Need Help?

2000 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2dr Coupe

2000 Pontiac Sunfire
Trim Info:
Front Wheel Drive, 2 Door Coupe, Subcompact
23 mpg city / 33 mpg hwy
Other Trims
Do you own this car?
Estimated Mileage
Enter current mileage for most
accurate info about this vehicle

Track Your Service Records
Get Recall Alerts
Get Updated Value Estimates on Your Car.

back to question list

Ask the Community

Ask Our Auto Mechanics

February 8, 2013, 7:39 pm

Jeffery P

Question: car over heats

I recently change a head gasket on the car...ran good for a few. Days then it started to over heat again ...seen very very little sign of water on the oil dipstick...when I changed the water pump ..added coolent started the car the temperature Gage showed over heating again but the hoses felt cool...and the metal part that goes from the upper water hose to the head connection was cool also ....

February 18, 2013, 7:54 pm

Richard W
Expert Mechanic

I would replace your thermostat. Then I would us a scan tool to see what temputer the computer is seeing. It could be that your gauge is not reading right.

0/0 users found this helpful.

Ask our panel of certified auto mechanics a question. We pay for their advice so you don't have to

My Auto Score

See the free AutoCheck score

Meet The Experts
Kim Perrin
Kim Perrin is our resident mechanic here at DriverSide. Kim worked as…
Tyler Orr
Tyler Orr is an expert in German and Japanese cars and has been a mechanic …
Elizabeth Kriesten
Elizabeth Kriesten worked as an automotive technician for several years at Dodge…
Tips on Servicing

Car Brakes: How Do You Know When to Change Them?

By Zach Bowman For those who suffer a daily commute through heavy traffic, your vehicle's braking system can bring thousands of pounds of metal, plastic and empty Starbucks cups to a stop hundreds of times before you get to work. It goes without saying that these pieces wear out, but they do so slowly, meaning you may not notice they need attention until ...

Read more…