Last post on Sep 07, 2013 at 12:23 PM
You are in the Pontiac Sunfire
What is this discussion about?
Pontiac Sunfire, Coupe
#368 of 391 2000 pontiac sunfire wont start when warm
Aug 03, 2009 (6:12 pm)
Just did a head gasket, waterpump, plugs and wires. I flushed the cooling system which took quite a bit of time(45 min.). The vehicle was running the entire time and seemed normal. The next day I started it up and it ran fine until it reached normal opperating temp, then stalled out and would refire. After several hours I rechecked and it started fine, and again stalled when it got warm. It will run if you work the throttle, but missfires, sputters, and lacks power. No smoke of any other signs of a faulty head gasket. P.S. I,m no rookie when it comes to cars, this is about the 10th head gasket I've done. The installation procedures were by the book, and the head was resurfaced. Please help.
Aug 27, 2009 (6:04 am)
i have a 2003 sunfire and it won't start. i tried boosting it and it still won't turn over. could it be that i need a new starter for it. any ideas will be greatly appreciated. it happened twice all ready. i checked all the fuses and still nothing. thank you
#370 of 391 Re: car won't start [marlene1966]
Aug 27, 2009 (6:29 am)
if you think it might be something electrical then it sounds like a faulty ground somewhere. perhaps the main ground. if you think it's something else perhaps the fuel pump is shot. if it were the starter i don't think that it would work intermitently it would probably just get progressively worse also if it were the starter you would probably crank crank crank nothing then crank crank crank voom car starts. have you ran out of gas recently if so turn the ignition on up to 20 times without starting the car each time pressure will build up in the fuel line. and you wont have the problem again.
#371 of 391 found other problem with car
Aug 30, 2009 (5:14 am)
found out that my 2003 sunfire has a new problem. When trying to start it, it doesn't do nothing no sound or anything it's like the ignition switch is dead or something. Could it be a neutral safety switch or something like that. please help.
#372 of 391 car problem
Sep 03, 2009 (6:24 am)
hi, i own a 97 sunfire 2.2 and i have gas keaking from one of the conectors on the fuel rail im pretty sure there for the injector how do i take them out, do i have to take the whole intake off to get them out or what please help.
#373 of 391 Re: 2000 Sunfire - climate control problem [masonjeep08]
Sep 29, 2009 (9:37 am)
Hey, I've changed a resister once before its on the passenger side just above your feet above the heater blower motor it's not to hard to change only 3 screws if I remember corectly.it only takes about 15 min or so I think I also removed the blower motor at the same time and cleaned out the leaves and dirt that gets in there.You should see it sitting above the blower motor on the top left corner.
Jan 17, 2010 (2:37 pm)
I have a 2001 4 door sunfire, I am the original owner. I have always taken care of it and was wondering mostly about the wire issues and was wondering how many people have had these problems...
things that have gone wrong with my car..
1. replaced the CD player
2. back speakers rattle
3. have changed the signal arm 4 times because only the daytime running lights would work.
4. rear defrost wont work
5 have replaced the back tail lights every 2 months burns out and signs of melted light bulbs found.
5. parked car outside grocery store wouldn't start again.. towed it to the shop mechanic put keys in and viola it started for him.. so we replaced the battery.
6. middle of the dashboard light gone out.
7. clock light burnt out x2
8. now my lights come on for about 2 mins when cold and flick off then I have to turn my high beams on and they will stay on but if I hit any kind of bump the flick off again..
I am so tired of this stupid car!!!!
#375 of 391 Re: Keyless remote programming? [moparbad]
Jan 20, 2010 (8:22 am)
Yes, its in the manuel. After replacing the remote's battery (clean the terminals first) you push and hold in the lock and unlock buttons on the remote( while in the car), holding them both down for 5-15seconds. You'll hear the door locks click and thats it, your on your way. carl
#376 of 391 fuel gauge gone crazy
Feb 19, 2010 (8:37 pm)
First i was having an issue with my high beams turned out it was a broken ground wire, now my fuel gauge is reading 110 mph any suggestions on wtf the problem is?
#377 of 391 miss fire code p0300
May 01, 2010 (6:56 pm)
the car will run but rough idle plugs and wires have been changed iam thinking it might be the coil packs put there firing and there are no cracks in them number 3 coil is cross firing to the num 2 when i take the wire off some are blue and some are reddish. help!!!. Also had low oil pressure. and no pressure on EGR valve. ive got good oil pressure now thanks to some kerosene.At start up before this happened it had a little miss fire for a split sec. at start up