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Last post on Aug 22, 2012 at 5:37 PM
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Pontiac Sunfire, Coupe
May 07, 2010 (2:14 pm)
i have a 2001 sunfire with 86k on it. the car doesnt spit sputter or stall but it is running low voltage. i was going to change the alternator but now im getting a strong electrial smell, dont know if the car is going to go up in flames or not. can the smell be caused by the car running low voltage? PLZ HELP
#380 of 388 Re: electrical smell [blazer6973547]
May 07, 2010 (5:41 pm)
chek your ignition switch or smell your ignition switch lol ,i think they have a recall on this part.
#381 of 388 Re: Head rest removal [rousea]
Nov 06, 2010 (10:03 pm)
Not sure if you will see this, but I am in the process of buying a 2001 sunfire and it is having the same problem as yours with the light sound and service repair. Dealer says its a bulb issue but I hope I am not buying a lemon! It also has some grinding noise which the dealer also says is the a/c pump clutch. I am getting in over my head? Email me at just_a_girl_reallyATyahoo.com so I can get it sooner, thanks!
#382 of 388 Heat shield
Nov 25, 2010 (9:50 am)
I have this rattling going on and i believe it is the heat shield but i am not sure where it is, can someone please help me and tell me where it is located.
#383 of 388 2005 sunfire-is it a good car?
Nov 27, 2010 (8:13 pm)
I'm looking at buying one and just wondering what comments people may have.
Good,bad or indifferent.
#384 of 388 Pontiac 2004 Sunfire bad paint job
Mar 17, 2011 (12:14 pm)
I bought a Pontiac Sunfire 2004 new at the end of 2004, and am the first and only owner of the vehicle. At year 3 I noticed the clear coat was beginning to come off the top of the roof of the car (it had a kind of white rough look developing). I took to car to the dealership and was told it was not under warranty and that it was "sun bleaching"... I argued that I don't care if I was living in Arizona.. the clear coat shouldn't come off after just 3 years. Needless to say the claim was denied. Additionally my power windows stopped working at year 3 of owning the car, and a fan blade for the venting system broke off inside and the car made a monotonous clicking noise, which drove me nuts.
Three years later my car looked so bad that most cars made in the 1980's had better paint jobs than my car. The "sun bleaching" had spread like a disease to cover the entire roof, about 50% of the trunk, and about 50% of the hood, and around all the edges. I took may car back to the dealership and was given a phone number to call for GM. After about 15 phone conversations and numerous more voice mails left with my "district specialist" and 3 case re-openings GM finally told me that they would cover 10% of the paint job, at a shop of their choosing. The estimate for the paint came in around $2,000.
The worst decision I have ever made was in purchasing this vehicle. I am not upset that the car had problems. I know all cars do. What I am upset about is that my car is very clearly defective and GM will do nothing to honor their poor workmanship and make it right. Has anyone had the same issues with the paint? I am to a point of trying a different tactic with GM.
#385 of 388 Re: PLZ. I NEED HELP [byrd13939]
Nov 01, 2011 (5:14 pm)
Have you cleaned the mass air flow sensor and changed your air filter lately?? This might help and will at least maybe help get better gas milage!
#386 of 388 Re: FIXED!! 2000 Sunfire with High Idle [dgalleng]
Mar 03, 2012 (4:00 pm)
Thanks for Posting the detailed procedure. I have a 1999 Sunfire GT 2.4 Automatic that was experiencing the same Identical problem with the high idle and rough shifting. Firestone charged me $540.00 to change the intake manifold gaskets, and fuel injector O Rings. The problem returned the very next day. I took it back to Firestone and they changed the A/C compressor idle sensor. Again, the problem was not fixed. I received a full refund from Firestone, followed the procedure you outlined with the TPS, what a you know, the problem is fixed!! Thanks for taking the time to post the info!
#387 of 388 Re: FIXED!! 2000 Sunfire with High Idle [dgalleng]
Apr 18, 2012 (12:49 pm)
Dude thanks soo much I followed the imstructions u gave me and it works thanks so much for your advice
#388 of 388 Check Oil Light stays on when cold
Aug 22, 2012 (5:37 pm)
When I start my 1996 Sunfire convertible when it's cold (2.4L, manual transmission, 152000 miles), my Check Oil light stays on. If I turn the car off and back on, or if the car is warm, the light does not stay on. I had a sensor (Sorry, can't be more specific) replaced without any effect. Any ideas on a fix? BTW, there's oil and an OEM filter.
Thanks for looking into this.