car wont start after i changed the thermostat

Asked by Nov 26, 2016 at 05:54 PM about the 1999 Pontiac Bonneville 4 Dr SE Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the car was over filled with oil. it was driven
about 20 miles before i discovered the
problem. i took it home and changed the oil.it
did not overheat at any point it has started fine
since but the temperature has been going up
quickly. so today i changed the thermostat and
seal and re filled it with coolant then it wouldnt
start anymore. also i could tell the thermostat
was the problem because the radiator hose
going to it was vacuuming closed when it was
running

1 Answer

103,755

How did you discover that you over filled the engine with oil? A thermostat has nothing to do with the engine starting so maybe you accidentally disconnected some wires. I do suspect that there may be other things going on. Maybe the engine has sustained some sort of damage.

1 people found this helpful.
Best Answer Mark helpful

Your Answer

Pontiac Bonneville Experts

  • #1
    ticklemedaly
    Reputation
    400
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    380
  • #3
    Js08016
    Reputation
    370
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Grand Prix
4 Great Deals out of 1,805 listings starting at $2,008
Used Chevrolet Impala
397 Great Deals out of 25,595 listings starting at $799
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
3 Great Deals out of 937 listings starting at $3,900
Used Pontiac Firebird
7 Great Deals out of 674 listings starting at $3,695
Used Chevrolet Malibu
480 Great Deals out of 49,315 listings starting at $2,000
Used Chevrolet Camaro
224 Great Deals out of 28,922 listings starting at $3,900
Used Buick LeSabre
1,238 listings starting at $686
Used Pontiac Grand Am
723 listings starting at $1,700
Used Nissan Maxima
200 Great Deals out of 17,499 listings starting at $1,900

Used Cars For Sale

2005 Pontiac Bonneville For Sale
41 listings starting at $4,795
2004 Pontiac Bonneville For Sale
41 listings starting at $3,395

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.