1999 Pontiac Bonneville reluctantly starts then losses rpm until it dies

Asked by Dec 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM about the 1999 Pontiac Bonneville

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It is a very cold xmas morning and my 1999 Pontiac Bonneville started then the low
battery light came on and it immediately died.  I thought my battery was dead but after
numerous more attempts it finally started and the battery gauge was at normal but the
engine immediately lost rpm (within a min of starting) until it died.  so it starts then
losses rpm until the engine dies within a min of starting the car.  There are no weird
noises during any of this, it has plenty of gas/oil/etc. and it IS parked outside over
night, right now its about zero where I am at.

2 Answers

I say its a bad alternator!!

It was a short in the ignition

Your Answer

Pontiac Bonneville Experts

  • #1
    ticklemedaly
    Reputation
    390
  • #2
    Js08016
    Reputation
    360
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    360
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Grand Prix
15 Great Deals out of 2,659 listings starting at $1,750
Used Chevrolet Impala
577 Great Deals out of 34,490 listings starting at $900
Used Pontiac Firebird
9 Great Deals out of 767 listings starting at $2,995
Used Pontiac Grand Am
1,072 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
465 Great Deals out of 31,602 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
10 Great Deals out of 1,252 listings starting at $999
Used Buick LeSabre
6 Great Deals out of 1,700 listings starting at $899
Used Buick Regal
159 Great Deals out of 7,514 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford Mustang
603 Great Deals out of 39,402 listings starting at $1,895
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,084 Great Deals out of 62,433 listings starting at $880
Used Buick Park Avenue
375 listings starting at $1,495

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.