Question about 1997 Pontiac Sunfire
Rattling on back corner / hmm . jack up that corner and shake the tire by using a 2x4 about 4 feet long and wedge it under the tire and lift the tire up and down try and get it to rattle . have some one watching . it might be a bad rear strut .it may also be a worn out bushing.
Posted on Nov 20, 2009
I am guessing the fluid is transmission fluid, the ratteling could be from the drive plate on the torque convertor, the vibration is damaging the front transmission seal, hence the leak. Trans has to be pulled, $4 seal replaced and possible the drive plate replaced from loose bolt damage, plate is about $40 to $80, about 5 hours labour, Hope this helps, Good luck
Posted on Nov 19, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Stop driveing this car until you fix it! Renew the thermostat.
Make sure the cooling fans are coming on. They must come on with the A/C if they work. Or with no A/C they should come on at 212 degrees.This is controled by a radiator cooling fan switch that could be worn out.Its screwed into the intake manifold.
These engines will trap air inside.Some have an air bleeder near the thermostat to help get the air out. With the engine cold take off the radiator cap and fill the radiator also fill the over flow to the cold line. Start the car and let it idle until it starts to warm up.Turn it off and check the radi. again.You need to keep doing this till all the air is out. If its all out you can run the engine with the rad. cap off and it will not over flow.
Unless you have already over heated the engine to much. In that case the noise you heard will not go away .
Posted on Nov 10, 2009
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