Off the water pump
A lack of water in your cooling system will cause your 2002 Pontiac Sunfire to overheat. A malfunctioning thermostat can also cause it to overheat.
Pay a mechanic to replace it
A 1996 Pontiac Sunfire uses Dexcool coolant. This should only be mixed with distilled water, never tap water. Replace the coolant every 2 years or as needed.
Take it out and put a new one in!
Is located in side right under manifold
I have a 98 GT it was underneath yhe car just follow the water hose
Usually right above and in line with the crankshaft pulley
it's in the belt path and has sort of a snout behind the pulley. It's back near the tensioner.
Bad trunk lid gasket. The gasket may have come loose or got cut.
The red water symbol is an indication that the water is overheating. The red battery symbol is a indication the charging system is not working.
I'd guess 4 hours of labor would about cover the job. It's worth it.
generally, if you know that the pump is bad or failing, replace it. Repairing it is rarely an option. That's why there's a core charge on them. They are returned for factory refurbishment.
Answerwater pump for a 98 sunfire is located with the timing belt can be a job. have to remove front of motor. enj. mount ect. More: Unless the 98 is much different from my 96, the water pump has nothing to do with the timing belt. Also, there is no need to remove an engine mount bolt.You should be able to loosen the belt tensioner enough to get the belt on and off the pump pulley.
The answer is condensation.
The coolant container in my '96, has a mark on the front end, which says "Full Cold". When the car is cold, fill with a 50/50 coolant and water mix. FriPilot
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at the water pump remove the heat shield over the exhaust manifold and look down and you will see 2 bolts n the housing remove thease and replace the thrmosstat
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To change the thermostat on a sunfire,look for the largest hose going into the water pump.Should be to the left as you look down at your fan.There should be a clamp holding the hose on. Remove the hose and look in the hole that the hose was pulled out of. It will be seated right there.If you need a pic. I have a manual and I can email it to anyone . My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
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If you go to advance auto, or auto zone and purchase a haynes manual for 10 to 20 dollars, it will describe in detail (including pictures) of this repair, and many more for this automobile.
Hi First off, more info is needed. Is your sunfire equipped with a 2.2 or 2.4 engine. If it is a 2.2 the water pump is driven by the serpentine belt and a fairly easy job, But if your sunfire has the 2.4 engine, the job will be very labour intensive. The pump on the 2.4 is driven by the timing chain, so the timing chain cover will need to come off, the timing chain comes off. This does not mention unbolting the pump of the back of the engine block. That is even more work. Good Luck