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Code P0442 Pontiac Bonneville

Older car. Stepped on gas at light n car didn't hv much power when it caught up it revved up and code came on next day. Doesn't have power and doesn't shift rt into first few gears. Not like tranny...

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Why Won't Cigarette Lighter Work. Can't Plug In Phone Charger Of Gsi Unit.

The cigarette lighter is dead. It will not power up the phone charger or the Garmin GSI unit. I checked the fuse but still doesn't work. Could the Relay #58 cause the lighter to be dead?

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I Have A 2005 Bonniville Alt.good Bat. Good But Will Not Charge Bat.

i changed the battery took the cable off the car ran fine but when you shut it off it will not start battery is dead. seems to me like the current isn't gitting from the alt. to the battery.

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Why Does My Car Not Start? Won't Turn Over Or Click When Turn Key?

Try to start it. fiddle with gear shift and key... still wont start.? guages come on and just wont start.

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My 1998 Bonneville Will Not Turn Over It Will Cycle, It Has Fuel And Spark ...

I have changed the water pump, the front spark plugs, the coil pack, the heater hose bypass, made sure there is no water in the oil, the belt the Radiator, the spark plug wires. It needs a lower int...

25 views with 9 answers (last answer 5 days ago)

Older Pontiac Bonneville

1998 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1998 Pontiac Bonneville
72 pictures
1998 Pontiac Bonneville reviews:
4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars
1997 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1997 Pontiac Bonneville
98 pictures
1997 Pontiac Bonneville reviews:
4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars
1996 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1996 Pontiac Bonneville
35 pictures
1996 Pontiac Bonneville reviews:
3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars
1995 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1995 Pontiac Bonneville
62 pictures
1995 Pontiac Bonneville reviews:
4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars
1994 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1994 Pontiac Bonneville
38 pictures
1994 Pontiac Bonneville reviews:
4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars
1993 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1993 Pontiac Bonneville
26 pictures
1993 Pontiac Bonneville reviews:
3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars
1992 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1992 Pontiac Bonneville
20 pictures
1992 Pontiac Bonneville reviews:
4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars
1991 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1991 Pontiac Bonneville
2 pictures
1991 Pontiac Bonneville reviews:
4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars
1990 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1990 Pontiac Bonneville
10 pictures
1990 Pontiac Bonneville reviews:
4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars
1989 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1989 Pontiac Bonneville
39 pictures
1989 Pontiac Bonneville reviews:
3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars
1988 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1988 Pontiac Bonneville
16 pictures
1988 Pontiac Bonneville reviews:
3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars
1987 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1987 Pontiac Bonneville
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1987 Pontiac Bonneville reviews:
4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars
1986 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1986 Pontiac Bonneville
10 pictures
1986 Pontiac Bonneville reviews:
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars
1985 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1985 Pontiac Bonneville
4 pictures
1985 Pontiac Bonneville reviews:
4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars
1984 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1984 Pontiac Bonneville
10 pictures
1983 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1983 Pontiac Bonneville
9 pictures
1983 Pontiac Bonneville reviews:
4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars
1982 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1982 Pontiac Bonneville
1981 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1981 Pontiac Bonneville
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1980 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1980 Pontiac Bonneville
3 pictures
1980 Pontiac Bonneville reviews:
3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars
1979 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1979 Pontiac Bonneville
18 pictures
1979 Pontiac Bonneville reviews:
4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars
1978 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1978 Pontiac Bonneville
10 pictures
1978 Pontiac Bonneville reviews:
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars
1977 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1977 Pontiac Bonneville
13 pictures
1977 Pontiac Bonneville reviews:
3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars
1976 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1976 Pontiac Bonneville
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1975 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1975 Pontiac Bonneville
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1974 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1974 Pontiac Bonneville
2 pictures
1973 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1973 Pontiac Bonneville
4 pictures
1972 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1972 Pontiac Bonneville
1971 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1971 Pontiac Bonneville
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1970 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1970 Pontiac Bonneville
18 pictures
1969 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1969 Pontiac Bonneville
3 pictures
1968 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
3 pictures
1968 Pontiac Bonneville reviews:
4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars
1967 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1967 Pontiac Bonneville
42 pictures
1966 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1966 Pontiac Bonneville
5 pictures
1966 Pontiac Bonneville reviews:
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars
1965 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
8 pictures
1964 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
23 pictures
1963 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
7 pictures
1963 Pontiac Bonneville reviews:
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars
1962 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
5 pictures
1961 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1961 Pontiac Bonneville
20 pictures
1960 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
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1959 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1959 Pontiac Bonneville
5 pictures
1958 Pontiac Bonneville Overview
1958 Pontiac Bonneville
18 pictures

Pontiac Bonneville Overview

With the exception of the GTO, there is perhaps no other car that is so closely associated with the Pontiac name than the Bonneville. The Bonny has taken on legendary status as one of the largest performance cars that Pontiac ever built and is fondly recalled today with a nostalgic sigh since its demise in 2005 after 48 years on U.S. roads.
First appearing as a promotional luxury performance convertible in the Star Chief line in 1957 (a collector's item now), the Pontiac Bonneville became its own model in 1958, as both a coupe and convertible known for comfort, luxury, and lots of standard bells and whistles. Named for the Bonneville Salt Flats racing car test grounds, the early Bonnies featured powerful V8 engines that achieved well over 300-plus horsepower with their four-barrel carburetors. Its heyday was in the 1960s, when it introduced a sedan and station wagon along with the coupe and convertible and pioneered the Wide Track slogan that ushered in the era of big boat cars. Already at 123 inches in wheelbase length, the Bonny pushed its wheels out almost all the way to its edges, touting better road handling and cornering, as well as more interior room.
The Bonneville was sporty and fast, with plenty of passenger and trunk room, and lots of comfort features inside. Its surprisingly good gas mileage for such a large car and famiy car practicality cemented its popularity. But the gas crunch of the 1970s forced detuning of engines and downsizing of cars, and though still sold as a full-sized sedan, the Bonneville lost some length, and its V8 engines eventually got down to a measly 170-hp. The convertible disappeared, and for a while the Bonny lost its top spot to the Grand Ville. By the 1980s, it had been downgraded to a mid-size car, far removed from its glorious giant days of the '60s.
1987 was a bit of a rebirth for the Bonneville. It regained its top-of-the-line full-size status, but lost the standard V8 engine in favor of a V6. Rear-wheel drive was replaced with front-wheel. Though not the performer it once was, the V6 provided enough pep and energy to the Bonneville to restore some fun and "Pontiac excitement" to the driving experience. Sportier trims reached back to the Bonny's roots, and a supercharged V6 option in the '90s provided more power. A V8 returned briefly in 2004, just before the Bonneville's demise a year later. Poor sales forced the termination, but the move saddened many Bonny fans. It truly was an end of an era, the sad passing of Pontiac's flagship large luxury performance sedan.

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