Pontiac Firebird: Key Stuck in Ignition → Diagnosis

There are a few easy to fix reasons why your Pontiac Firebird’s key might get stuck in the ignition.  It’s often easy to unstick the key.  Whatever you do, don’t start trying to rip it out of the ignition.  That can cause bigger problems. This article is written with the assumption that your key is … Read morePontiac Firebird: Key Stuck in Ignition → Diagnosis

Pontiac Firebird: Steering Wheel Difficult to Turn

If your Pontiac Firebird’s steering wheel is hard to turn, it’s almost always going to be caused by an issue with the power steering system. The power steering system is responsible for taking energy from the engine, converting it to hydraulic pressure, and using that pressure to decrease the amount of force that you need … Read morePontiac Firebird: Steering Wheel Difficult to Turn

Pontiac Firebird:  Blue Smoke → Causes & Diagnosis

  A very common problem that affects all vehicles (including the Pontiac Firebird) is blue smoke coming from the exhaust.  Reasons for blue exhaust smoke include bad valve seals, valve train wear in general, the PCV valve, burning transmission fluid and more. Blue smoke indicates that your Firebird’s engine is burning oil.  The question is … Read morePontiac Firebird:  Blue Smoke → Causes & Diagnosis

Pontiac Firebird: Airbag Light Stays On Diagnosis

Every time you start your Pontiac Firebird, the computer system runs a self diagnostic check on all major systems.  If any of these checks fail, you will see a diagnostic warning light on the dash for the corresponding system.  When the airbag system fails this check, you’ll see the airbag light. Depending on the model … Read morePontiac Firebird: Airbag Light Stays On Diagnosis

Pontiac Firebird Battery Draining Diagnosis

  If your Pontiac Firebird’s battery is draining, it’s something that’ll need addressing right away.  If it is draining while your Firebird is off, it’s usually caused by something that is drawing current that shouldn’t be.  If the battery is draining while you’re driving, that is probably going to be the alternator or battery.  There … Read morePontiac Firebird Battery Draining Diagnosis