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#63 of 391 2000 Sunfire clunking when I put on the brakes
Jun 20, 2005 (8:53 am)
I have a 2000 Pontiac Sunfire 4-door. The problem I am having is that when I push down on the passenger side fender there is a knocking sound. I thought first maybe it was the strut mounts which I changed with no effect. I had the rear end checked by my dealership and the only thing they came up with was a bad muffler hanger. That was replaced and it still makes the noise. Also, now it seems that when I apply my brakes I hear a clunking sound coming from the same area, the clunking almost sounds like something rubbing.
I re-adjusted the back brake drums but it still continues to aggravate me.
The knocking sound is also there although slight when I am driving, especially when I go over a bump.
I have been told the problem MAY be in the axle bushings, but have not tried anything with that as of yet.
Any ideas would be appreciated...
#64 of 391 Spark Plug Problems
Jun 21, 2005 (7:17 am)
1999 Pontiac Sunfire It has like 120K on it since around 100K spark plugs started to just wollow out the thread and start bouncing around in the hole, causing misfiring etc. I have re-threaded two already and now its doing it again. Any ideas as to what is causing this?
#65 of 391 Re: idiot light [cindy10]
Jun 21, 2005 (8:09 am)
that would be the coolant light.
in my 1995 sunfire, that light comes on even if it is full, possible faulty sensor or blockage somewhere, after a few minutes of 65mph+ driving it goes away. even after a full flush and refill serviced by a local dealer it still came back on.
so i ignored it. took it to another place and it hasn't come on since.
#66 of 391 Re: Slow speed turning problem [carrollton]
Jun 22, 2005 (3:34 am)
You should have your CV joints checked before you find yourself on the side of the road most cars around that or higher mileage have CV joint problems. Usually you can have them replaced for around $100 each or less.
#67 of 391 Re: 2000 Sunfire clunking when I put on the brakes [chicks]
Jun 22, 2005 (3:38 am)
If you have Antilock brakes try pulling the fuses for the antilock system sounds like your anti lock system thinks your brakes are locking up releasing them slightly and then reapplying the brakes causing a "clunking" sound. If you pull the fuse and it stops there is no reason other than a annoying light why you can't continue driving.
#68 of 391 Noises
Jun 22, 2005 (9:08 am)
I have a 2000 Sunfire SE two door, manual transmission. I've had the car for 2 months (so far so good) it has 50,000kms. I was given a saftey, inspections and emission when I bought it. However, I have noticed the car makes a lot of noise. When I go over bumps the boot covers sweaks and the heat shield rattle, and the car feels wobbly. As well when I change from first into second the heat shield also rattles. The performance of the car is in no way diminished with the noise, however, it is annoying and embarrassing to explain to my passagers who think the engine is going to fall out or my wheels fall off. Any help would be great, I would love to have an idea of the kind of repairs needed before some repair shop tries to rip me off.
#70 of 391 Pontiac Pursuit
Jun 23, 2005 (5:17 am)
I know this question was asked back in early May, however; has anyone heard any late up-to-date rumors about the Pursuit being available for 2006 in the U.S. or will Pontiac only carry the Vibe as a compact type vehicle???? I have a chance to get a loaded 2005 Sunfire with sport pac, etc. but if I know for sure the Pursuit will be available, I would rather wait until 2006???
#71 of 391 1998 sunfire manual window handle
Jun 24, 2005 (3:45 am)
does any one know how to take off manual window handle without breaking it
tried to pup it off, but it does not come off must have some lock on it but I can?t find any thing
#72 of 391 Pursuit will not replace Sunfire in USA
Jun 26, 2005 (10:00 am)
GM is adding the Torrent SUV, G6 4 cyl., G6 Convertible, and Solstice Convertible to Pontiac in 2006. Pursuit is Canada only.