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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1998 Pontiac Sunfire

1998 Pontiac Sunfire

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1998 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.

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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

1998 Pontiac Sunfire Recalls (Recent)

Drive Train, November 21, 1997

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE WHEEL LUG NUTS WERE NOT TIGHTENED SECURELY RESULTING IN A FRACTURE OF THE WHEEL STUDS.

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Electrical & Lights, March 1, 2004

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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Suspension & Steering, January 24, 2003

Summary: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES AND MINI VANS HAVE LOWER PINION BEARINGS IN THE POWER RACK AND PINION ASSEMBLY IN WHICH THE RETAINER TABS WERE NOT CRIMPED PROPERLY. THESE AND SOME OTHER RETAINERS USED IN VEHICLES ASSEMBLED BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 1996 AND OCTOBER 31, 1997, COULD FAIL AND PERMIT THE BALL BEARINGS TO ESCAPE.

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1998 Pontiac Sunfire Questions and Answers

Diane_W, 1998 Pontiac Sunfire, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Reidsville, GA

I stopped at a red light and suddenly my engine shut off. I have no headlights, no interior lights, or anything else for that matter. My vehicle acts as if there is no battery installed. The batt...

taylorbaby, 1998 Pontiac Sunfire, Greenwood, MS

my key won't start my car and the wheel is lock we tried every thing.I have tried another key it won't start t

bamabreeze, 1998 Pontiac Sunfire, Evansville, IN

my husband left for work this morning car started fine, went down the hill & when he turned the corner, heard a pop & then car became hard to turn & battery light came on & stayed. ...

taylorbaby, 1998 Pontiac Sunfire, Greenwood, MS

i tried another key it will not start my car and the wheel won't trun

ToddD, 1998 Pontiac Sunfire, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Schenectady, NY

How do I replace the drivers side airbag?

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1998 Pontiac Sunfire Reviews

lost power, not running right

i am the original owner of my 1998, 2.2.ltr sunfire. I HAVE 307,256 actual driven miles on it. I just rebuilt clutch and components due to leaking slave cylinder, other than routine maint. ,I haven't had to due much else. This is definitely the best car I have ever owned. I still have original A/C and water pump on it ( knock on wood )

I hace had my Sunfire 10 years. The 2.2 doesnt like climbing mountains, but I have 256,000 KM's on it and still going strong!

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