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Rough idle want stay running 97 3800 firebird

check your spark plugs ,wires an coil packs make sure your coil packs are grounded meaning that the screws holding down the coil packs make sure that there tight

Dec 09, 2013 | 1997 Pontiac Firebird

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Car starts then dies like it out gason my 1997 firebird 3.8

This could ber the anti theft security system turning off the injectors. Common on GM's cars. Do you see a light that says "security"? If so, check this link.

Jun 24, 2011 | 1997 Pontiac Firebird

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Drove the firebird last saturday and parked it . went out tonight after work to pull it out and now it wont start. i can her the fuel pump , when i check for spark there is none

Check your battery terminals for corrosion.
Tap on the starter with a hammer or wrench (passenger side next to the catalytic converter), while having someone turn the key. If this works, you will need to replace the starter fairly soon.

Feb 16, 2011 | 1997 Pontiac Firebird

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1997 pontiac firebird. put in a new battery and the alarm keeps going off and the car wont start.

Check to see where the kill switch is and press the switch. This may be located by the steering column. Then try to start the car.

Nov 28, 2010 | 1997 Pontiac Firebird

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Engine wont start there is no spark to the plugs

Check for rpm signal, see if the tach moves when you crank it over, if not you have a bad crank sensor, it is located by the crank pulley, otherwise may have a control module issue.

Oct 22, 2010 | 1997 Pontiac Firebird

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97 Pontiac Firebird V6 Not Starting

The fact that it starts occassionally suggest that the problem is an unreliable spark or a fuel issue.
Here's a list of things that might solve your problem;
Check the battery, if it's weak your engine won't roll fast enough and your spark will be weak. Take it to the auto parts store and have it checked, most stores will do it for free.
If you're using old gas that could be the whole problem.
Check all the ignition wires, a loose connection or bad wire is all it would take.
Check all the ignition parts, worn or dirty parts can cause your spark to miss or fire at the wrong time or place.
Check the spark plugs and wires, fouled or mis-gapped plugs or bad wires can cause misfires and oily wires can cause your spark to go almost anywhere.
Check the choke, if it's not operating correctly it can throw your air/fuel mixture way off.
I know this is a lot of stuff to check, I tried to be thorough but I know I left out the most expensive fixes, Stator, Coil, Distributor, ect...
I hope this helps, if so, I'd be curious to know what the problem was.

Jun 08, 2010 | 1997 Pontiac Firebird

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1997 pontiac firebird LT1 dies when it gets to about 200 degrees

The computer shuts off the spark to protect the engine. The car is doing exactly what it is supposed to do. Check the components in the cooling system like the thermostat, radiator cap, hoses etc...

Oct 23, 2009 | 1997 Pontiac Firebird

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97 Firebird not starting

it sound like you have a problem with your electronic systerm the car is not fire or run so start at the electronic spark control module because the you main spark for run and fire then your coil have to be change there are three all autozone had evething you to get go 231.00

Dec 09, 2008 | 1997 Pontiac Firebird

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change the dist.coil pack and electrnic spark control module autozone 135.99 control module 31.99 for coil pack each

Nov 24, 2008 | 1997 Pontiac Firebird

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