2005 Pontiac Bonneville Q&A
2005 Pontiac Bonneville Question: Why does the front end suspension (tires-struts-?-) feel loose?
I just bought the car, 136k miles. Runs great (I <3 it), but the front end is not happy, seems as if the struts or something is loose, not really popping, just rattling as if the front end is gonna fall off..also the steering column pops when turing, which I have read a lot of these cars have the same issue. The check engine light came on, diagnostic computer says,"fuel trip" something , does this mean mass air flow? HELP HELP!! PLEASE!!! I need a reliable decent car. - Nicole Lola
At 136K you should consider replacing the front oil filled shocks/struts and the rear air filled shocks/struts to avoid future problems. Im not exactly sure what your asking about the mass air flow. - gmc4me
you need to lift the front end off the ground and check inner/outer tie rods the ball joints and wheel bearings for excessive play if any of these components are worn it can be DANGEROUS to drive also stabilizer links can give it a "loose" feeling especially around turns do they have saftey inspections out in Ohio? - vista cruiser
have an alignment shop insp frt end for worn parts and get an est. - globalhelper