1990 Pontiac Firebird Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Pontiac Firebird

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1990 Pontiac Firebird Problems

Windows Rattling and Scraping

The windows on the 1984-2002 Pontiac Firebird and Trans Am commonly lean in towards the cabin when they are rolled down, and a metal-on-glass rattle is heard with any vibration. As the problem advances, popping may be heard from the door as the window rolls up or down.

This issue is caused by failing window regulator rivets which no longer hold the window upright. This places undue strain on pads that prevent the window from contacting the metal door frame. After a short time, the pads inside the door wear out, allowing the window to rattle and become scratched in a vertical pattern.

To correct the rattling and popping noises, the window regulator rivets and pads must be replaced.

Roller on window guide may break

The roller on the window guide attached to the bottom of the window glass may break off and cause the window to come off track.

Fuel injectors can short-circuit

The fuel injectors may short out electricity causing a rougher than normal idle.

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1990 Pontiac Firebird Questions

I have installed a Holley 750 double pump carb on the 400 . how do I tune it ? (1 answer)

i have the battery cable unhooked from the battery and starter, why am i still (1 answer)

when i hook the light tester up to the positive and then the positive cable it still lights up, any wires on the starter i touch they light up. what could it be?

my distributor is cracked where the wire goes on would it make my car misfire? (2 answers)

i need to know if my distributor is cracked would it make my car misfire and blow black smoke and loose of power

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1990 Pontiac Firebird Recalls

Recall 90V105000
PLASTIC COMPONENTS OF SEAT BELT BUCKLE ASSEMBLIES DO NOT CONTAIN AN ULTRA VIOLET STABILIZER, AND EXPOSURE TO DIRECT SUNLIGHT AND ELEVATED INTERIOR TEMPERATURES COULD WEAKEN THE PLASTIC COMPONENTS.
Recall 90V114000
FUEL RETURN HOSES MAY BREAK AT EITHER CRIMPED COUPLING.

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