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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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    Get Full Access Automotix DIY provides automotive consumers and do it yourselfers; the most comprehensive repair information about 1997 Pontiac Firebird car and truck repair procedures including Pontiac engine diagrams, wiring diagrams, repair work estimating measures, technical service bulletins, auto body work guidance, starter & alternator replacement procedures, serpentine belt replacement procedures, radiator & hose replacement procedures, tune-up & drivability specifications, quick lube illustrations, preventive maintenance guide, engine light reset instructions, parts removal and install procedures, fuel filter replacement directions, component location diagrams, air filter locations & replacement instructions, a/c system specifications, and general auto service procedures. You don't have to be a car mechanic or technician to know how to fix your Pontiac Firebird automobile. Try the Automotix DIY solution today!
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    A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Pontiac Firebird AUTOMOBILES

    Air Bag System Precautions -> General Motors Corp. -> Arming -> Light Trucks & Vans -> Passenger Cars
    Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7 V8 GAS

    Passenger Cars

    Reverse disarming procedures to arm the Supplemental Restraint System, noting the following:

    • Ensure all disconnected SRS electrical connectors are securely connected and routed.
    • Install all removed fuses in proper locations.
    • From a safe position at sides of or below air bag module, Turn ignition switch to ON position and observe Air Bag or SRS warning lamp.
    • On all models except Prizm and 1990 Corvette, warning lamp should flash seven to nine times, then go off.
    • On Prizm models, warning lamp should light for six seconds,...

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    BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Pontiac Firebird AUTOMOBILES

    Power Brake Units -> Troubleshooting -> Brakes Grab -> Hard Pedal/Brakes Inefficient -> Slow Or No Release
    Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7 V8 GAS

    Brakes Grab
    • Contaminated, worn or faulty brake linings.
    • Drum or brake rotor out of round.
    • Faulty brake booster.
    Hard Pedal/Brakes Inefficient
    • Contaminated, glazed or faul...

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    FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Pontiac Firebird AUTOMOBILES

    General Motors Corp./Saturn Passenger Cars -> Fuel Pressure Relief -> Except Aveo, LaCrosse, LeMans (1988-93), Malibu & Malibu Maxx (2004-05), Metro, Nova, Prizm, Spectrum & Storm -> Engine Fuel Pressure Service Port -> Engines Less Fuel Pressure Service Port
    Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans AM 5.7 V8 GAS

    Do not smoke or allow an open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel system related components. The highly flammable vapor mixtures may ignite, resulting in serious personal injury.

    Prior to disconnecting fuel lines, the fuel system pressure must be relieved to prevent accidental spray of fuel.

    After the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal driveability symptoms may occur. The vehicle may need to be driven while the vehicle relearns its adaptive strateg...

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

    DRIVESHAFT, Replace
    Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula 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

    Alternator, Replace
    Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Firebird 3.8 V6 GAS

    • Disconnect battery ground cable.
    • Remove serpentine drive belt.
    • Disconnect electrical connector from alternator and battery positive terminal from BAT terminal.
    • Remove charcoal canister solenoid from alternator brace.
    • Remove bolt attaching ...

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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 3.8 V6 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 Formula 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 Formula 5.7 V8 GAS

    • Disconnect battery ground cable.
    • Lift tensioner upward and off drive belt...

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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+.

    Lower RH Side Of Engine Diagram for 1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans AM 5.7 V8 GASLower RH Side Of Engine Diagram for 1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans AM 5.7 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Starter Solenoid
  • Starter Motor
  • Knock Sensor
  • No.2 Bank Heated Oxygen Sensor
  • Ground G-110
  • Behind I/P Diagram for 1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7 V8 GASBehind I/P Diagram for 1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Ground G-201
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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:
  • Data Link Connector (DLC)
  • Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM)
  • Inflatable Restraint Diagnostic Energy Reserve Module
  • Powertrain Control Module (PCM)
  • 1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans AM 5.7 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans AM 5.7 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Headlamp Switch
  • Fog Lamp Relay
  • Fog Lamp Switch
  • RH Front Fog lamp
  • LH Front Fog Lamp
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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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