it could be anything from a clogged fuel filter to a blocked fuel pump, or losing spark in the distributor cap. if your Pontiac has the PASSLOCK security system in it. turn ignition to on position... but do not start... for (10) ten full min. then turn key OFF for (10) ten more FULL mins. then try to start your car. if this works... REPLACE BATTERY IN KEYFOB (keyless entry keychain device) It may sound crazy but it will work.
i have a 2001 pontiac sunfire antitheft problem will not start anttheft light flashs on dash i can turn motor over buy jump starter but will not start
when it is worm you got to keep the throttle down to start
it could have a bad air filter or the fuel is clogged some where. or the batt could be going bad.
Perhaps a badly clogged fuel filter?
I have the same problem with my 2004 Sunfire. Leave the ignition on for 10 minutes. Just let it sit for 10 minutes. No shorter than that time. And Should start.
The starter solenoid, or ignition switch is bad, and either one needs to be replaced.
I HAD THIS PROBLEM NOT TO LONG AGO. I HAD THE BATTERY REPLACED. NO PROBLEMS SINCE.
You could have a fuel pressure problem, lack of spark, malfunctioning computer, or internal engine damage.
We are having the same problem with my daughters 1999 sunfire, it turns over runs 2 seconds , it appears to be anti theft device ,if you wait ten minutes and try it again it will start,but not sure on how to disable the device , no help as yet,but after 10 minutes it re-sets itself and will start, if that is your problem .
replace your starter assembly
There is no fuel reset button on this car. Describe the problem your having. I assume it cranks, but doesn't start? BClear.
My car won't. Start no power to the fuel pump because of the antitheft
the code is US0374 in it's American and will be changed to EU6392 if it's been shipped to Europe
you would have to change the bumper and fenders on your sunfire to get the hood to fit but to start off u would have to change the front bumper clip to interchange bumpers
you will get a hint when the car begins to lose power, start to sputter, or even stall.
Depends on the motor, 4cyl or V6, but it could be the ignition module, or the crank sensor
Not trying to be funny! It could be almost anything! If you have an Auto Zone any place around you. See if you can get it their somehow and the will run a diagnostic scan at no charge. That should at least get you headed in the right direction. If you have spark, fuel, and air, and it will not start, the timing is off. ==Additionaly,== the other factor in this formula is compression. In order for the car to fire, you need all of the above + compression. If your head gasket has gone south, that can contribute to your problem.
I think I'd replace the fuel filter. That's a quick, easy, cheap place to start. FriPilot
I have a 2001 pontiac sunfire,and at the time I could not find the transmission.The manual said to add four quarts,and I did.How will I know if the transmission is circulating.
I have a 1999 Sunfire and I have problems with the theft system too. Sometimes, I am able to pull the fuses and put them back and it'll start. Other times, I have to just sit and wait (for about 8 minutes) and then it'll start.
Increased Engine load = more amperage
well there could be many reasons is it making any noises is it turning over you may need to charge your battery. let me know and ill let you knw
I think there's a communication problem here. Turning over doesn't have anything to do with gas. Grab another car that runs. Disconnect the sparkplug wires and try to start it. That a "Cranks- no start". Now reconnect the wires. Remove the key and put it in your pocket. Try to start the car. The sound of a "no-start no-crank." Which is your sunfire sounding more like?
Figuring out what the cause of the problem is would be the place to start.
There could be several reasons why a 1996 Sunfire will turn over but not start. The most common reason is a spark plug needs to be replaced. Check with a licensed mechanic for further help.