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Engine is there any other engine to put in a sunfire other than a 2.2 or a 2.4

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I would say the 2.4 dual over head cam would be the biggest and easest. I have seen people put in the 3.4 liter v6 in them But probaly custom motor mounts where used. I had a cavalier it was pretty quick with the 2.4

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I have a 1996 Pontiac Sunfire I don't know how much antifreeze put in it they say you can't add water to it so how many gallons of antifreeze do I put in it thank you in advance

If the system is empty, it will usually hold about 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 gallons of liquid. You can add water, but you want to make sure it is distilled water. you do not want to use tap water as the minerals will clog up your system causing more expensive future repairs. But you also do not want straight water as the boiling and freezing points are not optimal. Your best bet is to use premixed universal coolant.

Jul 06, 2016 | 1996 Pontiac Sunfire

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My engine light has turned on not sure why i just bought it and it was certified and etested and suggestions on what it could be

Could be anything from a bad gas cap to a bad sensor. The engine light has about 200 reasons it may come on. You can have a mechanic put it on a code reader for about $100, or you can buy a code reader at Wal mart for the same. I wouldn't worry about the check engine light unless the car acts up. My light has been on for 2 years now, and nothing has happened so far. Good luck, but I wouldn't worry. If you talk to some more owners of sunfires,m Id bet that 9 out of 10 will say their engine light is on.Hope this was helpful to you

Jan 10, 2013 | 2002 Pontiac Sunfire

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Nov 17, 2010 | 2002 Pontiac Sunfire

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1997-98 sunfire 2-2 liter changed thermostad and changed heater core still no heat. half and half mixture of antifreeze put in what else can i do car is running normal no overheating

First of all, make sure the heater core isn't air locked. With the engine running, and your heat temperature on high, loosen one end of the heater hose and see if you can get the air out of it.

Oct 13, 2010 | 1997 Pontiac Sunfire

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2000 pontiac sunfire keep over heating and shuting off

if your not losing coolant then id try replacing the thermostat.

May 21, 2010 | 2000 Pontiac Sunfire

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Can i put a pontiac grand prix gt engine into my

Not very cheap. For one the motor is substantially larger/wider and the hp/torque is over 2x's that of a sunfire so the unibody may not handle the extra power. You would have to use the complete front end from motor to trans to axles and ECu to run it. It would be very difficult but would be possible , dependin on the shop I would say $3000-$4000 as a lot of mods will be needed.

Nov 05, 2009 | 1996 Pontiac Sunfire

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Im try to put new speakers in a 1997 sunfire 2 door do u have the manual on how to take the door aprt to get at the speaker? edit

there is a clip on the window handle, use a rag and put it in between the handle and the door and there is a clip on it should pop off they sell a tool to take it on and off.

May 15, 2009 | 1997 Pontiac Sunfire

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Put new ignition in 2003 sunfire. engine wont stay running and theft lock symbol on in dash


Follow this step to keep running your sunfire.
1 - Be sure the battery is full charged.
2 - Is better if you put a battery charged
3 - Turn the key to run position and tray to start the car and leave with the key in run position,
With a watch let pass 10 minutes no less. you gonna see the security light flashing and stop flashing after 10 munites.
4 - After 10 munites turn the key to off position during 30 seconds, with watch on your hand, OK.
6-- After the 30 seconds try to star the car

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Jul 11, 2008 | 2003 Pontiac Sunfire

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Engine Swap

There are several engines that will fit the 2.2l Ecotec, 2.4L high out put motor, and I have actually seen a chevy cavalier that has a 3800 V6 in it if you want to go all out but in most cases sticking with the ecotec motor or the 2.4 High Out Put motor would be best they are two of the best motors for these cars and since the Sunfire is basically the same car as the cavalier almost any thing motor wise is inner change able between cars depending on the motors i own an 2004 chevy cavalier LS sport and a buddy of myn has a 2004 Pontiac Sunfire and both have the 2.2L Ecotec and are both Manual trans and even most of the interior parts are the same except for some of the dash board components hope this helps you out

Jul 06, 2008 | 1997 Pontiac Sunfire

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