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My 92 pontiac sunbird won't start. It gets fual and has fire

Our next step is to check the timing belt, however no manual and I do not know the correct timing for this car can you help?

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Easiest way to check a timing belt without looking too hard: Does the engine spin over faster than normal with little or no compression? If so, belt has gone away. Dont guess when replacing it. Get a manual!!!

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Timing belt instalation 92 sunbird


Click on the following free direct LinkS. These are for your 1992 Pontiac Sunbird. They have both: the 2.0L 4-Cylinder and 3.1L V6 Engine Diagrams with the various engine options (AC/No AC etc.)
This First Link has the Belt Diagram/Front Engine Diagrams you will need to remove in order to gain access to the Timing Belt Cover, which also has to be removed so you can remove the Timing Belt.
http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_information/year/1992/make/pontiac/model/sunbird/1992_pontiac_sunbird_drive_belt_routing_diagram.htm
This Second Link are the Timing Belt Diagrams, complete with Instructional Diagrams.
http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_information/year/1992/make/pontiac/model/sunbird/1992_pontiac_sunbird_timing_belt_diagram_marks.htm

As far as a Step-by-Step procedure: It would literally take dozens of Pages using this type of forum. I strongly suggest for your sake: to purchase a Haynes or Chilton Manual, available at most auto parts stores for around $20-$25. These have every step-by-step procedure you will need; including the Torques Specifications for each and every Bolt and/or Nut you are removing or loosening.

Let me know if this helped, or if you have additional information or questions. Feel Free to contact me at FixYa.com!

Apr 01, 2010 | 1992 Pontiac Sunbird

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My 92 pontiac sunbird engine sound like it is missing. I changed the spark plugs and wires. It sounds better but still misses. What should I do.


I had the same problem with my 92 sunbird. after a long time of fooling around, we finally figured out it was the ignition module, it the part that is responsible for firing the spark plugs, mine was only running 2 of the four cylinders.

Nov 09, 2009 | 1992 Pontiac Sunbird

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86 sunbird engine turns over **** want start


could be the ignition module or possibly the ECU. check the distributor and timing " make sure timing is on if u have changed the belt."

Oct 22, 2009 | 1986 Pontiac Sunbird 2 Door

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Im trying to figure out what is all in the timing belt system on a 92 sunbird. Its like the 3rd one down???? im thinking its the water pump but im not exactly sure and i cant find any diagrams on it.


After 2 belts you should know about how to set the timing marks. With a 17 year old car, the water pump bearing and the belt tensioner are probably worn. They are the cheaper of the items on the belt. If you have A/C remember if it was on the last 3 times the belt failed. I would not suspect the alternator unless you replaced each one shortly after the belt broke.
If you have A/C, the compressor could have momentarily frozen if too much moisture is in the system.
A backfire can cause the timing to jump and will bust the belt. There have been several people on Fixya with similar cars driving along just fine and for no reason the belt pops. Get a good brand of belt and if somehow possible you see a date on it- go for a newer one that is not dry rotted hanging on a shelf somewhere.
Finally, check the alignment of the pulleys which would be the A/C and Alternator. One misplaced washer can change the track of the belt.

Jul 02, 2009 | 1992 Pontiac Sunbird

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Car wont fire


Does the car run? When the belt jumps it can bend valves, a belt a tooth out or a bent valve will wreck the timing and firing order, try doing a compression test

Mar 24, 2009 | 1988 Pontiac Sunbird

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Bleeding brakes on 92 pontiac sunbird


start at the rear wheel on passenger side, then the driver side rear, then bleed the passenger side front then the driver side front, don't let the master run out of fluid, check at least after each wheel, bleed until you don't have air spurting noise and u have a solid stream of brake fluid out the bleeder port, u can buy a brake bleeder wrench from any parts store for a few dollars...

Feb 19, 2009 | 1992 Pontiac Sunbird

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My 92 sunbird will run untill it starts to get warm and then just dies. I when I try to start it after it dies and the car will just keep turning over and wont start. it sounds like the fuel pump doesn;t...


thers a oil psi senser that wont let the fuel pump run at low psi when the car worms the psi gos down ,the fuel rely only runs the pump for about five sec as a primer then the oil psi senser takes over thirs a plug righi behind the oil fliter for the senser ,un plug it and put ajumper wire across it as a test ,you may need a oil pump

Dec 10, 2008 | 1992 Pontiac Sunbird

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