1999 Pontiac Sunfire Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Pontiac Sunfire

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1999 Pontiac Sunfire Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

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

Check Engine Light Due to Engine Misfire

The ignition module or an ignition coil may fail causing an engine misfire, the Check Engine Light may or may not illuminate. Diagnoses will be required to determine the cause and needed repair.

Serpentine Belt Tensioner May Fail

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.

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1999 Pontiac Sunfire Questions

What else can make the engine backfire thru the exhaust? (1 answer)

Had a new timing chain put in a Valve job done. She still backfires thru the exhaust. She is so far out of time the garage says new engine.The head is good yet.

What would cause it 2 shake extremely bad when i get up 2 60 mph n smooth out when i get up 2 65 tp 70 mph (1 answer)

Why won't my car start? Is there a starter relay circuit breaker? (1 answer)

Tested battery, tested starter , there is not even a click.

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1999 Pontiac Sunfire Recalls

Recall 04V036000
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.
Recall 99V218000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES DO NOT COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 101, "CONTROL LOCATION, IDENTIFICATION, AND ILLUMINATION." THE INSTRUMENT PANEL BACKLIGHTING MAY NOT FUNCTION AFTER ADJUSTING THE INTERIOR LIGHT INTENSITY.

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1999 Pontiac Sunfire Reviews

A gem, with 400,000 km ( almost 250,000 miles) on it, with original clutch, original suspension and original exhaust. Took over a lease at 28,000km , about 9 years ago. Outside of regular maintanence (which I often missed) and regular repairs (breaks), all I ever replaced was 2 starter motors, 2 water pumps and one rocker cover gasket. This 2.2L 5 speed, North Americal built car, has been the b...

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