1992 Pontiac Sunbird Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1992 Pontiac Sunbird

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1992 Pontiac Sunbird Problems

Engine Vacuum Leak Due to Cracked PCV Vacuum Hose

The PCV vacuum hose under the upper intake plenum may become brittle and crack causing an engine vacuum leak.

Car Won't Start Due to Ignition Module/Crankshaft Position Sensor Failure

The ignition module or crankshaft position sensor may fail causing the engine to die and not restart. Diagnoses will be necessary to determine if the module or crank sensor is causing the no start condition.

Loss of Power Steering Due to Leaking Steering Rack

It is not uncommon for the power steering rack to develop a fluid leak requiring replacement of the rack assembly. Loss of power steering fluid may also cause an abnormal noise and damage to the power steering pump.

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1992 Pontiac Sunbird Questions

Catalytic Converter was plugged, could it be replaced with a glasspack? (1 answer)

My converter is clogged and causing severe power loss, it has now been cut out.. don't care to replace it unless absolutely have to. can it be straight piped/glasspack or will it not run correctly due to the low/no back pressure?

Any suggestions on a diagnosis? (1 answer)

Inside oil replenishment hole on top of the engine the push rod doesn't move while turning the starter. Engine just stopped running after a 2 minute drive. Battery strong, fuel pump running, starter turning but, push rod not moving while starter is cranking.
Thanks for any help.

engine turns over slowly like a low battery but battery is good and connections (1 answer)

could this be bab starter? dont help to even jumpstart. or should i check cable connections again.

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1992 Pontiac Sunbird Recalls

Recall 93V190000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. DURING VERY COLD WEATHER, WATER THATN ENTERS THE ACCELERATOR CONTROL CABLE CONDUIT FREEZES AND CAUSES THE ACCELERATOR CABLE TO DEVELOP A HIGH EFFORT OR BINDING CONDITION.
Recall 92V048000
THE ACCELERATOR CABLE MAY HAVE BEEN KINKED DURING VEHICLE ASSEMBLY. THE KINK IN THE CABLE CAN CAUSE EITHER A HIGH EFFORT ACCELERATOR CABLE, STICKING ACCELERATOR CABLE, OR A BROKEN ACCELERATOR CABLE.
Recall 91V166000
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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