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1997 Pontiac Firebird Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1997 Pontiac Firebird

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1997 Pontiac Firebird Problems

Power Window Not Working Due to Window Motor

A door window may move slowly or stop in mid travel due to a failing power window motor. The affected window may start working again after the motor cools off. Replacing the faulty window motor will commonly correct this concern.

Head light door actuators may fai

The head light door actuators may fail causing the head lights to become stuck in the raised or lowered position.

Car Won't Start and Security Light is On

Problems with the anti-theft systems using the raised-chip key can prevent the car from starting. The wires in the steering column to the ignition lock cylinder tend to break. The the key and ignition lock cylinder must be replaced to correct this condition.

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1997 Pontiac Firebird Questions

Security light/VATS system. Please help $$$ (1 answer)

Okay so I have done alot or research on this. So I went ahead I got a new lock cylinder and plug it in where the original one was plugged in. I have the new lock cylinder under the dash just plugged in. And my security light is still on and car will not start. I also , tried the resis...

Okay so my security light is on car will not start I bought a new lock cylinder (1 answer)

I disconnected the original ignition Titus in the steering column and plugged in my new lock with key van security light is still on please help

Were is fuel relay located so I can change it on my 97 pontiac firebird (1 answer)

It just cranks over and over like its not gettinggas

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1997 Pontiac Firebird Recalls

Recall 96V219000
THESE VEHICLES WERE MANUFACTURED WITH SEAT BELT RETRACTORS OUT OF DESIGN POSITION WHICH CAN CAUSE THE RETRACTOR TO LOCK-UP ON SLOPES LESS SEVERE THAN THE FMVSS REQUIREMENT. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS NO. 209, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES."

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1997 Pontiac Firebird Reviews

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based on 4 customer reviews
Bought used at 128,000. Window motors quit working, door hinges weak and need replacing, transmission slap-shifts into 2nd and needs a module, the intake manifold gasket leaks oil into the water---a VERY common problem on the 3.8s. The electrical system is a nightmare with different lights and guages turning off and on at strange times Clear coat came off nose cone and paint now looks a differe...
97 Formula WS6 6-speed. First of all, fix the headlights and replace the power windows. Then, love the car and drive it nice, don't race it around every time you drive it, and it will be dependable and last as long as any good car. You can average 30 highway mpg in these if you are careful. That makes it a practical 4-seat hatchback, only with super looks and super power and handling on tap...
I love my car! Bought it in 1996 and with over 225K miles on it, it's still running!

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