I had the same problem. The 95 Bonnevilles had a problem with the upper intake plenum warping under higher engine temperatures. The antifreeze is coming from two water jackets that pass water through the intake into the throttle body (carburetor). The purpose of the water jackets is to heat the throttle body to operating temperature. When the upper plenum warps (sometimes up to 1/4 inch from corner to corner) the water is sucked into the engine and hydro-locks the motor. You will need another upper plenum and gasket set. You will also have to drain the radiator,remove the spark plugs (all of them) and crank the motor over to blow all of the coolant out of the cylinders. You can also count on new spark plugs, oil and oil filter, and possibly a new O2 sensor(they don't like coolant very much). The only good thing is that you really don't have a dead battery. When water enters a cylinder, the fluid cannot be compressed on the compression stroke. That is why it started bogging down and wouldn't start again.... the cylinders were filling up with water/coolant. You have to remember that car engines are basically a powerful air pump. All that is being compressed is air/fuel mixture, and when a liquid enters the cylinders all things stop until the fluid is drained. There have been many vehicles break crank shafts or pistons/rods in floods because they shift into lower gears when their tail pipe is under water to better deal with back pressure, a wave of water enters the intake, and the higher rpms of the motor is suddenly stopped by the water causing things to break. This is the same concept minus flood conditions, however the same thing is occurring. email Kevin.Armstrong@okbu.edu if you have any questions about this one.Answeri agree it could be frothe throttle body. or it can be leaking in where the egr tube comes into the intake.regardless the intake needs to be replaced.
you need a new battery. if battery has been replaced and this still does not solve the problem, you must have had the bad battery for too long and it ruined the If the new battery doesn't solve the problem you can have check the battery cables, make sure they have a clean tight connection. Also the problem could be with your starter also.
I had this problem on a 94 Bonneville after we had fixed the brakes. After I disconnected the battery and reconnected the light went off and the dinging stopped. Not sure if this was related or just coincidence.
I had this problem and it was my battery,but could also be in need of antifreeze.
I HAD A 1990 BONNEVILLE I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM WITH.IT TURNED OUT TO BE THE CRANK SENSOR.ITS BEHIND THE HARMONIC BALANCER. HOPE THIS HELPS
It doesn't have a carburetor, it is fuel injected. What seems to be the problem?
the battery is flat or its to old
If it gets cold enough the coolant will freeze and crack the block if there is no antifreeze.
Two things which can commonly cause this to happen are: 1) Battery - go to any local battery place and they will test your battery 2) Dirty carburetor - this is most commonly a problem if you have old gas sitting in the scooter over the winter. Go to a scooter/motorcycle mechanic and get the carburetor cleaned The good news is that both these remedies should cost less than $100
Disconnect the positive battery cable from the battery, and hook it back up. This should reset the internal cpu, if the problem still exists the light will come back on after about 50-100 miles of drive time.
Busted diaphragm in the fuel pump. Replace the fuel pump to solve this problem. Can also be a carburetor problem such as a leaking needle valve and seat or a pinhole in the carburetor float. This would require disassembly and rebuilding the carburetor.
1 or more of about 100.000 different things can cause a motor vehicle not to start. An oldie but a goody posibly it is out of petrol, or the thingy that holds the cable on the battery has fallen of. A weak battery in the cold can also be a problem.
could be the master fuse under the hood. is there any electrical?
You may have a head gasket problem or a cracked head, engine oil is mixing with the antifreeze.
Have vehicle scanned to determine the problem
Basically this is a problem that happens alot on the 92's. The tank will have to be dropped for this repair. Go to BONNEVILLE CLUB .com for all your Bonneville problems
The problem is not the cleaning but the reassembly. There are very special tools required for that. You really need to call around and find out who does overhaul your type of carburetor.
I had a Chevy blazer with the same problem. It had spark, fuel pressure, good battery & good starter. I sprayed some carburetor quick start spray & it started. They blazers have a problem with the fuel injection.
cant find the battery
More than likely it is a gas problem. Either the filter is clogged, the gas tank has something in the bottom clogging the outlet, you are out of gas, the carburetor is gummed up or if it is a riding mower it might be the solenoid on the bottom of the carburetor is not working properly. If you haven't used it in a while the chances are it is in the carburetor itself. You can verify it is a gas problem by spraying some carburetor cleaner into the carburetor while it is trying to die and see if it continues to run on the cleaner.
There is no problem...the problem was the alternator. You have fixed the problem.
The battery is defective and has a dead cell. Replace the battery.
you have a big problem
no defrost on left side of car and antifreeze draining on right side of car. What is the problem
Does your antena go up and down when the radio is turned on? If not check your antena motor, I just had the same problem with my Bonneville SSE, Charge the battery, go in the trunk, pull the carpet down on the pass side (where the antena is) and feel the motor or use an ohm's meter. If it is hot(carfule mine burned me) or has power to it, then there is your leak. Just unplug it or replace it. Hope this helps. Also if you have an SSE you may have the tire inflator in the trunk make sure it is off.
I means you have a battery problem or a starter problem or dirty/loose battery cable connections. If the battery is operating the starter and the starter is turning the engine over but the engine won't start and run, you may have a spark problem or a fuel problem.