My 2002 pontiac sunfire se died on my driving down the road, what it this cause from?

40

Asked by Jul 13, 2013 at 01:55 PM about the 2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

10 Answers

did it sputter or a catastrophic breaking of the timing chain or belt?

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

the thing that makes the valves turn half speed of the crank...has marks on it one of them being TDC or top dead center...it is from here we can check the marks on the camshaft sprocket...can check to see if this is an interference motor, in which case we need go no further~ let me dig for you~

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
40

It stuttered when Ipushed on the gas then died

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.

yes you have a 2.2 liter timing chain INTERFERENCE motor...so all I can ask if you can get the timing cover off and look at the damage...or just say screw it and buy a Toyota~

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

unless you want to start educating yourself on the various components of your motor...or you could say "screw it" and buy a more reliable car...personally appreciate how sexy the MINI's are own one (well technically the bank does) and find it to be the most fun ever...course if you are in a icy environment it has very low ground clearance...but dynamite driving this one~

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

have you opened the hood to see if the distributor turns, or even if you've got a distributor...would have to look this one up too---but your cam isn't being nice to your crank vis-a-vis a chain that is now broken~ these things actually have a "wear shoe" that takes up any stretching for wear, as it wears will sound like a can of marbles...then is the time to change it, NOT when it has gone on a kamikaze rampage taking as many components with it as it can such as the water pump, the oil pump and whatever else is behind that timing cover.~

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
40

Well my car does start but its serviceengin light is on and it has trouble shifting from first to second what type of oil does this engine take do you know?

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

bobistheoilguy.com will answer this for you but would say 10W-30 for an engine of your age...so it runs...but lousy...take a look at your fuel pressure regulator to see if the vacuum line has fallen off or the unit still operates normally...seen 'em where the diaphragm got eaten up and sucked into the vacuum line...just check it's operation...might be starvin' the system of gas by now~

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Put an OBD-II scanner on there to read what it says need some attention, could be as simple as an O2 sensor~...you could have any autoparts store send a guy out to read it for you too~

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

a fuel pressure regulator would not show as a trouble code on the OBD-II diagnostics, that's why we must check it ourselves and the line leading to it.~

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2002 sunfire no start 11 answers

    So here's what happened. In the morning I noticed the engine was missing every few seconds at idle. It didn't sound out of the ordinary for this engine though (2.2 eco). So I went to work and the wife...

    2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE

    -

    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

  • pontiac sunfire 10 answers

    since last month I been having trouble starting my car it would start up but cut off like it had run out of gas. I then changed the fuel pump/ filter/ relay. I also replace the ignition switch/ modu...

    1997 Pontiac Sunfire 4 Dr SE Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why would my service light be on my 2002 pontiac sunfire? 12 answers

    My service light comes on and stays on as soon as I put my car into drive. It doesn't come on until I actually put the car into drive. But then sometimes it doesn't come on at all. This just started y...

    2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2002 Pontiac sunfire while driving stumbles and looses power. 3 answers

    2002 Pontiac sunfire while driving stumbles and looses power. It tries to shut off. Dash display lights up all icons on the dash, then settles back to normal. It will do the same when taking off, an...

    2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Sunfire

Looking for a Used Sunfire in your area?

CarGurus has 474 nationwide Sunfire listings starting at $1,700.

ZIP:

Search Pontiac Sunfire Questions

Pontiac Sunfire Experts

#1 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 2,470
#2 Joeyadams
Joeyadams
Reputation 1,270
#3 Warren0007
Warren0007
Reputation 1,190
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Cavalier
1,367 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Mustang
719 Great Deals out of 38,847 listings starting at $1,999
Used Honda Civic
1,179 Great Deals out of 66,805 listings starting at $695
Used Pontiac Firebird
10 Great Deals out of 833 listings starting at $3,800
Used Pontiac Grand Am
1,716 listings starting at $1,995
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
27 Great Deals out of 3,785 listings starting at $1,195
Used Toyota Camry
1,525 Great Deals out of 101,098 listings starting at $700
Used Toyota Corolla
1,401 Great Deals out of 69,171 listings starting at $988
Used Ford Taurus
362 Great Deals out of 22,551 listings starting at $1,499
Used Honda Accord
1,259 Great Deals out of 78,205 listings starting at $969
Used Ford Focus
1,263 Great Deals out of 60,008 listings starting at $1,295
Used Volkswagen Jetta
737 Great Deals out of 29,908 listings starting at $1,100

Used Cars For Sale