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Stacy Larson

Car Won't Start

I just replaced alternator, after having battery fully charged and checked which was good, now car (2000 sunfire) will try to turn over but won't start? Please help.

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Why Does My Theftlock Light And All Dash Lights Come On When My Car Moves F...

When I stick my car in gear and start to roll my theftlock light comes on and all my dash lights come on. My headlights dim out and my radio cuts off and on. The lights all cut off when I come to a ...

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Jeanne Tappe

My Car Will Not Start! I Had A New Alternator Put In Almost 2 Years Ago. I ...

My oil is good. I've also checked my belt and it looks as good as new. Its cold out. About 32° . My car will just not start someone help!

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1996 Pontiac Sunfire Gage Light On & Wont Go Into Gear & Speed Odometer Do...

What causes gage light to stay on? What causes it not to go into gear? what causes the speed odometer not to work?

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1996 Pontiac Sunfire Gage Light On & Wont Go Into Gear & Speed Odometer Do...

What causes the gage light to stay on? What causes it to not go in gear & speed odometer don't work?

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Older Pontiac Sunfire

1995 Pontiac Sunfire Overview
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About the Pontiac Sunfire

In 1995, the Pontiac Sunfire took the place of the Sunbird in the compact car segment of Pontiac's lineup.  It was originally offered as a 2-door coupe or convertible in either base or GT trims.  The base initially came with a 2.2-liter, 115-hp I4 engine, and the GT upped that to a 2.4-liter, 155-hp I4.  It also added on a firmer suspension, 16-inch wheels, dual exhaust, and fog lights as part of its performance package.
Sharing a platform with the Cavalier, the Sunfire was most popular with a younger audience, particularly young women.  This was due as much to its sporty looks (as defined by its rear spoiler and low roofline), as it was by the low price tag and good fuel economy.  Because it was so light, the car didn't need much to go fast, so performance was satisfyingly fun for a compact.
In 2000, the Sunfire got a makeover and the convertible was dropped.  When the Firebird was dropped, it filled the role as Pontiac's only two-door car until the GTO came along in 2004.  Now only available with a 2.2-liter I4 that got 140-hp, the Sunfire came with few standard features beyond air conditioning, rear defrost, and a rear spoiler, but plenty of option packages added on the convenience features (power windows and locks, OnStar) and niceties (satellite radio) that enhanced the overall ride.
Though always a popular model, the Pontiac Sunfire was discontinued in 2005.  Owners loved its peppy engine, fuel economy, and affordability.  Interior comfort and quality were its main drawbacks.  The  Sunfire coupe was replaced by Pontiac's G5 in 2007.