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1997 Pontiac Firebird CAR/TRUCK REPAIR PROCEDURES AND DIAGRAMS - WHAT Pontiac REPAIR SHOPS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW

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    A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Pontiac Firebird AUTOMOBILES

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    Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7 V8 GAS

    Passenger Cars

    Body Control Module (BCM)
    Alero & Grand Am

    This procedure must be performed if the BCM, Passlock sensor or PCM is replaced. If BCM is not properly programmed, it will not control all the features properly.

    • Ensure battery is fully charged and ignition switch is in the ON position.
    • Connect a suitably programmed Tech II, or equivalent, scan tool to Data Link Connector (DLC).
    • Access scan tool "Special Functions" menu and follow scan tool instructions to program BCM.
    • If BCM fails to accept the pr...

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    BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Pontiac Firebird AUTOMOBILES

    Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Brake System Bleed -> Bleed Sequence -> Hydraulic System Flush -> Manual -> Pressure
    Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7 V8 GAS

    Manual

    Pressure bleeding is recommended for all hydraulic systems. However, if a pressure bleeder is unavailable, use the following procedure. Brake fluid damages painted surfaces. Immediately clean any spilled fluid.

    • Remove vacuum reserve by pumping brakes several times with engine off.
    • Fill master cylinder reservoir with clean brake fluid. Do not let reservoir fall below half full during bleeding procedure.
    • If necessary, bleed master cylinder as follows:
      • Loosen master cylinder forward brake line connection until fluid flows from reservoir, then tighten brake line.
      • Instruct an ass...

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    FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Pontiac Firebird AUTOMOBILES

    General Motors Corp./Saturn Passenger Cars -> Component Locations -> 1993-02 Camaro & Firebird
    Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans AM 5.7 V8 GAS

    Refer t...

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    DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Pontiac Firebird AUTOMOBILES

    DRIVESHAFT, Replace
    Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans AM 5.7 V8 GAS

    • Raise and support vehicle, then mark relationship of propeller shaft assembly to pinion gear yoke.
    • On two-piece propeller shafts, remove bolts from center support bearing.
    • Remove center support bearing and washers from torque arm assembly.
    • On all propeller shafts, remove bolts and retainers, then the propeller ...

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    STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Pontiac Firebird AUTOMOBILES

    Starter, Replace -> Installation -> Removal
    Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7 V8 GAS

    This vehicle was designed for starter mounting without shims. If single or double shims have been added to correct a noise or engagement problem, they should be reinstalled in their original positions to ensure proper pinion to flywheel assembly engagement.

    Removal

    • Disconnect battery ground cable.
    • Raise and support vehicle.
    • Disconnect exhaust crossover pipe at manifolds.
    • Remove starter motor attaching bolts and lower starter motor assembly, Fig. .
    • Disconnect electrical connectors from starter motor assembly, then remove starter motor asse...

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    MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Pontiac Firebird AUTOMOBILES

    General Motors Corp./Saturn Cars -> Check Engine Or Service Now Soon Engine Indicator Lamps (Gasoline Engines w/Electronic Engine Controls Or EFI) -> Except LeMans, Metro, Prizm, Storm & Vibe
    Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7 V8 GAS

    The Check Engine lamp should light when the ignition is turned On. When the engine is started, the lamp should go off. If the lamp remains on for 10 seconds or constantly after the engine is started, the self diagnosis system has detected a fault condition and has stored a code in the system Electronic Control Module (ECM) or Powertrain Control Module (PCM). After diagnosis and repair, the ECM memory can be cleared of codes as follows:

    On models except Cadillac with DEFI, remove the ECM/PCM fuse or disconnect the battery ground cable for approximately 30...

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    RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Pontiac Firebird AUTOMOBILES

    Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
    Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans AM 5.7 V8 GAS

    Lower

    • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
    • Disconnect (IAT) intake air temperature and (MAF) mass airflow sensor sensor electrical connector.
    • Remove air cleaner and air intake duct.
    • Reposition hose clamp from radiator using hose clamp pliers.
    • Remove radiator outlet hose from radiator.
    • Reposition hose clamp from water outlet using hose clamp pliers.
    • Remove radiator outlet hose from water outlet and from vehicle.
    • Reverse procedure to install.

    Upper

    • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
    • Disconnect (I...

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    SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Pontiac Firebird AUTOMOBILES

    Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
    Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Firebird 3.8 V6 GAS

    • Rotate or lift the belt tensioner arm, using a suitable tool to relieve tension from dr...

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    COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 1997 Pontiac Firebird AUTOMOBILES

    Component location diagrams for most 1997 Pontiac Firebird cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

    Behind RH Side Of I/P Diagram for 1997 Pontiac Firebird  3.8 V6 GASBehind RH Side Of I/P Diagram for 1997 Pontiac Firebird 3.8 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Theft Deterrent Relay
  • Bose Relay
  • I/P Compartment Lamp
  • Hatch Release Relay
  • Ground G-201
  • Behind Rear Quarter Trim Panel Diagram for 1997 Pontiac Firebird  3.8 V6 GASBehind Rear Quarter Trim Panel Diagram for 1997 Pontiac Firebird 3.8 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • I/P Harness
  • Rear Speaker/Amp Assembly
  • Connector C-1
  • Connector C-2
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 1997 Pontiac Firebird AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 1997 Pontiac Firebird cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Convertible Top Switch
  • Convertible Top Pump Assembly
  • 1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Power Mirror Switch
  • RH Outside Mirror
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 1997 Pontiac Firebird AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 1997 Pontiac Firebird cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: Revised General Motors New Vehicle Tire Warranty Program
    Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Firebird 3.8 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Wheels, Tires, Wheel Bearings, Seals, Hubs
  • Document: New Website for AFIT, TPM, and VDR Updates
    Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Firebird 3.8 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 1997 Pontiac Firebird AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 1997 Pontiac Firebird cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most 1997 Pontiac Firebird cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most 1997 Pontiac Firebird cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most 1997 Pontiac Firebird cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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