneville repair manual right now at Chilton. This generation hosted quite a few Bonneville firsts, becoming quicker and considerably safer. I have been having problems for several weeks now with disengaging the security system so that I can start the car. You can fix this yourself. However, the modern redesign came with the ninth generation in 2000 when the exterior was given a sloping front end with revised headlamps, a new grille and low frame. As a full-size automobile, it continued to evolve as a reliable family car until it was discontinued in 2005.
Don't waste time calling around to your local bookstores or waiting for a repair manual to arrive by mail. Initially, a 150 hp 110 kW was the sole engine, mated to a four-speed Hydramatic 4T60 automatic and performance was adequate from this pairing. Would love to have this car again. I dread the thought what may have happened on the expressway. Bonnevilles and Catalinas were 14 inches 360 mm shorter in length, over four inches 102 mm narrower and 800 pounds lighter compared to their 1976 counterparts, but had increased headroom, rear seat legroom and trunk space, and much-improved fuel economy — a major selling point in the years following the 1973-74 energy crisis. Has 205,000 on it and she is showing interior wear. My Bonneville has 170,000 miles on it and still runs and shifts great.
The standard engine for 1971-72 was a 455 cubic-inch V8 with two-barrel carburetor that was rated at 280 gross horsepower for 1971 and 185 net horsepower for 1972 and optionally available was the four-barrel version of the 455 rated at 325 gross horsepower in 1971 and 250 net horsepower in 1972. The last Bonneville left the assembly line on May 27, 2005. This could result in engine failure. In 2000, the Pontiac Bonneville was named a Consumer Guide Recommended Buy, and The Car Book commented on its improved handling and comfort that same year. After having car towed back to shop, I learned that the upper plenum for the intake manifold, which is made of plastic, had become warped where the egr valve connects to the engine block. The car had been sitting for about 2 years before I acquired it.
Remove the defroster duct nut, the defroster duct, and the air distributor duct. In 1987, the Parisienne was discontinued and the Bonneville was completely redesigned as a front-wheel drive car, rejoining its pre-1982 platform mates: the and and it regained its status as the senior Pontiac. That's the basic thinking behind the Breeze, Plymouth's economical family sedan. The Bonneville got the new styling, with plenty of bright trim on the lower body sides and on the rear deck. If the wife stops hitting deer we would have gotten more. Late in the 1983 model year, Pontiac reintroduced a full-sized car to the market by bringing over the Canadian-built which was essentially a restyled and powered by or. The Bonneville also regained the Safari station wagon as part of its model lineup for the first time since 1970 with woodgrained exterior trim and interior appointments shared with Bonneville coupes and sedans.
The 1975 model year introduced rectangular headlights - its frontal appearance was similar to the Cadillac DeVilles and Fleetwoods of the same era. Our 1998 Pontiac Bonneville repair manuals include all the information you need to repair or service your 1998 Bonneville, including diagnostic trouble codes, descriptions, probable causes, step-by-step routines, specifications, and a troubleshooting guide. The 2005 Bonneville was assembled in Hamtramck, Michigan, for the 2004 and 2005 model years. Pinch off the hoses in order to prevent leaking. The name was taken from the in , the site of much early auto racing and most of the world's land speed record runs, which was named in turn after U.
All of Chilton's online content for the 1998 Pontiac Bonneville is updated monthly, so you'll have the most recent information on hand for any Do-It-Yourself project. Cylinders 1 and 6 had been misfiring, but seemed to be running fine. Is there some main cause to all of these problems! However, exactly as before, a downsizing proved its salvation. By 1977, the Bonneville had the characteristic rectangular shape seen on cars of this time period, with four square lights in the front and a long trunk in the rear. Turn key on every thing come on but won't turn over. To show you the power go to youtube and type in the year and model and make and you will be right in the driver seat next day no doubt! My favorite thing about this car is the engine. The electric clock was standard.
The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who determined no oil leak was present, but a plug wire to the engine cylinder needed to be replaced. . A host of trim level changes and a new engine became standard for the front wheel drive Bonneville's second year. I have heard of and read of several cases that are exactly like this one. Other models on the H-body platform were fitted with the updated engine one year later, in 1989.
Staying true to 's Wide Track heritage it had the widest overall track in its competitive class at 62. Nothing else is even close. For drivers who preferred more driving power, a 4. But don't get the wrong idea; the Breeze isn't a…. With this engine, drivers could excel from zero to 60 in only 6.