1996 Pontiac Firebird Q&A
1996 Pontiac Firebird Question: Water pump replacement.
This is common on these GM V8s. Sorry. Very expensive repair, because the design was not well thought out. - dandd
If you've got the V8 in that Formula you've got the Lt-1 5.7. engine. The distributor is located under/behind the waterpump, I changed my leaky waterpump Im sure some water got ON the distributor, IN IT, I dont believe so, the car ran great for over a year until the distributor(optispark) started to fail @ 80,000 plus miles. If your car is running great there is no need to replace that distributor at this time unless you want to shell out 500 plus dollars for a new gm part plus labor. Waterpump only, unless your car is running poorly. The first sign it is failing will be misfiring at all speeds and or popping from exhaust. Yes.. "brilliant engineering" another dumb "lets -bury -the most- important- part- of- the- ignition- system- so-it-is- a pain- to- get- to" move by gm. Despite this downfall they are great running cars. - Visitor
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.
And now car dont want to stay running. What is going on? Please help.
Had to replace water pump and now hear a thumping noise and car don't want to stay running? Whats going on? Please help.
I'm trying to replace my waterpump but I can't get to this one bolt even after removing the power steering pully. There is this part that blocks my access that is attached the distributer cap. Tho...
Hello I've read a million stories about the bad LT-1 optispark problems and symptoms:The motor developed a 1 cylinder steady misfire, brought it to the shop: they replaced the plugs, and wires, so...