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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

Component Replacement & Adjustment -> Camaro & Firebird -> Evaporator Core, Replace
Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Firebird 3.8 V6 GAS

  • Recover refrigerant as outlined under .
  • Remove righthand dash panel sound insulator panel assembly, then disconnect heater hoses at heater core assembly.
  • Remove dash panel compartment, then the heater core as described under "Heater Core, Replace."
  • On models with 5.7L engine, remove evaporator temperature sensor assembly, Fig. , then disconnect temperature control cable assembly at blend door case assembly.
  • On all models, from engine compartment remove bolts from blend door (temperature valve) case assembly. Remove the blend door (temperature valv...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Pontiac Firebird AUTOMOBILES

Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Troubleshooting -> Master Cylinder Internal Fluid Leakage Check -> Road Test
Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans AM 5.7 V8 GAS

When troubleshooting the hydraulic brake system, perform the following checks and inspections as outlined below. If problem still exists within system, refer to Fig. first, then to Figs. and as necessary.

Master Cylinder Internal Fluid Leakage Check

Start engine and depress the brake pedal. If the pedal gradually falls under constant pressure, the hydraulic system may be leaking. Raise the vehicle on a lift and check all tubing lines and backing plates for signs of leakage. It may be necessary to ...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Pontiac Firebird AUTOMOBILES

General Motors Corp./Saturn Passenger Cars -> Fuel Filter Scheduled Maintenance -> 1980-06 Gasoline Engine Models Except Catera, LeMans (1988-93) Metro, Nova (1985-88), Saturn & Sprint -> Normal Service -> Severe Service
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 -> Reduce Engine Power Indicator Lamp ->
Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans AM 5.7 V8 GAS

The Reduce Engine Power indicator lamp should light for a approximately 3 seconds when the ignition is turned on as a bulb check. If the warning lamp turns on during vehicle operation, a vehicl...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Pontiac Firebird AUTOMOBILES

Heater Hose, Replace -> Inlet -> Outlet
Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Firebird 3.8 V6 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 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+.

Top Front RH Side Of Engine Diagram for 1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7 V8 GASTop Front RH Side Of Engine Diagram for 1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7 V8 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Throttle Position Sensor
  • Idle Air Control Valve
  • Front LH Side Of Engine Compartment Diagram for 1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans AM 5.7 V8 GASFront LH Side Of Engine Compartment Diagram for 1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans AM 5.7 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • ABS Motor Pack
  • Hydraulic Modulator Assembly
  • Brake Combo Valve
  • Underhood Electrical Center
  • Connector C-1
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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:
  • Turn/Hazard Switch Assembly
  • RH Turn Indicator
  • LH Turn Indicator
  • Hazard Flasher
  • Turn Flasher
  • 1997 Pontiac Firebird  3.8 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 Pontiac Firebird 3.8 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • I/P Dimmer Switch
  • Body Control Module
  • Dome Lamp
  • I/P Compartment Lamp
  • LH Door Jamb Switch
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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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