My 2000 Pontiac bonnieville will start, go about 10 feet in reverse or forward then won't move, I can wait a few minutes and do this again with the same results,what could the problem be

Asked by Mar 12, 2014 at 01:12 PM about the 2000 Pontiac Bonneville

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers

5,165

When the car refuses to move while in gear, can you rev the engine, or does it seem like it's straining? In other words, does it sound like the car is going into Neutral, or more like the car is fighting against something holding it?

1 people found this helpful.

feels like its in neutral, any help would be helpful, would this be a sensor or the transmission, just changed the water pump but that didn't help, checked all fluid levels

5,165

Your car was known to have problems with the torque converter solenoid, which can cause gear lockup or no movement at all, so it's probably a good place to start looking. But in general the 4T65E transmission was a piece of junk from the factory. If you've got more than 50k miles without changing the fluid, it's probably toast. Try swapping out the solenoid, and change the fluid and filter, but I suspect your next call is to a transmission shop.

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Bonneville

Looking for a Used Bonneville in your area?

CarGurus has 333 nationwide Bonneville listings starting at $2,900.

ZIP:

Pontiac Bonneville Experts

  • #1
    ticklemedaly
    Reputation
    400
  • #2
    Js08016
    Reputation
    380
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    380
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Grand Prix
16 Great Deals out of 1,696 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Impala
527 Great Deals out of 26,257 listings starting at $995
Used Pontiac Firebird
5 Great Deals out of 695 listings starting at $3,995
Used Buick Regal
91 Great Deals out of 3,661 listings starting at $1,995
Used Pontiac Grand Am
735 listings starting at $2,490
Used Chevrolet Camaro
260 Great Deals out of 27,405 listings starting at $2,900
Used Ford Mustang
297 Great Deals out of 40,393 listings starting at $1,312
Used Buick LeSabre
1,345 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
4 Great Deals out of 976 listings starting at $1,125
Used Chevrolet Malibu
594 Great Deals out of 51,820 listings starting at $1,550
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,162 Great Deals out of 73,780 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2005 Pontiac Bonneville For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 47 listings starting at $2,900
2004 Pontiac Bonneville For Sale
34 listings starting at $2,995

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.