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2002 Pontiac Firebird

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2002 Pontiac Firebird Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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

Engine -- Verified

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

Failure of the rear transmission mounts is common.

2002 Pontiac Firebird Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., December 26, 2001


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2002 Pontiac Firebird Questions and Answers

gabe67, 2002 Pontiac Firebird, V6, Hoquiam, WA

hi, anyone else have a firebird with a 5 speed that likes to grind trying to go into reverse. you can start the car up try to go into reverse and it acts like you didnt even push the clutch in, the...

Shannon1225, 2002 Pontiac Firebird, V6, Cary, NC

When I drive my firebird on the highway, it seems as though the driver side back tire wobbles (girl talk). Has anyone had this problem before and what is it? I was thinking barrings, but i don&#x...

Blue Mule, 2002 Pontiac Firebird, 5.7L V8, Douglasville, GA

Driver side window fell off track and is loose in door. Any way for me to reinstall on track till I can replace the motor?

Visitor, 2002 Pontiac Firebird, 5.7L V8, Lake Charles, LA

intermittantly will not crank, will always start if I turn the key enough reciprocations. relay clicks, keyswitch had error codes, it was changed.

02firebird, 2002 Pontiac Firebird, 5.7L V8, Lorton, VA

air injection system the same as O2 senser? I have a code 1415 showing and want to make sure they are not the same. Shop has replaced the O2 sencers twice and recomment dealer if it happens again.

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2002 Pontiac Firebird Reviews

I am the original owner of my 2002 Trans Am which has only 50,000 miles on it. Recently an engine oil leak has developed and I was told it could be the oil pan or the main rear seal. It may cost over $500 to repair the problem. My mechanic topped off the oil and told me to come back in one month and they'll put some type of sealant additive in with the motor oil. Who knows - maybe it will help or work. I have had to replace light bulbs too often on this car. No big deal - not too costly. I did replace the "cracked" sway bar with a solid sway bar, as the factory installed one was hollow. I love my car, it looks great for being 10 years old and I still get lots of compliments! It is costly, however, for premium gasoline to keep this car running at its best.

my 02 Firebird has 89k miles so far. i do the maintenance myself and have never had a problem yet. but recently i've noticed a coolant leak and think it might be the water pump gasket.

unlike other owners i haven't had problems with the T-tops leaking or any mechanical damage or defect. however the electronics tend to burn out like any GM. the driverside headlight motor and window motor. also the headlight and turn signal bulbs blow out more often than usual.

the car drives, handles and brakes smoothly and the front seats are comfortable. the audio system is also very nice

This car really looks good and I thought it would have been fun to drive but ever since I got it, I have had to put money into it. First the Mass Air Flow Sensors, then the oil pan gasket, then the Serpentine belt, then the rear differential gaskets, and now the fuel pump, cat converter, tune up, brakes, window regulators, etc. Yep, the car looks good, but you better have deep pockets to care for this car. Cost more than double in repairs than what is was worth. Very disappointing.

This is a great car if taken care of properly. One of the biggest problems with these cars is the headlight motors. They will start making ratcheting noises when turned on - off. There is a company that makes brass gears as a replacement and is about $100.00 for the pair. GM used plastic gears on plastic gears, and the drive gear for the motor gets eaten away. I am assuming the power window motors probably have the same type of gearing. My LS-1 also has a slight knock underneath and only has 12,400 mi.

I haven't had any major problems with my '02 Firebird until recently. My fuel pump is being replaced after 86k miles. My window motors were replaced, both sides, about two years ago. I've changed the battery twice and a few light bulbs occasionally, but other than that, the car is running strong.
I just jinxed myself, huh...
I did Jinx myself; all of the valve lifters had to be replaced. &$%@#

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