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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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3800 series 2
Hi there. Here are some facts about the coolant leak issue common with these GM engines back in the late 90's early 2000's. The plastic (or heat treated polymer) intake manifold on the Buick's were not as solid as their...
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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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I changed a brake booster and after driving the brakes seized up, any idea why
Brake bleeding would not be relevant in a circumstance of "sticking" brakes. If all 4 wheel cylinders are failing to retract, after replacing a booster, a typical cause is maladjustment of the booster push rod as it enters the master...
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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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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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Ok here goes, I have a 2001 Firebird, a year or so ago my son changed out my original factory stereo with a JVC stereo and when he
Hi there. The ECM or electronics control module is essentially the "Brain" of the car, that monitors and controls multiple ignition, fuel and safety systems. It's quite common for issues like you've described to occur when aftermarket radio's or components...
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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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Charging system
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 voltage...
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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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A humming/hissing sound coming from the direction of the glove department while driving in 4th or 5th gear.
Possibilities include a failed wheel bearing, tire noise, noise in any of the rotating accessories driven by the serpentine belt and also transmission issues, of course. I would first look at the simplest possibilities such as a wheel bearing or...
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My car started to overheat outta nowhere then my ac and powering steering suddenly goes out and then I shut off the car b4 it got
You need to check to see if the water pump is leaking coolant on to the drive belts causing the belt to slip causing the a/c and power steering loss and overheating. I would recommend you do not drive it...
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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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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 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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