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1990 Pontiac Firebird Problems

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Most Common 1990 Pontiac Firebird Problems

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...
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 ignit...
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.
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0 Known 1990 Pontiac Firebird Brakes Problems

3 Known 1990 Pontiac Firebird Drive Train Problems

Failure of the rear transmission mounts is common.
The extension housing seals commonly leak.
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 complet...

5 Known 1990 Pontiac Firebird Electrical & Lights Problems

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...
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 ignit...
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.

8 Known 1990 Pontiac Firebird Engine 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.
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.
The fuel injectors may short out electricity causing a rougher than normal idle.

0 Known 1990 Pontiac Firebird Exhaust & Emissions Problems

0 Known 1990 Pontiac Firebird Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

1 Known 1990 Pontiac Firebird Maintenance Problem

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

4 Known 1990 Pontiac Firebird Miscellaneous Problems

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. C...
The hood and rear hatch supports may fail causing the hood or hatch fall back down after being raised to the open position. Replacement of failed supports is recommended.
The windows on the 1984-2002 Pontiac Firebird and Trans Am commonly lean in towards the cabin when they are rolled down, and a metal-on-glass rattle is heard with any vibration. As the problem adva...

0 Known 1990 Pontiac Firebird Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known 1990 Pontiac Firebird Problems & Complaints

Failure of the rear transmission mounts is common.
The tail or brake lights may be dim due to a poor ground connection inside the light socket. Failed light sockets will require replacement.
The trunk pull down switch may fail causing the trunk lid not to close completely. Our technicians tell us that the failed switch can be replaced without changing the complete pull down motor a...
The hood and rear hatch supports may fail causing the hood or hatch fall back down after being raised to the open position. Replacement of failed supports is recommended.
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. C...
The extension housing seals commonly leak.
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