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.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1997 Pontiac Firebird
1997 Pontiac Firebird
1997 Pontiac Firebird Problems
The head light door actuators may fail causing the head lights to become stuck in the raised or lowered position.
The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.
The t-top models are prone to water leaks from the t-tops weather strip seals. Our technicians tell us that replacing the all of the t-top related weather strips will commonly correct most leaks. Care should be taken when removing and installing the t-tops in order to avoid damage to the weather strips.
Failure of the rear transmission mounts is common.
1997 Pontiac Firebird Recalls (Recent)
Summary: 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."Learn more »
1997 Pontiac Firebird Questions and Answers
Where is the a/c oil injector located?
how do i access the fuel pump and how do i go about replacing it
I cant get my firebird out of park is there a release switch or something I can do to at least get it to the shop?
i was driving and out the blue it just stop going in gear but it steel start with know problem
1997 Pontiac Firebird Reviews
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 when you want it.
I love my car! Bought it in 1996 and with over 225K miles on it, it's still running!
I love my car. I look after it and it looks after me. I've had most of the common problems mentioned but she's still the best looking car on the road. If they make one this good looking that is also fuel efficient and better for the environment I'll be first in line!