my 96 Sunfire will not always start

Nadine Duratz-Briggs

Asked by Aug 31, 2015 at 03:59 PM about the 1996 Pontiac Sunfire 2 Dr SE Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 96 Sunfire will not always start.  It cranks and sounds like it wants to but
wont... If I let it sit a few hrs it will start right up.......but the head lights blink
while its starting.....  it will run till i stop........then wont start till i let it sit a while.
I had a new fuel line put on a few  months ago  The mechanic said he thinks
its electrical.........  any guesses?   Thanks, Nadine

1 Answer


have the mechanic check the fuel pressure regulator..

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