1994 Pontiac Firebird Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 1994 Pontiac Firebird as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

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.

An internal distributor fault could cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate, an engine misfire, or a stalling condition. Replacement of the distributor is commonly recommend to correct this concern.

The spark plugs should be replaced every 30,000 miles and the spark plug wires checked for hot spots and cracks.

You may be able to prevent transmission problems by servicing the transmission and inspecting the fluid every 30,000 miles. If the fluid is dark or burned, the transmission system should be completely flushed.

Problems with the anti-theft systems using the raised-chip key can prevent the car from starting. The wires in the steering column to the ignition lock cylinder tend to break. The the key and ignition lock cylinder must be replaced to correct this condition.

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.

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

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.

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.

A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. The engine may overheat as a result of the coolant loss. A leaking water pump should be replaced.

Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.

Corrosion may develop at the connection between the ignition coil tower and spark plug wire resulting in an engine misfire. The Ignition coil and spark plug wire should both be replaced to correct this condition.

Spark plug wires may fail, becoming electrically open. The will result in an engine misfire. Failed spark plug wires should be replaced.

Our technicians recommend to replace the fuel system filter every 30,000 miles.

Failure of the rear transmission mounts is common.