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1998 pontiac sunfire wont start it. when I try it turns over but not smoothly, the engine shakes if that makes sense. Its my daughters car she 2 hours away at college and that is the description that she gave. I am trying to get some info before I head out in the morning to try to fix it.fu

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Fuel pump. Pressure low. Needs a pump. Car runs very rough for 5 seconds and dies?

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SOURCE: 2001 pontiac sunfire serpentine belt diagram

go to autozone.com and it will give you the belt diagram

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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SOURCE: where to check/put in transmission fluid in 2005 Pontiac Sunfire

I assume this is an automatic transmission, you didn't say.
There is no dip stick on the transmission any longer.
You will have to go under the car to check. You may want to go to your local instant oil change and have them check the level.
If you feel you want to check it, here is a description of the location and process.

Make certain the vehicle remains level while checking the fluid.
Located just above the top sealing flange of the transmission oil pan you will find a threaded plug. Remove the plug and see if transmission fluid drips out of the hole. If so, the fluid level is correct. If not, remove the red fill cap on top of the transmission, driver side. Add fluid to the transmission until fluid dribbles out of hole.
Replace and tighten the plug.
Good luck.
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Posted on Mar 24, 2009

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SOURCE: 97 pontiac sunfire 2.2 liter serpentine routing diagram needed

this is normally located under the hood next to the hood release lever if it is missing from yours then try www.autozone.com or go to your local Pontiac dealership in the parts department or an auto parts store like Napa or Autozone

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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SOURCE: need location of crank angle sensor on 1997 pontiac sunfire 2.2 liter

Hello oldiro: My name is Roger and I can help. From under the vehicle look up between the transmission and the side of the block. Mid motor above the pan rail there is a bolted in sensor. This should be the crank sensor.It will have two wires plugged in to it. Please rate this answer as this lets us know you received the information you asked for. Should you need further help please just ask. Thank You for using FixYa. Roger

Posted on May 06, 2009

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SOURCE: check automatic transmission fluid 2001 pontiac sunfire

You need to raise the vehicle and start it. Remove the plug near where the passenger side driveshaft comes out. The head of the plug is 7/16. Trans fluid will stream out of the hole when the engine is running when the transmission is full, If fluid doesn't run out, fill the trans until fluid runs out. The fill cap is red and it is on top under and around the air cleaner box. If you need more help let me know.

Posted on May 26, 2009

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Auto Recall Date: JAN 27, 2004

Vehicle Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH Estimated Vehicles Affected: 1415231 Model Affected1998 PONTIAC SUNFIRE

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