Rear shocks, Air compressor

Asked by Sep 15, 2017 at 01:07 PM about the 2001 Pontiac Bonneville

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Replaced the rear air shocks on my 2001 Pontiac
Bonneville, including the air lines and hoses
coming off the compressor.
The air compressor kicks on for 5 sec.  then shuts
off. Doesn't want to fill. Rechecked the lines, which
are fine. Turned the key on and placed my fingers
on the compressor/ regulator holes..As it came on,
as covering, it went off again. Rear is on its
springs. Can't find anyone that knows what might
be the problem. Can't even purchase a new one!
Please help

2 Answers

8,195

Sounds like the compressor has a sensing issue and is probably failing. If you can't buy a new one there are probably some available in the used part dealers. If that provides no solution, you may want to think about replacing the air ride shocks with standard shocks if these are still the originals or just worn out.

1 people found this helpful.

I used to have a Lincoln that did that after having it towed. The culprit was the rear axle height sensor unfortunately they pulled the car into the garage without starting it because it was having engine issues, anyway after they fixed theengine issue the started the car and the rear airbags completely (and blowed out) before they realized what happened it was after the fact they found it to be this plastic finger switch (kinda reminiscent of how the plumbing works in the fill tank with a float ball minus the ball) that when the finger is pushed up enough itll stop the compressor when the car start to go lower from bumps it engages the compressor to keep the car level. Im not sure how the pontiac bonneville is desighed since it a front wheel drive but i would imagine a similar type or sensor would be present. So my question is how would i know for sure if my car was equipped with them without getting under the car to see. Is there way to find out using my vin number?

Your Answer:

Pontiac Bonneville Experts

  • #1
    Js08016
    Reputation
    420
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    410
  • #3
    ticklemedaly
    Reputation
    400
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Grand Prix
14 Great Deals out of 1,442 listings starting at $850
Used Chevrolet Impala
682 Great Deals out of 25,942 listings starting at $1,295
Used Pontiac Firebird
4 Great Deals out of 628 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
6 Great Deals out of 813 listings starting at $1,499
Used Buick LeSabre
1,012 listings starting at $1,799
Used Buick Park Avenue
4 Great Deals out of 224 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford Taurus
286 Great Deals out of 14,481 listings starting at $1,900
Used Pontiac Grand Am
544 listings starting at $990
Used Chevrolet Camaro
670 Great Deals out of 29,058 listings starting at $2,499
Used BMW 7 Series
149 Great Deals out of 5,513 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Corvette
295 Great Deals out of 16,131 listings starting at $3,900

Used Cars for Sale

2005 Pontiac Bonneville For Sale
38 listings starting at $2,500
2004 Pontiac Bonneville For Sale
29 listings starting at $4,200

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.