why won't my 2002 Pontiac Sunfire start all the time?

20

Asked by Oct 26, 2016 at 10:39 AM about the 2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2002 Pontiac Sunfire that starts 90% of the time.  It's not the battery.  I can go in somewhere and come back out like 10 minutes later and it cranks but won't actually start.  Not overheating.  thinking it's the starter.  need to know where the starter actually is on my car so that I can tap it to see if it needs a new solenoid.  Please help :)

5 Answers

Many times when the fuel pump is going out this will happen . I would recommend checking the fuel pressure next time right when it happens. If you are not getting any codes because a lot of cars will not show a bad fuel pump.

i meant to say that I also would clean up the battery cables this is the number one reason for cars towed in the world.

20

Thanks - checked the battery cables already. So fuel pump huh? Will check it out I sure appreciate your response!

20

How do you check the fuel pressure

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
82,955

How long since you did a tuneup on the engine?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Sunfire

Looking for a Used Sunfire in your area?

CarGurus has 293 nationwide Sunfire listings starting at $2,100.

ZIP:

Pontiac Sunfire Experts

  • #1
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    2,840
  • #2
    Joeyadams
    Reputation
    1,370
  • #3
    Warren0007
    Reputation
    1,260
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Firebird
10 Great Deals out of 752 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Mustang
545 Great Deals out of 36,560 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord
1,082 Great Deals out of 65,750 listings starting at $561
Used Pontiac Grand Am
1,035 listings
Used Honda Civic
690 Great Deals out of 64,146 listings starting at $999
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
13 Great Deals out of 2,580 listings starting at $1,450
Used BMW 3 Series
1,052 Great Deals out of 33,622 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Escape
1,019 Great Deals out of 100,488 listings starting at $850
Used Mitsubishi Eclipse
28 Great Deals out of 1,181 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Camaro
439 Great Deals out of 31,299 listings starting at $3,550

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.