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

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Pontiac Bonneville runs bad then dies 1 answer

    My Bonneville will start and run like a top for a short time then will bog down, chug and die. If i try to start it after it dies, i have to pump the gas to keep it going and it runs really bad whe...

    2003 Pontiac Bonneville

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Bonneville stall out while at idle or driving any speed any temperature 3 answers

    I have a 2000 Pontiac Bonneville, a couple of weeks a go I had to replace the water pump due to it being faulty. Car was running just fine , a couple of days later I drove the car to my work while ...

    2000 Pontiac Bonneville SLE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 99 pontiac bonneville 3 answers

    i was driving on the highway today and all of a sudden my cars oil gage went up and then down then the car died. any reason why this would happen? the mechanic said that the engine is locked up but ...

    1999 Pontiac Bonneville 4 Dr SE Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2002 Pontiac Bonneville not cranking 10 answers

    2002 Pontiac Bonneville non-supercharged is not cranking over when in START position. I have had the battery tested and it is good (only a year old). All the lights and gauges and other things even ...

    2002 Pontiac Bonneville SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Pontiac Bonneville Questions

Pontiac Bonneville Experts

#1 ticklemedaly
ticklemedaly
Reputation 380
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 360
#3 Js08016
Js08016
Reputation 330
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Grand Prix
20 Great Deals out of 2,855 listings starting at $1,595
Used Chevrolet Impala
565 Great Deals out of 28,668 listings starting at $1,595
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
8 Great Deals out of 1,409 listings starting at $2,500
Used Pontiac Grand Am
1,272 listings starting at $799
Used Chevrolet Malibu
748 Great Deals out of 88,201 listings starting at $1,900
Used Buick Regal
91 Great Deals out of 10,196 listings starting at $3,495
Used Buick LeSabre
7 Great Deals out of 1,958 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Camaro
131 Great Deals out of 35,283 listings starting at $1,995
Used Pontiac Firebird
7 Great Deals out of 789 listings starting at $1,800
Used Honda Accord
705 Great Deals out of 81,926 listings starting at $500

Used Cars For Sale

2005 Pontiac Bonneville For Sale
79 listings starting at $1,999
2004 Pontiac Bonneville For Sale
54 listings starting at $2,999
2002 Pontiac Bonneville For Sale
65 listings starting at $2,995