1997 Pontiac Firebird Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Pontiac Firebird

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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.

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

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.

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I own a 1997 Pontiac Firebird V6 3.8 Liter.
I have replaced just the bracket 2 times now. The first time I replaced it was because the bracket snapped and same thing happend with the new bracket so I was fixing it yet again for a 3rd time. The 3rd time I changef the bracket and the A/C compresso...

Service engine light on, sent car to 2 places that couldn't find the issue for a 304 code.3rd person/mechanic scanned the car and came up with 304 code and the words crankshaft sensor, The car runs good, no misfiring, everything is as it should be and is smooth. So we got a gm sensor and put ...

The shop manuals do not give any help on the replacement of the fuel filter. I recently obtained this car and would like to replace the fuel filter, but I can't seem to find it. Thanks for your help.

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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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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!

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...

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