2002 Pontiac Sunfire

Asked by Feb 01, 2011 at 05:48 PM about the 2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My sunfire  has really been acting up. It is hard to start sometimes and it started to chug as if it is running out of gas when it idles and sometimes when it is driving. We just replaced the spark plugs and there was no difference. It actually died last week, it is an automatic and it was not switching gears the RPMs were really high. After that the power went i had no signal lights no lights nothing but the car was still running. we had it towed home checked the alternator, put in a new battery and it ran but that night it happened all over again. Any suggestions on what could be wrong??

2 Answers

I had the same problem and I changed the spark plug wires. works fine now.

85

I did some work on a sunfire, i don't recall what year, I ended up having to drop the gas tank to change strainer-filter, The shape of it was like a banana and every time it hit around a 1/4 tank it was unable to get fuel as the bottom part of filter was completely plugged,. the very top 1/3 of the stainer was not plugged though.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Where is the carburator on a 2002 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2? 2 answers

    I ran out of gas in my 2002 sunfire, now it wont start. It will turn over once I got a jump, but will not fire. Should I prime the carb?

    2002 Pontiac Sunfire

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2002 sunfire 1 answer

    OK I have a 2002 sunfire it goes in gear but it don't shift so it goes in to drive but it don't go 1,2,3 and the tracking control light is on I can't get it to go off does this have anything to do ...

    2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2002 Pontiac Sunfire will not fire. 1 answer

    I have a 2002 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2L SE and it will not start. The car cranks but will not turn over. Things I have tried: Tested battery Tested Alternator Replace Coil Packs and module Tested Plugs ...

    2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2002 Pontiac Sunfire GT won't idle 1 answer

    My 2002 Pontiac Sunfire GT won't idle unless I keep my foot in it. Dies when slowing or stopping if rpm drop below 1000. Starts fine, idles in park, runs fine as long as 1000+ rpm. Just started doing ...

    2002 Pontiac Sunfire GT

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • pontiac sunfire

    What types of engines can be used for a pontiac sunfire.

    2005 Pontiac Sunfire Base

    -

    Car Customization

Sunfire

Looking for a Used Sunfire in your area?

CarGurus has 459 nationwide Sunfire listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:

Search Pontiac Sunfire Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Pontiac Sunfire Experts

#1 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 2,560
#2 Joeyadams
Joeyadams
Reputation 1,310
#3 Warren0007
Warren0007
Reputation 1,200
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Cavalier
1,313 listings
Used Pontiac Grand Am
1,646 listings starting at $1,298
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
25 Great Deals out of 3,701 listings starting at $879
Used Pontiac Bonneville
8 Great Deals out of 644 listings starting at $1,375
Used Honda Civic
860 Great Deals out of 70,031 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Impala
933 Great Deals out of 35,377 listings starting at $1,700
Used Toyota Corolla
976 Great Deals out of 67,452 listings starting at $1,595
Used Ford Focus
882 Great Deals out of 58,591 listings starting at $800
Used Honda Accord
984 Great Deals out of 75,076 listings starting at $899
Used Chevrolet Blazer
1,313 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Altima
1,066 Great Deals out of 83,130 listings starting at $670

Used Cars For Sale