1998 Pontiac Firebird Repair and Maintenance

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

1998 Pontiac Firebird Problems

Power Window Motors May Fail From Overheating

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.

Fuel injectors can short-circuit

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

Check Engine Light With Code P1870

The transmission may develop a harsh 1-2 shift and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light with code P1870 stored. This can be caused by wear of the bore for the TCC isolator and regulator valves in the valve body. This condition does not commonly occur until the transmission reaches normal operating temperature. If the valve body is worn, replacement will be necessary to correct this concern.

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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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