So i bought my 2001 pontiac sunfire from a used dealer. I was wondering is there any simple things i can do to it to make it run better? It runs fine, but I would like to see what I can do.

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Asked by Jun 30, 2013 at 03:56 PM about the 2001 Pontiac Sunfire GT Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

can it get better? Im broke and cant spend much money.

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Try some relatively inexpensive things like: Changing the air filter -- easy DIY item (if it's dirty that is), oil and/or transmission fluid changes (again, if they need it: i.e. trans fluid is very dark red color or if the dealer has changed the oil prior to selling it). Maybe look at spark plugs next...see what condition they're in?

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That sounds like some easy stuff. how do i know if the transmission oil needs changing? I thought manuals don't really need transmission oil changes?

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Opps...Assumed you had an automatic transmission (with a Pontiac, it was what most people leaned toward at the time). Disregard what I said then about trans fluid then. You DID mention in a later post that you have problems going into 1st gear, so again, get a free estimate on that and see what the problem may be. ANOTHER thing you can do overall is to check the battery...is it more than 4-5 years old? I'd suggest replacing it...

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the battery is new, just got it about a week or two ago. And okay then. sounds good, thanks alot

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Register at this forum. It's full of other Sunfire owners. --- http://www.pontiacforum.com/pontiac/forumdisplay.php?f=11

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Cool looks great

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