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Q: How can you tell if the problem on your 96 Pontiac Sunfire is the Alternator or Ignition switch?
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My 2000 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2L isnt starting I've replaced several relay fuses for the blower and ac. I found out that there is a recall on my ignition switch for my car could that be the problem or not?

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What would cause a 2000 Pontiac Sunfire to not start?

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On a 2000 Pontiac sunfire the heater fan has 4 settings on it and it only works on the 2 highest settings what could be my problem?

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Why does your 1996 Pontiac Sunfire heater not work?

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