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#287 of 391 Re: Pontiac Sunfire warning lights/no power [loco559]
Jan 07, 2008 (3:05 pm)
The problem on the 98 was a ground next to the battery. It was loose and all the warning lights came on and it wouldn't start. I fixed the ground and everything works fine EXCEPT that the ABS and AIRBAG lights won't go off. The 2000 that was dying at 65mph turned out to be the fuel pump. Anyone have any ideas on how to get these lights off? It won't pass inspection with warning lights on. Thanks
#288 of 391 Re: Pontiac Sunfire warning lights/no power [loco559]
Jan 07, 2008 (4:55 pm)
no i didn't get it fixed but now i know what to look for when i go to fix it. thanks.
#289 of 391 Re: reverse lights [speedysunfire]
Jan 07, 2008 (5:01 pm)
Thanks i already had it fixed tho, i couldn't find the problem my self, cost me the better part of 300 dollars they said everything basically just fell apart what ever the hell that means....I'm guessing that means i got taken for 300 dollars
#290 of 391 Jerking Uncontrollably
Jan 09, 2008 (4:54 pm)
It happens on a long trip after about the first hour. I will be driving and all of a sudden the car goes into spasms of jerking or shuddering, and the only way to cure is to apply lots of gas. Too bad you cannot depress the gas pedal to the floor all the way to the destination, so it goes back to jerking. What might be the problem? Any idea?
#291 of 391 Re: Jerking Uncontrollably [gooduck]
Jan 09, 2008 (6:01 pm)
possibly/probably something to do with air getting to the engine EX: air filter, Mass air flow sensor, air intake
#292 of 391 Re: Jerking Uncontrollably [gooduck]
Jan 09, 2008 (8:45 pm)
I had a 99 ford escort that did that every once and a while when i was going about 45 mph, i changed the spark plugs and the coils and it didn't do it anymore, so what i would say is eithor the coil is bad if thats not it try unpluging the battery for a couple of minutes because cars now a days are all computers and unpluging the battery for a couple of minutes resets most of them that will reset most of the sensors as well
#293 of 391 Re: Jerking Uncontrollably [gooduck]
Feb 09, 2008 (6:36 pm)
sounds like the tps is wore out it should throw up a code if thats it 90 percent of the time it will
Feb 16, 2008 (12:17 pm)
i got a 98 sunfire and it had a loose ground wire and is still loose but i have to stop freequently to tighten it cause my car starts shaking real bad and the dashboard goes crazy!! i was driving it one day and it quit accelerating and begin to slow down and shake! i pulled over thinkin maybe it needed oil! i got oil and cranked it up and drove it and immediatly it did the same thing! now it wont run period! i dont know what is wrong ive heard all types oif things like timing, the conveter , fuel pump which is a new one, to all kinds of things! any help will be greatly appericiated!!
Feb 23, 2008 (7:55 am)
I own a 2000 sunfire 2.2L and for a while now there has been a noise in the front end any time you accelerate from a stop and when you turn left. The Noise sounds like it is comming from the passenger side. I thought it might have been the CV joint but my mechanic ensures me it is ok. The noise has been there a while now and doesn't seem to be getting worse (or better for that matter). I brought it to a different mechanic and he says it is the motor mount twisting and making contact with the frame. Has anyone else heard of this? and if so how can i get it to stop.
#296 of 391 Rusted Frame
Feb 25, 2008 (9:23 am)
I have a 2001 Pontiac Sunfire and the front cross frame has rusted through, Has anybody heard of this happening in only 7 years and has anybody heard of a recall on this part.