1999 Pontiac Sunfire Owner's Manual

1999 Pontiac Sunfire Manual

1999 Pontiac Sunfire manual table of contents:

  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    yellowblue The 1999 Pontiac Sunfire Owner's Manual 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 6-1 7-1 8-1 Seats and Restraint Systems This section tells you how to use your seats and safety belts properly. It also explains the "SRS" system. Features and Controls This section explains how to ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    yellowblue We support voluntary technician certification. GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, PONTIAC, the PONTIAC Emblem and the name SUNFIRE are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. This manual includes the latest information at ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    yellowblue How to Use this Manual Many people read their owner's manual from beginning to end when they first receive their new vehicle. ... will help you learn about the features and controls for your vehicle. In this manual, you'll find that pictures and words work together to...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ...But the notice will tell you what to do to help avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors or in different words. You'll also see warning labels on your vehicle. They use the same words, CAUTION or NOTICE. iv
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ...vehicle is driven: These symbols have to do with your lamps: MASTER LIGHTING SWITCH These symbols are on some of your controls: WINDSHIELD WIPER These symbols are used on warning and indicator lights: Here are some other symbols you may see: ENGINE COOLANT TEMP WINDSHIELD WASHER BATTERY...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    yellowblue  NOTES vi
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ...ll find information about the seats in your vehicle and how to use your safety belts properly. You can ...Controls Safety Belts: They're for Everyone Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts --... Belts Properly Driver Position Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Right Front Passenger Position...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ... -- how to adjust them -- and also about reclining seatbacks and head restraints. Manual Front Seats CAUTION: You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver's seat while the vehicle is moving. The sudden movement could startle and ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ...move the seat with your body, to make sure the seat is locked into place. Manual Lumbar Support (If Equipped) The manual lumbar support control is located at the front of the driver's seat, toward the right. Turn the knob clockwise or counterclockwise to increase...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    yellowblue Reclining Front Seatbacks To adjust the seatback, lift the lever on the outer side of the seat and move the seatback to where you want it. Release the lever and push rearward on the seatback to make sure it is locked. Pull up on the lever and the seat will go to an upright position. ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ...lap belt can't do its job either. In a crash the belt could go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at your pelvic... ears. This position reduces the chance of a neck injury in a crash. Seatback Latches (2-Door Models) The front seatback folds forward to let people get into the ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    .... Always press rearward on the seatback to be sure it is locked. If an easy entry right front seat isn't locked, it can move. ... could be injured. After you've used it, be sure to push rearward on an easy entry seat to be sure it is locked. The right front seat of some two-door vehicles makes it ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    yellowblue Rear Seats Folding the Rear Seat To close the seat, push the seatback up to its original position. To open the fold-down rear seat, pull forward on the seat tab. Check to ensure the seatback is in its original position and securely latched by pulling forward on the top of the seatback....
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ... Belts: They're for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. It ...Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a safety belt properly. CAUTION: Don't ... fastened properly too. Your vehicle has a light that comes on as a reminder to buckle up. (See "...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    yellowblue In most states and Canadian provinces, the law says to wear safety belts. Here's why: They work. You never know if you'll be in a crash. If you do have a crash, you don't know if it will be a bad one. A few crashes are mild, and some crashes can be so serious that even buckled up a...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    yellowblue Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn't stop. 1-10
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    yellowblue The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield ... or the instrument panel ... 1-11
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    yellowblue Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers Q: Won't I be trapped... air bag system ever offered for sale has required the use of safety belts. Even if you're in a...does. You get more time to stop. You stop over more distance, and your strongest bones take the...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ... and babies. If a child will be riding in your vehicle, see the part of this manual called "Children." Follow those rules for everyone's protection. ...a lap-shoulder belt. Here's how to wear it properly. 1. Close and lock the door. 2. Adjust the seat (to see how, see "Seats" in the Index) ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    yellowblue 3. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Don't let it get twisted. The shoulder belt may lock if you pull the belt across you very quickly. If this happens, let the belt go back slightly to unlock it. Then pull the belt across you more slowly. 4. Push the latch plate ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ... you pull up on the shoulder belt. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash, this ... This could cause serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    yellowblue Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster (4-Door Models) Before you begin to drive, move the shoulder belt adjuster to the height ... the desired position. You can move the adjuster up just by pushing up on the shoulder belt guide. After you move the adjuster to where you want it, try to move it down ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    yellowblue Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It won't give nearly as ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ...s wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ... of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the ribs, which aren't as strong as shoulder bones. You could also severely injure internal organs like your liver or spleen. A: The shoulder belt is worn under the arm. It should be worn over the shoulder at all times. 1-19
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    yellowblue Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you wouldn't have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer to fix it. A: The belt is ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    yellowblue Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant ... go back out of the way. Before you close the door, be sure the belt is out of the way. If you ... belt, and the lap portion should be worn as low as possible, below the rounding, throughout the pregnancy. ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    ... fetus won't be hurt in a crash. For pregnant women, as for anyone, the key to making safety belts effective is wearing them properly... They aren't designed to inflate at all in rollover, rear, side or low-speed frontal crashes. And, for unrestrained occupants, Next Generation air bags may provide...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    .... Young children and infants need the protection that a child restraint system can provide. Always secure children properly in your vehicle. To read how, see the part of this manual called "Children" and see the caution labels on the sunvisors and the right front passenger's safety belt. 1-23
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    yellowblue There is an air bag readiness light on the instrument panel, which shows AIR BAG. How the Air Bag System Works The system checks the air bag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See "Air Bag Readiness Light" in the Index...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ... on or near any other air bag covering. When should an air bag inflate? The right front passenger's air bag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side. An air bag is designed to inflate in a moderate to severe frontal or near-frontal crash...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ... inflates, there is dust in the air. This dust could cause breathing problems for people with a history of asthma or other breathing trouble. To avoid this, everyone in the vehicle ... of the vehicle after an air bag inflates, then get fresh air by opening a window or door. 1-26
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ...gets into a lot of water -- such as water up to the carpeting or higher -- or if water enters your vehicle ...s exposed to water that soaks the carpet, you can avoid needless repair costs by turning off the ... bag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need to ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ...your vehicle. Your dealer and the service manual have information about servicing your vehicle and the air bag system. To purchase a service manual, see "Service and Owner Publications" in... CAUTION: For up to 10 minutes after the ignition key is turned off and the battery is disconnected, an...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    yellowblue 1. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Don't let it get twisted. The shoulder belt may lock if you pull the belt across you very quickly. If this happens, let the belt go back slightly to unlock it. Then pull the belt across you more slowly. 2. Push the latch plate ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... you pull up on the shoulder part. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash, this ... This could cause serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ...comfort for children who have outgrown child restraints and for smaller adults, the comfort guides may be installed on the shoulder belts. Here's how to install a comfort guide and use the safety belt: To unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle. 1-31
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... the elastic cord out from between the edge of the seatback and the interior body to remove the guide from its storage clip. 2. Slide the guide under and past the belt. The elastic cord must be under the belt. Then, place the guide over the belt, and insert the two edges of the belt...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    yellowblue 3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The elastic cord must be under the belt and the guide on top. 4. Buckle, position and release the safety belt as described in "Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions" earlier in this section. Make sure that the shoulder belt ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    yellowblue To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the belt edges together so that you can take them out from the guides. Pull the guide upward to expose its storage clip, and then slide the guide onto the clip. Rotate the guide and clip inward and in between the ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ... includes infants and all children smaller than adult size. Neither the distance traveled nor the age and size of the traveler changes the need, for everyone, to use safety restraints. In fact, the law in every state in the United States and in every Canadian province says children up to some age ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ... children and babies should always be restrained in a child or infant restraint. The instructions for the restraint will say whether it is the right type and size for ... a regular belt might not stay low on the hips, as it should. Instead, the belt will likely be over the child's abdomen. In a crash...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    yellowblue CAUTION: (Continued) at only 25 mph (40 km/h), a 12-lb. (5.5 kg) baby will suddenly become a 240-lb. (110 kg) force on your arms. The baby would be almost impossible to hold. Secure the baby in an infant restraint. CAUTION: Never hold a baby in your arms while riding in a vehicle. A ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ...size, but also whether or not the restraint will be compatible with the motor vehicle in which it will be used. An infant car bed (A) is a special bed made for use in a motor vehicle. It's an infant restraint system designed to restrain or position a child on a continuous ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ...up to about 20 lbs. (9 kg) and about one year of age. This type of restraint faces the rear so that the infant's head, neck and body can have the support they need in a frontal crash. Some infant seats come in two parts -- the base stays secured in the vehicle and the seat part is removable. 1-39
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... lbs. (9 to 18 kg) and about 26 to 40 inches (66 to 102 cm) in height, or up to around four years of age. One type, a convertible restraint, is designed to be used either as a rear-facing infant seat or a forward-facing child seat. 1-40
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ...is designed to improve the fit of the vehicle's safety belt system. Booster seats with shields use lap-only belts; however, booster seats without shields use lap-shoulder belts. Booster seats can also help a child to see out the window. 1-41
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ... motor vehicle safety standards. Then follow the instructions for the restraint. You may find these instructions on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both. These restraints use the belt ...you how to do that. Both the owner's manual and the child restraint instructions are important, so if ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ... be anchored. If you have a convertible, don't use a restraint like that in your vehicle ... cannot be installed properly. You shouldn't use this type of restraint without anchoring the top ... restraint has one. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    yellowblue 3. Tilt the latch plate to adjust the belt if needed. If the shoulder belt goes in front of the child's face or neck, put it behind the child restraint. 4. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ...pull up on the shoulder belt while you push down on the child restraint. If you're using a forward-facing child restraint, you may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 6. Push and pull the ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ... a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position You'll be using the lap belt. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when and as the instructions say. See the earlier part about the top strap if the ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ...the belt, pull its free end while you push down on the child restraint. If you're using a forward-facing child restraint, you may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 6. Push and pull the ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ... in the right front seat. You'll be using the lap-shoulder belt. See the earlier ...child restraint has one. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child ... through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. Your vehicle has ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    yellowblue 4. Tilt the latch plate to adjust the belt if needed. If the shoulder belt goes in front of the child's face or neck, put it behind the child restraint. 5. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... while you push down on the child restraint. You may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. ... vehicle's safety belts. If you have the choice, a child should sit next to a window so the child can wear a lap-shoulder belt and get the additional ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... are safer if they are restrained in the rear seat. But they need to use the safety belts properly. CAUTION: Never do this. Here two children are...the two children can be crushed together and seriously injured. A belt must be used by only one person at a time. D Children who aren't buckled up can ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ... would then be applied right on the child's abdomen. That could cause serious or fatal injuries. Wherever the child sits, the lap portion of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the child's thighs. This applies belt force to the child's pelvic bones in a crash. 1-52
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ... belt isn't long enough to fasten, your dealer will order you an extender. It's free. When you go in... repairs may be necessary even if the belt wasn't being used at the time of the collision. If an air bag inflates,...and then, make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your belts, buckles, ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    yellowblue  NOTES 1-54
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ...10 2-11 2-12 2-13 2-15 2-18 2-19 2-24 2-26 2-27 2-29 2-29 2-30 Keys Door Locks Remote Keyless Entry (If Equipped) Theft PasslockR New Vehicle "Break-In" Ignition Positions Starting Your Engine Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped) Automatic Transaxle ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    yellowblue Keys CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. A child or others could be badly injured or ... killed. They could operate power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. Don't leave the keys in a vehicle with children. 2-2
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... other locks. If you need a new key, contact your Pontiac dealer who can obtain the ... key code. Remember to carry the pre-cut emergency key which Pontiac sends after delivery (this service is not available in Canada). In an emergency, call the Pontiac Roadside Assistance Program at 1-800-ROADSIDE (1-...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... and unlock your vehicle from the outside. You can also use the optional remote keyless entry system to lock and unlock your vehicle. See "Remote Keyless Entry System" in the Index. To lock the door from the inside, push the locking lever forward. To ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ...that help prevent passengers from opening the rear doors of your vehicle from the inside. To Use One of These Locks Push the ...door works only that door's lock. It won't lock (or unlock) all of the doors -- that's a safety feature. 1. Use a key to move the lock all the way up. 2. Close the door...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ... rear door. The rear door lock will now work normally. Remote Keyless Entry (If Equipped) If ... 3 feet (1 m) up to 30 feet (9 m) away using the remote keyless entry transmitter supplied with your vehicle. ...Then get out and close the door. Your remote keyless entry system operates on a radio frequency ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ...normal for any remote keyless entry system. If the transmitter does not work or if you have to stand closer ...you're still having trouble, see your dealer or a Operation The following functions are available with the remote keyless entry system: LOCK: All doors will automatically lock when the LOCK ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ...seconds or until the ignition is turned to ON. Battery Replacement Under normal use, the battery in your remote keyless entry transmitter should last about two years.... matched to it. You can match your transmitter to as many 1999 General Motors vehicles as you own, as long as ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    yellowblue Replacing the Battery in the Remote Keyless Entry System Transmitter 3. Read the instructions inside the case. 4. Put the two halves back together. Make .... This confirms the resynchronization. If the doors do not lock and unlock, see your dealer for service. 2-9
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ... pass through the seal between the body and the trunk lid: D Make sure all other windows are shut. D Turn the fan on your heating or cooling system to its highest speed with the setting on any airflow selection except MAX. That will force outside air ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ... lock the storage area. Parking at Night Park in a lighted spot, close all windows and lock your vehicle. Remember to ... with you. PasslockR If your vehicle has a remote keyless entry system, take the transmitter with you. Your vehicle is equipped with the Passlock theft-deterrent system. Passlock...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ...the THEFT SYSTEM light will go off approximately five seconds after the key is turned to the ON ignition position. If the engine stalls and the THEFT SYSTEM light flashes,... Breakers" in the Index). See your dealer for service. In an emergency, call the Pontiac Roadside Assistance Center 1-800...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ...could be injured or even killed. They could operate power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. Don't leave the keys in the vehicle with children. With the ignition key in the ignition switch, you can turn the switch to five positions. ACCESSORY (A): ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ...to display some instrument panel warning lights. START (E): This position starts the engine. When the engine starts, release the key. The ignition switch will return ...you turn the key hard. But turn the key only with your hand. Using a tool to force it could break the key...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... Release Button (Manual Transaxle) The ignition key cannot be removed from the ignition unless the key release button is used. NOTICE: Don't try to shift to PARK (P) if your Pontiac is moving. If you do, you could damage the transaxle. Shift to PARK...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ...way to the floor and holding it there as you hold the key in START for about three seconds. If the vehicle starts briefly but ... 1. With your foot off the accelerator pedal, turn your ignition key to START. When the engine starts, let go of the key. The idle speed will go down as your engine warms up....
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... push the accelerator pedal about one-quarter of the way down while you turn the key to START. Do this until the engine starts. As soon as...again, repeat step 1 or 2, depending on temperature. When the engine starts, release the key and the accelerator pedal. NOTICE: Your engine is ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    yellowblue Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped) 2.4L L4 Engine 2.2L L4 Engine In very cold weather, 0_F (-18_C) or colder, the engine coolant heater can help. You'll get easier ... fuel economy during engine warm-up. Usually, the coolant heater should be plugged in a minimum of four hours prior ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    yellowblue To Use the Engine Coolant Heater 1. Turn off the engine. 2. Open the hood and unwrap the electrical cord. On a vehicle ... L4 engine, the electrical cord is located in front of the coolant surge tank on the passenger's side. 3. Plug it into a normal, grounded 110-volt AC...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ... locks your front wheels. It's the best position to use when you start your engine because your vehicle ... the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. ... fairly level ground, always set your parking brake and move the shift lever to PARK (P). See ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ... have to fully apply your regular brakes before you can shift from PARK (P) when the ignition key is in RUN. If you cannot shift out of PARK (P), ...(running at high speed) is dangerous. Unless your foot is firmly on the brake pedal, your vehicle could move very rapidly. You ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ..., but then you would also want to use your brakes off and on. NOTICE: If your ... This could overheat and damage the transaxle. Use your brakes or shift into PARK (P) to hold your vehicle in position on a hill. NOTICE: Donମ. at speeds over 55 mph (90 km/h), or you can damage your transaxle. Use DRIVE ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ...but then you would also want to use your brakes off and on. NOTICE: If your ...This could overheat and damage the transaxle. Use your brakes or shift into PARK (P) to hold your vehicle in position on a hill. NOTICE: Donମ.at speeds over 55 mph (90 km/h), or you can damage your transaxle. Use AUTOMATIC ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    yellowblue Manual Transaxle Operation 5-Speed This is your shift pattern. Here's how to operate your transaxle: FIRST (1): Press the clutch pedal and shift into FIRST (1). Then, slowly let up on the clutch pedal as you press the accelerator pedal. You can shift into FIRST (1) when you're ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ...one gear at a time when you downshift. Up-Shift Light (Manual Transaxle) If you have a manual transaxle, you have a SHIFT light. This light will show you when to shift to the next higher ... fuel economy, accelerate slowly and shift when the light comes on. NOTICE: Shift to REVERSE (R) only after...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    yellowblue While you accelerate, it is normal for the light to go on and off if you ... change the position of the accelerator. Ignore the SHIFT light when you downshift. To set the parking brake, hold the... brake system warning light will come on. To release the parking brake, hold the brake pedal down....
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ...a trailer, see "Towing a Trailer" in the Index. 1. Hold the brake pedal down and set the parking brake.... lever all the way toward the front of your vehicle. 3. Turn the ignition key to LOCK. 4. Remove the ... you can leave your vehicle with the ignition key in your hand, your vehicle is in PARK (P)....
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ...if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. And, if you leave the ...be sure your vehicle is in PARK (P) and your parking brake is firmly set before you leave it. After...the shift lever into the PARK (P) position, hold the regular brake pedal down. Then, see if you can ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... but still can't shift out of PARK (P), try this: 1. Turn the key to OFF. 2. Apply and hold the brake until the end of Step 4. 3. Shift to NEUTRAL (N). 4. Start the ... get out of your vehicle, put your manual transaxle in REVERSE (R) and firmly apply the parking brake. 2-29
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    yellowblue Parking Over Things That Burn Engine Exhaust CAUTION: Engine exhaust can kill. ... D Your vehicle was damaged in a collision. D Your vehicle was damaged when driving over high points on the road or ... under your vehicle and ignite. Don't park over papers, leaves, dry grass or other things ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ...if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. ...on fairly level ground, always set your parking brake and move the shift lever to PARK (P). Follow...monoxide (CO) into your vehicle even if the fan switch is at the highest setting. One place this can...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    yellowblue Windows Manual Windows On a vehicle with manual windows, use the window crank to open and close each window. To lower the windows, press ... the center console control each of the windows only when the ignition is on. In addition, on four-door models, each rear passenger...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ... lever to lock the wheel in place. Tilt Wheel (If Equipped) Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever A tilt steering wheel allows you to adjust ... of the steering column includes your: D D D D Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer Flash-to-Pass Cruise Control (If Equipped) ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... To change the headlamps from low beam to high or high beam to low, pull the turn signal lever all the way toward you. Then release it. When the high beams are on, this light on the instrument panel will also be on. To signal a lane change, just raise or lower the lever...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    yellowblue Windshield Wipers For steady wiping at low speed, move the stalk up to (1). For high-speed ...interval between wipes. This can be very useful. Move the stalk to DELAY, then turn the inner band and ...A circuit breaker will stop them until the motor cools. Clear away snow or ice to prevent an ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... three cycles and will either stop or will resume the speed you were using before. Cruise Control (If Equipped) CAUTION: In freezing weather, ... at speeds below about 25 mph (40 km/h). When you apply your brakes, or the clutch pedal if you have a manual transaxle, the cruise control shuts off. 2-36
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ... spinning, and you could lose control. Don't use cruise control on slippery roads. CAUTION: If you... cruise control switch off until you want to use it. 1. Move the cruise control switch to ON. 2. Get up to... road conditions allow you to safely use it again, you may turn the cruise control back on. ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... a desired speed and then you apply the brake or clutch pedal. This, of course, shuts off the ... going faster until you release the switch or apply the brake or clutch pedal. So unless you want ..., you'll go about 1 mph (1.6 km/h) slower. D Use the accelerator pedal to get to the higher speed. Press ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... on steep hills. Ending Cruise Control There are several ways to turn off the cruise control: Exterior Lamps D step lightly on the brake pedal, or push the clutch pedal, if you have a manual transaxle, or D move the cruise switch to OFF. ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ...D D D Headlamps Parking Lamps Sidemarker Lamps Taillamps Instrument Panel Lights D D D D the ignition is on with the engine running, the headlamp switch is OFF, the parking brake is released and the transaxle is not in PARK (P) ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ... vehicle, you should turn on the regular headlamp system when you need it. You can brighten or dim the instrument panel lights by turning the dial left or right. Turn the dial all the way to the right to turn on the interior courtesy lamps. Interior Lamps...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... on for an additional four seconds before fading off. These lamps will also go on when you press the LOCK or UNLOCK button on the remote keyless entry transmitter (if equipped). Front Reading Lamps (If Equipped) These lamps are located on the rearview mirror. ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... behind you, move the lever toward you to the night position. Manual Remote Control Mirror The outside rearview mirror should be ... side outside mirror with the control lever on the driver's door. To adjust your passenger's side mirror, sit in the driver's seat and have a passenger adjust the ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    yellowblue Power Remote Control Mirrors (If Equipped) The mirror control is located on the driver's door. Rotate the control clockwise or...to choose the mirror you want to adjust. Convex Outside Mirror Your passenger's side mirror is convex. A convex mirror's surface is curved so you...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... small loads, like grocery bags, behind the net. It can help keep them from falling over during sharp turns or quick starts and stops. Unclip a ...can unhook the net so that it will lie flat when you're not using it. Center Console Cupholders There is a cupholder built into the front...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ...other smoking materials could set them on fire, causing damage. NOTICE: Don't hold ...placed in the rear cupholder for the rear seat passengers to use. Sun Visors To block out glare,... from the outlet and follow the proper installation instructions that are included with any electrical equipment you ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... of the switch and the glass panel will open to the vent position. Convertible Top (If Equipped... parts of the system. Don't raise or lower the convertible top when the temperature is below 20_F (-7_C... latched on both sides before driving the vehicle. D Open the sunshade by hand when using the vent...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    yellowblue Lowering the Convertible Top 1. Set the parking brake and shift your automatic transaxle to PARK (P) or your manual transaxle to NEUTRAL (N).... Turn the ignition to RUN. 3. Lower the side door windows completely to avoid wear to the weatherstrips. 4. Push the button in the latch...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    yellowblue Installing the Boot 6. Rotate the latch handle up to the locked position. 1. From inside the vehicle, pull the tab on the rear seat to fold down the seat. See "Fold-Down Rear Seat" in the Index. 2. Open the trunk and remove both boot side covers. Leave the trunk open. 2-49
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... (A) on the underside of the cover into the slot (B) at the top of the quarter trim panel. Place the rear flap of the boot side cover in the trunk ... 4. Attach the two snaps on the inside flap of the side cover, to the side of the quarter trim panel. Attach the front snap (E) first ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    yellowblue 5. Pull the boot center cover from behind the rear seatback and place it over the inner sides of the boot side covers and the lowered top. 6. Go to the rear of the vehicle. Place the boot center cover flap along the trunk lid...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    yellowblue Removing the Boot 1. Set the parking brake and shift your automatic transaxle to PARK (P) or your manual transaxle to NEUTRAL (N). 2. Open the trunk and leave it open. 3. From inside the vehicle, fold down the rear seatback. See "Fold-Down Rear ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    yellowblue 5. Unsnap both boot side cover snaps (E and F) from the side of the quarter trim panel. 6. Lift the side cover eyelet (C) at the ... ball stud (D). Raise the back of the boot side cover to unhook the tab (A) from the slot (B) in the quarter trim panel. Do the same on ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ...not become trapped behind the rear seats. Raising the Convertible Top 1. Set the parking brake and shift your automatic transaxle to PARK (P) or your manual transaxle to NEUTRAL (N). 2. Turn the ignition to RUN. 3. Lower the door windows completely to avoid wear to the weather...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... NOTICE: Do not attempt to lower the top manually as damage to the vehicle will occur. If the top ...electrically, you may need to raise the top manually. This will allow you to safely drive the vehicle ...can get the top repaired. Raising the convertible top manually should only be done in an emergency ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    yellowblue 1. Set the parking brake and shift your automatic transaxle to PARK (P) or your manual transaxle to NEUTRAL (N). Turn ... as described in Steps 1 through 9 in "Removing the Boot" earlier in this section. 6. Lower the door windows completely. If the power windows do not ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... even with the holes. 9. Pull down on the top and rotate the latch handle up to lock the convertible top. Be sure the top is securely latched on both sides. 10. Press the bypass switch up to the NORMAL OPERATION position. 11. Close the trunk. ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    yellowblue The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System 2-58
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... main components of your instrument panel are: A. Instrument Panel Intensity Control B. Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever... Window Defogger H. Shift Lever I. Parking Brake Lever J. Cigarette Lighter/Accessory Power Outlet ...Tilt Steering Wheel Lever (If Equipped) L. Hood Release Lever M. Fuse Panel 2-59
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    yellowblue Instrument Panel Cluster Your instrument cluster is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is running. You'll know how fast you're going, about how much fuel you've used, and many other things you'll need to know to drive safely and economically. 2-60
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... far your vehicle has been driven, in either miles (used in the United States) or kilometers (...at zero and a label must be put on the driver's door to show the old mileage reading when the new ... zero. The trip odometer reset button is located over the temperature gage. By pressing the reset button, ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ...could also save you or others from injury. Warning lights come on when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle's functions. As ...know your warning lights and gages. They're a big help. Safety Belt Reminder Light When the key is turned to RUN or START, a chime will come on for about ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... readiness light should flash for a few seconds when you turn the ignition key to RUN. If the light doesn't come on then, have it fixed so it will be ...to warn you if there is a problem. Charging System Light The charging system light will come on when you turn on the ignition,...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... brake system warning light will also come on when you set your parking brake. The light will stay on if your parking brake doesn't release fully. ... fully released, it means you have a brake problem. This light should come on briefly when you turn the ignition key to RUN. If it doesn't come on ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ...driving, your vehicle needs service. If the regular brake system warning light isn't on, you still have... system warning light is also on, you don't have anti-lock brakes and there's a problem with your...anti-lock brake system warning light should come on briefly when you turn the ignition key to ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... on and the warning light stays on after your parking brake is fully released, it means there's a problem with the system. D The warning light will come on when you ... active light also comes on briefly when you turn the ignition key to RUN. If the light doesn't come on then, ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ...Engine Coolant Temperature Gage With the ignition key in RUN, this gage shows the engine coolant temperature. Low Coolant Warning Light If this light comes on and stays on, your system is low on coolant and the engine may overheat. See "Engine Coolant" in...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... vehicle, helping to produce a cleaner environment. The CHECK ENGINE light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions often will... emission controls and may cause the CHECK ENGINE light to come on. Modifications to these systems could lead to...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    .... Turn the key off, wait at least 10 seconds and restart the engine. If the light remains ... the vehicle to your dealer or qualified service center for service. If the Light Is On Steady You may be ... service center diagnosis and service may be required. D Light On Steady -- An emission control system ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ...none of the above steps have made the light turn off, have your dealer or qualified service center check the vehicle. ... any mechanical or electrical problems that may have developed. Oil Pressure Light If you have a low engine oil pressure problem, this light will stay on after you start your engine...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... You or others could be burned. Check your oil as soon as possible and have your vehicle serviced. This light will come on briefly when you turn the key toward START. NOTICE: Damage to your engine from neglected oil problems can be costly and is ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    yellowblue Check Gages Light This light will come on briefly when you are starting the engine. Here are four...or less fuel to fill up than the If the light comes on and stays on while you are ...see if they are in the warning zones or if you are low on fuel. gage indicated. For example, the gage may ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... your vehicle. 3-2 3-4 3-5 3-5 3-5 3-6 3-7 3-7 3-7 3-7 3-9 Comfort Controls Air Conditioning (If Equipped) Heating Defogging and Defrosting Rear Window Defogger (If Equipped) Ventilation System Audio Systems Setting the Clock for AM-FM Stereo Setting the Clock for All Systems Except AM-FM Stereo AM-...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ...The left knob selects the force of air you want. Turn the knob clockwise to increase fan speed and counterclockwise to decrease fan speed. To turn the fan off, turn the mode knob all the way counterclockwise to OFF. In any other setting, the fan will run continuously. ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ...through the defroster and side window vents. Some of the air goes to the floor ducts. Fan Knob The left ...selects the force of air you want. Turn the knob clockwise to increase fan speed and counterclockwise to decrease fan speed. To turn the fan off, turn the mode knob all the way counterclockwise to...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ...button to operate the air conditioner compressor. The indicator light above the button will glow when the compressor is running....help fuel economy. For quick cool-down on very hot days, use MAX with the temperature ...may become too dry. For normal cooling on hot days, use VENT with the temperature knob...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ...warms the coolant your engine and heating system use to provide heat. See "Engine Coolant Heater" in the Index. To defog the side windows while using the air conditioner, set the right control to BI-LEVEL, the fan control to the highest setting, and ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    yellowblue NOTICE: Don't use a razor blade or something else sharp on the inside of the rear window. If you do, ... wouldn't be covered by your warranty. Ventilation System For mild outside temperatures when little heating or cooling is needed, use VENT to direct outside air through your vehicle....
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ...correct minute appears on the display. Playing the Radio PWR-VOLUME: This knob turns the system on and off and controls the volume. To turn the... turn the knob clockwise. Turn it counterclockwise to decrease volume and to turn the radio off. RCL: Press this knob to recall the station being played or ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ...FM. The display shows your selection. TUNE: Turn the lower knob to choose radio stations....want to decrease the treble. Adjusting the Speakers BALANCE: Turn the control behind the upper knob to move ...position balances the sound between the speakers. FADE: Turn the control behind the lower knob to move ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... to switch between AM, FM1 and FM2. The display shows your selection. TUNE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn it to choose radio stations. Push the knob back into its stored position when you're not using it. SEEK: Press the up or down arrow to go to the next ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... noisy, you may want to decrease the treble. Adjusting the Speakers BAL: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn this knob to move the sound to the left... the sound between the speakers. FADE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn this knob to move the sound to the front...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... operation. PROG (3): Press this button to play the other side of the tape. (4): Press this button to reduce background noise. ... may select stations during REV operation by using SEEK or TUNE. FWD (6): Press this button to ... may select stations during FWD operation by using SEEK or TUNE. AM-FM: Press ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... to show the indicator was reset. CD Adapter Kits It is possible to use a CD adapter kit with your cassette tape player after activating the bypass feature on your tape player. To activate the bypass feature, use the following steps: 1. Turn the ignition to RUN or ACCESSORY. 2. Turn the ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... your selection. TUNE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn it to choose radio stations. ...Adjusting the Speakers BAL: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn it to move the sound to the left ... the speakers. FADE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn it to move the sound to the front ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ... to turn the right hub counterclockwise with a pencil. Turn the tape over and repeat. If the hubs do not turn easily, your tape may be damaged and should not be used in ...it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. D (4): Press this button to reduce background noise. Note...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... may select stations during REV operation by using SEEK or TUNE. FWD (6): Press this button to...indicator was reset. CD Adapter Kits It is possible to use a CD adapter kit with your cassette ...tape player. To activate the bypass feature, use the following steps: 1. Turn the ignition to RUN or ACCESSORY....
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... to switch between AM, FM1 and FM2. The display shows your selection. TUNE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn it to choose radio stations. Push the knob back into its stored position when you're not using it. SEEK: Press the up or down arrow to go to the next ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... frequency range. Adjusting the Speakers BAL: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn it to move the sound to the left or right speakers. The middle position balances the sound between the speakers. FADE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn it to move the sound to the front or rear ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... is removed. The THEFTLOCK feature for the radio may be used or ignored. If ignored, the system plays ... it will operate. Activating the Theft-Deterrent Feature The instructions which follow explain how to enter your ... automatically reverts to time and you must start the procedure over at Step 4. 3-18...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... 1. Write down any three or four-digit number from 000 to 1999 and keep it in a safe place separate from the vehicle. 2. Turn the ignition to ACCESSORY or RUN. ... Enter your secret code as follows; pause no more than 15 seconds between steps: 1. Turn the ignition on. LOC will ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ...your secret code as follows; pause no more than 15 seconds between steps: 1. Turn the ignition to ... and later applied to a secured radio, the radio won't turn on and LOC will appear on the display. To unlock a ..., you can control certain radio functions using the buttons on your steering wheel. 3-20
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ...tape or compact disc when the radio is playing. MUTE: Press this button to silence the system. Press it again, or any other radio button, to turn on the sound. VOL: Press the up or down arrow to increase or decrease volume. Understanding Radio Reception AM The range for most AM stations is greater ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ... not cleaned regularly can cause reduced sound quality, ruined cassettes or a damaged mechanism. Cassette tapes ... and player. If you notice a reduction in sound quality, try a known good cassette to see if ...at fault. If this other cassette has no improvement in sound quality, clean the tape player. D...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... as a broken tape. To prevent the cleaning cassette from being ejected, use the following steps. 1. Turn the ignition to RUN or ACCESSORY. 2. Turn ... radio will display --- to show the indicator was reset. Cassettes are subject to wear and the sound quality may degrade over time. Always make sure the ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ..., you should replace it. Check every once in a while to be sure the mast is still tightened to the fender. Care of Your Compact Disc Player The use of CD lens cleaner discs is not advised, due to the risk of contaminating the lens of the CD optics with lubricants internal to the CD mechanism. 3-24...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... roads and in varying weather conditions. We've also included many other useful tips on driving. 4-2 4-3 4-6 4-6 4-10 4-12 4-13 4-14 4-15 4-17 4-19 Defensive Driving Drunken Driving Control of a Vehicle Braking Steering Off-Road Recovery Passing Loss of Control Driving at Night Driving ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    .... It's the best defensive driving maneuver, in both city and rural driving. You never know when the vehicle in front of you is going to brake or turn suddenly. Defensive driving requires that a driver concentrate on the driving task. Anything ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... obvious way to solve the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then...and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone ...-related deaths have been associated with the use of alcohol, with more than 300,000 ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ..., the limit is 0.08 percent. In some other countries, it's even lower. The BAC limit for all commercial drivers in the United States is 0.04 percent. The BAC will be over 0.10 percent after three to six drinks (in one hour). Of course, as we've seen, it depends on how much alcohol is in the ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    yellowblue The body takes about an hour to rid itself of the alcohol in one drink. No amount of coffee or number of cold showers will speed that up. "I'll be careful" isn't the right answer. What if there's an emergency, a need to take sudden action, as when a child darts into the street? ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... vehicle go where you want it to go. They are the brakes, the steering and the accelerator. All three ... their work at the places where the tires meet the road. Braking Braking action involves perception time ... time. First, you have to decide to push on the brake pedal. That's perception time. Then ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ...-- rather than keeping pace with traffic. This is a mistake. Your brakes may not have time to cool between hard stops. Your brakes .... This is normal. If there's a problem with the anti-lock brake system, this warning light will stay on. See "Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light" in the Index. ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    yellowblue The anti-lock system can change the brake pressure faster than any driver ... jumps out in front of you. You slam on the brakes. Here's what happens with ABS. A computer senses ... wheels is about to stop rolling, the computer will separately work the brakes at each front wheel and at both ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    .... You may feel a slight brake pedal pulsation or notice some noise, but this is normal. This light will come on when your ... in the Index. When the system is on and the parking brake is fully released, this warning light will come on to let you know if there's a problem. Enhanced Traction System If...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... you prefer. When you turn the system off, the Enhanced Traction System warning light will come on... spin when you press the button to turn the system off, the warning light will come on -- but the system wonମ.Enhanced Traction System warning light should go off. Braking in Emergencies With anti-lock,...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    .... Steering in Emergencies There are times when steering can be more effective than braking. For example, you come over a hill and find a truck stopped ...out from between parked cars and stops right in front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking -- if you can stop in time. ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ...like these. First apply your brakes. (See "Braking in Emergencies" earlier in this section.) It is better ...can from a possible collision. Then steer around the problem, to the left or right depending on the space available....and 3 o'clock positions, you can turn it a full 180 degrees very quickly...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... turn the steering wheel up to one-quarter turn until the right front tire contacts the ... see a sign up ahead that might indicate a turn or an intersection, delay your pass. A broken center ... up, D "Drive ahead." Look down the road, to the sides and to crossroads for situations that might affect ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... what driving experts say about what happens when the three control systems (brakes, steering and acceleration) don't have enough friction ... If you're being passed, make it easy for the Even though the brake lamps are not flashing, it may be slowing down or starting to turn. following driver to ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... try your best to avoid sudden steering, acceleration or braking (including engine braking by shifting to a lower gear). Any sudden ... have any doubt. Remember: Any anti-lock brake system (ABS) helps avoid only the braking skid. Driving at Night Night driving is more dangerous than day driving. One ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... of your eyes contract repeatedly. Remember that your headlamps light up far less of a roadway when you are in a turn or curve. Keep your eyes ... Some drivers suffer from night blindness -- the inability to see in dim light -- and aren't even aware of it. D Drive defensively. D...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    yellowblue Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads Rain and wet roads can mean driving trouble. On a wet road, you can't stop, accelerate or turn as well because your tire-to-road traction isn't as good as on dry roads. And, if your ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    yellowblue CAUTION: Wet brakes can cause accidents. They won’t work as well in a ... through a large puddle of water or a car wash, apply your brake pedal lightly until your brakes work ... some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes. Try to avoid puddles. But if you canମ.
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... vehicle. Allow yourself more clear room ahead, and be prepared to have your view restricted by road spray. "Tires" in the Index.) One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic on them. You'll want to watch out for what the other drivers are doing and pay attention to...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ...energy. (See the next part, "Freeway Driving.") D Treat a green light as a warning signal. A traffic ...there because the corner is busy enough to need it. When a light turns green, and just before ...not cleared the intersection or may be running the red light. Mile for mile, freeways (also called ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ...right lane unless you want to pass. Before changing lanes, check your mirrors. Then use your turn signal. Just before you leave the lane, glance quickly over your ...course, you'll find experienced and able service experts in Pontiac dealerships all across North America. They'...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... a major storm system? D Make sure your vehicle is well ventilated, with a comfortably cool interior. D Keep your eyes moving. Scan the road ahead and to the sides. Check your rearview mirrors and your instruments frequently. D If you get sleepy, ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ...Check all fluid levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system and transaxle. These parts can work hard on mountain roads.... well. You would then have poor braking or even none going down a hill. ... down to let your engine assist your brakes on a steep downhill slope. Driving on steep hills...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ...Coasting downhill in NEUTRAL (N) or with the ignition off is dangerous. Your brakes will have to do all the work of slowing down....work well. You would then have poor braking or even none going down a hill. You... down D D D to a lower gear. The lower gears help cool your engine and transaxle, and you ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... shovel, a flashlight, a red cloth and a couple of reflective warning triangles. And, if you will be driving under severe conditions, include a small bag of sand, a piece of old carpet or a couple of burlap bags to help provide traction. Be sure you properly secure these items in your vehicle. 4-25
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... even more. Your anti-lock brakes improve your vehicle's stability when you... though you have the anti-lock braking system, you'll want to begin... you see a patch of ice ahead of you, brake before you are on it. Try not to brake while you're actually on the ice, and avoid sudden steering maneuvers...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... Put on extra clothing or wrap a blanket around you. If you have no blankets or extra clothing, make body insulators from newspapers, burlap bags, rags, ...things to do to summon help and keep yourself and your passengers safe: D Turn on your hazard flashers. You can run the engine to keep warm, but...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ...Vehicle Towing You can tow your vehicle behind another vehicle for use at your destination. Be sure to use proper towing equipment designed for recreational towing. Follow the instructions for the towing equipment. 4-28
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... transaxle. Follow these steps: 1. Put the front wheels on a dolly. 2. Set the parking brake. 3. Open the fuse panel on the driver's side of the instrument panel. Remove ... keep your battery from draining while towing. 4. Turn the ignition key to OFF to unlock the steering wheel. See ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ...wheels on the ground if you have a four-speed automatic or a five-speed manual transaxle. Follow these steps: 1. Set the parking brake. 2. Open the fuse panel on the driver's side of the instrument panel. Remove the fuse labeled CLS/PCM. This will...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ... Two labels on your vehicle show how much weight it may properly carry. The Tire-Loading Information label found on the rear edge of the driver's door tells you the proper size, speed rating and recommended inflation pressures for the tires on your vehicle. It also gives you important information...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... vehicle. The other label is the Certification label, found on the rear edge of the driver's door. It tells you the gross weight capacity of your vehicle, called the Gross ... will go as fast as the vehicle goes. If you have to stop or turn quickly, or if there is a crash, they'll keep going. 4-32
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... Automatic Transaxle) CAUTION: If you don't use the correct equipment and drive properly, ...a trailer. For example, if the trailer is too heavy, the brakes may not work well -- or even at... if your vehicle is equipped with a manual or a three-speed automatic transaxle, or is a convertible model. 4-33
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... safe trailering takes correct equipment, and it has to be used properly. That’s the reason for this part. In it are many time-... this information can be state or provincial police. Consider using a sway control. You can ask a ... km) that you tow a trailer, don’t drive over 50 mph (80 km/h) and donମ.
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ..., outside temperature and how much your vehicle is used to pull a trailer are all important. And, it...trailering information or advice, or you can write us at: Pontiac-GMC Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 436008 Pontiac, MI 48343-6008 Weight of the Trailer Tongue The tongue load (A) of any trailer...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ...-Loading Information label at the rear edge of the driver's door, or see "Loading Your Vehicle" in the Index. ... some rules to follow: If you're using a weight-carrying hitch, the trailer tongue (A)... rental hitches or other bumper-type hitches to it. Use only a frame-mounted hitch that does not...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ..., tires and mirror adjustment. If the trailer has electric brakes, start your ...? Be sure to read and follow instructions for the trailer brakes so you'll be able .... Because you have anti-lock brakes, do not try to tap into ... help you avoid situations that require heavy braking and sudden turns. 4-37...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ..., your vehicle may need a different turn signal flasher and/or extra wiring. Check with your dealer. The arrows on your instrument panel will flash whenever you ... When towing a trailer, the arrows on your instrument panel will flash for turns even if the bulbs on the trailer are burned...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... are very important to allow the engine and transaxle to cool. Reduce speed and shift to a lower gear ...don't shift down, you might have to use your brakes so much that they would get hot and no longer work ...a hill, here's how to do it: 1. Apply your regular brakes, but don't shift into PARK (P) ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... on a Hill 1. Apply your regular brakes and hold the pedal down while you: Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing Your cooling system may ... transaxle fluid (don't overfill), engine oil, drive belt, cooling system and brake system. Each of these is covered in this manual, and the Index will help you ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 197
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  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ...5 Problems on the Road Here you'll find what to do about some problems that can occur on the road. 5-2 5-2 5-3 5-8 5-8 Hazard Warning Flashers Other Warning Devices Jump ... Towing Your Vehicle Engine Overheating 5-11 5-18 5-19 5-30 5-31 Cooling System If a Tire Goes Flat Changing a Flat Tire Compact...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... turn signal lamps flash on and off. Your hazard warning flashers work no matter what position your key is in, and even if the key isn't in. To turn off the flashers, move the switch to the left. When the hazard warning flashers are on, your ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... battery has run down, you may want to use another vehicle and some jumper cables to... jump start the battery if the hydrometer looks clear or light yellow. Replace the battery when there is a clear or light yellow hydrometer and a cranking complaint. Trying to start your vehicle by pushing or pulling...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ...firmly on both vehicles involved in the jump start procedure. Put an automatic transaxle in PARK (P) or a manual transaxle in NEUTRAL (N) before setting the parking brake. 3. Turn off the ignition on both vehicles. Unplug unnecessary accessories ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ...this, and some have been blinded. Use a flashlight if you need more light. Be sure the battery has enough water. You don't ...red positive (+) cable to the positive (+) terminal of the vehicle with the dead battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one. 5-5...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    yellowblue 8. Don't let the other end touch metal. Connect it to the positive (+) terminal of the good battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one. Don't let the other end touch anything until the next step. The other end ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    yellowblue CAUTION: Fans or other moving engine parts can injure you badly. Keep your hands away from moving ... If it won't start after a few tries, it probably needs service. 13. Remove the cables in reverse order to prevent electrical shorting. Take care that they don't touch each other or any ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ...Roadside Assistance" in the Index. Engine Overheating You will find a coolant temperature gage and a low coolant warning light on your vehicle's instrument panel. See "Engine Coolant Temperature Gage" and "Low Coolant Warning Light" ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... get everyone away from the vehicle until it cools down. Wait until there is no sign of steam or coolant before you open the hood. If...and get out of the vehicle until the engine is cool. NOTICE: If your engine catches fire because you keep driving with no coolant, your vehicle can be badly damaged. ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... you still have the warning, turn off the engine and get everyone out of the vehicle until it cools down. You may decide not to lift the hood but to get service help right away...turn it off. 2. Turn on your heater to full hot at the highest fan speed and open the window as necessary....
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    yellowblue Cooling System When you decide it's safe to lift the hood, here's what you'll see: 2.4L L4 Engine A. Coolant Surge Tank with Pressure Cap B. Electric Engine Cooling Fan 2.2L L4 Engine A. Coolant Surge Tank with Pressure Cap B. Electric Engine Cooling Fan 5-11
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    yellowblue CAUTION: An electric engine cooling fan under the hood can start up even when ... boiling, don't do anything else until it cools down. The coolant level should be at the FULL COLD mark. ... the radiator hoses, heater hoses, radiator, water pump or somewhere else in the cooling system. 5-12
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... coolant. If coolant other than DEX-COOL is added to the system, premature engine, heater core or radiator corrosion may result. In ... warranty. If there seems to be no leak, with the engine on, check to see if the electric engine cooling fan is running. If the engine is overheating, the fan should be...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... the coolant surge tank, but be sure the cooling system, including the coolant surge tank pressure cap, ... come out at high speed. Never turn the cap when the cooling system, including the coolant surge tank pressure cap,... system and coolant surge tank pressure cap to cool if you ever have to turn the ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    yellowblue CAUTION: Adding only plain water to your cooling system can be dangerous. Plain water, or ... Your engine could catch fire and you or others could be burned. Use a 50/50 mixture of..., water can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. So use the recommended coolant....
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... remove it. 1. You can remove the coolant surge tank pressure cap when the cooling system, including the coolant surge tank pressure cap and upper radiator hose, is no longer hot. Turn the pressure cap slowly counterclockwise (left) about two or two...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... pressure cap off, start the engine and let it run until you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the engine cooling fan. By this time, the coolant level inside the coolant surge tank may be lower. If the level is lower, ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    .... Steer to maintain lane position, and then gently brake to a stop well out of the traffic lane. Check the level in the surge tank when the cooling system has cooled down. If the coolant isn't at the proper level, repeat Steps 1 to 3 and reinstall ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... your tire. To help prevent the vehicle from moving: 1. Set the parking brake firmly. 2. Put an automatic transaxle shift lever in PARK (P), or shift a manual transaxle to FIRST ..., at the opposite end. The following steps will tell you how to use the jack and change a tire. 5-19
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    yellowblue Removing the Spare Tire and Tools The equipment you'll need is in the trunk. Turn the center retainer nut on the compact spare cover counterclockwise to remove it. Lift and remove the tire cover. See "Compact Spare Tire" later in this section for more information about the compact...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    yellowblue Turn the wing bolt counterclockwise and remove it. Then lift off the adapter and remove the spare tire. Remove the jack and the wheel ... and wheel wrench are stored in a foam tray. Remove the band around the jack. The tools you'll be using include the jack (A) and wheel wrench (B). 5-21
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... On some models, a cover plate must be removed to find the wheel nuts. Carefully use the wedge end of the wheel wrench to pry it off. 1. Using the wheel wrench, remove the plastic nut caps (if equipped). 3. Then use the wheel wrench to loosen all the wheel nuts. Don't remove them yet. ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... off the jack, you could be badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. CAUTION: 4. Near each wheel well is a notch in the ... wheel well. As shown by the diagram, if your vehicle has flared side moldings, both front and rear notches are 18 inches (46 cm) ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... by rotating the jack handle clockwise. Raise the vehicle far enough off the ground so there is enough room for the spare tire to fit. 6. Remove all of the wheel nuts. 7. If you have a wheel cover, use your fingers to carefully pull the wheel cover from the wheel. Then remove the flat tire. 5-24
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... wheel bolts, mounting surfaces and spare wheel. CAUTION: Never use oil or grease on studs or nuts. If you do, the ... places where the wheel attaches to the vehicle. In an emergency, you can use a cloth or a paper towel to do this; but be sure to use a scraper or wire brush later, if you need to, to ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    yellowblue 12. Tighten the wheel nuts firmly in a crisscross sequence, as shown. 11. Lower the vehicle by turning the wheel jack handle counterclockwise. Lower the jack completely. 5-26
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ... even come off. This could lead to an accident. Be sure to use the correct wheel nuts. If you have to ...NOTICE: Improperly tightened wheel nuts can lead to brake pulsation and rotor damage. To avoid expensive brake repairs, evenly tighten the wheel nuts in the proper sequence and to the proper torque ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    yellowblue Storing the Flat Tire and Tools CAUTION: Storing a jack, a tire or other equipment in the passenger compartment of the vehicle could cause injury. In a sudden stop or collision, loose equipment could strike someone. Store all these in the proper place. A. B. C. D. Wrench Jack Flat ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... the vehicle could cause injury. In a sudden stop or collision, loose equipment could strike someone. Store all these in the proper place. The compact spare is for temporary use only. Replace the compact spare tire with a full-size tire as soon as you can. See "Compact Spare Tire" next in this ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... vehicle through an automatic car wash with guide rails. The compact spare can get... other parts of your vehicle. Don't use your compact spare on other vehicles... won't fit your compact spare. Using them can damage your vehicle... can damage the chains too. Don't use tire chains on your compact spare...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ...can overheat. That could cause an engine compartment fire or other damage. When you're stuck,... between REVERSE (R) and a forward gear (or with a manual transaxle, between FIRST (1) or SECOND (2) and... while you shift, and press lightly on the accelerator pedal when the transaxle is in gear. By slowly...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    yellowblue  NOTES 5-32
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... information about the care of your vehicle. This section begins with service and fuel information, and then it...62 6-63 6-63 Windshield Washer Fluid Brakes Battery Bulb Replacement Tires Appearance ... Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle Cleaning Your Convertible Top Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... get genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. We hope you'll want ...If you want to do some of your own service work, you'll want to use the proper service manual. It tells you much more about how to service your vehicle than this manual can. To order the proper service manual,...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... could be damaged if you try to do service work on a vehicle without knowing enough about ...you attempt any vehicle maintenance task. D Be sure to use the proper nuts, bolts and other fasteners... heavy, constant knock that means you have a problem. Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle Things...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ...Lamp" in the Index.) If this occurs, return to your authorized Pontiac dealer for diagnosis to determine the cause of failure. In the event... lamp on your instrument panel may turn on. If this occurs, return to your authorized Pontiac dealer for service. To provide cleaner air, all gasolines in the ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ...the proper fuel may be hard to find. Never use leaded gasoline or any other fuel not... previous text on fuel. Costly repairs caused by use of improper fuel wouldn't be covered by your warranty... smoking materials away from gasoline. The cap is behind a hinged door on the right side of your vehicle. ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... Outside of Your Vehicle" in the Index. While refueling, hang the cap inside the fuel door by placing the fuel cap strap in the strap hanger. To remove the cap, turn it slowly to the left (counterclockwise). The cap has a spring in it; if you let go...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    yellowblue When you put the cap back on, turn it to the right (clockwise) until you hear a clicking sound. Make sure you fully install ... type, it may not fit properly. This may cause your malfunction indicator lamp to light and your fuel tank and emissions system may be damaged. See "Malfunction ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ...the instrument panel. CAUTION: Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids like gasoline, oil, coolant, brake fluid, windshield washer and other fluids, and plastic or rubber. You or others could be...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... put the hood prop into the slot in the hood marked "prop rod." Use the prop rod sleeve when handling the prop rod. Then go to ... release lever is located near the front center of the hood toward the driver's side. To make suer that the secondary hood release handle works properly, lubricate ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ...2.2L L4 Engine (Code 4) When you open up the hood you'll see: A. B. C. D. Coolant Surge Tank Power Steering Fluid Reservoir Engine Oil Fill Cap/Dipstick Brake Fluid Reservoir E. Hydraulic Clutch Fluid Reservoir (If Equipped) F. Automatic Transaxle ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... 2.4L L4 Engine (Code T) When you open up the hood you'll see: A. B. C. D. Coolant Surge Tank Engine Oil Fill Cap Engine Oil Dipstick Power Steering Fluid Reservoir E. Brake Fluid Reservoir F. Hydraulic Clutch Fluid Reservoir (If Equipped) G. Battery H. Engine ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... a good idea to check your engine oil every time you get fuel. In order to get an accurate reading, the oil must be warm and the vehicle must be on...engine. If you have a 2.4L L4 engine, the dipstick handle is a yellow ring. Turn off the engine and give the oil several minutes to drain back into the ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ... you'll need to add at least one quart of oil. But you must use the right kind. This part explains what kind of oil to use. For crankcase capacity, see "Capacities and Specifications" in the Index. This is where you add oil if you have a 2.2L L4 ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ...by the American Petroleum Institute (API). Do not use any oil which does not carry this ...If you change your own oil, be sure you use oil that has the Starburst symbol on the front of the ... Institute certified for gasoline engines. You should also use the proper viscosity oil for your vehicle, as shown...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ... Certified For Gasoline Engines “Starburst” symbol. Failure to use the recommended oil can result in engine ... requirements for your vehicle. -20_F (-29_C), consider using either an SAE 5W-30 synthetic ...and better protection for your engine at extremely low temperatures. Engine Oil Additives Donମ.
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... that collects used oil. If you have a problem properly disposing of your used oil, ask your dealer, a service station or a local ... traffic). D Most trips are through dusty areas. D The vehicle is used for delivery service, police, taxi or other commercial application. Driving under ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    yellowblue Engine Air Cleaner/Filter The air cleaner is located on the driver's side of the engine compartment near the battery. To check or replace the filter, remove the screws that hold the cover on and lift the cover. Be sure to reinstall the air cleaner filter and replace the cover tightly...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... air cleaner/filter is off, a backfire can cause a damaging engine fire. And, dirt can easily get into your engine, which ... outside temperature regularly reaches 90_F (32_C) or higher. D In hilly or mountainous terrain. D Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use your ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... done at the dealership service department. If you do it yourself, be sure to follow all the instructions ... place. Keep the engine running. in PARK (P). D With the parking brake applied, place the shift lever D With your foot on the brake pedal, move the shift lever through each gear range, pausing ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... transaxle, the handle on the transaxle dipstick is a red ring. Pull out the dipstick and wipe it with a clean rag or paper towel. 3. Check both sides of the dipstick, and read the lower level. The fluid level must be in the cross-hatched area. 4. If the fluid level is in the acceptable range, push...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... of transaxle fluid to use. See "Recommended Fluids and Lubricants" in the Index. If the fluid level is low, add only enough of the proper fluid to bring the ... When doing frequent trailer towing. D Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... difficult, you may choose to have this done at your Pontiac dealership Service Department. If you do it yourself, be sure to follow all the instructions here, or ... off, the vehicle is parked on a level place and the manual transaxle is cool enough for you to rest your fingers on the ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    yellowblue Then, follow these steps: 1. The manual transaxle dipstick is located below the brake master cylinder, near the rear of the transaxle case. Flip the handle up and then pull out the dipstick and clean it with a rag or paper towel. 2. Push it back in all the way and ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ...hydraulic clutch linkage in your vehicle is self-adjusting. The clutch master cylinder reservoir is filled with hydraulic clutch fluid. It isn't a good idea to "top off" your ... you should check the fluid level in your clutch master cylinder reservoir and for the proper fluid. See ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... inside the reservoir, the fluid level is correct. Engine Coolant The cooling system in your vehicle is filled with... explains your cooling system and how to add coolant when it is low. If you have a problem with...keep the proper engine temperature. Let the warning lights and gages work as they should....
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ... is important that you use only DEX-COOLR (silicate-free) coolant. If coolant other than DEX-COOL is added to the system, premature engine, heater core or radiator corrosion may result. In addition, the engine coolant will require change sooner -- at 30...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    yellowblue NOTICE: If you use an improper coolant mixture, your engine could overheat and be... in the mixture can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. If you ... year, have your dealer check your cooling system. Checking Coolant NOTICE: If you use the proper coolant, you...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    .... The vehicle must be on a level surface. When your engine is cold, the coolant level should be at the FULL COLD mark. If the light comes on and stays on, it means you're low on engine coolant. See "Low Coolant Light" in the Index. CAUTION:...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ...Check Power Steering Fluid When the engine compartment is cool, wipe the cap and the top of the reservoir ... could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. What to Use When you need ... fluid, be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions before use. If you will be operating your ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... ONLY. Add washer fluid until the tank is full. NOTICE: D When using concentrated washer fluid, D follow the manufacturer's instructions for adding water. Don't mix water with ready-to-use washer fluid. Water can cause the solution to freeze and damage ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    yellowblue Brakes Brake Fluid Your brake master cylinder reservoir is on the driver’s side of the engine compartment. It is filled with DOT-3 brake...t work at all. When your brake fluid falls to a low level, your brake warning light will come on. See “Brake System Warning Light” in the Index...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... fluid, use only DOT-3 brake fluid. Use new brake fluid from a sealed container only. Refer to ... dirt from entering the reservoir. NOTICE: D Using the wrong fluid can badly damage brake system parts. For ... may not even work at all. This could cause a crash. Always use the proper brake fluid. D 6-32
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... conditions or climates may cause a brake squeal when the brakes are first applied or lightly applied. This does ... axle sets. See "Brake System Inspection" in Section 7 of this manual under Part C "Periodic ...have your vehicle serviced. NOTICE: Continuing to drive with worn-out brake pads could ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... Replacing Brake System Parts The braking system on a vehicle is complex. Its many parts have to be of top quality and work well together if the vehicle is to have really good braking. Your vehicle was designed and tested with top-quality GM brake Your new vehicle comes with an ACDelco...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... changing procedure not listed in this section, contact your Pontiac dealer's service department. Halogen Bulbs CAUTION: Halogen bulbs have pressurized gas inside and ... bulb. You or others could be injured. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package. 6-35
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... Remove the first bolt. Then remove the remaining plastic fasteners holding the shield. Use the end of a flat-head screwdriver to pull up the center of the fastener. ... that hold the shield in place. 3. Twist the bulb retainer one-eighth of a turn counterclockwise and pull the bulb assembly out. 6-36
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ... 1 through 3, making sure the lower leg of the headlamp bracket is properly seated into the wedge-shaped retainer. To change the bulb, do the following: 1. Use a TORXR screwdriver to unscrew the bulb assembly from the spoiler. 2. Gently pull out the bulb assembly. 3. Remove the bulb(s) by gently ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    yellowblue Taillamps and Rear Turn Signal Lamps 3. To remove the bulb, pull it out. To replace a bulb, ... the net and unscrew the fastener. Then pull down the trunk trim. 2. Remove the taillamp bulb assembly by turning it one-quarter of a turn counterclockwise. 4. Push in a new bulb. 5. Reverse all ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ...Lamps (Sedan) If you have a four-door sedan, do the following to replace a back-...(s). 5. Reverse these steps to replace the lens. 1. Use a TORXR screwdriver to unscrew the back-up... from the fascia. 3. Remove the bulb from the socket by turning it one-quarter turn counterclockwise. 4. Replace the bulb...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... year for wear or cracking. See "Wiper Blade Check" in Section 7 of this manual under Part B "Owner Checks and Services" for more information.... Push the release lever and slide the wiper assembly toward the driver's side of the vehicle. 3. Install a new blade by reversing Steps 1 and 2. 6-...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ... Tires Your new vehicle comes with high-quality tires made by a leading tire manufacturer. If you ever have questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your Pontiac Warranty booklet for details. CAUTION: (Continued) D Overloading ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... The Tire-Loading Information label, which is on the rear edge of the driver's door, shows the correct inflation pressures for your tires when they're .... It should be at 60 psi (420 kPa). How to Check Use a good quality pocket-type gage to check tire pressure. You can't tell if your tires are ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ... where the wheel attaches to the vehicle. In an emergency, you can use a cloth or a paper towel to do this; but be sure to use a scraper or wire brush later, if you need to, ... a Flat Tire" in the Index.) When rotating your tires, always use the correct rotation pattern shown here. 6-43
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ... way your vehicle will continue to have tires that are designed to give proper endurance, handling, speed rating, traction, ride and other things during normal service on your vehicle. If your tires have an all-season tread design, the TPC number will be followed by an "MS" (for mud and snow). ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    yellowblue Uniform Tire Quality Grading CAUTION: Mixing tires could cause you to lose ... sidewalls of most passenger car tires. The Uniform Tire Quality Grading system does not apply to deep ...the tires available on General Motors passenger cars and light trucks may vary with respect to these grades, ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ...tires depends upon the actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart significantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics... assigned to this tire is based on straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ... wheel, wheel bolts and wheel nuts for your vehicle. NOTICE: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or odometer calibration, headlamp aim, bumper height, vehicle ground clearance and tire or tire chain ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ... Replacement Wheels NOTICE: (Continued) CAUTION: Putting a used wheel on your vehicle is dangerous. You ... and road conditions. Follow that manufacturer's instructions. To help avoid damage to your vehicle, ...Drive slowly and follow the chain manufacturer's instructions. If you can hear the chains ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... use anything from a container to clean your vehicle, be sure to follow the manufacturer's warnings and instructions. And always open your doors or windows when you're cleaning the inside. Never use these to clean your vehicle: Don't use any ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... scrape off excess stain, then sponge the soiled area with cool water. 2. If a stain remains, follow the multi-purpose interior cleaner instructions described earlier. 3....2. First, clean with cool water and allow to dry completely. 3. If a stain remains, follow instructions for Multi-...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ...your dealer for this product. Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel Use only mild soap and ...Appearance Care and Materials" in the Index.) Don't use abrasive cleaners on glass, because they ...off later. If abrasive cleaners are used on the inside of the rear window, an electric defogger element ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ...Blades If the windshield is not clear after using the windshield washer, or if the wiper blade ... Care and Materials" in the Index.) Don't use cleaning agents that are petroleum based, or that contain ... water to enter your vehicle. Weatherstrips Silicone grease on weatherstrips will make them last...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under "Washing Your Vehicle." Foreign materials ... Convertible Top Your convertible top should be cleaned often. If you use an automatic car... can chafe the threads in the top fabric. Don't use detergents, harsh cleaners, solvents or bleaching ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ...let the top dry in direct sunlight. To protect the convertible top: The surface of these wheels is similar ..., set the climate control to VENT and the fan control to the highest speed. This will help to prevent ... from entering around the convertible top. Cleaning Tires To clean your tires, use a stiff...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ...-up materials available from your dealer or other service outlets. Larger areas of finish damage can... no defect in the paint job causes this, Pontiac will repair, at no charge to the owner, the surfaces of new ...whichever occurs first. Underbody Maintenance Chemicals used for ice and snow removal and ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ... leather, wood, acrylics, Plexiglas , plastic, rubber and vinyl Cleans carpets, seats, interior trim, door panels and floor mats Spray on ... tire shine Removes dust, fingerprints and surface contaminants Removes light scratches and oxidation and protects finish Removes contaminants, ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... appears on a plate in the front corner of the instrument panel, on the driver's side. You can see it if ...VIN also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels and the certificates of title ... engine, specifications and replacement parts. Service Parts Identification Label You'll ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ...and a fuse. If the motor overheats due to heavy snow, etc., the wiper will stop until the motor cools. If the overload is caused by some electrical problem, have it fixed. Power Windows and Other Power Options Circuit breakers in the fuse panel ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... located at the left end of the instrument panel. To open, push the tab on the access door to the left and pull the door forward. Make sure to insert the tabs first when replacing the cover. Fuse TURN-B/L ... Defogger Instrument Cluster, Anti-Lock Brake System Instrument Cluster, Powertrain Control ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... (Convertible Models Only) Exterior Lamps, Instrument Panel Lights Heater and A/C Control, Engine Cooling Fan Radio, Remote Keyless Entry Alarm Module - Interior ... Lamps, Anti-Lock Brake System, Cruise Control, Turn Signals Fuse CIG INST LPS PCM/IGN L HDLP INT LAMP ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ...Your steering wheel radio controls are protected by fuses. For service, contact your Pontiac dealership service department. Engine Compartment Fuse Block ...Circuits Power ACC/Stoplamp Circuits Lighting Circuits Anti-Lock Brake System Engine Cooling Fan Heater and A/C Blower Powertrain Control Module ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ......3057 Center High-Mounted Stoplamp Sedan (Carpet-Covered) ...1141 Coupe (Spoiler) ...912 Halogen Headlamps, High/Low Beam ...9007 Tail/Rear ... Transaxle (4-Speed) ...Not Owner Serviceable Manual Transaxle Complete Drain and Refill ...2.0 quarts (1.9 L) Cooling System 2.2L ...10.3 quarts (9.7 L) 2.4L...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ...2.2L L4 Engine Specifications VIN Engine Code ...4 Type ...L4 Horsepower ...115 @ 5,000 rpm Firing Order ...1-3-4-2 Thermostat Temperature ...180_ F (82_C) Normal ... Code ...T Type ...L4 Horsepower ...150 @ 5,600 rpm Firing Order ...1-3-4-2 Thermostat Temperature ...180_ F (82_C) Air ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ... ...180.3 inches (458.0 cm) Width All Models ...75.4 inches (191.5 cm) Height Coupe ...53.2 inches (135.1 cm) Sedan ...54.9 inches (139.4 cm) Convertible ...53.9 inches (136.9 cm) Wheelbase All Models ...104.1 inches (264.4 cm) Front Tread All Models ...57.6 inches (146.3 cm) Rear Tread All Models ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 295
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  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ... your vehicle. Your vehicle needs these services to retain its safety, dependability and emission .... 7-2 7-4 7-7 7-22 Introduction Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance Long ...39 7-41 Part B: Owner Checks and Services Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections Part ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    .... Improper vehicle maintenance can even affect the quality of the air we breathe. Improper fluid levels ... to have done and how often. Some of these services can be complex, so unless you are ... have the necessary equipment, you should let your dealer's service department or another qualified service ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... Maintenance Inspections" explains important inspections that your dealer's service department or another qualified service center should perform. "Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants" lists some .... These products, or their equivalents, should be used whether you do the work yourself or...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    yellowblue Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services Using Your Maintenance Schedule We at General Motors want to help you keep your ... to your dealer for your service needs, you'll know that GM-trained and supported service people will perform the work using genuine GM parts. The proper fluids and ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ... Miles (83 000 km): Automatic Transaxle Service (severe conditions only). Every 60,000... dusty areas. D You frequently tow a trailer or use a carrier on top of your vehicle. (With some models... other commercial application. D If the vehicle is used for delivery service, police, taxi One of the reasons ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ... Wire Inspection. Spark Plug Replacement. Every 150,000 Miles (240 000 km): Cooling System Service (or every 60 months, whichever occurs first). ... Inspection. Spark Plug Replacement. Every 150,000 Miles (240 000 km): Cooling System Service (or every 60 months, whichever occurs first). ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    .... ++ If you drive in a highly corrosive environment, your brake calipers may require additional inspection and service, at every other tire rotation... to the completion of the vehicle's useful life. We, however, urge that all recommended maintenance services be performed at the ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... 3,000 Miles (5 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or...3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months, ... information. (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 6,000 Miles (10 000 km) DATE...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months,..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Inspect air cleaner filter if ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months,...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ...,000 Miles (35 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or ... 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months, whichever ... (Also see footnote ++.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 24,000 Miles (40 000 km)...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... damage. Replace parts as needed. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote[.) j Rotate tires. See ... months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months, ...Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. j Inspect fuel tank, cap and ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ...months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months,...months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months,.... (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 42,000 Miles (70 000...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ... months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Inspect air cleaner filter if you... Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote[.) 45,000 Miles ...months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months,...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ...(83 000 km) (Continued) - When doing frequent trailer towing. - Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use... every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months, whichever occurs ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months,... accessory drive belt. An Emission Control Service. j Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission .... Replace parts as needed. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote[.) j Rotate tires. See ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ... months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months, ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months, ...). (See footnote #.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 72,000 Miles (120 000 ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Inspect air cleaner filter if you... Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote[.) 75,000 Miles ...months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months,...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ...,000 Miles (135 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or ... 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months, whichever... (Also see footnote ++.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 84,000 Miles (140 000 km)...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... damage. Replace parts as needed. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote[.) j Rotate tires. See ... months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months, ...Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. j Inspect fuel tank, cap and ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first). ...). j Inspect spark plug wires (except 2.4L Code T L4 engine). An Emission Control Service. j Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control Service. DATE ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ... since last service, whichever occurs first). See "Engine Coolant" in the Index for what to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator, condenser, pressure cap and neck. Pressure test cooling system and pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. SERVICED BY: 7-21
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    .... ++ If you drive in a highly corrosive environment, your brake calipers may require additional inspection and service, at every other tire rotation... to the completion of the vehicle's useful life. We, however, urge that all recommended maintenance services be performed at the ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ...12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 months... Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines... damage. Replace parts as needed. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote[.) 30,000 Miles (...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ... months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 months...(62 500 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (... months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ... In hilly or mountainous terrain. - When doing frequent trailer towing. - Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use ... filter do not require changing. Manual transaxle fluid doesn't require change. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 52,500...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 ... engine accessory drive belt. An Emission Control Service. Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission ... damage. Replace parts as needed. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote[.) 60,000 Miles ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ... months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 months...(112 500 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (...months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ...months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 ...months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 ...Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. (Continued) 90,000 Miles (150 ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ...damage. Replace parts as needed. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote[.) j Rotate tires. See ...months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 ... pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-30...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ...since last service, whichever occurs first). See "Engine Coolant" in the Index for what to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator, condenser, pressure cap and neck. Pressure test the cooling system and pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. SERVICED BY: 7-31
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    yellowblue Part B: Owner Checks and Services Listed in this part are owner checks and ... details. At Each Fuel Fill It is important for you or a service station attendant to perform these underhood ...Tires" in the Index for further details. Cassette Deck Service Clean cassette deck. Cleaning should ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ... System Check Make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your belts, buckles, latch .... See "Manual Transaxle Fluid" in the Index. Check for leaks. A fluid loss may indicate a problem. Have ...a leak occurs, take the vehicle to your Pontiac dealership Service Department and have it repaired as ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    yellowblue At Least Once a Year Key Lock Cylinders Service Lubricate the key lock cylinders with the lubricant specified in Part... "Parking Brake" in the Index if necessary) and the regular brake. NOTE: Do not use the accelerator pedal, and be ready to turn off the engine immediately if it starts...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ...Check While parked, and with the parking brake set, try to turn the ignition key to LOCK in each shift ...to apply the regular brake immediately if the vehicle begins to move. 3. With the engine off, turn the key to the RUN position, but don't start the engine. Without applying the regular brake, try...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ... parking brake only. With the engine running, shift to PARK (P). Then release all brakes. D To check the PARK (P) mechanism's holding ability: Underbody Flushing Service At least every spring, use plain water to flush any corrosive materials from the underbody. ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ...vehicle. See "Engine Exhaust" in the Index. Engine Cooling System Inspection Inspect the hoses and ... clamps; replace as needed. Clean the outside of the radiator and air conditioning condenser. To help ensure proper operation, a pressure test of the cooling system and pressure cap is recommended...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... brake parts, including drums, wheel cylinders, calipers, parking brake, etc. Check parking ... your driving habits or conditions result in frequent braking. Caliper/Knuckle Maintenance Inspection If ... following this text, your vehicle may require additional brake service. Refer to the appropriate GM ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ... Coolant" in the Index. Delco Supreme 11R Brake Fluid (GM Part No. 12377967 or equivalent DOT-3 Brake Fluid). USAGE ... No. 12345347 or equivalent DOT-3 Brake Fluid). Power Steering System Manual Transaxle Automatic Transaxle Key Lock Cylinders GM Power Steering Fluid (GM Part No. 1052884 - 1 pint, ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    yellowblue USAGE Manual Transaxle Shift Linkage FLUID/LUBRICANT Chassis Lubricant (GM Part No. 12377985 or equivalent) or ..., Pivots, Spring Anchor and Release Pawl Hood and Door Hinges Weatherstrip Conditioning FLUID/LUBRICANT LubriplateR Lubricant Aerosol (GM Part No. 12346293 or equivalent) or ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    yellowblue Part E: Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service in the... owner information portfolio is a convenient place to store them. Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-41
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    yellowblue Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-42
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    yellowblue Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-43
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    yellowblue Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-44
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ...Information Here you will find out how to contact Pontiac if you need assistance. This section ...Offices GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities Pontiac Roadside Assistance Program Canadian Roadside ... Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors Ordering Service and Owner Publications in Canada...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ...and elements are designed to make you realize that Pontiac recognizes you as a valuable customer, appreciates ... care of the most important person ...YOU! PONTIAC CARES is: A valuable feature that comes with every ... safety, security, comfort and convenience. With PONTIAC CARES, you are never more than...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    yellowblue What Makes Up Pontiac Cares? D A 3 year/36,000 mile (60 000 km) Bumper to Bumper... an enjoyable one and are discussed in greater detail in your owner's manual. Pontiac is focusing on the changing needs of our customers and is committed to giving you an exceptional level of customer care ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ...and goodwill are important to your dealer and to Pontiac. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction ...resolved by the dealership without further help, contact the Pontiac Customer Assistance Center by calling 1-800... you to call the toll-free number in order to give your inquiry prompt attention...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ...hearing, or speech-impaired and who use Text Telephones (TTYs), Pontiac has TTY equipment ...-263-3830.) Customer Assistance Offices Pontiac encourages customers to call the toll-free ... for assistance. If a U.S. customer wishes to write to Pontiac, the letter should be addressed to Pontiac's Customer...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ... Dominican Republic 1-800-496-9994 U.S. Virgin Islands 1-800-389-0009 Bahamas 1-800-534-0122 Bermuda, Barbados, Antigua & B.V.I. If toll free service is not available in the Caribbean, call Puerto Rico 1-787-763-1315. All Overseas Locations GMODC - Customer Communication Centre 169-007 1908 Colonel...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    yellowblue GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities This program, available to qualified applicants, can reimburse you up to $1,000 toward aftermarket driver or passenger adaptive equipment you may require for your vehicle (hand controls, wheelchair/scooter lifts, etc.). This program can...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ... providing minor repair information over the phone or making arrangements to tow your vehicle to the nearest Pontiac dealer. We will provide the following services for 3... 1-800-ROADSIDE (1-800-762-3743) As the proud owner of a new Pontiac vehicle, you are automatically enrolled in the ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ...assistance when calling, please provide the following information to give the advisor: Pontiac reserves the right to limit ...hope you never have the occasion to use our service, it is added security while traveling ...we're only a phone call away. Pontiac Roadside Assistance -- 1-800-ROADSIDE or 1-800-...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    yellowblue Courtesy Transportation Pontiac has always exemplified quality and value in its offering .... However, if you are unable to wait Pontiac helps minimize your inconvenience by providing ... be supported by original receipts. Plan Ahead When Possible When your vehicle requires warranty service, ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... up to a maximum of $30.00 per day supported by receipts. This requires that you sign and complete... Transportation at any time and to resolve all questions of claim eligibility pursuant to the terms and conditions... and all program options, such as shuttle service, may not be available at every dealer....
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ..., and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer or General Motors. To contact NHTSA, you may either ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ...1-800-PM-CARES (762-2737), or write: Pontiac-GMC Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 436008 Pontiac, MI 48343-6008 In Canada, please call us at 1-800-263-... Centre, 163-005 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7 Ordering Service and Owner Publications in Canada Service manuals, owner's ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    yellowblue 1999 PONTIAC SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION The following publications covering the operation... below.) CURRENT PUBLICATIONS FOR 1999 PONTIAC SERVICE MANUALS Service Manuals have the diagnosis....00 CURRENT & PAST MODEL ORDER FORMS Service Publications are available for current and...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ...(Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST) FAX Orders Only 1-313-865-5927 Orders ...original order. VEHICLE MODEL NAME YEAR 1999 1999 1999 1999 QTY. PRICE EACH* $...O PUBLICATION FORM NUMBER ITEM DESCRIPTION Service Manual Car & Light Truck Transmission Unit Repair Owner's Manual In Portfolio Owner's ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 356
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  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ...46 ack-Up Lamp Bulb Replacement ...6-39, 6-62 Battery ...6-34 Jump Starting ...5-3 Light ...2-63 Replacement, Remote Keyless Entry ...2-8 Saver ...2-43 Warnings ...5-3, 5-5 BBB Auto Line ...8-5 Better Business Bureau Mediation ...8-5 B 9-1
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    yellowblue Blizzard, Driving In a ...4-27 Brake Adjustment ...6-34 Fluid ...6-31 Master Cylinder ...6-31 Parking ...2-26 Pedal Travel ...6-34 Replacing System Parts ...6-34 System Warning Light ...2-64 Transaxle Shift Interlock Check ...7-35 Wear ...6-33 Brakes, Anti-Lock ...4-7 Braking ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ... ...2-55 Raising ...2-54 Raising Manually ...2-55 Removing the Boot ...2-52 Convex Outside Mirror ...2-44 Coolant ...6-25 Heater, Engine ...2-18 Surge Tank ...5-14 Surge Tank Pressure Cap ...6-25 Cooling System ...5-11 Courtesy Transportation ...8-10 Cruise Control ...2-36 ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ... ...6-13 Used ...6-16 What To Use ...6-14 When to Change ...6-16 Enhanced Traction System Active Light ...2-66, 4-9 Enhanced Traction System Warning Light ...2-65...Operation ...4-9 Warning Light ...2-65, 4-9 Exhaust, Engine ...2-30 Exterior Lamps ...2-39 Exterior Lamps/Lenses, Cleaning ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ... ...1-5 Headlamps ...2-39 Bulb Replacement ...6-35, 6-62 High/Low Beam Changer ...2-34 On Reminder ...2-40 Wiring ...6-58 Hearing Impaired, Customer ......Ignition Transaxle Lock Check ...Illuminated Entry ...Inflation, Tire ...Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror ... 2-13 7-35 2-42...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ... Running ...2-28 Lighter ...2-46 Lights Air Bag Readiness ...1-24, 2-63 Anti-Lock Brake System Warning ...2-65, ...Enhanced Traction System Active ...2-66, 4-9 Enhanced Traction System Warning Light ...2-65, 4-9 ETS Active ...2-66, 4-9 ETS Warning ...2-65, 4-9 Interior ...2-41 Low Coolant Warning ...2-...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ... ...7-35 Key Lock Cylinder Service ...7-34 Power Door ...2-5 Rear Door Security ...2-5 Loss of Control ...4-14 Low Coolant Warning Light ...2-67, 6-28 Lowering the Convertible Top Manually ...2-55 Lowering Your Convertible Top ...2-48 Lubricants and...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ...13 With a Trailer ...4-38 PasslockR ...2-11 PasslockR Warning Light ...2-71 Periodic Maintenance Inspections ...7-37 Pontiac Cares Information ...8-2 Power Door Locks ...2-5 Option Fuses ...6-58 Remote Control Mirror ...2-44 Steering ...4-10, 6-...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... Passenger Position ...1-22 Questions and Answers ...1-12 Rear Comfort Guides ...1-31 Rear Seat...28 Rear Seat Passengers ...1-28 Reminder Light ...2-62 Replacing After a Crash ...1-53 ...Reclining Front ...1-4 Seats Easy Entry ...1-6 Manual Front ...1-2 Manual Lumbar Support ...1-3 Rear ...1-7 Restraint ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    yellowblue Service ...6-2 Bulletins, Ordering ...8-13, 8-14 Manuals, Ordering ...8-13, 8-14 Parts Identification Label ...6-57 Work, Doing Your Own ... ...6-1 Service and Owner Publications ...8-13, 8-14 Ordering in Canada ...8-13 Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle ...1-...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ... ...6-46 Traction ...6-46 Treadwear ...6-46 Uniform Quality Grading ...6-45 Used Replacement Wheel ...6-48 Wear Indicators ...6-... 6-22 Transaxle Fluid Automatic ...6-18, 6-21 Manual ...6-22 Transmitters, Remote Keyless Entry ...2-6 Transportation, Courtesy ...8-10 Trip Odometer ...2-61 Trunk Release ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ... ...2-33 Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer ...4-38 nderbody Flushing Service ...7-36 Underbody Maintenance ...6-55 Up Shift Light ...2-25, 2-71 Weatherstrip Lubrication ...7-33 Weatherstrips ...6-52 Wheel Alignment ...6-47 Nut Torque ...5-...



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