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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

Manual Air Conditioning & Heater System Diagnosis & Testing -> Passenger Cars -> A/C System Troubleshooting
Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Firebird 3.8 V6 GAS

If an A/C system malfunction is suspected, check the following conditions:

  • Check outer surfaces of radiator and condenser cores to ensure air flow is not blocked by dirt, leaves or other foreign material.
  • Restrictions or kinks in condenser core, hoses or tubes.
  • Blower motor operation.
  • Refrigerant leaks.
  • ...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Pontiac Firebird AUTOMOBILES

Anti-Lock Brakes -> Delphi (Delco-Moraine) Type VI -> DIAGNOSIS & TESTING -> 1997 -> 1997-98 -> 1997-98 Except 1998 Grand Prix -> 1998 -> 1998 Grand Prix -> Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Achieva, Cutlass, Grand Am, Malibu & Skylark -> Camaro & Firebird -> Cavalier & Sunfire -> Century, Cutlass Supreme, Grand Prix, Intrigue, Lumina, Monte Carlo & Regal -> Clearing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Diagnostic Tests -> Diagnostic Trouble Code Interpretation -> Electromagnetic Interference Test -> Ignition Cycle Default -> Intermittents & Poor Connections -> Metro & Prizm -> Scan Tool
Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Firebird 3.8 V6 GAS

Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes

Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) may be read using a suitably programed scan tool. There are no provisions for flash code diagnostics.

  • Before beginning service, perform the following preliminary inspection:
    • Check master cylinder for proper brake fluid level.
    • Inspect hydraulic modulator for any leaks or wiring damage.
    • Inspect brakes at all four wheels to ensure no drag exists and that brakes are operating normally.
    • Check wheel bearings for any excessive wear or damage.
    • Inspect wheel speed sensors for correct air gap, solid sensor attachment, damaged...

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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 3.8 V6 GAS

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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

Starter, Replace -> Installation -> Removal
Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans AM 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 -> Active Handling System Warning Lamp ->
Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Firebird 3.8 V6 GAS

This lamp should light for a approximately 6-8 seconds when the ignition is turned on as a bulb check. The lamp will also come on as the system is...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Pontiac Firebird AUTOMOBILES

Heater Hose, Replace -> Inlet -> Outlet
Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7 V8 GAS

Inlet

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Reposition heater hose inlet clamp at engine using hose clamp pliers.
  • Remove heater inlet hose from engine.
  • Reposition heater core inlet hose clamp at heater core using hose clamp pliers.
  • Remove hose from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure to in...

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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+.

Under LH Side Of I/P Diagram for 1997 Pontiac Firebird  3.8 V6 GASUnder LH Side Of I/P Diagram for 1997 Pontiac Firebird 3.8 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Electronic Brake Control Module
  • Electronic Brake/Traction Control Module
  • Connector C-1
  • Connector C-2
  • Connector C-3
  • Behind I/P Diagram for 1997 Pontiac Firebird  3.8 V6 GASBehind I/P Diagram for 1997 Pontiac Firebird 3.8 V6 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  3.8 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 Pontiac Firebird 3.8 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Radio
  • LH Rear Speaker
  • RH Rear Speaker
  • Antenna
  • RH Front Midrange Speaker
  • 1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Body Control Module
  • RH Power Door Lock Switch
  • LH Power Door Lock Switch
  • RH Door Lock Actuator
  • LH Door Lock Actuator
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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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