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How to quite noisy lifters in 1997 pontiac sunfire, 2.2l 4 cyl ohc, 5 speed?

Looking for info./ specs. on how to tighten/ quiet noisy lifters?

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SOURCE: 2003 Pontiac Sunfire 4 cyl, hard start, runs great after starting

check the hose for fuel pressure regulato if is fuel on the hose replace the fuel pressure regualtor.

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

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SOURCE: 1997 pontiac sunfire running but wont cut off when key is off

hi there it sound like you have a wire bridging giving the ignition system a live supply you will need to look closely at all the wires that move when you shake them for a brake or broken plastic over and repair this

hope this helps regards JR

Posted on May 16, 2009

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SOURCE: 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT; Elec problem with fan

Replace the blower resistor that is mounted next to the blower motor on the passenger side of the vehicle.
This will restore correct blower operation and I suspect it is also back-feeding voltage resulting in your electrical issues.
Two screws hold the blower resistor into the heater case and it is very easy to replace.
Good luck

Posted on Mar 12, 2010

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SOURCE: cyl. 3 miss fire code po303

is it a quad 4 id replace both coils and the module. u can take that ciol plate off the engine ground the plate to the engine with alligator clip wire take an extra set of plug wires ad put them on the coils and the spark plugs start engine pull #3 wire n c if it fires at plug first if not check at the coil still no spark replace that coil. how ever if u have spark but still miss #3 swap injectors 2 and 3 c if u move the miss to #2 if not its prolly mechanical and quad 4s r know for failing

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SOURCE: 2001 Pontiac sunfire, 4 cyl. standard.won't start

hi its the starter or starter relay....i had the same problem...first the relay then the starter

Posted on Jul 20, 2010

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