2001 Pontiac Sunfire Owner's Manual

2001 Pontiac Sunfire Manual

2001 Pontiac Sunfire manual table of contents:

  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 1
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    Every 2001 Sunfire under warranty is backed with the following services: 1-800-762-3743 ( For vehicles purchased in Canada, call 1-800-268-...: Courtesy Transportation Free lockout assistance Free dead-battery assistance Free out-of-fuel assistance Free flat-tire change Emergency towing
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    2001 Pontiac Sunfire Owner's Manual Litho in U.S.A. Part Number 22628180 A First Edition © Copyright General Motors Corporation 2000 All Rights Reserved i
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    Table of Contents Seats and Restraint Systems Section 1 Seats and Seat Controls Safety Belts Air Bag Systems Restraint Systems for Children Features and Controls Section 2 Windows Keys and Door Locks Remote Keyless Entry System (If ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ... Driving Tips for Various Road Conditions Recreational Vehicle Towing Loading Your Vehicle Towing a Trailer Problems on the Road Section 5 Hazard Warning Flashers Jump Starting Towing Your Vehicle Engine Overheating Changing a Flat ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    Table of Contents (cont'd) Service and Appearance Care Section 6 Fuel Checking Fluids and Lubricants Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Brakes Bulb Replacement Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement Tires and Wheels Appearance Care Electrical System...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ... Assistance and Courtesy Transportation Warranty Information (See Warranty Manual) Reporting Safety Defects on page 8-10 Service Publications Index Section 9 In ... find something you want to read. Please refer to the last page of this manual for your Service Station Guide v
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    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 the time it was printed. We ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ... Manual Many people read their owner's manual from beginning to end when they first receive ... about the features and controls for your vehicle. In this manual, you'll find that pictures and ... find a circle with a slash through it in this book. This safety symbol means "Don't," "Don't do ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ...not be covered by your warranty, and it could be costly. 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 ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... HORN BRAKE FASTEN SEAT BELTS HAZARD WARNING FLASHER POWER WINDOW DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER COOLANT FUEL ENGINE OIL PRESSURE VENTILATING FAN AIR BAG FOG LAMPS ANTI-LOCK BRAKES ix
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    Service Station Guide Fuel For a More Detailed Look at What's Under the Hood See Section 6 2.2L Engine Oil Dipstick Cooling System See Section 5 Use unleaded only. See Section 6 for octane ratings. Spare Tire Pressure See Section 5 Hood Release See Section 6 Tire Pressure Battery See ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... belts properly. You can also learn about some things you should not do with air bags and safety belts. 1-2 1-8 1-13 1-14 1-14 1-21 1-22 1-22 ... for Children Older Children Safety Belt Extender Checking Your Restraint Systems Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash 1- ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ... 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....only when the vehicle is not moving. Lift the lever located under the driver's seat to unlock it. Slide ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ... seats, your passenger seat adjuster looks like this. Slide the lever located under the passenger's seat to the right to unlock it. Slide the seat...this is your front passenger seat adjuster. Pull up on the lever located at the front of the seat to unlock it. Slide the seat to a comfortable position...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    Reclining Front Seatbacks To adjust the seatback, lift the lever located on the outboard 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 seatback will go to an upright position....
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ... position when your vehicle is in motion can be dangerous. Even if you buckle up, your safety belts can't do their job when you're ... in motion, have the seatback upright. Then sit well back in the seat and wear your safety belt properly. Slide the head restraint up or down ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ... could move forward in a sudden stop or crash. That could cause injury to the person sitting there. Always press rearward on the seatback to be sure it is locked. To fold a front seatback forward, lift the latch located on the lower backside of the seatback. Then the seatback will fold forward. 1-6
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    Easy Entry Seat (If Equipped) Rear Seats Folding the Rear Seat CAUTION: If an easy entry right front seat isn't locked, it can move. In a sudden stop or crash, the person sitting there could be injured. After you've used it, be sure to push rearward on an easy entry seat to be sure it is ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ... belts properly. It also tells you some things you should not do with safety belts. And it explains the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), or air bag system. CAUTION: Don't let anyone ride where he or she can't wear a safety belt ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ... safety belts in vehicles, the facts are clear. In most crashes buckling up does matter ...a lot! Your vehicle has a light that comes on as a reminder to buckle up. See "Safety Belt Reminder Light" in the Index. 1-9
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    Why Safety Belts Work When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as it goes. Put someone on it. Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it's just a seat on wheels. 1-10
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn't stop. The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield ... 1-11
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    or the instrument panel ... or the safety belts! With safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does. You get more time to stop. You stop over more distance, and your strongest bones take the forces. That's why safety belts make such good sense. 1-12
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ...has air bags, why should I have to wear safety belts? Air bags are in many vehicles today and will ... only; so they work with safety belts -- not instead of them. Every air bag system ever offered for sale has required the use of safety belts. Even if you're in a vehicle that has air bags, you still...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    How to Wear Safety Belts Properly Adults This part is only for people of adult size. Be aware that there are special things to know about safety belts and ...babies. If a child will be riding in your vehicle, see the part of this manual called "Children." Follow those rules for...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ... the belt isn't long enough, see "Safety Belt Extender" at the end of this section. Make sure the release ... you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. The lap part of ... the belt as you pull up on the shoulder belt. The safety belt locks if there's a sudden stop ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    ... Before you begin to drive, move the shoulder belt adjuster to the height that is right for you. To move it... adjuster up just by pushing up on the shoulder belt guide. After you move the adjuster ... into position. Adjust the height so that the shoulder portion of the belt is centered on your shoulder....
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ...? 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 much protection this way. 1-17
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ...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. ... could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle nearest you. A: ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ...can be seriously injured if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your body would ... the chance of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the... internal organs like your liver or spleen. A: The shoulder belt is worn under the arm. It should be worn over the...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    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....
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant women. Like all occupants, they are more likely to be seriously injured if they don't wear safety belts. To unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle. The belt ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... even if you have air bags. Wearing your safety belt during a crash helps... hitting things inside the vehicle or being ejected from it. Air bags are "supplemental restraints" to the safety belts. All ...vehicle should wear a safety belt properly -- whether or not there's an air bag for that person....
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ... To read how, see the part of this manual called "Children." There is an air bag readiness light on the instrument panel, ...young CAUTION: (Continued) The system checks the air bag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See "Air Bag Readiness ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    How the Air Bag System Works The right front passenger's air bag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side. Where are the air bags? The driver's air bag is in the middle of the steering wheel. 1-24
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ...anything between an occupant and an air bag, and don't attach or put anything on the steering wheel hub or on or near any other air bag covering. An air ... that will move or deform, such as a parked car, the threshold level will be higher. The air bag is not designed to inflate in...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... inflates the air bag. The inflator, air bag and related hardware are all part of the air bag modules inside the steering wheel and in the instrument panel in front of...so. If you have breathing problems but can't get out of the vehicle after an air bag inflates, then get fresh ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... only once. After they inflate, you'll need some new parts for your air bag system. If you don't get them, the air bag ... there to help protect you in another crash. A new system will include air bag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need to replace ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ... affect how your vehicle should be serviced. There are parts of the air bag system in several places around ... your vehicle and the air bag system. To purchase a service manual, see "Service and ... connectors. They are probably part of the air bag system. Be sure to follow proper service procedures, ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ... make sure it is secure. If the belt is not long enough, see "Safety Belt Extender" at the end of this section. Make sure the release button on the buckle is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 1-29
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ... buckle end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder part. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the ... 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 to take belt restraining forces. 1-30
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    The safety belt locks if there's a sudden stop or a crash, or if you pull the belt very quickly out of the retractor. CAUTION: You can be seriously ... would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. To unlatch the belt...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults Rear shoulder belt comfort guides will provide added safety belt comfort for older children who have... the shoulder belts. Here's how to install a comfort guide and use the safety belt: 1. Pull the elastic cord out from ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ...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 into the slots of the guide. 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. 1-33
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the belt edges together so that you can take them out ..., leaving only the loop of elastic cord exposed. Center Passenger Position 4. Buckle, position and release the safety belt as described in "Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions" earlier in ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... same way as the lap part of a lap-shoulder belt. If the belt isn't long enough, see "Safety Belt Extender" at the end of this section. Make sure the release button on the buckle is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 1-35
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ... age and size of the traveler changes the need, for everyone, to use safety restraints. In fact, the law in every state in the ... they should have the protection provided by the appropriate restraint. Young children should not use the vehicle's safety belts, unless there is no other choice. CAUTION...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ...bag when it inflates can be seriously injured or killed. Air bags plus lap-shoulder belts offer outstanding protection for adults and... for young children and infants. Neither the vehicle's safety belt system nor its air bag system is designed for them. Young children and infants need the protection...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ... restraint will have a label saying that it meets federal motor vehicle safety standards. The restraint manufacturer's instructions that come with the restraint state the weight and height limitations for a particular child restraint. In addition, ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    CAUTION: Newborn infants need complete support, including support for the head and neck. This is necessary ... quite unlike that of an adult or older child, for whom the safety belts are designed. A young child's hip bones are still so small that vehicle's regular safety belt may not remain low on ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    Restraint Systems for Children An infant car bed (A), a special bed made for use in a motor vehicle, is an infant restraint system designed to restrain or position a child on a continuous flat surface. Make sure that the infant's head rests toward the center of the vehicle. A rear-facing infant ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ...with surfaces such as T-shaped or shelf-like shields. A booster seat (F-G) is a child restraint designed to improve the fit of the vehicle's safety belt system. Some booster seats have a shoulder belt positioner, and some high-back booster seats have a five-point ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ... federal motor vehicle safety standards. Then follow the instructions for the restraint. You may ... or in a booklet, or both. These restraints use the belt system in your vehicle, but the child ... itself or in a booklet, or both, and to this manual. The child restraint instructions are important, so if ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ... child restraint can be seriously injured or killed if the right front passenger's air bag inflates. This is because the back of the rear-facing child restraint would be very close to the inflating air bag. Always secure a rear-facing child restraint in a rear ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... strap to one of these anchor points. Be sure to use an anchor point located on the same side of the vehicle as the seating position where the child restraint will be ... to secure the child restraint itself. Tighten the top strap when and as the child restraint manufacturer's instructions say. 1-44
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ...Position You'll be using the lap-shoulder belt. See the earlier part about the top strap if the child restraint has one. Be sure to follow the instructions that... shoulder portions of the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ... button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 4. ... secure. To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt and let it go back all the way. The safety belt will move freely again and be ready to work for an adult or larger ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ... the child in the child restraint when and as the instructions say. See the earlier part about the top strap if the child restraint has one. 1. Make the belt as long... the seat. 3. Run the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt. It will be ready to work for an adult or larger child ... is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had .... Your vehicle has a right front passenger air bag. Never put a rear-facing child ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... injured or killed if the right front passenger's air bag inflates. This is because the back of the rear-facing child restraint would be very close to the inflating air bag. Always secure a rear-facing child... and as the instructions say. 1. Because your vehicle has a right front passenger air bag, ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ... pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt and let it go back all the way. The safety belt will move freely again and be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger....
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    Older Children Q: A: What is the proper way to wear safety belts? If possible, an older child should wear... thrown out of the vehicle. Older children need to use safety belts properly. Older children who have outgrown booster seats should wear the vehicle's safety belts. If you have the choice, a ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... the child toward the center of the vehicle, but be sure that the shoulder belt still is on the child's shoulder, so that in a crash the child's ... that belts provide. If the child is sitting in a rear seat outside position, see "Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides" in the Index. If the child is ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ...is sitting in a seat that has a lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind the child. If the child wears the belt in this way, in a crash the child might slide under ...the hips, just touching the child's thighs. This applies belt force to the child's pelvic bones in a crash. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ... of the collision. If an air bag inflates, you'll need to replace air bag system parts. See the part on the air bag system earlier in this section. Checking Your Restraint Systems Now and then, make sure the safety belt reminder light and all ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ... you if everything is working properly -- and what to do if you have a problem. 2-2 2-4 2-6 2-9 2-15 2-16 2-17 2-18 2-18 2-20 2-23 2-24 2-29 ... Equipped) Sun Visors Sunroof (If Equipped) The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System Instrument Panel Cluster Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators 2-1
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    Windows CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the windows closed is dangerous. A child can be overcome by the extreme heat and can suffer permanent injuries or even death from heat stroke. Never leave a child alone in a vehicle, especially with the windows closed in warm or hot weather. 2-2
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    Manual Windows On a vehicle with manual windows, use the window crank to open and close each window. Auto Down Window The driver's window switch has an auto-down feature. The driver's window can be opened to the desired position by pressing the rear of the switch to the first detent. To use the...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    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 even killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. Don't leave the keys in a vehicle with children. 2-4
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    .... If you need a new key, contact your Pontiac dealer who can obtain the correct key code. Remember to carry the pre-cut emergency key which Pontiac sends after delivery (this service ... that can help prevent theft. But you can have a lot of trouble getting into your vehicle if you ever ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ... handle won't open it. You increase the chance of being thrown out of the vehicle in a crash if the doors aren't locked. So, wear safety belts properly and lock the doors whenever you drive. D Young children who get into unlocked vehicles may be unable to get out...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... portion of the switch to unlock your doors. The lever on each rear 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. 3. Do the same thing to the other rear door lock. The ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    To Open a Rear Door With the Security Lock 1. Unlock the door from the inside. 2. Then open the door from the outside. If you don't cancel the security lock feature, adults or older children who ride in the rear won't be able to open the rear door from the inside. You should let adults and ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... the location. Other vehicles or objects may be D Check to determine if battery replacement or resynchronization is necessary. See the instructions that follow. qualified technician for service. D If you're still having trouble, see your dealer or a 2-9
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ... 20 seconds or until the ignition is turned on, and the content theft system will disarm. See "Content Theft Security System" later in this section. Trunk Release : The trunk will unlock anytime when the vehicle ... lamps will turn off, and the vehicle content theft system will arm. See "Content ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... keyless entry transmitter should last about two years. You can tell the battery is weak if the transmitter won't work at the normal range in any location. If you have to get close to your vehicle before the transmitter works, it's probably time to change the battery. Matching Transmitter(s) to...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... cover is on tightly, so water won't get in. 5. Check the operation of the transmitter with your vehicle. If ...volt battery, type CR2032, or equivalent. 3. Read the instructions inside the case. To resynchronize your transmitter ...If the doors do not lock and unlock, see your dealer for service. 2-12
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ... 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 .... D If you have air outlets on or under the instrument panel, open them all the way. See "Engine Exhaust" in the Index....
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ... (If Equipped) There is a glow-in-the-dark trunk release handle located on the inside trunk latch of the vehicle. This handle will glow following exposure to light. Pull the release handle up to open the trunk from the inside. 2-14
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ...your dealer. This kit includes: Your steering wheel will be locked, and so will your ignition....remember to lock the doors. D a modified trunk latch, D a lighted release handle, and D seatback tethers ...dealer for additional information. Parking at Night Park in a lighted spot, close all windows and ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... system has been armed. Once the system is armed, the THEFT SYSTEM light on your instrument panel will flash and remain flashing...pressing the UNLOCK button on the transmitter will disarm the system. The THEFT SYSTEM light will stop flashing. If the system is armed, turning the key to START will also ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... or the ignition lock cylinder is tampered with, fuel is disabled. During normal operation, the THEFT SYSTEM light will go off approximately five ... the RUN ignition position following an engine start. If the engine stalls and the THEFT SYSTEM light flashes, wait until the light stops flashing before ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ...slow -- for the first 500 miles (805 km). Don't make full-throttle starts. D Avoid making hard stops for the first 200 miles (322 km) or so....is the only position from which you can remove the key. This locks your steering wheel, ignition, shift lever and transaxle. A warning chime will sound if you...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ..., you can use RUN to operate your electrical power accessories, and 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 to RUN for...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ...shift lever to PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N). Your engine won't start in any other position -- that's a safety feature. To restart when you're already moving, use...engine. Your vehicle won't start if the clutch pedal is not all the way down -- that's a safety feature. 2-20...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... with the electronics in your vehicle. If you add electrical parts or accessories, you could change the way the engine operates. Before adding electrical equipment, check with your dealer. If you don't, your engine might not perform properly. 2-21
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... with the electronics in your vehicle. If you add electrical parts or accessories, you could change the way the engine operates. Before adding electrical equipment, check with your dealer. If you don't, your engine might not perform properly. 2-22
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... 2.2L L4 Engine In very cold weather, 0_F (-18_C) or colder, the engine coolant heater can help. You'll get easier starting and better fuel economy during engine warm-up. Usually, the coolant heater should be plugged in a minimum of four hours ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ...oil dipstick. On a vehicle with a 2.4L L4 engine, the electrical cord is located in front of the coolant surge ...normal, grounded 110-volt AC outlet. 4. Before starting the engine, be sure to unplug and store the cord as it was before to keep it away from moving engine parts. If you don't, it could...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ... This position locks your front wheels. It's the best position to use when you start your engine because your vehicle can't move easily. ... the Index. Ensure the shift lever is fully in PARK (P) before starting the engine. Your vehicle has an automatic transaxle shift lock ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    NEUTRAL (N): In this position, your engine doesn't connect with the wheels. To restart when you're already moving,... gives you more power but lower fuel economy. You can use SECOND (2) ... Shifting out of PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) while your engine is "racing" (running at high speed) is dangerous. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ... position gives you even more power but lower fuel economy than SECOND (2). You can use it on ... all the way down. NOTICE: If your front wheels can't rotate, don't try to drive. This might ... driving, however, it offers more power and lower fuel economy than AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE (D). Here are some ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... This position gives you more power but lower fuel economy. You can use SECOND (2) on ... position gives you even more power (but lower fuel economy) than SECOND (2). You can use it ... or you can damage your engine. NOTICE: If your front wheels can't rotate, don't try to drive. This might happen if ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    Manual Transaxle Operation Five-Speed This is your shift pattern. Then, slowly let up on the clutch pedal as..., and shift to NEUTRAL (N). NEUTRAL (N): Use this position when you start or idle your engine. Here's how to operate your transaxle: FIRST (1): Press the clutch pedal and shift into FIRST ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ..., you may have a light. This light will show you when to shift to the next higher gear for best fuel economy. United States Only When this light comes on, you can shift... conditions let you. For the best fuel economy, accelerate slowly and shift when the light comes on. While you accelerate...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ... replace them, and you could also damage other parts of your vehicle. Manual shown, automatic similar The parking brake lever is located between the bucket ... down and pull up on the parking brake lever. If the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will come on. 2-31
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly. You or others could be injured. To be sure your vehicle won't move, even when you're on fairly level ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ...(P). CAUTION: It can be dangerous to leave your vehicle with the engine running. Your vehicle could move suddenly ... could be injured. Don't leave your vehicle with the engine running unless you have to. If you have to leave your vehicle with the engine running, be sure your vehicle is in PARK (P) ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... brake until the end of Step 4. 3. Shift to NEUTRAL (N). 4. Start the vehicle and then shift to the drive gear ... soon as you can. Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transaxle Models Only) Before leaving ... OFF, remove the key and release the clutch. See "Manual Transaxle Operation" in the Index. 2-34
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    Parking Over Things That Burn Engine Exhaust CAUTION: Engine exhaust can kill. It contains the gas carbon monoxide (CO), which...Have your vehicle fixed immediately. CAUTION: Things that can burn could touch hot exhaust parts under your vehicle and ignite. Don't park over papers, leaves, dry grass ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... see "Towing a Trailer" in the Index. CAUTION: Idling the engine with the climate control system off could allow... your vehicle. See the earlier Caution under "Engine Exhaust." Also, idling in a closed-in place ...CO) into your vehicle even if the fan switch is at the highest setting. One place ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    Tilt Wheel (If Equipped) Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever A tilt steering wheel allows you to ... wheel and pull the lever. Move the steering wheel to a comfortable level, then release the lever to ... includes the following: D D D D Turn and Lane Change Signals Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer Flash-to-...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... the turn signal lever all the way toward you. Then release it. When the high beams are on, this light on the instrument panel cluster will also be on. Flash-to-Pass To signal a lane change,...the arrows don't go on at all when you signal a turn, check the fuse (see "Fuses and Circuit ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... your wipers. Clear away snow or ice to prevent an overload. In case of an overload, the circuit breaker will stop the wiper system until the motor cools. You control the windshield wipers by moving the stalk with the windshield wiper symbol on it up or down. For a single wiper cycle, push the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ...speed of about 25 mph (40 km/h) or more without keeping your foot on the accelerator. This can really help on long trips. Cruise control does not work at speeds below 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. 2-40
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... On such roads, fast changes in tire traction can cause needless wheel spinning, and you could lose control. Don't use cruise ...in cruise control when the optional enhanced traction system begins to limit wheel spin, the cruise control will automatically disengage. See "Enhanced Traction System"...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    Resuming a Set Speed Suppose you set your cruise control at a desired speed and then you apply the brake or clutch pedal. This, of course, shuts off the cruise control. But you don't need to reset it. Once you're going about 25 mph (40 km/h) or more, you can briefly move the cruise control ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... 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 ... Lamps This position will turn on the following: D D D D Parking Lamps Sidemarker Lamps Taillamps Instrument Panel Lights 2-43
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ...on models with an automatic transaxle only. This indicator light on your instrument panel cluster will come on when DRL are on. Turn the band rearward to ...in Canada. A flashing DRL light indicates a possible burned-out headlamp, or that the vehicle may need service to repair a stuck DRL relay. 2-44
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ... vision in foggy or misty conditions. The switch for your fog lamps is located next to the instrument panel intensity control. Push the top of ... using fog lamps, the parking lamps or low-beam headlamps must be on. A light on the switch will come on when the fog lamps are actually on. Fog lamps will ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ...will go on. In addition, if your vehicle is equipped with remote keyless entry, the light will come on when the remote keyless entry UNLOCK button is pressed. These lamps are located on the rearview mirror. Turn each one on and off by pressing its switch...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    Map Lamps (If Equipped) These lamps are located in front of the dome lamp. To turn the lamps on, press the switch. Press the ...the headlamps or parking lamps. To reactivate the interior lamps, do one of the following: Manual Remote Control Mirror The outside rearview mirror should be adjusted so you ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    Power Remote Control Mirrors (If Equipped) The mirror control is located on the driver's door. Turn the control clockwise or counterclockwise to choose the ... into the right lane, you could hit a vehicle on your right. Check your inside mirror or glance over your shoulder before changing lanes. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    Breakaway Mirror If the mirror control lever is unable to operate the mirror adjustment, you can reset the adjustment lever by following these steps: 1. Roll down the left door window. 2. Fold the mirror toward the front of the vehicle. Hold the mirror in position with your left hand. 3. With your...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    Center Console Cupholders There are two cupholders located at the front of the center console, in front of the shift ... rear cupholders. There is a large, removable cupholder located inside of the center console. The net isn't .... Put small loads, like grocery bags, behind the net. It can help keep ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    To clean the center console ashtray, remove the entire ashtray and empty it. The ashtray can be placed in the rear cupholder for the rear seat passengers to use. Sunroof (If Equipped) With the ignition on, press and release the rear of the switch and the glass panel will open to the vent position....
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System 2-52
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ...) B. Instrument Panel Intensity Control C. Enhanced Traction System Switch D. Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever E. Tachometer F. Hazard Warning Flashers Switch G. Ignition Switch H. Windshield Wiper/Washer Controls I. Audio System J. Climate Controls ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    Instrument Panel Cluster Your instrument cluster is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle... You'll know how fast you're going, about how much fuel you've used, and many other things ... need to know to drive safely and economically. United States cluster shown, Canada similar 2-54
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ...off, press the trip odometer button located near the display. The mileage will display for about five seconds... is off, press the trip odometer button located near the display. You will first see... reset. The display will show the mileage for about five seconds. The trip odometer reset button is located...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... 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. ... when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle's functions. Often gages and warning lights work together to let you know when there's a problem with your...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... the instrument panel, which shows the air bag symbol. The system checks the air bag's electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the air bag sensor, the air bag modules, the wiring and the crash...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    The air bag readiness light should flash for a few seconds when you turn the ignition key to RUN. If the light doesnମ. indicate that you have a loose generator drive belt, or another electrical problem. Have it checked right away. Driving while this light is on could drain your battery. If you must ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ... the anti-lock brake system, the light will come on when your engine is started and may stay on for ... the ignition off. Then start the engine again to reset the system. If the light still stays on, or... system warning light is also on, you don't have anti-lock brakes and there's a problem with your...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... is fully released, it means there’s a problem with the system. D The warning light will come on when you set... to warn you if there’s a problem. If the warning light stays on, or comes on when youମ. is affected by an engine-related problem, the system will turn off and the warning light will come...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... means that your engine coolant has overheated. The CHECK GAGES light should come on if this condition exists. See “Check Gages ... pull off the road, stop your vehicle and turn off the engine as soon as possible. In “Problems on the Road,” this manual shows what to do. See “Engine Overheatingମ.
  • 2001 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...correctly diagnosing any malfunction. Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light) NOTICE: If you keep driving your...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ...vehicle's emission controls and may cause the CHECK ENGINE light to come on. Modifications to these systems could lead to costly repairs not covered by...Inspection/Maintenance test. This light should come on, as a check to show you it is working, when the ignition is on and the engine is ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... out. A few driving trips should turn the light off. D D D D Reducing vehicle speed. Avoiding hard ...the amount of cargo being hauled as soon as it is possible. If the light stops flashing and remains on steady, ... least 10 seconds and restart the engine. If the light remains on steady, see "If the...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... of the above steps have made the light turn off, have your dealer or qualified service center check the vehicle. Your dealer ... an inspection: Your vehicle will not pass this inspection if the CHECK ENGINE light is on or not working properly. Your vehicle will not pass this inspection if the OBD (on-...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... Light If you have a low engine oil pressure problem, this light will stay on after you start your engine, or... could have some other oil problem. Have it fixed immediately. The oil light could also come on... oil pressure is low. If you do, your engine can become so hot that it catches fire. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ...on the ignition. PasslockR Warning Light United States It will stay on or come on if it detects a problem on the vehicle. If this happens, see your dealers service department as soon... is active. If the light comes on continuously while driving and stays on, there may be a problem with the...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ... light comes on when you need to shift to the next higher gear. See "Manual Transaxle" in the Index. Check Gages Light United States Only United States Canada This light will come on briefly when you are starting the engine. If it comes on...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... Specifications" in the Index. Your fuel gage tells you about how much fuel you have left. When the indicator nears empty, the CHECK GAGES light will come on. You still have about 1.5 gallons (5.7 L) of fuel left, but you should get more soon. See "...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ...with your vehicle. 3-2 3-5 3-5 3-6 3-6 3-7 3-8 3-8 3-8 3-9 3-12 3-17 Comfort Controls Air Conditioning (If Equipped) Heating Defogging and ... Radio Data System (RDS) (If Equipped) Theft-Deterrent Feature RDS Radios (If Equipped) Theft-Deterrent Feature Non-RDS Radios (If Equipped) Understanding Radio ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... system described later in this section. Fan Knob The left knob selects the force of air you want. Turn the knob clockwise to increase fan speed and ...In any other setting, the fan will run continuously. Temperature Knob The center knob changes the temperature of the air coming through ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... ducts. Climate Control System with Air Conditioning (If Equipped) Fan Knob The left knob selects the force of air you want. Turn the knob clockwise to increase fan speed and... any other setting, the fan will run continuously with the ignition on. The fan must be on to run the air conditioning ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ... run automatically in this setting when it is needed to help cool the air in the vehicle. The indicator light will turn on in this mode. Operation in ... will run automatically in this setting when it is needed to help dry the air in the vehicle. The indicator light will also be on in the setting. 3-4
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... Button Press the A/C button to operate the air conditioner compressor. The indicator light above the button will glow when ... use to provide heat. See"Engine Coolant Heater" in the Index. Air Conditioning (If Equipped) ... cool down, which should help fuel economy. For quick cool down on very hot ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... bi-level and the fan control to the highest setting. To defog the side windows while using the air conditioner, set the right control to bi-level, the fan control to the ... Window Defogger (If Equipped) Press the button located below the air conditioning button, to turn the defogger on. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ...For mild outside temperatures when little heating or cooling is needed, use vent to direct outside air through your vehicle. Your vehicle... moving. Outside air will also enter the vehicle when the air conditioning fan is running. NOTICE: Don't use a razor blade or anything else sharp on the inside ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    Ventilation Tips D Keep the hood and front air inlet free of ice, snow or any other ... cold weather, adjust the mode knob to floor and the fan to the highest speed for a few moments before driving off... the chance of fogging the inside of your windows. D Keep the air path under the front seats clear of ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... Press this knob to recall the station being played or to display the clock. Clock display is available with the vehicle off. ... between AM, FM1 and FM2. The display shows your selection. PRESET SCAN: .... The channel number (P1 through P6) will appear momentarily just before the frequency is displayed....
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... bass. "B" and a positive number will appear on the display. Press and hold the down arrow to ... treble. "T" and a positive number will appear on the display. Press and hold the down arrow to ... a beep. B and a zero or T and a zero will appear on the display. To set all of the tone controls and ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ... sound is balanced toward the left speakers. L and a zero will appear on the display when the sound is balanced between the speakers. Release the up or ... is balanced toward the rear speakers. F and a zero will appear on the display when the sound is balanced between the speakers. Release the up or ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ...through P6) will appear momentarily just before the frequency is displayed. Playing the Radio PWR VOL: Press this ... played, to recall if the tape player is active, or to display the clock. Finding a Station AM FM: ...this button to switch between AM, FM1 and FM2. The display shows your selection. 3-12
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... bass. "B" and a positive number will appear on the display. Press and hold the down arrow to ... treble. "T" and a positive number will appear on the display. Press and hold the down arrow to ... a beep. B and a zero or T and a zero will appear on the display. To set all of the tone controls and ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... sound is balanced toward the left speakers. L and a zero will appear on the display when the sound is balanced between the speakers. Release the up or ... is balanced toward the rear speakers. F and a zero will appear on the display when the sound is balanced between the speakers. Release the up or ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... of the current selection, depending on the position on the tape. PRE will appear on the display while the cassette player is in PREV mode. Your tape must have ... (4): Press this button to advance quickly to another part of the tape. FWD will appear on the display. Press the button again to return to ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... selection will continue to repeat. RPT will flash on the display while the cassette player is searching for the start of the selection. Your tape must have ... button for five seconds to reset the CLN indicator. The radio display will flash --- to show the indicator was reset. Radio Calibration Your ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ...and a powerful eight channel amplifier. The radio will display MONSOON when the radio or the ignition is turned on. Please ...switch between AM, FM1 and FM2. The display shows your selection. TUNE: Turn.... The sound will mute while seeking. The radio will seek to stations with a strong signal only. 3-17...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... for two seconds until the SCAN icon appears on the display and you hear a beep. Use SCAN to...the PSCAN icon and the preset number appear on the display. You will hear a double beep. Use PRESET ..., MID or TREB) is found. The SELECT LED indicator will light to show that the tone control can be adjusted. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ...EQ for two seconds. SELECT EQ # will appear on the display. The EQ icon will flash. 4. Press EQ ...and national emergencies, and D receive and display messages from radio stations. RDS is always ... to an RDS station, the station name will appear on the display, instead of the frequency. Most RDS stations...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ...RDS station that does support the feature. When the traffic interrupt feature is on, TRAF will appear on the display. INFO:... the whole message does not appear on the display, parts of the message will appear every three... button is pressed when the INFO icon is not displayed and an old message has not...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... off Program Type (PTY) select. The P-TYPE icon will appear on the display and the SELECT LED indicator next to the SELECT knob will light. The last selected PTY will appear on the display for five seconds. Turn the SELECT knob to select the PTY you ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... a CD. As each new track starts to play, the track number will appear on the display. If CHECK CD appears on the radio display and the disc comes out, it could .... If your radio displays an error message, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. 3-22
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ...passage. You will hear sound at a reduced volume. The display will show elapsed time. RDM (3): Press .... SCAN and the track number will appear on the display. RCL: Press this button to see how long ... been playing. To change what is normally shown on the display (track or elapsed time), press the button...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... inside the radio for future listening. The CD icon will appear on the display when a compact disc is loaded. (EJECT): Press this button to ... performance speakers and a powerful eight channel amplifier. The radio will display MONSOON when the radio or the ignition is turned on. Please see your dealer...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ...to switch between AM, FM1 and FM2. The display shows your selection. TUNE: Turn this ...for two seconds until the SCAN icon appears on the display and you hear a beep. Use SCAN ...mute while scanning. The radio will scan to stations with a strong signal only. PUSHBUTTONS: The six numbered pushbuttons let ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... MID or TREB) is found. The SELECT LED indicator will light to show that the tone control can be adjusted. ... EQ for two seconds. SELECT EQ # will appear on the display. The EQ icon will flash. 4. Press EQ or... hear a beep and EQ SAVED will appear on the display. 6. Repeat the steps for each EQ setting....
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... RDS station. If the station does not support the traffic interrupt feature, the radio will search for an RDS station that does support the feature. When the traffic interrupt feature is on, TRAF will appear on the display. t u 3-27
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... off Program Type (PTY) select. The P-TYPE icon will appear on the display and the SELECT LED indicator next to the SELECT knob will light. The last selected PTY will appear on the display for five seconds. Turn the SELECT knob to select the PTY you ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... be able to turn off alert announcements. ALERT! appears on the display when an alert announcement plays. When an alert announcement comes on the tuned ... not work during tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations. ALTERNATE FREQUENCY: This RDS feature ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    .... If your radio displays an error message, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. "" (1): Press this button to advance quickly to another part of the tape. Press the button again to return to playing speed. The ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... reduce background noise. DOLBY NR ON will appear on the display. Press it again to turn Dolby off. ... many times. The number of selections to be skipped will appear on the display. SCAN: Press and hold one ...future listening. The display will show TAPE and CD icons. (EJECT): Press this button located ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ...CD. As each new track starts to play, the track number will appear on the display. If CHECK CD appears on the radio display and the disc comes out, ... write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. "" (1): Press and hold this button to advance quickly within a...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ...scanning. SCAN and the track number will appear on the display. RCL: Press this button to see how long ...has been playing. To change what is normally shown on the display (track or elapsed time), press the button ... listening. The display will show TAPE and CD icons. (EJECT): Press this button located ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ...it will not operate and LOCKED will be displayed. When the radio and vehicle are turned off, the blinking red light indicates that THEFTLOCK is armed. With THEFTLOCK activated, your radio will not operate if stolen. Theft-Deterrent Feature Non-RDS Radios (If Equipped) THEFTLOCKR...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ...65 km). Tall buildings or hills can interfere with FM signals, causing the sound to come and go. To help ... has been added improperly. So, before adding sound equipment, check with your dealer and be sure to check Federal rules covering mobile radio and telephone units. Tips About Your Audio System ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... tape clean timer. If this message appears on the display, your cassette tape player needs ...notice a reduction in sound quality, try a known good cassette to see if it is the tape or the tape ...TAPE button for five seconds. CAS will flash on the display for five seconds. 4. Insert the scrubbing action ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... button for five seconds. READY will appear on the display for five seconds. 4. Insert the scrubbing action... to reset the CLEAN or CLN indicator. The radio will display CLEANED or --- to show the indicator was reset. Cassettes... tape is in good condition before you have your tape player serviced. Care...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... change from the normal level to loud, and LOUD will be displayed on the radio. To change back to the default or normal ... from the loud level to normal, and NORMAL will be displayed. Each time the chime volume is changed, ... mast antenna can withstand most car washes without being damaged. If the mast ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... Leaving on a Long Trip Highway Hypnosis Hill and Mountain Roads Winter Driving Recreational Vehicle Towing Loading Your Vehicle Towing a Trailer (Models with 2.4L L4 Engine and 4-Speed Automatic Transaxle) Towing a Trailer (Except Models with 2.4L L4 Engine and 4-Speed Automatic Transaxle) 4- 4-1
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... techniques could save your life. Defensive Driving The best advice anyone can give about driving is: Drive defensively. Please start with a very important safety device in your vehicle: Buckle up. See "Safety Belts" in the Index. 4-2
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ...drive a vehicle: The obvious way to solve the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then drive. But what if people do? How... person and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone who is ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    Since alcohol is carried in body water, this means that a woman generally will reach a higher BAC level than a man of her same body weight when each has the same number of drinks. The law in many U.S. states sets the legal limit at a BAC of 0.10 percent. In a growing number of U.S. states, and ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    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? A person ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... It might be less with one driver and as long as two or three seconds or more with another. Age, physical condition, alertness, coordination and eyesight all play a part. So do alcohol, drugs and frustration. But even in 3/4 of a second, a vehicle moving at 60 mph (100 km/h) travels 66 feet (20 m). ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... check itself. You may notice that your brake pedal moves or pulses a little. 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. 4-7
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... front of you. You slam on the brakes and continue braking. Here's what happens with ABS. A computer senses that wheels are slowing down. If one of the... to stop rolling, the computer will separately work the brakes at each wheel. As you brake, your computer keeps receiving updates on...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ...even though you have anti-lock brakes. Using Anti-Lock Don't pump the brakes. Just hold the brake pedal down firmly and let anti-... more than even the very best braking. United States Canada This light will come on when your Enhanced Traction System is limiting wheel spin. See "Enhanced Traction ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... 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. See "Enhanced Traction System Warning Light" in the Index. When this warning light is on, the system will not limit wheel...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ...If you lose power steering assist because the engine stops or the system is not functioning, you can ... your speed. Of course, the posted speeds are based on good weather and road conditions. Under less ... vehicle to change its path when you turn the front wheels. If there's no traction, inertia will ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... parked cars and stops right in front of you. You can avoid these problems by... That's the time for evasive action -- steering around the problem. Your vehicle can perform very well... can from a possible collision. Then steer around the problem, to the left or right depending on the space available. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    Off-Road Recovery You may find that your right wheels have dropped off the edge of a road onto the ... the edge of the pavement. You can turn the steering wheel up to one-quarter turn until the right ... the pavement edge. Then turn your steering wheel to go straight down the roadway. D Watch for traffic...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ... to glance over your shoulder and check the blind spot. D Check your mirrors, glance over your... a chance to pass is coming up, start your left lane change signal before moving out of the right lane to pass. When...inside mirror, activate your right lane change signal and move back into the right lane....
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ..., snow, ice, gravel or other material is on the road. For safety, you’ll want to slow down and .... Remember: Any anti-lock brake system (ABS) helps avoid only the braking skid. Skidding ...€™s three control systems. In the braking skid, your wheels aren’t rolling. In the steering or cornering skid, ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... between you and other vehicles. headlamps can light up only so much road ahead.... driver may require at least twice as much light to see the same thing at night as a 20-year-... reason is that some drivers are likely to be impaired -- by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. 4-16
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... eyes contract repeatedly. Remember that your headlamps light up far less of a roadway when you ... pick out dimly lighted objects. Just as your headlamps should be checked regularly for proper ... suffer from night blindness -- the inability to see in dim light -- and aren't even aware of it. Driving ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... It's wise to keep your windshield wiping equipment in good shape and keep your windshield washer tank... or even going through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes. Try to ... a car wash, apply your brake pedal lightly until your brakes work normally. Hydroplaning ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... or standing water, water can come in through your engine's air intake and badly damage your engine. Never drive through water that is ... be prepared to have your view restricted by road spray. in the Index. D Have good tires with proper tread depth. See "Tires" 4-19
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ...crisscross most D Treat a green light as a warning signal. A traffic light is there because the corner ...enough to need it. When a light turns green, and just before you start to move, check ... the intersection or may be running the red light. One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... drive along the entrance ramp, you should begin to check traffic. Try to determine where you expect to blend ... at close to the prevailing speed. Switch on your turn signal, check your mirrors and glance over your...pass. Before changing lanes, check your mirrors. Then use your turn signal. Just before ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... starting out. Of course, you'll find experienced and able service experts in Pontiac dealerships all across North America. They'll be ready and willing to help if you need it. D Wiper Blades: Are they in good shape? D Fuel, Engine Oil, Other Fluids: Have you checked all levels? D Lamps: Are ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    .... D Keep your eyes moving. Scan the road ahead and to the sides. Check your rearview mirrors and your instruments frequently. D If you ... off the road into a rest, service or parking area and take a nap, get some exercise, or both. For safety, treat drowsiness on the highway as an emergency. 4-23
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... some tips that can make your trips safer and more enjoyable. D Keep your vehicle in good shape. Check all fluid levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system and transaxle. These parts can work hard on mountain roads. D Know how to go ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ... the top of a hill, be alert. There could be something in your lane, like a stalled car or an accident. You may see highway signs on mountains that warn of special problems. Examples are long grades, passing or no-passing zones, a falling rocks area or ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ...those places where your tires meet the road probably have good traction. However, if there is snow or ice ... 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 ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... be slick and hard to drive on. But wet ice can be even more trouble because it may offer the least traction of all. You can get wet ice .... Try not to break the fragile traction. If you accelerate too fast, the drive wheels will spin and polish the surface under the tires even more. Your anti-lock ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... have no blankets or extra clothing, make body insulators from newspapers, burlap bags, rags, floor mats -- anything you can wrap around yourself or tuck...summon help and keep yourself and your passengers safe: D Turn on your hazard flashers. 4-28 You can run the engine to keep warm, but be careful.
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... only as long as you must. This saves fuel. When you run the engine, make it go a little ... possibly for signaling later on with your headlamps. Let the heater run for a while. Then, shut the engine ... content theft feature. D Remove the BCM/CLU fuse in the instrument panel fuse block. This is located ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... have a three-speed automatic transaxle. Follow these steps: 1. Put the front wheels on a dolly. 2. Set the parking brake. 3. Turn the ignition key to OFF to unlock the steering wheel. See "Ignition Positions" in the Index. 4. Clamp the steering wheel in a straight...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    Towing Your Vehicle From the Front 4-Speed Automatic and 5-Speed Manual Transaxles (Without a Dolly) You may tow your vehicle with all four 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. Turn...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ...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 about the number of people that can be in ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... either the maximum front or rear GAWR. If you do, parts on your vehicle can break, and it can change the...weight capacity of your vehicle, called the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). The GVWR includes the weight of the vehicle, all occupants, fuel and cargo. Never exceed the GVWR for your vehicle,...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... something inside the vehicle, secure it whenever you can. D Don't leave a seat folded down unless you need to. Towing a Trailer (Models with 2.4L L4 Engine and 4-Speed Automatic Transaxle) CAUTION: If you don't use the correct equipment and drive properly, you can lose control when you pull a ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ...has to be used properly. That's the reason for this part. In it are many time-tested, important trailering tips and safety rules. Many of these are important ...mph (80 km/h) and don't make starts at full throttle. This helps your engine and other parts of your vehicle wear in at the heavier loads....
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    D Do not tow when the outside air temperature is above 100_F (38_C). D Do not tow more than 1,000 miles (1 ...do with weight: You can ask your dealer for our trailering information or advice, or you can write us at: Pontiac-GMC Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33172 Detroit, Michigan 48232-5172 In ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    Total Weight on Your Vehicle's Tires Be sure your vehicle's tires are inflated to the upper limit for cold tires. You'll find these numbers on the Tire-Loading Information label at the rear edge of the driver's door, or see "Loading Your Vehicle" in the Index. Then be sure you don't ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... tongue will not drop to the road if it becomes separated from the hitch. Instructions about safety chains may be provided by the hitch manufacturer or by the ...is by itself. Before you start, check the trailer hitch and platform (and attachments), safety chains, electrical connector, lamps, tires and...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... or other objects. Avoid jerky or sudden maneuvers. Signal well in advance. Passing You’ll need more ...€™re towing a trailer. And, because you’re a good deal longer, you’ll need to go ...to your lane. Backing Up Hold the bottom of the steering wheel with one hand. Then, to move the trailer to the...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ... When you tow a trailer, your vehicle may need a different turn signal flasher and/or extra wiring. Check with your dealer...drivers behind you are seeing your signal when they are not. It's important to check occasionally to be sure the trailer bulbs are still working. Driving On Grades NOTICE: Do...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ...brakes, but don't shift into PARK (P) yet or into gear for a manual transaxle. When parking uphill, turn your wheels away from the curb. When parking downhill, ... regular brakes and hold the pedal down while you: D Start your engine; D Shift into a gear; and D Release the parking ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ...), engine oil, drive belt, cooling system and brake system. Each of these is covered in this manual, and the ...you're trailering, it's a good idea to review this information before you start your trip. Check periodically to see that all hitch nuts and bolts are tight. Engine Cooling When Trailer ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... 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 5-9 Hazard Warning Flashers Other Warning Devices Jump Starting Towing Your Vehicle Engine Overheating 5-11 5-18 5-19 5-29 5-30 Cooling System If a Tire Goes ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... to make your front and rear turn signal lamps flash on and off. Your hazard warning..., move the switch to the left. When the hazard warning flashers are on, your turn signals won't work. Your hazard ... They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... a built-in hydrometer. Do not charge, test or 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 it ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    .... The repairs wouldn't be covered by your warranty. 4. Open the hoods and locate the batteries. CAUTION: An electric fan can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you. Keep hands, clothing and tools away from ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    .... Use a flashlight if you need more light. Be sure the battery has enough water. You ...with water and get medical help immediately. 6. Check that the jumper cables don't have loose or ...(+) and negative (-) will go to a heavy, unpainted metal engine part. Don't connect positive (+) to negative (-) ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    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. 7. ... (+) terminal if the vehicle has one. 9. Now connect the black negative (-) cable to the good battery's negative (-) terminal. 5-6
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ...the vehicle with the dead battery. CAUTION: Fans or other moving engine parts can injure you badly.... away from moving parts once the engine is running. 11. Now start the vehicle with the good battery and ..., but not near engine parts that move. The electrical connection is just as good there, but the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... following: 1. Disconnect the black negative (-) cable from the heavy, unpainted engine part on the vehicle that had the dead battery. 2. Disconnect the ... vehicle. Jumper Cable Removal A. Heavy, Unpainted Metal Engine Part B. Good Battery C. Dead Battery Towing Your Vehicle Consult your dealer or a ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ...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 ...it overheats, and get out of the vehicle until the engine is cool. If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ...From Your Engine If you get an engine overheat warning but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get a little too hot ... of the vehicle until it cools down. You may decide not to lift the hood but to get service help right away. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    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
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    CAUTION: An electric engine cooling fan under the hood can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you. Keep hands, clothing... may have a leak in the radiator hoses, heater hoses, radiator, water pump or somewhere else in the cooling system. 5-12
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... new vehicle 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 running. If it isn't, your vehicle needs service. NOTICE: Engine damage from running ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... to the Coolant Surge Tank If you haven't found a problem yet, but the coolant level isn't at the FULL...the Index for more information. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for more information on location. CAUTION: Steam and scalding liquids from a hot cooling system can blow out ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... In cold weather, water can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. So use the ...can be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol and it will burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Don't spill coolant on a hot engine. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    2. Then keep turning the pressure cap slowly, and 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 ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ...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, add more of the proper mixture ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... you're driving, especially if you maintain your tires properly. If air goes out of a tire, it's much more likely to leak out ... 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 ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ... further tire and wheel damage by driving slowly to a level place. Turn on your hazard warning flashers. CAUTION: Changing a tire can cause an injury. ... shift lever in PARK (P), or shift a manual transaxle to FIRST (1) or REVERSE (R). 3. Turn off the engine. To be even more certain the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    Removing the Spare Tire and Tools The equipment you'll need is in the trunk. 1. Turn the center retainer nut on the compact spare cover counterclockwise to remove it. 2. Lift and remove the tire cover. See "Compact Spare Tire" later in this section for more information about the compact ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... off the adapter and remove the compact spare tire. 4. Your vehicle's jack and wheel wrench are stored in a foam tray. Remove the jack and the wheel wrench from the trunk. Remove the band around the jack. The tools you'll be using include the jack (A) and...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ...it comes off. If your vehicle has alloy wheels, first remove the decorative nut caps using the ... front notch is 9 inches (23 cm) back from the front wheel well. The rear notch is 8 inches (20 cm) ... and rear notches are 18 inches (46 cm) from the wheel wells. Position the jack under the vehicle. Raise ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. CAUTION: Raising your ... fit the jack lift head into the proper location before raising the vehicle. 4. Raise the vehicle ...there is enough room for the compact spare tire to fit underneath the wheel well. 5. Remove all ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ...bolts, mounting surfaces and spare wheel. CAUTION: Never use oil or grease on studs or nuts. If you do, the nuts might come loose. Your wheel could fall off... on the wheel-mounting surface. CAUTION: Rust or dirt on the wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make the wheel ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    10. Tighten the wheel nuts firmly in a crisscross sequence, as shown. 9. Lower the vehicle by turning the wheel jack handle counterclockwise. Lower the jack completely. 5-25
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... could lead to an accident. Be sure to use the correct wheel nuts. If you have to replace them... avoid expensive brake repairs, evenly tighten the wheel nuts in the proper sequence and to the proper torque... have the flat tire repaired or replaced. NOTICE: Wheel covers won't fit on your compact spare...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ...equipment could strike someone. Store all these in the proper place. A. B. C. D. Wrench Jack Flat Road Tire Adapter E. Wing Bolt F. Cover G. Nut Store the flat tire in the compact spare tire compartment and secure the adapter and wing bolt. Store the jack and wheel wrench in the foam tray. 5-27
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    Storing the Spare 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. The compact spare tire is for temporary use ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... when your vehicle was new, it can lose air after a time. Check the inflation pressure regularly. It ..., don't take your vehicle through an automatic car wash with guide rails. The compact spare can get caught .... That can damage the tire and wheel, and maybe other parts of your vehicle. Don't use ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ...but you must use caution. NOTICE: Spinning your wheels can destroy parts of your vehicle as well as the tires....Release the accelerator pedal while you shift, and press lightly on the accelerator pedal when the transaxle is in gear. By slowly spinning your wheels in the forward and reverse directions...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... the care of your vehicle. This section begins with service and fuel information, and then it shows how to check important fluid and lubricant levels. ... Filling Your Tank Filling a Portable Fuel Container Checking Things Under the Hood Engine Oil Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Automatic Transaxle Fluid (...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ...You'll get genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. We hope you'... service manual, see "Service and Owner Publications" in the Index. Your vehicle has an air bag system. Before attempting to do your own service work, see "Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle" in the...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... If you use the wrong fasteners, parts can later break or fall off. You could be hurt. Fuel Use regular unleaded gasoline rated at 87 ... gasolines. In Canada, look for the "Auto Makers' Choice" label on the fuel pump. Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle Things you ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... Lamp" in the Index. If this occurs, return to your authorized Pontiac dealer for diagnosis to determine the cause of failure. In the event ... 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 United ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    NOTICE: Your vehicle was not designed for fuel that contains methanol. Don't use it. It can corrode metal parts in your fuel system and also damage plastic and ... improper fuel wouldn't be covered by your warranty. To check on fuel availability, ask an auto club, or contact a major ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ...Gasoline can spray out on you if you open the fuel filler cap too quickly. This spray can happen ... full, and is more likely in hot weather. Open the fuel filler cap slowly and wait for any ... Index. While refueling, hang the cap inside the fuel door by placing the fuel cap tether in the strap hanger. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ...the atmosphere. See "Malfunction Indicator Lamp" in the Index. Filling a Portable Fuel Container CAUTION: Never fill a portable fuel container while it ... 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....
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    Checking Things Under the Hood CAUTION: An electric fan under the hood can start up and injure you even when the engine is not running. Keep hands... instrument panel. CAUTION: Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids like gasoline, oil,...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... lift up on the secondary hood release lever. The secondary hood release lever is located near the front center of the hood toward the driver's side. To make ... (20 to 25 cm) above the vehicle and release it to latch fully. Check to make sure the hood is closed and repeat the process if necessary. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... Overview When you open up the hood on the 2.2L L4 engine (Code 4) you'll see: A. B. C. D. Coolant Surge Tank Power ...Clutch Master Cylinder Reservoir (If Equipped) F. Automatic Transaxle Fluid Dipstick (If Equipped) G. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter H. Battery I. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir 6-...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    When you open up your hood on the 2.4L L4 engine (Code T) you'll see: A. B. C. D. Coolant Surge Tank Engine Oil Fill Cap... Fluid Reservoir E. Brake Fluid Reservoir F. Clutch Master Cylinder Reservoir (If Equipped) G. Battery H. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter I. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir 6-11
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    Engine Oil If the oil pressure light appears on the instrument panel, it means you need to check your engine oil level right away. Checking Engine Oil It's a good idea to check your engine oil every time you get fuel. In order to get an accurate reading, the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    2.4L L4 Engine Check the oil here if you have a 2.4L engine. The dipstick's handle ...Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for more information on location. Turn off the engine and give the oil several ... it again, keeping the tip down, and check the level. When to Add Engine Oil If the oil is ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ...Don't add too much oil. If your engine has so much oil that the oil level gets... 2.4L L4 engine. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for more information on location. Be sure to ... 2.2L L4 engine. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for more information on location. 6-14
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    What Kind of Engine Oil to Use Oils recommended for your vehicle can be identified by looking for the ... changed for you, be sure the oil put into your engine is American Petroleum Institute certified for gasoline engines. You should also use the proper viscosity oil for your vehicle, as shown in the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    .... Both will provide easier cold starting and better protection for your engine at extremely low temperatures. .../highway maintenance schedule. Change the oil and filter every 7,500 miles (12 500 km)... oils with the starburst symbol are all you will need for good performance and engine protection. 6-16
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ...that collects used oil. If you have a problem properly disposing of your used oil, ask your dealer, a service station or a local recycling center for help. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter The engine air cleaner/filter is located on the driver's side of the engine compartment ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... cleaner/filter off can cause you or others to be burned. The air cleaner not... with it off, and be careful working on the engine with the air cleaner/filter off. To check or replace.... Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine when to replace the air filter. See “Scheduled Maintenance Servicesମ.
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    Automatic Transaxle Fluid (Three-Speed Only) When to Check and Change A good time to check your automatic transaxle fluid level is when the engine oil is changed. ... parts or exhaust system parts, starting a fire. Be sure to get an accurate reading if you check your transaxle fluid. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    Checking the Fluid Level Prepare your vehicle as follows: Then, without shutting off the engine, follow these ... dipstick is a red ring. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for more information on location. D Park your vehicle on a level place. Keep the engine running. in PARK (P). D...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    3. Check both sides of the dipstick, and read the lower level. The fluid level must be in the cross-hatched area. ... vehicle warranty. 3. After adding fluid, recheck the fluid level as described under "How to Check." 4. When the correct fluid level is obtained, push the dipstick back in all the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ... may also have your fluid level checked by your dealer or service center when you have your oil ... by your new vehicle warranty. Manual Transaxle Fluid It is not necessary to check the transaxle fluid level. A... may also have your fluid level checked by your dealer or service center when you have your ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ...in the system. Adding fluid won't correct a leak. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. When to Check and What to Use Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine how often you should check the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... to check the fluid level unless you suspect a clutch problem. To check the fluid level, take the cap off. If ... following explains your cooling system and how to add coolant when it is low. If you have a problem with engine overheating, see "Engine Overheating" in the Index. NOTICE: When adding ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... DEX-COOLR coolant which won't damage aluminum parts. If you use this coolant mixture, you ... can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. If you have to add coolant more than four times a year, have your dealer check your cooling system. CAUTION: Adding only plain water ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    Checking Coolant CAUTION: Turning the surge tank pressure cap when the engine and radiator are hot can allow steam and scalding ...the coolant level should be at the FULL COLD mark. If the low coolant light comes on and stays on, it means you're low on engine coolant. See "Low Coolant Light" in ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... DEX-COOLR coolant mixture at the surge tank, but only when the engine is cool. Surge Tank Pressure Cap NOTICE: Your ...can be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol, and it will burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Don't spill coolant on a hot engine. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ... an unusual noise. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. The power steering fluid reservoir is located near the ... against freezing. How to Check Power Steering Fluid Turn the key off, let the engine compartment cool down, ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ...WASHER FLUID. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for more information on location. Add washer ...using concentrated washer fluid, D follow the manufacturer's instructions for adding water. Don't mix water ... washer fluid tank and other parts of the washer system. Also, water doesn't...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ... compartment. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index. It is filled with DOT-3 brake fluid. So, it isn't a good idea to "top off" your brake fluid. Adding ... brake fluid falls to a low level, your brake warning light will come on. See "Brake System Warning Light" in ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    .... NOTICE: D Using the wrong fluid can badly damage brake system parts. For example, just a few drops of mineral-based oil, such as engine oil, in your brake system can damage brake system parts so badly that they'll have to be replaced. Don't let someone ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ...cause a brake squeal when the brakes are first applied or lightly applied. This does not mean something...€ in Section 7 of this manual under Part C “Periodic Maintenance Inspections.” Properly torqued wheel nuts... warning sound, have your vehicle serviced. NOTICE: Continuing to drive with worn-out...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ...in pedal travel. This could be a sign of brake trouble. 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...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... shown on the original battery's label. We recommend an ACDelco battery. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for battery location. WARNING: Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ...procedure not listed in this section, contact your Pontiac dealer's service department. Headlamps To replace one of ...and can burst if you drop or scratch the bulb. You or others could be injured. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package. 1. Remove the six plastic fasteners ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ...lifting the plastic locking tab. 5. Snap a new bulb into the socket. 2. Remove the bolts that anchor ... toward the front of the vehicle to access the bulb assembly. 3. Twist the bulb retainer one-eighth... counterclockwise and pull the bulb assembly out. 6. Reinstall the bulb assembly by reversing Steps...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ... bulb and replace it. 4. Reinstall the new bulb socket into the CHMSL. Taillamps and Rear Turn Signal Lamps Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) (Models With a Spoiler) To change the bulb, do the following: 1. Use a TORXR screwdriver to unscrew the bulb assembly ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ...a new bulb. 5. Reverse Steps 1 and 2 to reinstall the taillamp assembly. To replace a bulb, do the following: 1. Insert a screwdriver blade into the slot at the ... the two tabs at the front of the lens. 4. Gently remove and replace the bulb(s). 5. Reverse Steps 1 through 3 to reinstall the lens. 6-38
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    Dome Lamp without Integral Reading Lamps To replace a bulb, do the following: 1. From the rear of the dome lamp lens, insert a screwdriver ... to release the two front tabs. 4. Gently remove and replace the bulb(s). 5. Reverse Steps 1 through 3 to reinstall the lens. Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ...about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your Pontiac Warranty booklet for details. CAUTION...The resulting accident could cause serious injury. Check all tires frequently to maintain the recommended pressure... too much friction. You could have an air-out and a serious accident. See "...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ...). NOTICE: (Continued) If your tires have too much air (overinflation), you can get the following: D Unusual wear D ...forget your compact spare tire. 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 properly ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... unusual wear, rotate your tires as soon as possible and check wheel alignment. Also check for damaged tires or wheels. See "When It's Time for New Tires" and "Wheel ... Nut Torque" in the Index. CAUTION: Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make wheel ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ...€™s Time for New Tires One way to tell when it’s time for new tires is to check the treadwear indicators, which will appear when your tires have only 1/16 inch (1.6 .... D The tire has a puncture, cut or other damage that can’t be repaired well because of the size or location of the damage. 6-43
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ..., handling, speed rating, traction, ride and other things during normal service on your vehicle. If your tires have ... load range, speed rating and construction type (bias, bias-belted or radial) as your original... same size and type tires on all wheels. It's all right to drive with your compact...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... by the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which grades tires by treadwear,...tires available on General Motors passenger cars and light trucks may vary with respect ... from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... of performance which all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels ... wheel bolts and wheel nuts should be replaced. If the wheel leaks air, replace it (except some aluminum wheels, which can ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ...them only with new GM original equipment parts. This way, you will be sure to have the right 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,...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ...Drive slowly and follow the chain manufacturer's instructions. If you can hear the chains ...combination and road conditions. Follow that manufacturer's instructions. To help avoid damage to your vehicle,..., be sure to follow the manufacturer's warnings and instructions. And always open your doors ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ... they can all damage your vehicle, too. Don't use any of these unless this manual says you can. In many uses, these will damage your vehicle: D D D D Alcohol Laundry Soap Bleach Reducing Agents D D D D Always read the instructions on the cleaner label. Clean up stains as soon as you can -- ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... and let dry. Special Fabric Cleaning Problems Stains caused by such things as catsup, ... area with cool water. 2. If a stain remains, follow the Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner instructions described ..., clean with cool water and allow to dry completely. 3. If a stain remains, follow instructions for ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ... warm water and a clean cloth. Care of Safety Belts Keep belts clean and dry. D ...this product. CAUTION: Do not bleach or dye safety belts. If you do, it may severely weaken them. In a crash, they might not be able to provide adequate protection. Clean safety belts only with mild soap and lukewarm ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ...Powder (non-scratching glass cleaning powder), GM Part No. 1050011. The windshield is clean if beads ...windshield washer solvent. Then rinse the blade with water. Check the wiper blades and clean them as ...wash your vehicle in the direct rays of the sun. Use a car washing soap. Don't use strong soaps ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses Use only lukewarm or cold water, a soft cloth and a car washing soap to clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under "Washing Your Vehicle." NOTICE: Machine compounding or aggressive polishing on a basecoat/...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ...acid or abrasive cleaning brushes on them because you could damage the surface. Do not use chrome polish on aluminum wheels. Don't take your vehicle through an automatic car wash that has silicon carbide tire cleaning brushes. These brushes can...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... paint surface. Although no defect in the paint job causes this, Pontiac will repair, at no charge to the owner, the surfaces of new vehicles ...removed, accelerated corrosion (rust) can occur on the underbody parts such as fuel lines, frame, floor pan and exhaust system even though they have corrosion...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials PART NUMBER 994954 1050172 1050173 1050174 1050214 ...Removes dust, fingerprints and surface contaminants Removes light scratches and oxidation and protects finish... Surface Cleaner See your General Motors Parts Department for these products. See "Recommended Fluids...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ...code will help you identify your engine, specifications and replacement parts. Service Parts Identification Label You'll find this label on ...vehicle. The VIN also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels and the certificates of title and registration. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... keep other components from working as they should. Your vehicle has an air bag system. Before attempting to add anything electrical to your vehicle, see "Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle" in the Index. Windshield Wipers Fuse The windshield wiper motor is protected by ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... fusible thermal links. This greatly reduces the chance of damage caused by electrical problems. Look at the silver-colored band inside the fuse. If the ... fuse with a new one of the identical size and rating. If you ever have a problem on the road and don't have a spare fuse, you can "borrow" ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... Controls Body Control Module, Instrument Panel Cluster Powertrain Control Module Ignition Module Fuel Pump, Fuel Injectors CLSTR EXT LP CIG FOG HORN Blank Usage Air Bag Cruise Control Module/Switch Anti-Lock Brake (Ignition) Not Used Remote ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... Module Audio Amplifier Power Windows, Sunroof (Circuit Breaker) Daytime Running Lamps (Relay) Engine Compartment Fuse Block The engine compartment fuse block is located on the driver's side of the engine compartment. Lift the cover to check the fuses. 6-61
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... PCM A/C FUEL PUMP HEATER BLOWER Usage Powertrain Control Module A/C Compressor Fuel pump Heater and A/C Blower Replacement Bulbs Fuse IGN BATT 1 BATT 2 ABS COOLING FAN PCM/HVAC BLO Usage Ignition Switch Circuits Exterior Lamps, Power Outlet...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ...Complete Drain and Refill ...1.8 quarts (1.7 L) Cooling System 2.2L ...10.2 quarts (9.6 L) 2.4L ...10.2 quarts (9.6 L) Refrigerant Air Conditioning ...See refrigerant charge label under the hood. Fuel Tank ...14.3 U.S. gallons (54.1 L) 2.4L L4 Engine Specifications VIN Engine Code ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 2.2L ...ACDelcoR Type A-1172C 2.4L ...ACDelcoR Type A-1172C Engine Oil Filter 2.2L ...ACDelcoR Type PF-47 2.4L ...ACDelcoR Type PF-44 Spark Plugs 2.2L ...ACDelcoR Type 41-928 Gap: 0.040 inch (1.02 mm) ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ... vehicle needs these services to retain its safety, dependability and emission control performance. 7-2 7-4 7-7 7-21 Introduction Part A: Scheduled ...Maintenance Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance 7-30 7-35 7-37 7-39 Part B: Owner Checks and Services Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections Part ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ...vehicle maintenance not only helps to keep your vehicle in good working condition, but also helps the environment.... details. Maintenance intervals, checks, inspections and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to keep your vehicle in good working condition. Any ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ...€™s service department or another qualified service center do these jobs. “Part B: Owner Checks and Services” tells you what should ...can easily do to help keep your vehicle in good condition. “Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections” explains important inspections ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... on how to keep your vehicle in good condition, see your dealer. This part tells you the maintenance services you should have done and...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 lubricants to ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ...first). Tire Rotation. Every 15,000 Miles (25 000 km): Engine Air Cleaner Filter Inspection, if driving in dusty conditions. Every 30,000 Miles (50 000 km): Engine Air Cleaner Filter Replacement. Every 50,000 Miles (83 000 km): Automatic Transaxle Service (severe conditions...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ...Trip/Highway Intervals Every 7,500 Miles (12 500 km): Engine Oil and Filter Change (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first..., whichever occurs first). Tire Rotation. Every 30,000 Miles (50 000 km): Engine Air Cleaner Filter Replacement. Every 50,000 Miles (83 000 km): Automatic Transaxle Service (...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... suspension, steering linkage and the transaxle shift linkage. + A good time to check your brakes is during tire rotation. See ...€ under “Periodic Maintenance Inspections” in Part C of this schedule. Footnotes [ The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the California Air Resources Board has ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ...(5 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever... oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis... 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... BY: j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Inspect engine air cleaner filter if you are driving in dusty conditions. Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. (See...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ...35 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever... oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis... 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    .... j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) j Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in the Index for proper rotation ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ... BY: j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Inspect engine air cleaner filter if you are driving in dusty conditions. Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. (See...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ...j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or... any of these conditions, the fluid and filter do not require changing. Manual transaxle fluid doesn't require change. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-13...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ...85 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever... oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis... 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ... 6 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) j Inspect engine accessory drive belt. An Emission Control Service. j Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ... oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis... 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, ...oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ...Maintenance j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Inspect engine air cleaner filter if you are driving in dusty conditions. Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    .... j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) j Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in the Index for proper rotation ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ...(155 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, ...engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis ... 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ... plug wires (except 2.4L Code T L4 engine). An Emission Control Service. j Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control Service. j Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter if the vehicle is ...of these conditions, the fluid and filter do not require changing. Manual transaxle fluid doesn't...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ... suspension, steering linkage and the transaxle shift linkage. + A good time to check your brakes is during tire rotation. See ...€ under “Periodic Maintenance Inspections” in Part C of this schedule. Footnotes [ The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the California Air Resources Board has ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ...j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis ... (12 500 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ...Index for j proper rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) (Also see footnote ++.) Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. 30,000 Miles (50 000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-23
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ...j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis ... (62 500 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ...under any of these conditions, the fluid and filter do not require changing. Manual transaxle fluid doesn't require change. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 52,500... Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ... additional information. (See footnote +.) (Also see footnote ++.) Inspect engine accessory drive belt. An Emission Control Service. Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. 60,000 Miles (100 000 km) DATE ACTUAL ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ...j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis... (125 000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) j Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in the Index for proper rotation ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ... plug wires (except 2.4L Code T L4 engine). An Emission Control Service. j Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control Service. j Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter if the vehicle is ...of these conditions, the fluid and filter do not require changing. Manual transaxle fluid doesn't...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ... they are the proper ones, as shown in Part D. Engine Coolant Level Check Check the engine coolant level and add DEX-COOLR ... is important for you or a service station attendant to perform these underhood checks at each fuel fill. Engine Oil Level Check Check the engine oil level and add the proper ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ... a Year Restraint System Check Make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your belts, ... any torn or frayed safety belts replaced. Also look for any opened or broken air bag coverings, and have them ... or replaced. (The air bag system does not need regular maintenance.) Wiper Blade Check Inspect ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... key lock cylinders with the lubricant specified in Part D. Body Lubrication Service Lubricate all hood latch... any other position, your vehicle needs service. On manual transaxle vehicles, put the shift ...down, your vehicle needs service. CAUTION: When you are doing this check, the vehicle could move ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ...Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check Ignition Transaxle Lock Check While parked, and with ... shift lever position. CAUTION: When you are doing this check, the vehicle could move suddenly. If it ... turn the key to the RUN position, but don't start the engine. Without applying the regular brake, ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ...brake at once should the vehicle begin to move. D To check the parking brake's holding ability: With the engine running and transaxle in NEUTRAL ...the parking brake followed by the regular brake. D To check the PARK (P) mechanism's holding Underbody Flushing Service At least every spring, use ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections Listed in this part are inspections and services which should be performed ... to perform these services may be found in a service manual. See "Service and Owner ... and air conditioning condenser. To help ensure proper operation, a pressure test of the cooling ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ... surface condition. Also inspect drum brake linings for wear and cracks. Inspect other brake parts, including drums, wheel cylinders, calipers, parking brake, etc. Check parking brake adjustment. You may need to have your brakes inspected ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ... NOTE: Fluids and lubricants identified below by name, part number or specification may be obtained from your dealer. USAGE Engine Oil FLUID/LUBRICANT ... DEXRONR-III Automatic Transmission Fluid. Engine Coolant Multi-Purpose Lubricant, SuperlubeR (GM Part No. 12346241 or ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    USAGE Manual Transaxle Shift Linkage FLUID/LUBRICANT Chassis Lubricant (GM Part No. ...# 2, Category LB or GC-LB. Engine oil. Chassis Lubricant (GM Part No. 12377985 or ... Conditioning FLUID/LUBRICANT LubriplateR Lubricant Aerosol (GM Part No. 12346293 or equivalent) or lubricant meeting requirements ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    Part E: Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service in the boxes provided after the maintenance interval. Any additional information from "Owner Checks and Services" or "Periodic ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-40
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    Section 8 Customer Assistance Information Here you will find out how to contact Pontiac if ...Pontiac Cares What Makes Up Pontiac Cares? Customer Satisfaction Procedure Customer Assistance for Text ...TTY) Users Customer Assistance Offices GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities Pontiac Roadside...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... designed to make you realize that Pontiac recognizes you as a valuable customer, appreciates your purchase ... care of the most important person ...YOU! PONTIAC CARES is: A valuable feature that comes with every ..., security, comfort and convenience. With PONTIAC CARES, you are never more than a phone ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    What Makes Up Pontiac Cares? D A 3 year/36,000 mile (60 000 km) Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty D ...your driving experience 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 ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    Your satisfaction and goodwill are important to your dealer and to Pontiac. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction or the operation of your... your concern cannot be resolved by the dealership without further help, contact the Pontiac Customer Assistance Center by calling 1-800-762-2737. In ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ... use Text Telephones (TTYs), Pontiac has TTY equipment available at its Customer Assistance Center. ...toll-free number for assistance. If a U.S. customer wishes to write to Pontiac, the letter should be addressed ... Assistance Center. United States Pontiac-GMC Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33172 ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    Canada General Motors of Canada Limited Customer Communication Centre, 163-005 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario .../Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands) General Motors de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. Customer Assistance Center Paseo de la Reforma # 2740 Col. Lomas de Bezares C.P. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    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 also ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ... phone or making arrangements to tow your vehicle to the nearest Pontiac dealer. We will provide the following ... km), at no expense to you: D Fuel delivery D Lock-out service (identification required) D Tow ... (1-800-762-3743) As the proud owner of a new Pontiac vehicle, you are automatically enrolled ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ...assistance when calling, please provide the following information to give the advisor: Pontiac reserves the right to limit ...you never have the occasion to use our service, it is added security while traveling for you ...€™re only a phone call away. Pontiac Roadside Assistance -- 1-800-ROADSIDE or 1-800...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    Courtesy Transportation Pontiac has always exemplified quality and value in its offering of motor .... However, if you are unable to wait Pontiac helps minimize your inconvenience by providing ... it until it can be scheduled for service, unless, of course, the problem is safety-related. If it is, please ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ..., up to a maximum of $30.00 per day supported by receipts. This requires that you sign and complete a... coverage, credit card, etc. You are responsible for fuel usage charges and may also be ...to-Bumper warranty coverage period, but it is not part of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. A separate booklet ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ... immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in addition to notifying General ... open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may..., NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer or General...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS In addition to notifying NHTSA (or Transport Canada) in a situation like this, we certainly hope you'll notify us. Please call us at 1-800-762-2737, or write: Pontiac-GMC Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33172 Detroit, MI 48232-5172 In...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    2001 PONTIAC SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION The following publications covering the operation and servicing of your..., Incorporated (address below.) CURRENT PUBLICATIONS FOR 2001 PONTIAC SERVICE MANUALS Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on engines, transmission, axle...
  • 2001 Pontiac Sunfire | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ... be applied against the original order. VEHICLE MODEL NAME YEAR 2001 2001 2001 2001 QTY. PRICE EACH* $120.00 $50.00 ... H I P T O PUBLICATION FORM NUMBER ITEM DESCRIPTION Service Manual Car & Light Truck Transmission Unit Repair Owner's Manual In Portfolio Owner's Manual Without Portfolio NOTE: ...



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