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99 Sunfire 2.2 Problems

The car has been sitting in the weeds for 2 years. Had a new battery and timing chain installed before it was parked. I pulled it out, wanting to rebuild it - 125,000 miles on it. It's hard to cra...

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Nadine Duratz-Briggs

My 96 Sunfire Will Not Always Start

My 96 Sunfire will not always start. It cranks and sounds like it wants to but wont... If I let it sit a few hrs it will start right up.......but the head lights blink while its starting..... it w...

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What Will I Need To Do A 3.8l Supper Charged Swap With My 2005 Pontiac Sunf...

I'm not knowledgeable enough to know all this. I'm in an auto and the engine I'm getting is automatic will I need a new tranny as well?

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Where Is The Crank Shaft Position Sensor On This 2.2 Engine..i Need Help As...

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Speed Odometer Goes Crazy 2001 Pontiac Sun-fire 180miles

when i accelerate the speed odometer goes up and down jerking all over then it will stop for a second or two then starts jerking from 0 tp 60 and every where between and it also feels like it is sl...

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Older Pontiac Sunfire

1996 Pontiac Sunfire Overview
1996 Pontiac Sunfire
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1995 Pontiac Sunfire Overview
1995 Pontiac Sunfire
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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.