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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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97 Pontiac firebird formula brake light issues.
You will need to check the brake lights for power to the lights from turn signal switch. The third brake lights come direct from brake light switch where the lower brake lights have to go through the turn signal switch...
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Charging system failure.
This may indicate you have a bad alternator or voltage regulator causing the lights to dim and the voltage meter to fluctuate. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating...
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Charging system battery keeps getting drained
Hello, You may have a failing voltage regulator that could be allowing the alternator to supply too much or too little amperage to the battery resulting in the battery never maintaining a consistent charge as it is designed to. The...
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No one seems to know what to do or want to make the effort to find a solution.
Well, you're likely very far from a circumstance where you need to give up and get another car. Old cars do require more maintenance and repairs than new cars so some of the issues you are describing are just part...
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Transmission filter
I'm guessing what you mean is you found the filter lying in the bottom of the transmission pan. There is a bolt that is supposed to hold the filter in place. If the filter came loose, it's because that bolt...
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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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97 Firebird engine getting too hot.
The main two reasons that a vehicle will overheat at low speeds but remain cool at high speeds are a clogged radiator or an inoperative cooling fan. I would first recommend driving your vehicle a short distance to get it...
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I have a 2001 Pontiac firebird, the interior lights flicker, In sequence with the headlights when the car is running, 24/7.
Hi Trent, It sounds like you may have a voltage regulator that may not be allowing the alternator to maintain a consistent charge. You may have a failing voltage regulator that could be allowing the alternator to supply too much...
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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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My car shift is stuck in natural and I cant turn it on
Hello, If the car is stuck in neutral, you may have a broken shift linkage or potentially a malfunctioning transmission control module that may be preventing it to be put back into park. This will also explain why it will...
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Car won't start unless I let go of the ignition switch
Hi There, I believe the reason it starts when you disengage the starter is due to the fact that system voltage is being dragged down by the starter, thus when you disengage the starter the system voltage rises again. The...
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Spring thaw starting issues 1988 Pontiac Trans Am
Hello - your symptoms suggest a problem with idle control mechanisms, most likely the idle air control valve, or a dirty or malfunctioning throttle body. Also possible are dirty/gummed up injectors as well. I recommend a stalling at idle inspection...
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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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WHEN I ACCELERTE FROM A STOP ITS FINE IT LEAVES BUT ONCE IM GOING 45 MPH IT BOGGS DOWN AND WONT ACCELARATE
Hi there. What you are describing is very common with either a vacuum leak, or an issue with the jetting in the carburetor. Most of the time, a bogging issue is caused by too much fuel (or a rich situation)....
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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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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 car shuts off when I accelerate
It sounds like you may have a fuel supply problem in getting the proper amount of fuel to the fuel injectors which may be caused by a bad fuel pump or potentially faulty fuel injectors. This can happen when the...
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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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Firebird runs for about 20 minutes then starts goosing and stalls. when slowing down and turning it stalls. Installed a new module, a new fuel pump, and a new filter.
Hi there. If your engine has a carburetor, check the float and see if its sticking. The float will not move properly and cause the engine to over fuel and flood the engine which will stall it out. I recommend...

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