Question about 2005 Pontiac Sunfire

1 Answer

Its having trouble idling/starting and when in gear can have pedal floored and not get over 10 mph

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 4,399 Answers

Thanks for choosing Fixya. It sounds like you have a few problems. Have you tried to get any codes off your car? Is it starting everytime and it idles, then dies? Have you checked your timing belt/chain to see if it has slipped?

Posted on Mar 26, 2011

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Going from second gear to third gear


does this vehicle have an rpm gauge? if so what does it go to when it is at 60 mph? has it had a tune up? it may need plugs and wires

Feb 14, 2014 | Pontiac Grand Prix Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Ford Escape will barely move when put in gear. (D or R) Floored to get to 10 MPH


If it smells of raw fuel look for a shorted injector dumping fuel into the engine

Dec 27, 2013 | 2002 Ford Escape

1 Answer

Loses power at about 55 mph


cattalatic converter is going bad

Apr 07, 2013 | 1991 Ford F150

1 Answer

1993 f350 460 cid wont start unless you press gas pedal to the floor


my truck starts right up if I hold the petal to the floor but wont start if I don't hold petal to floor

Feb 12, 2013 | 1993 Ford F350

1 Answer

My truck turns on, idles fine but when i give it gas it only goes about 3 mph. when i want to excellerate it goes nowhere


Not quite everything is fine.
Is the check engine light on ?
When you push on the gas pedal, does the engine speed change ?
Can you rev up the engine in park ?
What have you checked so far ?

Jan 15, 2013 | 1993 Nissan Pickup

1 Answer

Engine won't go over 5-10 MPH


You need to take the car to the dealer, because you need to recalibrate the electric throttle body with a TECH 2 Scanner, because the system went into a Limp mode.

Nov 03, 2012 | 2006 Saab 9-3 2.0

1 Answer

My 97 Saturn SL2 won't go past 30 mph. Even with


I guess my first question would be - are you saying it is slipping in 3rd gear ? If you push the gas pedal to the floor it should downshift into a lower gear.
If it is slipping, or not upshifting into 3rd gear, I'm afraid chances are the transmission is toast.
You can take it to a couple of shops for estimates but they will probably want to pull the pan and take a look inside.

Sep 15, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Why dosent my car advance when i step on the gas pedal


From what you say Daniel, your kickdown cable need's to be adjusted, here's how :

Down at the pressure lever on the front of the trans, loosen off the cable retaining nuts so there is a little slack in the cable.
then start taking the slack out of the cable a little bit at a time;
Rest a long screwdriver on the end of the pressure lever, holding the screwdriver with one hand start opening the throttle with your other hand.

Just at the point the idle RPM barely rises, the pressure lever should just barely move.

Driving test; Going along a level road at 25 mph light throttle, floor the gas pedal.
The trans should downshift to first gear.

repeat the same drive at 28 mph, floor the gas pedal, the trans only downshifts to second gear.

Sep 10, 2012 | 1990 Honda Accord

1 Answer

94 s-10 blazer lost power and brakes


sounds like your problem is your injector there is a cap on your upper intake that comes off pull it off take a flash lightlook down into the intake if it's got gas in it thats your problem. good luck Phil.

Jan 18, 2009 | 1994 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer

1 Answer

1985 4Runner 22RE (injected / auto trans) has NO accelaration.


From minor problem to major problem. Try to replace your spark plug wires, rotor cap and the spark plugs, also it can be the injectors, plus if possible, try to replace the fuel filter which is located low under your EFI unit. If problem not solved, then it will probably be your A/T trans.

Nov 10, 2008 | 1985 Toyota 4Runner

Not finding what you are looking for?
2005 Pontiac Sunfire Logo

86 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Pontiac Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75822 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8215 Answers

Are you a Pontiac Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...