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Pontiac Firebird Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your Pontiac Firebird

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a Pontiac Firebird is between $356 and $435 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Pontiac Repair Estimates
Car
Service
Price
1990 Pontiac Firebird
Exhaust Manifold Replacement
$0 - $0
1990 Pontiac Firebird Service Detail: 5.0L V8, Right Side
Exhaust Manifold Gasket Replacement
$224 - $300
1990 Pontiac Firebird Service Detail: 5.0L V8, Right Side
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement
$165 - $261
1990 Pontiac Firebird Engine: 5.0L V8
Head Gasket Replacement
$1674 - $2198
1990 Pontiac Firebird
Water Pump Replacement
$0 - $0

Pontiac Firebird Problems

Power Window Not Working Due to Window Motor

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.

Head light door actuators may fai

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

Car Won't Start and Security Light is On

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.

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Pontiac Firebird Questions

34607 (1 answer)

i was trying to start car with battery charger and now i can get any electric power .did i blow a fuse

I replaced passenger head light motor, now the lights move in opposite direction (2 answers)

My passenger light goes down when I turn the lights on.

Idles but dies when gas is pressed (1 answer)

Ok, so i have a V6 3.4 L engine and i have just replaced my fuel injectors, map sensor, vacuum lines, fuel tank and pump, both O2 sensors, and the air control valve. it will start up fine, it revs up to about 1200 then idles at 900~, and will idle for a few minutes(5-10 roughly, haven't count...

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Pontiac Firebird Recalls

Recall 01V381000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION," AND NO. 214, "SIDE IMPACT PROTECTION." THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE WELDS NEAR THE LOWER DRIVER'S SIDE DOOR HINGE THAT DO NOT MEET SPECIFICATIONS.
Recall 99V239000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS. THE CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH AN INCORRECT RETAINING RING.
Recall 96V219000
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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Pontiac Firebird Reviews

I bought my WS6 new in 2001. As of 2015, my car has 210,000 miles. My car is still completely stock. During the first 100,000 miles - I had to replace the AC compressor while still under the factory warranty. The only other item under the hood the went bad is the alternator. I replaced both headlight gears with brass gears. I had to replace the turn signal light housings multiple times b...
Bought used at 128,000. Window motors quit working, door hinges weak and need replacing, transmission slap-shifts into 2nd and needs a module, the intake manifold gasket leaks oil into the water---a VERY common problem on the 3.8s. The electrical system is a nightmare with different lights and guages turning off and on at strange times Clear coat came off nose cone and paint now looks a differe...
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 h...

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