Best Answer

First, does the engine crank when you attempt to engage the starter? If it does, the problem is one of the following: fuel, ignition or compression. You just have to narrow it down. You can use a little starter fluid to see if it's related to fuel. You can pull a plug wire and connect it to a spare plug then lay the plug on a solid piece of the engine to see if you have an ignition problem. You can run a simple compression test to verify that you have compression. Once you get it narrowed down, find out why that part is failing.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2006-03-30 02:32:08
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides
See all Study Guides
Create a Study Guide

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Why wont my 1996 Pontiac Bonneville start?
Write your answer...
Related questions

Why wont my 1996 Pontiac Bonneville start turns over?

probably out of gas

My 2000 Pontiac Bonneville wont start?

show me where the starter relay is are on a 2000 Pontiac Bonneville

Your brake light wont shut off in your 1997 Pontiac Bonneville?

is your e-brake on?

You changed the starter on your 1994 Pontiac Bonneville and the car still wont start?

You should check the wires that are in the steering column to the ignition lock cylinder. They tend to break easily.

Why wont the pluggs fire n a 1998 Pontiac Bonneville?

could be one of the coil packs went bad

Why wont 1996 ford explorer start you can crank it but it wont start?

no spark

What could be wrong 1996 Bonneville wont start after installing new stereo and checking fuses?

you could have left the battery disconnected. or maybe you drained the battery, you might have to recharge it

I put a new steering column in a 92 Pontiac Bonneville with a code key now car wont start?

Had the problem with Bonneville not starting....turned out to be the security module. Your mechanic should be able to bypass the security module with a $15 part from Radio Shack. Pretty easy fix.

Why won't my 1985 Pontiac 6000 start?

have a pontiac 6000 2.5 motor and it wont stay running

How do i disable the anti theft system on my 1996 Pontiac grand?

I need to know how to bypass the anti theft system pass key on a 1997 Pontiac grand am. my car will start but goes dead. wont remain running

1995 Pontiac trans am wont start after a bettery replacement?

try replacing the starter

Why wont your 1996 Plymouth grand voyager start?


My 1996 Nissan Altima overheating?

overheated and wont start

Why wont heater blower work on high on a 1998 Pontiac Bonneville se?

It may be the resistor pack along the firewall under the fuse cover somewhere. This controls the speed of the fan.

After replacing the relays and fuses your turn signals still wont turn on in your 1989 Pontiac Bonneville LE the hazard lights turn on fine but the turn signals wont work what could be the problem?

I replace my flasher fuse.Now they light up but won't blink.

Why wont my 2001 Pontiac am start?

try replacing your battery maybe turn the key?

How do you reset 1996 stratus that wont start?

If your 1996 Dodge Stratus wonÕt start you can try to jump start the car. There is no reset button like a computer. You can recharge your car battery with a jump start.

Why would my Pontiac Firebird 1991 wont start after a few try my battery dies out?

you need a new alternator.

2003 Pontiac grand am turns over and wont start?

security lock out had same problem with our 2004 grand am

What can cause a 1995 Pontiac Transam to start but wont stay running?

The Optispark distributor is notorious for causing this problem.

Engine will rotate but wont start?

what kind of car 2002 Pontiac grandam se 2.2

96 Pontiac firebird v-6 wont start after running out of gas?

Try adding more gas...

Why wont my car start when i have replaced the starter and the battery on a 1996 Monte Carlo 3.1L?

what does it do

Ignition switch 1996 Honda passport is locked car will not start?

if the battery is dead the switch wont unlock or start

What do do when my 2002 Pontiac grand am se wont start after it ran out of gas?

let the air out of the bleeder valve on the fuel rail.