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Overheating way to fast
Hello. If the engine overheats this fast then you should do a block test. This sounds like a blown head gasket or a cracked head. When this occurs combustion pressure enters the cooling system and causes this to occur. I...
Sputtering, misfiring, power loss and gain
Hey there: There are usually two different mechanical problems that cause the symptoms you're describing with your Pontiac Firebird. The first and most common is a problem with the ignition coil, (especially in mid-90's GM V-6 engines) or due to...
EVAP. 2001 Pontiac Firebird
The fuel tank has a vent valve that opens when the engine is running, as the pump sucks fuel from the tank and the tank may collapse if a high vacuum is drawn. Usually this code pops up when the...
Car won't let me accelerate.
Hello there, A continued oxygen sensor and voltage code is a sign there is still a problem with your 2002 Pontiac Firebird. You did not say if you replaced the oxygen sensor in question or not. I am going to...
car stalls when stopping
The Service Engine Soon Light is the equal to the Check Engine Light. A proper diagnosis for the Service Engine Soon should be performed to find out what is going on. A tune up may help but the Service Engine...
Car starts but won't when warm - 1990 Pontiac Firebird
First order of business is to check for any diagnostic codes. This will make diagnosis faster and less expensive. Even though this model is pre-OBD II, there are on-board diagnostics. Both ignition and starter components can be heat-affected, but fuel...
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...
Brake fluid leak
Are you sure it is brake fluid? It sounds like you are describing the differential housing cover. If the housing cover is leaking, you need to replace the differential cover gasket. Refer to a factory service manual for fluid specifications...
1999 firebird every now and then dies while driving and low engine power light comes on
A bad mass airflow (MAF) sensor can cause loss of power, no starts, and lean or rich conditions. If cleaning the sensor did not get rid of the P0102 trouble code, then replace the MAF sensor and clear the...
Transmission isn't shifting properly
It sounds like you have a transmission leak somewhere that is causing the system to get low. The transmission will not shift correctly if the fluid is low or if you put in the incorrect fluid. You should have the...
Looking at 2000 mustang that does need a motor and water pump anything else we should look at before buying
You should verify what parts are interchangeable between the 2000 and the 2002. While you might be able to use things like tires and a water pump, head gaskets are generally not reusable. You are taking a chance buying any...
my car wont go over 30mph if i press the gas it just revs up, so does this mean my transmission is gone out?
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2002 Pontiac Firebird. It sounds like your transmission is slipping. It does not mean it needs replaced. You will need to have the transmission checked and fixed for leaks and refill transmission...
Flooded car
Hello. You likely have issues caused by the flood. Get your vehicle inspected by a qualified professional, or if you have insurance on your vehicle, consult with your insurance company and have an adjuster determine the extent of the flood...
Fuel rail once went bad. Driver side spark plugs good other side black. Fires up idles a few secs then shuts down.
You need to have the fuel pressure checked to see if the pressure holds steady when the key is cycling on and off. The pressure regulator may be leaking fuel into the intake flooding the three cylinders with fuel. Have...
Having trouble starting my car after it sits for a long period of time
There could be an issue with the fuel lines having a blockage buildup from sitting, or the fuel filter could be plugged up from fuel sitting. Try flushing out the fuel system with new fuel. You can also turn the...
I'm having a problem with arcing from the plug wires.
The problem you are having is not due to the ignition system but is a result from an improper amount of fuel getting into the cylinders. If your engine is running lean, then it may cause the engine to not...
Replacing rear drum brakes with a new rear drum brake kit.
Hello. If you are replacing the entire rare bakes as a set up, which is sounds like, then yes, the axle will need to come out. this wold be the only wat to remove the backing plates. Once the axles...
When my car is at idle in park or neutral the Intake Air Control Valve fluctuates, causing the RPM's to do the same.
Hi there. It sounds as though the idle air control valve (IAC) may be sticking. It is not uncommon for carbon to build up in the valve, the computer will try to overcompensate to correct the slow reaction inside the...
1992 Pontiac Firebird runs great but has trouble starting 1 in 3 times (it just clicks) .
Hey there. YourMechanic is most likely correct. The gears on your starter have to mesh and catch the gears on the engine in order to turn it over. If the teeth on the gear have been worn down, it's likely...
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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