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My low oil light comes on but, when I start the car the second time, it goes out and the dipstick reads full
Hi. The most likely cause of this problem is the oil level sensor has an intermittent problem and is about to fail. There is electrical circuitry inside the oil level sensor that sends info to PCM. Sometimes this electrical circuitry...
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Car cranks but won't start - 2001 Pontiac Firebird
Simply put, the engine only requires three things to start: fuel, air, and gas. The car is likely not receiving one of these in the right amount or at the right time. You can do some simple tests to help...
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Have no heat, I've took the thermostat out still no heat. Flushed the radiator couple times. Doesn't seem to be flowing n radiator
The complete cooling system should be drained and fresh clean water put in with a good quality radiator flush put in. Run the engine for at least 30 minutes at 1000 rpms with the heater in the on position but...
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EGR GAS RECIRCULATION SYSTEM VALVE 2
The color (black) is just a consequence of "carbon particles" that are normally present in the exhaust flow through the valve. We would need the exact Diagnostic Trouble Code ("DTC" as displayed on the Code Scanner) in order to advise...
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Car shakes when I press accelerator
This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on...
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My Check Engine Light was on, so I tried the paperclip trick to get a code and the light went out. Tested the bulb and it works
Since I cannot display an image on here, I will describe it best as possible. When looking at the diagnostic connector, is is basically a rectangle with flared tabs on one side. Consider that side of the bottom when viewing...
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Air conditioner & heater problem
The problem you are describing is possibly caused by mis-operation of the "flapper doors" that control and direct air flow throughout the various HVAC outlets. These doors are operated by cable or by servos. It is also possible that there...
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Rough idle on acceleration displaying symptoms of a misfire, but there is no misfire codes detected. On cold starts the car is completely normal.
Hi there. Since you have a code for the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR), the EGR could act like a vacuum leak and cause a random misfire. Remove the EGR and clean it out and then put it back on. If...
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3800 series 2 gm motor does the rwd aluminium intake manifold suffer the same famous coolant leak as the fwd cars my car is 1999
Hi there. Well, to be honest, the biggest reason why these intakes are famous for failing is due to consumers pushing the edge on overheating issues. Although the plastic (polymer) intake tends to be susceptible to causing head gasket damage,...
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I'm trying to replace my right mirror on my 1999 Pontiac firebird but I can't take off the door panel
Removing the door panel requires a set of broad flat bladed clip tools (screw drivers are too narrow and will crack the plastic). In the Factory Service Manual, there is an illustration showing where all the clips are located so...
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My 1989 pontiac firebird has not been staying turned on once i crank it up, i changed my battery, fuel filter, and fuel pump
Hi there. When a car will start but shortly die afterwards, it is typically due to a a fuel system component; ranging from a mass air flow sensor, fuel pump relay or simply fuel injectors or the throttle body that...
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The car bogs down and stalls; and has a rough idle until the i tap the upper plenum.
If the problems started after you replaced the PCM, and the first PCM did not have any known issues, you might want to begin your diagnostic by re-installing the original PCM. Seems like you did a lot of work on...
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How much to fix blown head gasket
The 1998 Firebird came with different engines and each one the repair is different. Since you say you have a blown head gasket, do you know why it overheated to blow the head gasket in the first place? You may...
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check engine light when headlights on.
The best thing to do is read the code that is being output by the ECM and that is causing the check engine light to come on. In 1981, of course, the number of codes output was very limited but...
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No Acceleration in reverse gear, what could be the problem? 2001 pontiac firebird 3.8l v6
This is caused by an internal pressure leak to the reverse band or the band is slipping from excessive wear. Try having your transmission serviced and make sure fluid if full to see if it helps.
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Locked keys in trunk.
Hi there. You can use a slim jim tool or a coat hanger to open the driver door to get to a lever behind the driver seat to open the trunk. If your vehicle does not have a lever to...
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High pitch squeal/ loss of power, louder squeal w/o muffler. Not the cat
Hi there. We typically focus only on OEM applications and repair tips on this website. You might want to consult with a GM performance specialist or contact the cam manufacturer to ensure you followed the correct installation and break in...
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what engines are compatible with a 86 firebird trans am
You are constrained by what the original engine was because the original engine is matched to your vehicle's onboard OBD-I computer and vehicle wiring harness. Also, the present suspension in the vehicle (if it is all original) was matched to...
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My fuel pump won't turn on. On my 95 Pontiac firebird
Hi There, I would suggest checking the ground connections and wiring to be sure there is proper connectivity. This is something that is very easy to overlook and can cause problems with getting the fuel pump to come on when...
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How to install dimmer rod actuator on a 1997 Pontiac Firebird?
Normally the alternator wiring has nothing to do with the type of transmission that it has. I would recommend to retrace your steps and make sure that all the connections are properly installed.

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