1998 Pontiac Firebird Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Pontiac Firebird

1998 Pontiac Firebird Problems

Head light door actuators may fail and cause head lights to stick

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

Intake Manifold Gaskets May Leak Coolant or Engine Oil

The intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Our technicians tell us that operating the engine  with a coolant/oil mix can result in internal engine damage. Replacing the intake manifold gasket should correct these leaks.

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.

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1998 Pontiac Firebird Questions

Just replaced water pump and filled the resevoir and radiator with coolant, the fans wont kick on and coolant is pouring out from under the motor somewhere when i start it. Just bought this car a few days ago, please help. (1 answer)

starter or electrical? car started fine adn drove for 10 minutes (1 answer)

when came out of store wouldn't start and coun=ldn't get it restarted for 10 hrs. now runs but is idling high also the radio has recently stopped working. has new battery

Starter spins but solenoid does not engage, both tested ok on tester. (1 answer)

Had been running, turned off one day then next day tried to start, starter did engage(turn) but the solenoid did not advance the gear to engage the flywheel. Pulled starter and had the entire assembly checked, came out OK. Changed the starter relay, still same problem. Battery is only 3Mo old and...

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