Pontiac Firebird Parts And Pontiac Firebird Accessories
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Two Steps Forward One Step Back: Pontiac Firebird Issues
Regarded by many American car experts as the last true muscle car, the Pontiac Firebird debuted on 1967. It is a counterpart of the Chevrolet Camaro. Like its counterpart, the entry-level Pontiac Firebird came in both hardtop and convertible versions. Unlike the Chevrolet Camaro though, the Pontiac Firebird offered a quintet of models known as the \"Magnificent Five,\" each targeted at a different market segment. There have been reports of the Pontiac Firebird having issues such as instant stalling right after start-up and difficulty in starting followed by a clicking noise. Pontiac Firebird owners have also reported blown motors.
In cases where a Pontiac Firebird doesn\'t start or has difficulty starting and makes a clicking sound when the ignition is turned, the underlying cause could be a power issue. If you are having this problem, try to charge your battery and then restart your car. Low voltage from your battery can cause rapid clicking noises when you try to start your car. Take note that a battery may lose its ability to deliver 12 volts of electricity consistently to the starter through the passage of time. This would cause the starter to turn itself on and off rapidly when you turn the ignition key, resulting in a rapid succession of clicking sounds. It is generally not advisable to jump-start most cars nowadays because doing so can cause damage to the cars\' electronics components. You may have to replace either the battery or the alternator that supplies electrical charges to the battery.
If your Pontiac Firebird starts but instantly stalls, scan it for codes and try to unplug the mass airflow (MAF) to check if the problem is due to a security malfunction. The MAF of your car is located between the air filter and the throttle body. Make sure that the MAF is plugged in and that the breather is sealed all the way to the intake. A malfunctioning MAF sensor causes the engine of your car to have difficulty in starting or to stall soon after starting.
In addition, get the fuel pressure of your car tested. Check also if the fuel pump is faulty because a faulty fuel pump could cause the engine of your Pontiac Firebird to stall and not restart. It is best that you replace the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump. Inspect the dipstick of your transmission according to the instructions on your owner\'s manual. Low transmission fluid level may lead to stalling in your car.
Power window motor replacement
One issue that Pontiac Firebird owners face is a blown motor. This problem manifests in a malfunctioning power window due to a faulty power window motor. You may find that a door window in your Pontiac Firebird moves slowly, does not go up or down, or works intermittently. To fix this issue, you need to replace the faulty window motor. But before doing so, make sure that the switches and wiring on the door window motor are inspected thoroughly for faults.