1996 Pontiac Sunfire Engine Troubleshooting?

Answer The Pontiac Sunfire was designed by General Motors to be a budget-priced model that offered basic transportation with a stylish look and minimal "bells and whistles." The car had safety issues on b... Read More »

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Where is the crank sensor located on the engine of a 1996 Pontiac Sunfire?

The crank sensor on a 1996 Pontiac Sunfire is located on the front of the engine. Look on the passenger side of the engine compartment above the oil filter. The Sunfire's sensor is small and attach... Read More »

How to Replace the Alternator in a 1996 Pontiac Sunfire?

The alternator in a 1996 Pontiac Sunfire is located on the left side of the engine compartment, in between the engine mount and the radiator. This alternator is powered by a serpentine belt that al... Read More »

How to Troubleshoot the Headlights of a 1996 Pontiac Sunfire?

Driving your 1996 Pontiac Sunfire with faulty headlights is very dangerous. Not only do many states issue "fix-it" tickets for driving with broken headlights, but your road vision is severely reduc... Read More »

How to Change the Timing Chain on a 1996 Pontiac Sunfire?

The timing chain was used heavily throughout the 1970s and 1980s but was scaled back for the easier to replace timing belts in the 1990s. However, being made of steel and not rubber, the timing cha... Read More »