Pontiac Trans Am

The Pontiac Trans Am, also known as the Pontiac Firebird, is a two-door muscle car produced by General Motors in 1969, 1971, and later in 1990 to 2002. It is powered by a V8 engine.

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Fuel Pumps
Pontiac Trans Am
Ford Crown Victoria

Does a 1989 Crown Victoria LTD LX have positive traction or a rear differential?

yes it has a rear differential,it"s rear wheel drive! If it was an old cop car then yes it has a posi-trac rear end with 350 gears. If it is a standard crown vic with a 302 engine then it does not have a posi.If it has a 351 winsor engine it is an old cop car. The easy way to make it a posi is to buy a rear from an old cop car at the junk yard and install it in your car!!

I believe the Trailer Towing package also provided a limited slip differential. Are you certain about the gear ratio's being 350, not 373?

Please note that in 1989, Ford Crown Vic cop cars were also equiped with the 5.0 litre 302 H.O. motor. The only REAL way to tell a 1989 standard model from a police model is by checking the VIN number thru the windshield. If the number contains "P72" then it is a police model, if it contains "P74" then it is a standard model. The easiest way to tell if your ride has Posi or not is to check the rear differential cover for a limited slip tag. Good luck.

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Electric Windows
Pontiac Firebird
Pontiac Trans Am

How do you replace a power window motor on a 1991 Pontiac Firebird?

1. remove door panel trim. The regulator is riveted to the power window motor, with 3 large rivets. Three other large rivets atatch this whole assy to the inside of the door. It is important to drill out the rivets holding the regulator /and motor to the door, and leaving the motor attached to the regulator, because the regulator has a heavy spring that will be released if the rivets are removed. To separate the regulator and motor you need to drill a hole in the regulator arm, and place a nut and bolt through the hole, at a point that will keep the spring compressed once the motor is removed. Now that the regulator is secure, the rivets on the motor can be drilled out, and motor separated. The new motor needs to be bolted onto the regulator, or riveted. The factory rivets are large, and it is doubtfull you will find such large rivets, or a rivet gun for that purpose, so stick with bolts and nuts. reinstall the complete assy, and again bolt in the whole assy inside the door. bolts and nuts are a real pain in the butt to use in such a confined space, but again rivets of such a large size are hard to find, along with a real large rivet gun. I reccommend using nylon locking nuts so they will not come loose after a certain amount of time and vibration. A set of rubber door stops is also usefull in holding the window glass in the up position while work is being done.

You will find a rivet gun that size at Habor Freight cheap china made but will do the trick.

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GMC Envoy
Pontiac Trans Am
Ford Expedition XLT

Why does the dome light stay on while driving a 1996 Pontiac Trans Am?

There are at least three reasons why your dome light may stay on while driving:

  1. Dome lights typically have three settings: (a) on while the doors are closed, to allow the driver to read maps, etc., (b) on while the doors are opened and off while the doors are closed, and (c) off, whether the doors are opened or closed. Check to see whether you've unintentionally left the switch on the a setting.
  2. If you've checked the a setting and if the dome light stays on, you may have a bad switch.
  3. The dimmer wheel, next to the headlight switch, may be turned up. Turn the wheel down to just below the notch.
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Headlights Tail and Brake Lights
Pontiac Trans Am
Nissan 300ZX
Toyota Camry

How do you change a headlight in a 1994 300zx?

If you pop the hood, on the back of the headlight housing, there are some wires with a snap on or twist on connection. If you disconnect them as you pull them out the headlight is attached to the other end of the connection. Make sure not to touch your new bulbs with your hands because the glass on a headlight bulb is designed to run at a high temperature, but the oils on your hand get hotter than the temperature they are suppose to operate and will cause them to blow or bust. If you do accidentally touch one, just wash it off with alcohol.

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Saturn (car)
Pontiac Trans Am
Saturn S-Series
Pop-Up Adware

How do you fix a broken pop-up headlight on a 1994 Saturn SC2?

on my 93 Saturn the pin the connects the arm from the motor to the actual lamp fell out if raise the light up and take off the plasic guard you should be able to see the arm look to see if it is attached.

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Ford Focus
Chevy Malibu
Pontiac Trans Am

Why would a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu have an engine surge at about 50mph causing the rpms to jump?

On mine it was the fuel pressure regulator. I have a 4 cyl engine with 185 K miles on it. Over the life of the car, I have replaced the regulator several times. I tried an aftermarket regulator, that lasted only a few thousand miles. The factory equipment unit is more but worked about 5 times longer.To check it, I would have the car running, cold, and pull the vacume line to the regulator. All but one time, gasoline would squirt out of the port where the vac hose hooks up, to the regulator, so BE CAREFUL, RAW GASOLINE. One time I didn't have gas, but it still was the problem. Apparently, the fuel rail gets hot enough to trash the diaphragm inside the regulator. .

Change your tranny fluid! you could be slipping to!

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Windshields and Wipers
Pontiac Firebird
Pontiac Trans Am

What size wiper blades go on a 1998-2002 Pontiac firebird?

All 1998-2002 Pontiac Firebirds/Trans Ams take 24" replacement windshield wiper blades on both sides front.

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Pontiac
Pontiac Firebird
Pontiac Trans Am

What happened to the Pontiac Firebirds and when will Pontiac continue making the Firebird?

What happened to Firebirds is that they were outsold by Ford Mustangs and didn't give Pontiac a big enough market share in the segment. In other words, the bean-counters killed it. It will come back when someone comes up with a concept that they can convince Pontiac management will make money. In the mean time, check out the GTO, or the soon to be introduced Solstice to get your Pontiac "excitement" fix. Darkfriend adds:

They quit making them in 2002, along with the ever popular Camaro. The Camaro has been reintroduced in 2010 and has some characteristics of both Camaro and Firebird. The Firebird will likely never make a comeback.

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Fuel Pumps
Pontiac Trans Am

Where is the fuel pump relay located on a 1993 Pontiac Trans Am V8?

Under the left kick panel on the drivers side of the car.

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Fuel Pumps
Dodge Intrepid
Pontiac Trans Am
Grand Am SE

Is there a fuel system shutoff and reset on a 2001 Grand Am?

I have a 2001 and it does have a fuel shut off, but only activates when the passlock system is activated. If it seems to happen intermittently, have a new key made. My old keys and lock cylinder were worn out and causing the anti-theft system to engage. If you go through the 10-minute reset procedure (in your manual) it will start. I had a new key made (not cut from an existing key) and the problem has not happened again in over 6 months. Eventually I am told you would need a new ignition cylinder, but this is a cheaper temporary solution.

In short, the only fuel shut-off is the pass-lock fuel pump disabler.Hope that helps.

AnswerI have a 2000 Pontiac Grandam with the famous Ass-Lock system installed, had the same problem, very frustrating.Your anti-theft passlock system senses the RESISTANCE value across your ignition cylinder when your key is in it, over time your key will 'wear' the inside of your ignition cylinder and itself thus changing the 'R' ( resistance value ) to the trigger threshold and causing intermittent ' fuel shutoff ' problems due to Passlock. A new Key and ignition coil will fix the problem, OR there is an easy workaround.From inside the car, pull the center panel-shroud off, this is the plastic housing surrounding the stereo and climate controls, it is just clipped on and easily removed, once off you will be able to see and access the wire bundle coming off the rear of your ignition cylinder,you may need to remove some of the black insulating wrap to reveal the wires. You are looking for the only yellow wire, this is the ' R ' ( resistance sensing ) lead for your passlock, with the ignition turned on, cut this wire, the Passlock will assume sensor failure, illuminate the SECURITY light in your dash and bypass the fuel-shut-off portion of the protection system. If you wish you can remote a switch by addig about 5 bux worth of extra wire and a switch between the now cut ends of the yellow 'R' lead and routing the remote switch under the dash, this allows you to re-enable your passlock fuel bypass security system at your leisure.The only disadvantage to this workaround is the constant illumination of the SECURITY light, however your central locking and all other features remain fully functional and hey you won't have to spend another 10 minutes beating your dash waiting on the system to reset. Good Luck !
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Pontiac Trans Am
Ford F-150
Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs

What is the 1978 Pontiac trans am vacuum diagram?

Go to autozone and sign up for the repair guides, Look under emissions and the have all the digrams for the TA. I just found them there. Nice site.

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Headlights Tail and Brake Lights
Chevy Corvette
Pontiac Trans Am

Why wont my headlights go up on my third gen trans am?

or the motors are dead...Pop the hood...turn your headlights on...is the grey/black knob just spinning? Replacing the motors is really east it's all 10mm...if it's your first time you may want to pull the whole headlight mount out just so you can get a feel for next (trust me there will be a next time) == == First open the hood and try to turn the grey knob clockwise on top of the motor it may be located under a black rubber cover if that doesn't work look at the arms attached to the inside of the head light the bolts may have come loose last but not least your gears may be stripped in that case ck out this web site! Good luck! http://www.bfranker.badz28.com/headlightfix/index.htm

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Heating AC and Engine Cooling
Heater Cores and Blower Fans
Pontiac Trans Am

How do you find a car's coolant fan relay?

not 100% sure. should be able to get a wiring diagram for your vehicle and trace wires. wiring diagram will show where relays and connections, fusible links, etc...... run the wire colors, from the fan motor to the relay....but a book does help lol...

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Pontiac Firebird
Pontiac Trans Am

Will a 1995 firebird body parts fit a 1995 trans am?

yes, body parts are completely compatible. many Camaro parts are also equally compatible.

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Headlights Tail and Brake Lights
Chevy Silverado
Chevy Trucks and SUVs
Pontiac Trans Am
Toyota Camry

How do you change your headlights for a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500?

Open the hood and on the top of the headlight assembly there should be two pins. Turn them so they face the front of the truck and pull them up and out. Now you should be able to pull the whole headlight assembly out. Turn the ring on the back of the headlight ,unplug it and pull the headlight out. Install in reverse order.

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American Cars
Pontiac
Pontiac Trans Am
1982-1994 Chevy Cavaliers

Did Pontiac make a Trans Am Grand Theft Auto in 1985?

The Trans Am GTA was not intruduced until 1987.

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Pontiac Trans Am

2002 Pontiac trans am tire pressure?

Look on the drivers door for that info.

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Timing and Firing Orders
Pontiac Firebird
Pontiac Trans Am

What is the firing order for a 1986 Pontiac Firebird?

If its a V8 Then it should be the same as a Camero which is 8,3,4,1,6,5,7,2

Answer1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 Answeryes-IF IT'S a small block Chevy engine. Answer2.8 v6: 1-2-3-4-5-6w/clockwise dist rotation

5.0 v8 & 5.7 v8: 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2w/clockwise dist rotation

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Chevy Silverado
Pontiac Trans Am
Ford F-150
Chevy Avalanche

How much horsepower does a 5.0 86 firebird have?

About 165hp

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Pontiac Firebird
Pontiac Trans Am
Ford Ranger XLT

Where is the Body Control Module Located at on a 1998 Pontiac Firebird?

Under the glove box on the right side. It fits vertically along the rear of the glove box.

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Timing and Firing Orders
Pontiac
Pontiac Trans Am

What is the Firing order for a 1979 Pontiac Trans am 403?

Answer

The Old 403 in the 1979 Trans_Am has the same Firing Order as other GM V-8s 1-8-3-4-6-5-7-2. Take the distrbutor cap off and have some one crank the engine so you will know which way to place the wires CLOCKWISE or COUNTER CLOCKWISE. Then turn the engine until the timing mark is showing. then put the #1 plug wire on the corosponding position on the cap and place the rest of the plug wires on. If it fires up ypu are in business if not you need to move the plugs wires 180 degrees (or half around the cap and try again)


Probably just a typo up there...but the firing order is actually 18436572.

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Starters and Ignition Systems
Pontiac Trans Am
Nissan Altima
Ford F-150

How do you replace the starter on a '93 Altima manual transmission?

The answer is too involved to answer here. Buy a repair manual ($12) at most auto parts stores. There you will find detailed instructions.

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Pontiac Trans Am
Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs

Where can you get a vacuum hose routing diagram for a 1985 Pontiac Trans AM?

You can get diagrams at www.autozone.com; look for the emissions diagrams for your engine make and year.

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Auto Parts and Repairs
Pontiac Trans Am
Ford Ranger XL
Grand Am SE

If the security system has a problem on your Pontiac Grand Am does it shut the gas pump off?

Yes. When your GM security system activates, it disables fuel delivery to prevent startup.

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Chevy Silverado
Pontiac Trans Am
Ford Bronco II
Chevy 350

Is there a 2 speed rear end for an 88 Chevy 2500 with a 350 and a 4 speed manual trans?

Very unlikely Most likely have to change gears in rears

AnswerI worked at a place that had a small Chevy flat bed and it had a 2 speed rear it was in the 80s the cab was small like a pickup -- rear should fit if u find one let me know the gearing i would like to put one in a new dodge for drag racing
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