There is no distributor cap on a Pontiac sunfire, only a coil pack. coil pack is located on the back of the engine.
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.
Defective Heater Resistor Pack.
Replace the fan blower resister
if one of your coil packs goes bad it will only run on 2cylinders
If you are aware of which two cylinders are NOT firing, I would change out the spark plug wires and the spark plugs with brand new for those two cylinders. If you aren't sure which cylinders AREN'T firing, then do a complete change of new wires and spark plugs. HINT: Try not to use Bosch plugs... I did, and had all kinds of trouble with them even tho they were inexpensive and supposed to be just as good.
try changing your spark plugs if theres any.
Normally this only happens on twin cylinder engines when one of the cylinders is not firing.
There are a few reasons that would cause your 2002 Pontiac back speakers to only work sometimes. The most common cause is a loose or corroded ground wire.
It might be the high/low beam switch. Had to replace one on my '96 when I had only low beams.
If all cylinders fired at once, power distribution would be very jerky, so the engine is set up to have the cylinders firing in sequence for a smoother power delivery instead. And if the pistons move in a certain rhythm, then they have to receive their sparks in a certain rhythm too, as the engine will only run well if the cylinders fire when the piston is in a certain position.
whaT KIND OF COOLANT DO I PUT IN MY 2001 PONTIAC SUNFIRE Generally, the GM model vehicles, or is this case, the sunfire, use a specific kind of coolant called DEX-cool extended life engine coolant. It is orange-ish in color and most of the time GM specific. i have a 01 sunfire, 2.2 liter myself, and on my car frame, i have a sticker that says "Use only DEX-cool engine coolant....". Hope this helps!
The Sunfire is an excellent small car. The 2.2L engine is solid as well as the automatic transmission. The only drawbacks are GM paint and cheap steel that rusts unless loked after which is the case with most cars nowadays.
The only part that is needed to replace your 1997 Pontiac rear brakes is a break assembly kit. The brake assembly kit will have everything you need.
I had a similar problem in a Pontiac Sunfire. The guy at the dealership said it's a common problem with the switches they use for fan control in Chevy/Pontiac vehicles. It's about a $10 part.
No way, only if the battery fails under a load test
check your coil make it is firing both cylinders alternate plug wires to see if opposite cyl is firing if so is a safe bet that coil is the problem
probably it can be changed but if you change the whole alternator you will gain a new alternator for your engine in opposite of changing only the bearing which is not guaranteed.
The Blower Motor Resistor Pack is defective. Replace it.
as far as i know you cant check the transmission fluid on a 2000 Pontiac sunfire. It uses dexcool automatic transmission fluid and very rarley needs to be changed, i have a manual shift and it never has to be changed. Actually the only way that you can change it is by having it flushed the same way you flush a radiator, it has to be sucked out by a machine.
i have a 2004 Pontiac sunfire, my guages started acting crazy too. My speedometer didnt work at all, my rpm guage was way off, and my fuel guage always read something different. Usually when multiple guages go out at once, its your guage cluster. If that's what it is, that's a dealership only part.
Bad plugs? Bad wires?
Only the early models have one. My '96 had one, but I'm told that after that year they were gone. It's near the firewall, inboard of the brake master cylinder.
If there is spark on all 4 cylinders, then check the fuel injectors, usually #'s 2 and 3 (the 2 inside ones) go bad first. They should cost about $98.00 each to replace.