Question about 1998 Pontiac Sunfire
My wife said she was driving and then she noticed the battery light came on. She came to her destination and then shut the car off. when she was leaving she tried to start it and the car wont turn over at all. the car has power but wont turn over. We tried getting it boosted with the old battery but nothing. bought a new battery and still nothing. What may be wrong with my car?
Will engine crank?? if not, recheck battery cable connections. if vehicle ran until shut off, tells me that your charging system kept vehicle running until vehicle was shut off. alternator light can be related to faulty alternator and or bad battery.
Posted on Jan 17, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
ok i had kinda the same problem. if your father or bf is decent with mechanics ask him to check any see if there is any spark if not tell him to check the cranksensor to c if there is an current going to it, also when u go to start the car is there a (theft system light that comes on in the dash and flashes if so, turn the key fully as if you were going to start the car but dont crank it and leave it be for about 15-20mins or until the light stops flashing. then turn the key off and try start again. the thing is that when u install a stereo into one of these cars theres a anti theft system that stops fuel from going to the injectors. thats why when u install a aftermarket stereo u are supose to get eh harness so that it doesnt engage the ats(anti theft system). and if there is no current going to the crank sensor cut the wire long enough to hood an extra wire to it and then hook it up to ignition fuse in the fuse box(inside the car) this will send a a current to the crank sensor so when u turn the key on it will start. this is only a temperary fix. just gives u enough time to pick up the money to bring the car to the garage and get it checked correctly. anything else just ask. Jeremy
Posted on Aug 03, 2008
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
Have you tried to jump start it? Battery may power lights, radio, etc, but still not have enough power to crank over the engine. Try to jump it, or pull the battery out and bring it to a parts store for a free check to determine batter condition. It could be low charge due to alternator not charging, or other problems. !st thing to do is check the battery out. Let me know how you make out, I'll help further if you need more info after checking the battery.
Posted on May 31, 2009
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