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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1996 Pontiac Sunfire

1996 Pontiac Sunfire

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1996 Pontiac Sunfire Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The turn signal switch in the steering column may fail causing the turn signals not to work on one or both sides.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

A door window may move slowly or stop in mid travel due to a failing power window motor. The affected window may start working again after the motor cools off. Replacing the faulty window motor will commonly correct this concern.

Brakes -- Verified

Front brake rotors can wear causing a pulsation felt in the brake pedal. Our technicians often recommend replacement of the front rotors and brake pads as the best option to correct this condition.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

Engine -- Verified

The serpentine belt tensioner can fail; it may become noisy and/or the belt may jump off. Replacement of the failed tensioner will be necessary.

1996 Pontiac Sunfire Recalls (Recent)

Drive Train, October 19, 1995

Summary: THE ACCELERATOR CONTROL CABLE COULD HAVE BEEN KINKED DURING ASSEMBLY CAUSING HIGH ACCELERATOR PEDAL EFFORT, STICKING ACCELERATOR CONTROL CABLE, OR A BROKEN ACCELERATOR CONTROL CABLE.

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Electrical & Lights, March 27, 2002

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES. IF THE ENGINE FAILS TO START AND THE DRIVER HOLDS THE KEY IN THE "START" POSITION FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD, HIGH CURRENT FLOWS THROUGH THE IGNITION SWITCH, AND SOMETIMES PRODUCES ENOUGH HEAT TO MELT INTERNAL SWITCH PARTS.

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Electrical & Lights, January 30, 1997

Summary: THE FRONT AND/OR REAR HAZARD WARNING LAMPS (FOUR-WAY FLASHERS) DO NOT FLASH WHEN THE HAZARD SWITCH IS ACTIVATED. THIS FAILS TO COMPLY WITH FMVSS NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."

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Electrical & Lights, February 28, 1998

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR THE INTERIOR LAMPS TO COME ON UNEXPECTEDLY WHILE THE VEHICLES ARE BEING DRIVEN. THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 101, "CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS."

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Suspension & Steering, December 28, 1998

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. ONE OF THE REAR SUSPENSION TRAILING ARM BOLTS CAN FATIGUE AND BREAK.

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1996 Pontiac Sunfire Questions and Answers

higgybass, 1996 Pontiac Sunfire, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Hazel Green, AL

My sunfire wont start unless I feed it alittle gas what could i do to fix it

krysta89, 1996 Pontiac Sunfire, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Denver, CO

i was wondering if anyone could tell me about how much replacing a timing chain (or belt not sure what its called) would cost me...Thanks

rambler95, 1996 Pontiac Sunfire, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Chicago, IL

The windshield wipers work, but stall in the upright position when not turned on. The car horn also doesn't work. How much would it be to get both these items fixed.

kaytada, 1996 Pontiac Sunfire, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Bossier City, LA

my daughter ran into a ditch and had to get help getting it out. The next day, no matter how much you push the gas, it won't move. This is a manual transmission, the cluth is not hard to pus...

jason152003, 1996 Pontiac Sunfire, Beverly Hills, CA

okay i think it was my timing chain that has broken i was driving home one day and got about two blocks away from home.. came to a stop sign and when i went to pull away there was no load bang or s...

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