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Pontiac Sunbird Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

The torque converter clutch can stick "on" after extended freeway driving causing the engine to stall when coming to a stop. Our technicians tell us when this occurs, the engine usually will restart and stall when put into gear. After allowing about twenty minutes for the engine and transmission to cool down, the engine will start and the transmission will operate normally. Replacing the torque converter clutch solenoid, transmission fil...

Engine -- Verified

A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. The engine may overheat as a result of the coolant loss. A leaking water pump should be replaced.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail causing stalling, and engine and transmission drivability concerns.

Drive Train -- Verified

The rubber section of an automatic transmission cooler line may develop a fluid leak . In some cases the leaking section of hose can be replaced. In others, the complete cooler line must be replaced to correct this concern.

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.

Pontiac Sunbird Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., September 5, 1991

Summary: THE SECONDARY HOOD LATCH SPRING IS IMPROPERLY INSTALLED OR MISSING, LEADING TO A CONDITION WHERE THE SECONDARY HOOD LATCH DOES NOT ENGAGE THE SECONDARY STRIKER.

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Body, Interior & Misc., January 31, 1992

Summary: THE FRONT DOOR SHOULDER BELT GUIDE LOOPS MAY BE CRACKED AND ARE NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH FMVSS 208.

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Body, Interior & Misc., September 30, 1991

Summary: FRONT DOOR INTERLOCK STRIKER MAY FAIL, CAUSING DOOR FRAME COLLAPSE AND INSUFFICIENT STRENGTH FOR THE SHOULDER BELT ANCHORAGE.

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Brakes, August 10, 1993

Summary: THE BRAKE HOSES WERE MANUFACTURED INCORRECTLY, AND DO NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS 106, "BRAKE HOSES."

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Suspension & Steering, May 24, 1994

Summary: THESE VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH OVERTORQUED DRIVE AXLE SPINDLE NUTS. THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE EXCESSIVE LOADS ON THE SPINDLE NUT AND DRIVE AXLE RESULTING IN FAILURE OF THE DRIVE AXLE OR THE SPINDLE NUT. FAILURE OF EITHER OF THESE COMPONENTS CAN RESULT IN SEPARATION OF THE STEERING KNUCKLE TIRE-WHEEL ASSEMBLY FROM THE DRIVE AXLE.

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Pontiac Sunbird Questions and Answers

Visitor, 1991 Pontiac Sunbird, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Hermiston, OR

where is the fuel filter located?

wacollins, 1990 Pontiac Sunbird, Stockbridge, GA

how to fix to much gas flow

Visitor, 1990 Pontiac Sunbird, Phoenix, AZ

engine when warm, will stall when put in gear.

Visitor, 1990 Pontiac Sunbird, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Fremont, CA

crankshft got turned with out marking now car wont start

Visitor, 1990 Pontiac Sunbird, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Massillon, OH

car will not stay running

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Pontiac Sunbird Reviews

This car is cheap and dependable, but VERY SLOW. It feels like a heavier car in hard cornering. Mine had a single overhead cam 2.0L I4, 3 speed automatic. I don't see how a V6 could improve this car at all.

works prety good

It's an older car. This is my 2nd one. I kind of got both of them by default. Definitely not my first choice of car. Watch out for major repairs such as: ABS dying, wheel bearings, power steering hose, and fuel injector problems.

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