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Pontiac Sunfire Serpentine Belt Tensioner May Fail

 
Pontiac Sunfire Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Engines Affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 2.4L 4 Cylinder

Average Mileage: 138,749 mi (55,000 mi - 192,548 mi)

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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.

  • Visitor, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 90,000 mi

    Clicking noise coming from car while being driven and during idle. Turned out to be the serpentine belt tensioner was not functioning properly. Repaired for $160 total

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  • Visitor, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 143,200 mi

    I was driving in the highway , then I exited a ramp to 60 km/h speed limit sound then I feel as if I am pulling a heavy rock and or a car. And I felt unusual noise in the engine. Is there anybody who met the same problem?v

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  • Visitor, , 55,000 mi

    My car started up fine no noise, no clicking, nothing. I put it in reverse and it just stopped, I kept trying to
    start it wouldn't turn over and it hasn't started since. I was told its the timing belt. It hasn't been fixed yet I'm sending it to a shop next week.

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  • Visitor, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 185,000 mi

    belt came off 3-4 times

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  • Visitor, , 141,000 mi

    HAD THIS PROBLEM TOOK IT TO THE DEALER AND THEY REPLACED IT BUT IT COST ME $652.00

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  • Visitor, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 192,548 mi

    came apart in pieces

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