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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your Pontiac Firebird

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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.

Pontiac Firebird Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., May 8, 1991

Summary: THE METAL LATCHPLATES MAY NOT ENGAGE THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLIES, CAUSING A "NO LATCH" CONDITION. MOVEMENT OF THE SEAT OCCUPANT IN THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE LATCHPLATE RELEASE FROM THE BUCKLE.

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Body, Interior & Misc., March 7, 1991

Summary: PLASTIC COMPONENTS OF SEAT BELT BUCKLE ASSEMBLIES DO NOT CONTAIN AN ULTRA VIOLET STABILIZER, AND EXPOSURE TO DIRECT SUNLIGHT AND ELEVATED INTERIOR TEMPERATURES COULD WEAKEN THE PLASTIC COMPONENTS.

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Body, Interior & Misc., December 7, 1990

Summary: POOR BOND ADHESION BETWEEN THE WINDSHIELD GLASS AND THE MOUNTING, WHICH COULD ALLOW THE WINDSHIELD TO SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE DURING A COLLISION. THIS FAILS TO CONFORM WITH FMVSS 212.

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Engine, July 20, 1990

Summary: FUEL RETURN HOSES MAY BREAK AT EITHER CRIMPED COUPLING.

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Engine, June 9, 1994

Summary: THE FUEL FILLER NECK SOLDER JOINT CAN DEVELOP CRACKS OR PIN HOLE LEAKS, WHICH DOES NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS NO. 301, "FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY." THE CRACKS AND HOLES CAN ALLOW FUEL VAPOR AND FUEL LEAKAGE.

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Pontiac Firebird Questions and Answers

coolraul, 1990 Pontiac Firebird, V8, Kyle, TX

replaced all ignition parts on distributor checked all wires and connecters.still no spark?

Visitor, 1990 Pontiac Firebird, 5.0L V8, Wichita, KS

i have a 1989 firebird formula 5.0 with manual trans and i believe problem is with anti theft module i need to know location and if any pictures or color coding if available please my e-mail addres...

Visitor, 1990 Pontiac Firebird, 5.0L V8, San Antonio, TX

I am having problems with the power windows and sound to the speakers . Looking to see if there are fuses to repair both these problems.

Visitor, 1990 Pontiac Firebird, V8, Oneonta, NY

Let me start by saying my car is a 1968 pontaic firebird. When starting my car it starts and runs fine cold, when driven and parked for a short time it starts hard and hesits and sometimes dies ...

Visitor, 1990 Pontiac Firebird, 5.7L V8, Beloit, WI

were is # 1 on dist cap pontiac 5.7

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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.

1995 Pontiac Firebird (automatic)

Key turns to acc position but will not start the car. Shifter goes into gear. Any ideas.

1998 Firebird Formula- just turned 136,000 miles. No major problem thus far. Typical maintenance items...waterpump, starter, fuel pump. Nothing out of the norm. It has the LS1 (Corvette) engine in it. TONS of power on demand. I smoke mustangs and camaros all day long in this thing. LS1 engine is a very, very good engine- a hotrodders dream. I absolutely LOVE my Formula and will never sell it. To all of those who got the V6- should have bought the V8, dummies.

has 126,000 on it so far so good, no big problems but now changed out front lights switch in car and worked for a half day and went out again replaced again and went out again. Not sure where there is a short now or what problem is.
Any suggestions or same problems, please respond to this. It is a formula style.

My bird has been with me from the car lot with no problems. Until recently and I believe the cat is bad and debating whether to remove the cat and run pipe or get the $ together to fix it like new. Just saying.