Question about 1996 Pontiac Sunfire
Ok, so i have had problems with my car bogging down when I come to a stop and sometimes it died, but it always started right back up. My new problem I can start the car in park and neutral, but as soon as u apply the gas the car boggs and dies. If you have the gas petal floored you can get it to rev to about 3 grand, but thats about it. I can not but it in drive and go anywhere as it will die. Need any assistance possible. Thanks
As far as the bogging and dieing,it sounds like the tps.a simple trottle body service would fix that.for your new problem you need to some test before pointing to a salution.start the car and cover your tail pipe.as pressure builds it push you hand off.a clogged cat will put to much back pressure on the engine.i would un plug the mass air flow sensor and try running the car.this will turn on the check engine light.check your air filtter and plugs.also check your wires.a nother test is a coil strees test.(you have to go to a shop for this)if the car runs ok with no load but spitts and sputters in drive you may have a openning coil.checking with a meter only works if it does not run.last but not least while you at the shop,have them check your timing.a faulty cam sencer will bog the car down with bad timing advancement but not throw a code.
hope this helps,remember to keep it simple,expensive elec. parts are not always the problem
Posted on Dec 05, 2008
Need to repaire arme braek pontiac rsunfire
Posted on Sep 21, 2011
Might be mass air flow censor?
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