99 sunfire 2.2 problems

Asked by Sep 02, 2015 at 06:28 AM about the 1999 Pontiac Sunfire 4 Dr SE Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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 crank over, have to hit the gas to
get it to start. Running hot on idle and check
engine light comes on only when idle after
driving for a bit. Sounds rough on idle...I just
changed the oil and the oil light comes on at
idle. Also the ac is out. I've read and read
and looked into replacing everything from
the MAS, the fuel regulator, ignition coil,
spark plugs, injectors, fuel pump, alternator,
etc. But haven't replaced anything yet.
Wanting to pinpoint it better. Has a whining
noise going down the road. The turbo and
air intake and all will come later once it's
running right...lol..but it does run. Looking
for suggestions.

1 Answer

105,555

A car that has 125,000 and is about when things are going to start going on the car. All the things you mentioned above should be changes because they are going to go anyway at some point. save you pennies and I would change the following-Mass air Flow, Fuel Regulator, Alternator, New Battery, New antifreeze, New Thermostat, New Hoses, Brakes, Tune Up including wires, Injectors. Change the tranny fluid...Good Luck with her...

Best Answer

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 99 sunfire 2.2 problems 1 answer

    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...

    1999 Pontiac Sunfire 4 Dr SE Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • I have a 99 pontiac sunfire 2.2 giving a code p0118 4 answers

    I have a 99 pontiac sunfire 2.2 and the emission test keeps telling us that the coolant temp sensor is the problem ,we have replaced the senor and the wiring harness to it and it still keeps givin sam

    1999 Pontiac Sunfire 2 Dr SE Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 99 sunfire 4 answers

    I have a 99 sunfire that the lower crankshaft is turning all the timing is correct and connected but the upper unit isn't turning. Any ideas.

    1999 Pontiac Sunfire 2 Dr SE Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Overheating 2.2 2001 sunfire 4 answers

    My sunfire is overheating. I just replaced the head gasket and thermostat my coolant tank seems to be leaking but it still overheats with fluid I'm in the tank.. any suggestions?

    2001 Pontiac Sunfire

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Will a 2.2. Liter engine out of a 1997 sunfire fir into a 2001 2.2 without any mods 1 answer

    Wanted to know if the 2.2 liter engine out of my 1997 sunfire will fit into a 2001 2.2 liter

    1997 Pontiac Sunfire 2 Dr SE Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Pontiac Sunfire Questions

Pontiac Sunfire Experts

#1 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 2,750
#2 Joeyadams
Joeyadams
Reputation 1,320
#3 Warren0007
Warren0007
Reputation 1,240
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Cavalier
3 Great Deals out of 977 listings starting at $695
Used Honda Accord
1,054 Great Deals out of 68,304 listings starting at $1,000
Used Pontiac Grand Am
1,126 listings starting at $1,000
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
24 Great Deals out of 2,804 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Camaro
358 Great Deals out of 31,416 listings starting at $2,400
Used Chevrolet Impala
600 Great Deals out of 35,644 listings starting at $899
Used Ford Mustang
701 Great Deals out of 44,787 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Altima
1,288 Great Deals out of 75,807 listings starting at $1,695
Used Ford Taurus
261 Great Deals out of 18,975 listings starting at $1,499
Used Pontiac Firebird
13 Great Deals out of 756 listings starting at $2,995
Used Ford F-150
2,152 Great Deals out of 193,917 listings starting at $290
Used Toyota Corolla
1,005 Great Deals out of 69,994 listings starting at $1,800
Used Volkswagen Beetle
178 Great Deals out of 9,290 listings starting at $1,950

Used Cars For Sale

2005 Pontiac Sunfire For Sale
68 listings starting at $2,650

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.