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Pontiac Sunfire, Transmission, Coupe
#4 of 23 I Need an automatic transmission for my 96 Sunfire GT
Nov 01, 2007 (6:03 am)
My 96 Sunfire has died, what cars can I get one out of besides the Cavalier?
#5 of 23 transmission
Nov 11, 2007 (1:43 pm)
I HAVE A 1999 SUNFIRE.ONE DAY I GOT IN THE CAR AND IT GOES INTO NO GEAR AT ALL.IS IT HARD TO REPLACE TRANSMISSION?HOW MUCH IS AVERAGE COST OF USED OR REBILT ONE?
#6 of 23 1997 Pontiac Sunfire - 5 speed manual transmission
Jan 07, 2008 (7:11 am)
I need to bleed my hydraulic clutch. Anyone know where the bleeder valve is? Is there anything I should look out for when bleeding a manual clutch that is different from bleeding brakes?
#7 of 23 transmission trouble, shifts gears hard at low speeds & RPMs go way up
Jan 17, 2008 (10:58 am)
2001 sunfire, 103000kms. I was returning home from a long trip on the highway doing a constant 110km then the RPMs would go way up unnecessarly ( going up by 500). It would constantly keep doing this , approx every min. So i went to a lower speed same thing. And the car also had less hp, extremely bad going up the hills ! Was getting passed by transfer trucks! BUT , when i brought the car into a GM dealership they could not find anything wrong. I picked the car up and it worked fine, until a week went by then it happened again. Brought it back to the dealership, 6 hours later I get a call the car is working fine they couldn't find anything wrong with it.
I'm wondering if every time i bring the car in the techs at the garage reset the computer on the car,....because they can not find any error codes. SUNcrape.
ANY ONE ELSE THIS HAPPEN TO >>>>> help
#8 of 23 Re: transmission trouble, shifts gears hard at low speeds & RPMs go way up [driveit3]
Feb 22, 2008 (1:40 am)
My son's car (2000 Sunfire) had similiar problem. Went on for about a year and finally wouldn't shift out of 1st. $2450 later (transmission repair) and $900 in 2 other repairs which left us stranded on the road (instrument cluster and ignition switch), we are selling the car. I would give you the same advice!
#9 of 23 Re: transmission trouble, shifts gears hard at low speeds & RPMs go way u
Mar 03, 2008 (3:29 pm)
Thanks for the response. I was planning on selling the car any way this fall.
Now i am certainly am going to sell IT. Pontiac Sunfire sucks!
#10 of 23 5-Speed rev'ing after shift
Apr 23, 2008 (6:32 pm)
My 1996 Pontiac Sunfire (2.4L, 5-Speed manual, 127,000 miles) has developed what feels like a slipping clutch, but is not. After driving the car 10 miles, shutting it off for 20 minutes, and then starting out again, I can shift from 1st to 2nd, or 2nd to 3rd, and the engine will rev as if it is in neutral before catching and slowly accelerating.
Anyone else have this problem?
I've had a trustworthy garage check the clutch without result. Could this be some sensor or an electrical issue?
Any ideas? I love this car and don't want to give it up!
Oct 22, 2008 (2:31 pm)
I had to replace the transmission in my 2000 sunfire coupe not shortly after I purchased it at the beginning of this year. However, not too long after it was supposedly "fixed", I noticed a grinding between 1000-2000 RPM, between 35 to 40 MPH. This has been going on since May. The car never had any pick-up and go, but this all changed significantly when the transmission was fixed. Nevertheless, I still feel and hear the grinding, in spite of the fact that everyone I've asked to drive/simply be a passenger and listen has not felt/heard anything. One of my previous cars died from transmission problems so I do know what I'm talking about. The question is this: what part could it be that needs fixed? I only experience this one problem. Has anyone else out there got the same grinding in that gear?
Dec 19, 2008 (3:37 pm)
i guess where talking about an auto tranny here. if it was replaced and started grinding , i would take it back to where it was fixed , should be under some type of warrenty. The pick up and go sounds like a torque converter prob, but could also be a bad transmission, if this is a manual tranny i would say you have some ring gear problems which will just get worse over time..
#13 of 23 Re: 5-Speed rev'ing after shift [slackerman]
Feb 17, 2009 (5:26 pm)
The problem was the ignition coil.