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1996 Pontiac Sunfire either won't start OR stalls in traffic OR wont re-start after stalling

Has new alternator,,starter and battery. Left dashboard flasher has steady moving display. Gear lights are dim. Fuses?

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Its dead, Take it out to the pasdture end shoot it, Sounds like a over heating (Problem)

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SOURCE: 2001 pontiac sunfire wont start

I have had the exact same problem. There is an ignition lock that probably went off. There is a fuse box under the hood. The fuse that says ignition on it pull it out and put it back in. This should reset the ignition lock. Its a safety feature because the car thinks that someone was trying to tamper with it.

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

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SOURCE: 2001 Pontiac Sunfire Fuel Problem

Are you certain that the engine is getting fuel? If not, then you will have to verify that there isn't any blockage in the fuel system to prevent the fuel from reaching the engine. If fuel is reaching the engine, try the following
1. Check compression values for each cylinder.

2. Inspect electrical circuitry in the distributor assembly (slack wires, broken wires, dmaged rotor etc)

3. Check to see if the timing belt was not severed. This belt transmits the drive from the crankshaft to the camshaft. If the belt ius severed, the camshaft cannot rotate in order to open the valves

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SOURCE: 96 Sunfire won't start

gue$$ing isn't the route to costly you must have engine light on OBD 2 scan for the fault and repair! if no engine light could be not working usually these come on every time something happens!!!!

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 pontiac grand Am

Replce the Starter Relay in the Fuse Box under the Hood.

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SOURCE: 2000 Pontiac Sunfire wont start

Its likely that you have either a bad ignition switch or a bad neutral safety switch (if stickshift, clutch switch) Try starting in neutral...if it starts, change neutral switch (jump across clutch switch, check starting in neutral with your foot on the brake) Ignition switch is on top of steering column under dash.

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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