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Hi! I have a 2001 Pontiac Sunfire sedan. It has 127000miles. The car runs perfectly except for this wierd wiring issue that recently began. I will turn the key and none of the accessories (gages, radio, or lights) will come on, the car starts and immediately shuts off. My husband jiggles the wire and it will start, however I haven't got the magic touch like he does and really want my ... Read More
Hey everybody, I'm a sport compact enthusiast, really I'm a Toyota/Nissan guy, but alas I own this 2001 Pontiac Sunfire SE only got 74k mi. I'm going to put some work into as it continues to get older and require maintenance, until I have decent performance out of it. For starters, I put 17" Momo rims w/Tsunami N2 tires, a sport (adjustable) strut and coilover package from Mantapart.com, strut bars, beefier ... Read More
My 2001 pontiac sunfire will not shift into overdrive. The previous owners replaced the transmission, and it still will not shift into overdrive. It tops out around 50 mph at 4k-5k rpm. If anyone can help me diagnose this problem i would greatly appreciate it.
I have a 2001 Sunfire that had bumper stickers plastered directly on the trunk...right above the PONTIAC logo. In trying to remove them I ruined the paint and plastic on it. In looking at the trunk, it appears that this is a trim piece that can be removed and replaced...( This is the large plastic piece that has PONTIAC on it and also has some red reflectors on it.) The problem ... Read More
Yes it would quit often rev high before it would stall. Get your mechanic to check the wires going to the computer sounds like the same problem my son had. Sounds like one could be corroded Its worth a shot that is all that was wrong with my sons car. His car has been running fine. Hopefully it is that easy for you
Before the car would stall did it rev high while stopped or in park? I can drive the car for a few blocks then when I'm stopped(usually) it will rev high. As I try to get my car back home everytime I slow down to turn a corner or coming to a light it will stall.And I have to have the car in netural or it will just keep stalling the ... Read More
Good Morning After my husband spent about 2 weeks chasing the problem it turned out to be a wire. Apparently because the computer is located up under the front right inner fender it is a common problem in this car where if you hit say a snow bank or whatever it damages the inner fender and can leave the computer exposed to the weather and in turn causes corusin to the ... Read More
PLEASE PLEASE WHAT DID YOU DO??????
Thank You my husband figured out what the problem was cost was about a couple bucks and couple hours of his time. car now works great
Hi I need some help. My son has a 2001 Pontiac Sunfire. The car worked great up until about a month ago. He started having problems where the car would start to lose power and stall when he was going slow or at a stop light. I am in Canada and we thought that maby his gas was freezing up so we put some methalhydrate in his gas tank. It helped ... Read More
Had similar problem with my 2001 pontiac grand prix. Dealership changed crank shaft sensor but it didn't solve problem. Check when vehicle stalls if vehicle blows black smoke out of exhaust pipes. Car stalls when trying to accelerate, especially at a red light. P0118 engine coolant temperature sensor high input. I changed the Engine coolant temperature sensor , located under the large hose that connects from the radiator to the engine ... Read More
I know I have a 2001 sunfire and the 3 day i drove off the lot with it the check engine light came on. So i took it back they did something to make the light come off. Than not even 2 months later i had to get front brakes. Now after having thecar less than 6 months I have this rumbling in the front under the dash board, its is ... Read More
and the interior lights might be because the clip on the trunk might be broken or loose or somethin...but i'm just guessin good luck
i have a 2001 pontiac sunfire and when i am driving the interior lights keep going on and off doors are all closed
I have the EXACT same problem as moe75 ( also recently did a tune up, mileage is 128k miles) - anyone know what may be causing this poor gas mileage? Thanks.
Everytime it gets hot in the car the gas gauge messes up....it points to the mph instead of the other way to show me how much gas it has in it... It happens almost everyday and i'm gettin tired of it...does anyone know anything about this?? Its a 2001 Pontiac Sunfire....Thanks
Folks, My 2001 Pontiac Sunfire has the identical symptoms. I have change the whole fuel and ignition systems. I've even exchanged the entire exhaust system. It ran good for two weeks. I just left it at the Wal-Mart parking lot knowing that nobody can possibly steal it. I agree with an earlier e-mail traffic stating that the Transmission Control Solenoid in the transaxle may be defective. I have worked with earlier ... Read More
I have a 2001 Pontiac Sunfire that has recently had a used motor put in ( 3 months ago) and 2 weeks ago had a heater core replaced. Just recently started shaking when it is first turned on. Will usually stop after being driven for a minute or two. Any suggestions about what it could possibly be? Have had numerous car issues recently and really can't afford anything else. Thanks in ... Read More
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. Thanks
I have a 2001 pontiac sunfire was doing gas treatments each time i filled up weekly, then forgot to do it last two times and now my car stalled out on me and won't start can't seem to figure out if this is the problem or not but it happened before and we did a complete tuneup and oil change and began the weekly treatments and the car worked fine is ... Read More
I have a 2001 Sunfire SE 2.2 and wondered if anyone out there experiences poor gas mileage and an erratic gas gauge? I did a recent tuneup( plugs,plug wires, air filter) and I only get 18-20 miles per gallon. Its really seems to burn the gas. No matter if Im idling,in the city, or on the freeway, it chews it up. I have 125k miles on it and it seems to ... Read More
Hi There everyone...I have a 2001 Pontiac Sunfire. Today I went to put in a CD and it spit it out and said Check CD. Now that's all it keeps saying on the display screen and even when the car is off it keeps trying to eject a CD, but there isn't one in there!! Can anyone help me, PLEASE!!!!
I am having similar problems with my 2001 Sunfire with about 103,000 miles. I had taken it to firestone b/c the car died and wouldn't turn over at all. They told me it was that the entire fuel system was fried. That costabout $800 to fix. Worked okay for half a day. Started driving it again and the whole car would just turn itself off. Then I took it back in ... Read More
All my issues, some unresolved. [symptom of bad alternator] Twice my car has had the dash indicators completely light up and lose power in the middle of driving. Both times it was due to a dead alternator. I had it fixed the first time and the replacement only lasted four months before being replaced again. The second time, recognizing the symptom, I quickly decided to coast through a red light (4 ... Read More
MasterPaul, Did you figure out the problem with the blower fan? I have a 2001 Sunfire with a similar problem... the fan only works in the fourth position with the A/C running.
here it goes...Today I went to work at 7:00 a.m. and I was going up a small hill, when my car started smoking from the passenger side and it started getting heavy when I pressed the gas, so I put it back in Parking and then to Drive and it again smoked and wouldn't move. On the third attempt it did make it up the hill and I parked it. I ... Read More
I have a 2001 pontiac sunfire gt and the theft system light came on along with the service light just to the right of it. any suggestions on how to turn them off?