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1998 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2L Replace intake air temp sensor but still get code PO113. What's going on?
Hi There, Generally, this code is related to the sensor itself failing or in many cases failed connections or an internal wiring short, which results in this code being triggered even when the sensor is functioning properly. Since you have...
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My 2002 Pontiac sunfire is leaking coolant. The radiator, water pump, and head gasket has all been replaced. What’s the problem?
A trained mechanic would probably pinpoint the origin of the leak just on visual examination but if the origin is not clear a simple pressure test will pinpoint it. Engine coolant can leak externally through a hose, radiator, water pump,...
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broken ignition switch after thieves tried to steal my car
You will probably have to replace the ignition switch. And since you can't put the key in the switch, getting it out will be a big deal. Car ignition locks are deliberately made to be hard to remove in order...
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My car pontiac sunfire year 2000 wont start does not do anything no noise execept you can turn on the intermitent lights but thats
If there is no starter motor operation at all with the key held in the "start" position, the procedure is to test for power AND voltage drops to the starter motor/solenoid. If there is no power, or a large voltage...
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had to make a sudden stop and now car makes a clicking sound when step on brakes
Hi there. The clicking sound you hear when braking might be a worn suspension component and not related to the brakes. Sway bar links for example can make clicking sounds when the bushings are worn. If ball joints are worn,...
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My secondary air system, a/c refrigerant, erg flow & heated catalyst is not supported through my diagnosis. Have any suggestions?
Engine coolant is not normally added to a vehicle's cooling system as that system is well sealed and uses a recovery tank. The only reason you would have to add coolant is if there is a leak. You should, of...
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I have a 98 Sunfire Pontiac the fan stopped working
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like a fan clutch that may be wearing out. A mechanical fan clutch works by helping to control the radiator cooling fan speeds as the engine heats up and cools down. As the...
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The coolant hose between the radiator and engine is kinked. I think its either the thermostat or the water pump. Please advise how
You will need to replace the kinked hose to restore flow to the engine. This is the bypass hose so coolant flows through the engine before thermostat opens.
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hi, i believe i might have just totaled my car. there was construction work and they directed me straight into a curb and when i s
Hi Gina. If you just had an accident, the first thing you should do is contact your insurance company and file a claim for the accident. They need to officially file this before the vehicle is inspected for damage and...
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Q: Car struggles to turn over
You may want to check to be sure the fuel pressure regulator is working properly. The fuel pressure regulator is a device which controls the pressure of fuel supplied to the fuel injectors on an engine. This works by bleeding...
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Had back brakes replaced at Pep Boys. Now there's a squeeking sound coming from the rear. Also when I use my brakes it's not a sm
Hi there. When you hear a squeak shortly after replacing the brakes, it's commonly due to excessive brake dust trapped between the caliper and brake rotor. However, it is also possible that something is stuck or the pads installed are...
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Dip stick doesn't register ANY oil though I just made oil/filter change. No obvious leaks above or below. Let run, but same result
Many engines require that the engine be started up to circulate oil through the filter and then let the engine sit for several minutes to an hour before checking. This will allow all the oil to fall back into the...
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My car is not gasing when I hit the gas. I was at a red light and it wouldnt move, it was like it just locked?
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several sensors related to the fuel system, and having that code would be beneficial for us. However, we can start with an assumption that it may have been the fuel pressure sensor,...
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How can I pull the seats in from the inside. My trunk won't open and the seat latch is in the trunk.
You could remove the garnish beneath the rear glass and try to probe the seat back lock with a wire through the holes in the steel frame. If that will not work, the only access is though the trunk. Fixing...
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squeal sound from rear passenger wheel when driving bumpy roads
The noise is probably brake or wheel bearing related. If brake related, it might be due to the brake pad wear indicator contacting the rotors. If you desire that this problem be diagnosed by a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic...
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Noise when key is turned on and off from under the hood
The noise sounds like the battery or connections are bad. You should have battery connections cleaned real good by disconnecting and cleaning off all corrosion and reinstalling. If problem continues then have battery tested. Once this is done then have...
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Car has leak and water in engine
Hello and thanks for writing in. Unfortunately, what you are describing sounds like a blown head gasket. A blown head gasket may cause a number of different symptoms. A head gasket that fails between cylinders will generally cause a misfire...
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Hi, I have a 2003 pontiac sunfire that is getting water in my engine. It looks like water is leaking from somewhere between my eng
Engine coolant can leak externally through a hose, radiator, water pump, etc. or internally due to a leaking head gasket and sometimes a leaking intake manifold gasket depending on the engine design. External leaks are typically found by simple pressure...
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My car won't start unless it's get a jumper start. It runs fine while I'm driving but if I shut the car off it won't start again
You possibly have a dead battery and/or a faulty charging system. The very first thing to do is be sure you have a fully, 100% charged battery that passes a load test. If the battery passes a load test be...

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